THE CACTUS MAN
AN OFFICIAL SOURCE FOR DOGTUFF™ TURF GRASS
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.
Havard's Agave is the king of the Davis Mountains of West Texas. The broad, rich blue leaves are incredibly handsome. Plants grow to 24 inches high by 36 inches wide in 10 to 15 years. Havard's Agave has very few offsets over the years unlike some species. Hardy to zone 5 (-20 degrees F.). Foliage is much broader than the parryi types. Sold in 2...
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 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!
A wonderfully hardy little Century Plant with a globe shape and white edged leaves. Wedge it between boulders in the rock garden or plant it in a large trough. The lovely coral flowers are on petite stalks. This is a polycarpic variety that doesn't die immediately after it blooms. 6"H X 6"W. Hardy up to Zone 6. I have one on a windowsill where...
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 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
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
Similar to Echinocereus triglochidiatus but generally larger. Thick stems have short to medium spines, red to orange flowers and red fruit. 6-8"H x 18"W. Clumps may have over 100 members, each up to 10 inches in length, and cover an area of several square feet. Zone 5-9. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
Common Name: Colorado Hedgehog, Scarlet Hedgehog
The "White Lace Cactus" of Texas clumps modestly. A favorite for many collectors. Grows 6-8 inches high and wide. HUGE fuchsia flowers in June for a long period. Grows from zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
An adorable hedgehog that hails from West Texas. Considered rare and choice. This variety has shimmering golden spines accompanied by modest green flowers in May making it very desirable for rock gardens and troughs. Hardy to zone 5. This plant grows 6-12" high x 12" wide. Sold in 2.5 inch pot. This variety makes a great indoor windowsill plant!
A grand form of Claret Cup Cactus with scarlet flowers in June. Perhaps one of the tallest of the triglochidiatus'. 12-18" high by 18" wide. Thrives from zones 5-10. Plant forms a large clump quickly. Our mother plant always gets an "Oh My!" with its 40 or 50 blossoms that last for several weeks. Large, juicy fruits that gain an orange hue when ...
The Compact White Lace Cactus is one of the most beautiful of all the Lace Cactus varieties. The small-stemmed plant is cloaked in inwardly curved, snow-white spines. This small variety grows only 4-6 inches high and 4 inches wide. In June, large pink flowers crown the entire plant. From central Texas, minor is hardy in zones 5-6. Sold in 2.5” p...
The "Varied" Hedgehog is a charming, cylindrical type with colorful bands horizontally, "varying" from white, to red, to bronze. Small bronze flowers on the sides of the plant. 6-8" H X 6" W. Thrives to zone 5. Sold in a 2.5" pot.
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...
Widely clumping, beefy plants 6-12 inches high, 18-30 inches wide. Bright orange flowers in June. Full Sun, Zone 5, West TX. Much stouter than other varieties with stems to 5 inches in diameter. Sold in 2.5" pots.
Common Name: Gurney's Hedgehog Cactus
Very short white spines on a compact, tidy plant. Single, lemon yellow flowers are scarce! But, the spination and habit is gorgeous! 4" high by 18" wide. Zone 5. Collected by David Salman in New Mexico. Sold as unrooted cutting.
I would have to say that this plant from Don Campbell in Grand Junction, CO took my breath away when I first saw it. The enormous pads covered with short spines sport big, gorgeous, watermelon colored flowers in June. Slender, reddish fruit in September. Thought to be a John Cipra hybrid. 12" high by 60" wide. Thrives through zone 5. Sold as un...
Double, soft pink flowers in June. Pads are purple in winter and lavender in summer. 8" high by 36" wide. Zone 5. Collected at Plants of the Southwest Nursery in Santa Fe, NM. Dry fruit. Sold as unrooted cutting.
The thin pads are quite spherical and up to 8" across. Single yellow flowers in June followed by juicy lavender fruit. 15" high by 36" wide. Zone 5/6. Collected by Al Frost in Oklahoma. Sold as unrooted cutting.
Rich peachy/pink double flowers in June look like water lilies on a tidy, well-behaved plant. Large numbers of flowers make this a favorite garden variety. 8"H X 36"W. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.
Attained from Don Campbell in 1990. Creamy white near-double flowers in June. Modest spines and a compact habit. Likely a John Cipra hybrid. 10" high by 48" wide. Zone 5.
Sold as unrooted cutting.(O. phaeacantha/basilaris hybrid?)
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 as unrooted cuttings. Sold in 2 1/2 in 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.
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.
An unusual form with LOVELY apricot and green flowers. Found just north of Santa Fe, NM. Zone 5. Polite, compact garden variety, 3-4 feet high and 48" wide. Very rare. Sold as rooted 2.5" pot.
This Christmas Tree Cholla 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 a heav...
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). Dry fruit. 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 green fruit with a rosy shoulder. 5' high and 4' wide. Zone 5. Attained from Mary Ann Heacock. Sold in 2.5" pot.
Abundant gold, red-eyed flowers in June. This vigorous grower has stunning, cinnamon spines, blue pads and TONS of gorgeous red pears. It may well be the best native strain for fruit production. 12" high by 48" wide. Zone 5. Introduced by Denver Botanic Gardens. Destined to be a favorite landscape variety due to its year around beauty. Sold a...
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. 60" high by 72" wide. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.
A naturally occurring hybrid from west Texas (Davis Mountains). Much like O. kleiniae but with much longer spines. Spines are golden/bronze and literally SPARKLE in the sunshine. It's a very pretty plant. Plant is rapid-growing (48" high by 72" wide). Flower color is unknown. Believed to be a triploid (sterile). Zone 5/6. Sold as rooted cuttin...
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 and dry fruit. 6" high by 24" wide. This is one of the rare EVERBLOOMING species! Zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.
We call this the "Blue Gumby Cactus". The pads are very blue and the size and shape of a slightly flattened large finger. The flower color is a clear, light pink. Small, cinnamon-colored glochids. 6" high by 18" wide. Very attractive. Zone 5. Sold as 2.5" potted plant. This can be grown as a windowsill houseplant also!
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.
A compact , mounding cushion plant with multi-petaled pale yellow flowers in June. 4" high x 12" wide. Zone 3. Wonderful in pots or the rock garden! Steve Miles selection, north of Santa Fe, NM. Sold as unrooted cutting.
A beautiful seedling from 'Coombe's Winter Glow'. Glowing pink blossoms in June. Fine glochids, no spines. Pads are robust and smooth, turning deep plum in winter. 8" high by 48" wide. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted 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.
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...
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