THE CACTUS MAN
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A wonderful hedgehog for the garden with white to brown spines. 4"-6" high. Bright pink flowers in May. Slowly multiplies into small groupings. Zone 4. Sold in 2.5-inch pot.
Common Name: Lace Cactus
Dave Salman's collection from the Rim near Flagstaff, AZ. Very hardy with blue-green foliage. Spectacular flowers in its old age! Average mature size 18" high by 24" wide. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pots
Particularly globe-shaped, spherical stems make this selection unique. Virtually spineless and occasional deep yellow flowers in June. 3" high by 12" wide. A favorite of rock and trough gardeners. Pads turn purple in winter. Ideal as a root stock to use in grafting of difficult-to-grow species. Zone 4. Origin unknown. Typical of forms on the Co...
This Opuntia relative is a compact, clump-former from Patagonia. We would rate it at Zone 4. The delicate, bronzy orange flowers in June are "other-worldly"! Spherical "pads" are heavily armored with broad spines and are fragile (come apart easily). Try growing it in morning sun or in partial sun. Give it some water in the winter if it is extre...
A compact Colorado form with scarlet flowers and edible reddish fruit. Spination varies. 4 inches high by several feet wide. Thrives to zone 4. Sold in 2.5-inch pot.
These are all accompanied by multiple pups at the cactus' base.
A true ground-covering type with glossy, nearly spineless flattened pads and abundant yellow (fading to apricot) flowers in June. 4" high by 36" wide! Zone 4. I acquired it from Mary Ann Heacock. This plant gets more notice than almost any other in my garden. Now sold in 2.5" pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
A large form of Brittle Cactus with compact growth and lovely coral-pink flowers in June. Stunning long, black spines are unique. 6" high by 18" wide. GORGEOUS! Zone 4. Sold as rooted 2.5" Pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
One of the best RED/PINK flowering Opuntias from Claude Barr's collection. The rutilas, a diverse wild hybrid group from western Colorado make good garden plants. Slightly flattened, cylindrical stems and deep reddish-pink flowers in June. Compact habit. 6" high by 24" wide. Zone 4. Dry fruit. Sold in 2.5"-pot.
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.
This Banana Yucca is from garden seed (so possible hybrid). It has handsome, wide leaves up to 2-3 feet long. The extra-large, plump fruit are edible in September. Amazing cotton-candy pink flower buds open to showy white flowers on 3 foot high stalks. Zone 4. Sold in 2.5-inch pot. Full sun or part shade. 2 ft high x 4 ft wide.
NEW. The Japanese Dunce Caps is a sedum relative from Japan. The adorable silvery-gray rosettes are about 2 cm in diameter. The plant multiplies by short runners forming a compact mat over time. In the fall, flower spikes of whitish/yellow, 4 inches high adorn the mat. Very hardy to -30° F (zone 4). 1-2" H x 8" W. Excellent in the rock ga...
From our friend Steve Miles, collected in northern New Mexico. Very low-profile plant with small pads and a sheet of lemon chiffon colored flowers in June. 4 inches high and 24 inches wide. Zone 4. Sold in 2.5 inch pot's.
This famous compact Yucca is a compact yucca from the Mountain West! Genetics from Duchesne County, Utah. Full sun and heat-loving. A robust population with larger rosettes and gorgeous, wider blue foliage! Very ornamental. 6000 ft elevation. 10"H X 18"W Creamy-greenish white bell-shaped flowers in June on 20" stems. This is a very hardy Y...
This South American Opuntia relative is a compact, clump-former from Patagonia. We would rate it at Zone 4. The delicate, big orange flowers in June are "other-worldly"! Spherical "pads" are heavily armored with broad spines and are fragile (come apart easily). Pads are twice as big as our other darwinii. Try growing it in morning sun or in par...
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