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Considered by many to be the most cold-hardy Agave. From the highest altitudes of New Mexico's Guadalupe Mountains. Its stunning blue leaves are tipped with bold, dramatic black spines. New Mexico Agave is more compact in form than Agave parryi. It makes a gorgeous garden subject. 12-15" high x 18-24" wide. Full sun. Zone 5, possibly zone...
A stunning, rare, deep blue hybrid of two winter hardy Agaves. Cold hardy to Zone 5. It will be at least 15 years to bloom. Incredible, impressed leaf patterns better than on most agaves. 15" high x 20" wide. Very polite in the garden. Minimal production of pups. Comes in 2.5 inch pot.
This is the king-sized Havard's Agave from the Davis Mountains of West Texas. It's by far the largest Agave that we can grow in chilly Denver. The broad, rich blue leaves are incredibly handsome. Plants grow to 24 inches high by 48 inches wide in 10 to 15 years. Havard's Agave has very few offsets over the years unlike some species. Hardy to zo...
This handsome Century plant from northern Arizona will be the jewel of your rock garden. This form has narrow, vertical green leaves with white spines. 12 inches high and 20" wide. Hardy to zone 5 (-20 degrees F.) Comes in 2.5 inch pots
This hardy form of Lechuguilla Century Plant is from seed in the Chisos Mountains of west TX. The narrow green leaves have a light colored stripe in the center. 15" high by 30" wide. Hardy to Zones 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pots.
A gorgeous form of Utah century plant. With it's long, white terminal spines this hardy century plant is right at home in the rock garden. 12"H X 18W. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5" pots.
Squatty, deep-blue plants have curly spines giving the plant the appearance that it's jiggling. The most beautiful of the Utah agaves. 12"H X 18W. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pots.
This miniature Agave variety is an adorable gem from central AZ. Quite irresistible.The narrow green leaves are lined with white filaments. 6" H x 6"W. Hardy up to zone 5/6. Sold in 2.5 inch pots. Thrives in the crevice rock garden and can be grown as a windowsill houseplant also!
Finally, we have Chisos Mountains Century plant! This naturally occurring Agave hybrid is thought to be a cross between the native Agave havardiana and Agave lechuguilla. The leaves are narrower than Agave havardiana and wider than lechuguilla. The color ranges from blue to green. This crop is all blue, however. 15" high x 24" wide. Flower...
Clumping plant with soft golden spines. Excellent for trough gardens. This Texas native has huge gold-to-bronze flowers in May. Tasty green berries all winter. 3" high by 6" wide. Thrives in zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pot
Common Names: Pineapple Pincushion, Pineapple Cactus, Nipple Cactus, Finger Cactus
A naturally occurring hybrid between Echinocereus coccineus and Echinocereus dasyacanthus. Bringing the best traits from each species produces individuals that come in numerous flower colors from shades of pink, orange, red, yellow, white or bicolors. This zone 5 hardy hedgehog is native to southern New Mexico and nearby Texas and Mexico...
This extraordinary nearly spineless form of the Giant Claret Cup makes impressive specimens in the rock garden. Smooth stems tower to nearly a foot tall. Scarlet, tubular flowers from April-June. Edible, reddish fruit. 12” high x 24” wide. Zone 5. Available in 2.5” pot. Limited supply.
A grand form of Claret Cup Cactus with scarlet flowers in June. One of the tallest of the triglochidiatus forms. 12-18" high by 18" wide. Thrives from zones 5-10. The plant forms a large clump quickly. ALAMOGORDO FORM will generally have darker, shorter, and more closely hugging spines than WHITE SANDS FORM. A mature plant will have 40 or 50 bl...
The largest cactus species in Colorado (60" high by 72" wide). Reddish-rose flowers in July followed by green fruit. An important landscape plant. Suitable for culture in large pots. Thrives to zone 4. EASY to grow. Try it in a large pot on the patio if you don't have room in the garden. Sold in 2.5"- pots.
Another choice selection of the Colorado Tree Cholla with vibrant violet-red blossoms in July. Discovered by Fred Becker in Colorado. 60" high by 72" wide. Zone 5. It is beautiful when combined with 'Taylor's Santa Fe Red', 'White Tower', and Sante Fe Cholla. Sold as 2.5" Pots or as unrooted cuttings.
A vigorous strain with internode growth twice the size of the Colorado strain. Very thick stems. Magenta flowers. This plant crests (fasciates) readily. 72" high and wide. Zone 5. Susceptible to damage by heavy snow. Believed to be from West Texas. Sold as unrooted cutting. Now sold in 2.5" pot.
