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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.
This GORGEOUS Chihuahuan desert strain native to SW New Mexico has luminous blue leaves. The leaves are a bit fuller and rounder than typical parryis. 24" high x 30" wide. Hardy to Zone 5a. Full sun and well-drained soil. Sold in a 2.5" pot.
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.
Dave Salman's collection from Truth or Consequences, NM. A particularly hardy form with really BLUE foliage. Average mature size 18" high by 24" wide. 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!
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...
This charming Lace Cactus from Oklahoma clumps modestly. A favorite for many collectors. Shaggier white/brown/gold spines. Grows 4-6 inches high and wide. HUGE fuchsia flowers in June for a long period. Does well in the Rock Garden or Trough. Hardy to zone 5. Sold in 2.5-inch pot.
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 in 2.5" pots.
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.
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.
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.
An upright shrub with delightful, miniature rose-pink flowers in July followed by abundant red fruit stays ornamental all winter! 5' high and 4' wide. Zone 5. Attained from Mary Ann Heacock. Sold in 2.5" pot.
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. Hardier than most Chollas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Plant this with OP024 Cylindropuntia leptocaulis (Short Spined Form) to provide good poll...
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. Excellent in the cactus/succulent garden or in large, outdoor pots.
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"...
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 3.5" 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.
Greene's Beargrass is a wonderful, evergreen grass-like perennial from the plains of New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma. Beargrass is green and beautiful in the winter garden. The 2-foot tall tawny flower spikes in late spring are nestled in the grassy foliage. Full sun to part shade. 2-3 ft tall x 3-4 ft wide. Zone 5. Sold in a 2.5-inch pot.
A miniature form of New Mexico Yucca with heads only 8 inches in diameter! Narrow, bright green, filamentous leaves similar to Yucca glauca but cleaner looking in the garden. Flower spikes are 2 feet tall with greenish-white flowers in June, Zone 4. One-year-old plants sold in 2.5-inch pot. Cimmaron Co., OK. Great in the rock garden!
Utah Yucca (Silver Reef, UT strain) is a clump-forming, semi-tree type yucca. The gray-green leaves are up to 2 feet long. Stunning white flower spikes up to 5 feet tall in late spring. Trunks are up to 3 feet tall. Utah. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5"-pots. NEW OFFERING
The Glen Canyon Yucca is unique and highly ornamental. The large plants can be 3 feet in diameter with trunks up to 3 feet in height. The white margined, filiferous leaves compliment the towering 7-9 foot flower spikes covered with globose, creamy white bells in June. Stunning when in flower. Utah. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5"-pots. NEW OFFERING.
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