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.
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 small Agave variety is an adorable gem from central AZ. Quite irresistible. The narrow green leaves are lined with white filaments. 12" H x 12"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
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!
Coues' Century Plant is a gorgeous, fairly compact form of Parry's Agave. Lovely, chalky-blue leaves. Very hardy. This selection is from south of Flagstaff, AZ. 18"H x 30"W, full sun, zone 5. Add it to your hardy collection. Sold in 2.5" 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. Does well in the Rock Garden or Trough. Hardy to 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 plan...
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, edible fruits that gain an orange h...
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
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...
NEW. The full, double flowers of this gorgeous hybrid make a real showstopper. Cylindrical, clumping plants 8" high x 12" wide. Full sun. Long-blooming through May and June. Flowers are heavily born on showy plants. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5-inch pot.
NEW. The very large, coral flowers of this gorgeous roetteri make it a real showstopper. Cylindrical, clumping plants 8" high x 12" wide. Full sun. Long-blooming through May and June. Flowers are heavily born on showy plants. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5-inch pot.
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.
Yikes, look at the color of those flowers! The big, orange juice-colored flowers in June are showy and abundant. The pure gold spines shimmer in the sunshine year around. This is one of the BEST edible fruit producers in our collection. The plum-sized bright red fruit ripen in early October. Orang-i-tang is a vigorous plant with very large ...
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 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.
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). 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 vigorous Bob Johnson variety with peachy/coral flowers in June. Very large pads on handsome plants. 15" high by 48" wide. (Fergusen thinks this is one of John Cipra's phaeacantha hybrids) Zone 5. Large, red fruit. Sold as unrooted cuttings.
Another vigorous Claude Barr selection with peachy-plum flowers in June. Extra large pads have a glossy, purple cast during cooler months. Handsome, long, reddish spines. 15" high by 48" wide. Fergusen thinks this is one of John Cipra's phaeacantha hybrids. Zone 5. Produces abundant, juicy, red fruit. Sold as unrooted cutting.
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.
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