Crisp, white blossoms with green centers on a plant found by Mary Ann Heacock in Phantom Canyon, CO. A "must" for any cacti collector. 60" high by 72" wide. Thrives through zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.
The rare Santa Fe Cholla is only found in one small area north of Santa Fe, NM. It is about a third the size of the tree cholla. The stunning apricot-colored flowers have a green center. If this was a rose, it would be considered a floribunda...tons of flowers in late June/July. 3 ft H x 5 ft W. Zone 4. This is not a "jumping" type of chol...
This Christmas Tree Cholla cactus has a very thin, twiggy stems in a mass of short-med spines. Green flowers followed by red fruit. 2-4 feet high and wide. Zone 5. This form from Davis Mountains, Texas (Heacock). Sold as 2.5" pot.
Plant this with OP118 Cylindropuntia leptocaulis (Long Spined Form) to provide good pollination. This will ensure...
Yellow/apricot flowers in June. Moderate sized plant, good groundcover, very spiny. 3" high by 24" wide. Zone 5. (Collected by Dixie Dringman, Rock Island, WA). Sean Hogan suggests that it is Opuntia fragilis v. columbiana. Now sold as a rooted plant in a 2.5" pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
This dark spined Cat's Paw forms a tight mound. The glossy, dark spines make a real show. Yellow flowers in June. 6" high by 15" wide. Zone 4. (Don Campbell, Grand Junction, CO, originally from Delores County, CO). Sold as 2.5" potted plant or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
An upright shrub with delightful, miniature rose-pink flowers in July followed by abundant red fruit that stays ornamental all winter! 5' high and 4' wide. Zone 5. Attained from Mary Ann Heacock. Sold in 2.5" pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
A wonderful shrubby cactus from Utah with finger-sized stems and lots of spines. Stems turn purple during the winter and new growth is green! Small, chartreuse flowers in June. 36" high by 60" wide. Zone 5. Sold in a 2.5" pot.
Shimmering, silvery-white, dense spines make this cholla practically glow in the dark! It will be the most spectacular specimen in your garden. Yellow flowers in June. 36" high by 60" wide. Zone 5. From Don Campbell in Grand Junction, CO. Sold as branched, rooted cutting in 2.5" pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.) Hardier than most Cholla...
Selected near Santa Fe, NM by Allan Taylor. Stems much redder in the winter than the species. It's a beautiful, robust variety that is more upright than other strains. Flower color is a lighter pink than other imbricatas. 60" high by 72" wide. Zone 5. Sold in a 2.5-inch pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
Shimmering golden spines adorn this thin-stemmed cholla. 48" high x 48" wide. Stems are not brittle like other leptocaulis types. Zone 5. Sold in a 2.5" pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
An attractive little cactus from southern New Mexico along the Rio Grande. Small pads about 4 inches long with downward angled white spines. Yellow flowers. 6" high by 24" wide. This is one of the rare EVERBLOOMING species! Zone 5. Sold in 2.5"-pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
The "Purple Prickly Pear" has large yellow, red-eyed flowers. The June flowers produce beautiful, large purple/red fruit. Long black spines along top of purplish pads. SW New Mexico. 18" high by 36" wide. Zone 6. Sold as unrooted cutting.
A spineless form with tiny glochids on blue-gray pads. Bright yellow flowers are one of the earliest to appear and one of the last to finish of all species. A low, prostrate variety that always draws a great deal of attention. Often reblooms in July. 6"H X 36" W. Zone 5. Sold as uprooted cutting.
This gorgeous hybrid golden cholla has spines that shimmer in the sunlight. Unusual bronze colored flowers in June. 2 feet high x 3 feet wide. Zone 5. Sold fully rooted in 2.5 inch pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
This is one of the hardiest Beavertail Cacti. Collected by David Salman of High Country Gardens in Utah. The nearly spineless, light green pads are blanketed with lovely, light pink flowers in June. 8" high x 36" wide. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.
One of the GREAT garden plants from our friends at Waterwise Botanicals. Baby Rita has petite, 3” pads that are lavender in the summer and deep plum in the winter. The papery, delicate, warm pink flowers are abundant in early summer then REPEAT modestly throughout the whole summer! 12” high x 30” wide. Zone 5/6. Sold as a 2.5-inch rooted plant...
Wow! This clean, nearly spineless, light green beavertail has petite pads only 3” wide. The delicious, candy pink flowers are abundant in June. The plant is compact and mounding. It’s a great subject in a large pot. 6” high x 30” wide. From my friend David Salman. Zone 5. Sold as 2.5" potted plant.
This cactus is an extra-large stemmed form of Club Cholla. The White-spinearmored stems form a dense mat only 4” high and 24” wide. Each bulbous stem segment is over twice the size of the regular form. The single, deep gold flowers in late June are stunning. This variety is slow-growing and not a thug in the garden. Club Cholla is as beautiful ...
The spineless, smooth green pads of Colorado Sunset are topped with the most gorgeous flowers. Each flower is multi-colored in shades of orange, pink and yellow, all blended together. Flowers are abundant in May and June. Sold as unrooted cutting.
6" high x 36" wide. Zone 5 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
Another great plant from our cactus friend Don Campbell. The reddish-green pads are completely cloaked in stunning red spines. The big, cup-shaped pink flowers are abundant in June. This plant received much acclaim in our display gardens. It grows slowly so we don't often have it available. Provide full sun and excellent drainage. 10" high...
This is likely an Opuntia phaeacantha v. woodsii selection. We received it from a customer years ago. It's a large plant, 12" high x 60" wide. The gorgeous peachy flowers are abundant in June followed by ruby-red, tasty fruit. The pads are blue and the spines are golden. In the winter, the pads take on a plum hue. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted ...
This Christmas Tree Cholla has a very thin, twiggy stems in a mass of one inch long shimmering golden spines. Green flowers followed by ABUNDANT red fruit. 2-4 feet high and wide. Zone 5. This form from Davis Mountains, Texas (Grummons). Sold as 2.5" pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
Plant this with OP024 Cylindropuntia leptocaulis ...
New. Morning Shimmer Cholla cactus is one of our newest hybrids! The pencil thick stems are adorned with coppery-white spines that sparkle in the sunlight. Pale peach flowers in late June. 48"H x 40"W. Full sun. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5"-pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
Excellent in the cactus/succulent garden or in large, outdoor ...
A beautiful succulent from Lesotho in southern Africa. Seed collected by Panayoti Kelaidis in 1995. Zone 5 to 6. Thick stems one half inch wide and 1-2 inches long form dense cushions, 3" high and 12" wide. Small leaves and small yellow flowers in summer. Best in rock garden with perfect drainage. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
Common Name: Lion'...
A Patagonian opuntiad. Small cholla-like stems. 2" high by 18" wide. Shaggy spines on finger-sized stems. Forms a BEAUTIFUL, flat pancake ground cover. Small white to pale-yellow flowers in June. Zone 5. Prefers and tolerates more moisture than most opuntiads.
2"H X 18"W. Grows at very high altitudes of above 1500 m in extremely xeric regions ...
Probably the hardiest barrel cactus. This is the hardier, Roosevelt Co. NM form. Curved fish hook type spines on flattened barrels. 8"H X 10"W. Beautiful pink flowers in May or June. Zone 5/6. Beautiful 2", 3-year-old plants sold in 2.5-inch pot.
Seed collected by Panayoti Kelaidis in Lesotho, Southern Africa. It's the highest altitude collection that we know of. It has overwintered in Denver with snow cover. 6"H X 12"W.Generally considered Zone 6 or 7. Colorful orange flowers on foot tall stems in early summer. It makes a great indoor windowsill plant too! 3 year old plant. Sold in 2.5"...
The Clam-shell Stone Plant has unbelievable, iridescent pink flowers in April/May. This beautiful rock garden plant prefers moderate moisture, full sun but perhaps an eastern or northern location in the rockery to avoid southern winter sun. Plant it deep between rocks to offer the best protection. Stunning! 1.5" high x 8" wide. Full sun, zo...
This wonderful South African iceplant is a shrublet that flowers all spring and summer! Tiger Jaws' toothy foliage is super cute in the rock garden or trough. Yellow flowers whose petals are red on the backside open widely in the evening. 3" high x 8" wide, sun to part shade, zone 5. Sold in a 2.5" pot. Suitable as an indoor windowsill pl...
This miniature form of Tiger's Jaws is a sweet addition to your trough or crevice garden. The precious little yellow flower buds open in the evening and entertain the night pollinators. At only 2" high and 6" wide, this is a true miniature. Zone 5/6, sun. Sold in 2.5" pot.
In cold climates, (zones 5 and 6) this stunning member of the ice plant family is comfortably nestled in the tight spaces between rocks in the crevice garden. The heat sink created by the stones keeps the soil temperatures in the safety range. The chubby, wedge-shaped dark green leaves form rosettes on a compact plant 3-4" high and 8-12" wide....
"Little Pickles" is a darling succulent from South Africa. The precious, pickle-shaped, succulent leaves form compact mounds 2-4"H x 12"W. Petite, yellow daisy-like flowers from June-October. Full sun, rock garden or trough. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5" pot.
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