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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
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...
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!
OMG! the stunning bouquets of Mandarin Orange flowers in May and June are unbelievable. Hundreds of blossoms cover the smooth, green pads that are quite spineless. Sold as rooted pad in 3.5" Pots.
8" high x 48" wide. Zone 4 hardy, Kelly Grummons hybrid
The magnificent Soap Tree from New Mexico is one of the most beautiful tree-type yuccas. It grows quickly and sports magnificent flowering candelabras by age 5, which is very young for a yucca. It can grow over 10 feet in height. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
An apparent hybrid between basilaris or aurea with schweriana! The small, round, 2-3" wide pads have very short spines and are densely arranged. The petite, deep pinkish-red flowers in June are abundant. Beautiful in the rock garden or in containers. Opuntiad Dave Ferguson thinks it might be Opuntia polyacantha v. schweriniana ... still a myster...
Papaya red, ruffled flowers in May and June. This is a color RARE in winter hardy cacti. This reblooming beavertail is quite spineless with light green pads. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
8" high x 36" wide. Zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
This vigorous plant with big green, nearly spineless pads produces hundreds of warm apricot flowers with golden centers from May-June. Apricot Glory is the most reliable rebloomer from our breeding. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
8" high x 48" wide, zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid
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'...
This form of Beaked Yucca is from the northern Chisos Mountains in West Texas. Its powdery blue foliage is striking above vertical trunks to 10 feet tall and 3 feet wide. It tends not to branch like Yucca thompsoniana but stay single-headed like a handsome sentinel. These 2-year-old plants will eventually form a trunk in many years. Hardy to zo...
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...
'Prairie Fire' has deep-green, nearly spineless pads that are absolutely covered with flowers in fiery colors of gold and fade orange. It has a low profile, at 6" high, by 36" wide. Zone 4. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots. . Kelly Grummons hybrid.
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...
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.
Probably one of the best yuccas for the garden. The broad, very blue leaves are up to 3 feet high and 2 feet wide. The white flowers in June are up to 3 feet tall. Zone 5. One year old plants in 2.5 inch pot.
This little gem is a great bloomer with pink flowers in May. At home in the rock garden or in a container. 3-4 inches high and 6 inches wide, flattened globe. Zone 6. Sold in 2.5 inch pot. This can be grown as a windowsill houseplant also! This form carries red/pink spines and the flowers are not fluffy like the white spined form. They are pin...
This wonderful and warty little iceplant has apricot 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, zone 6 (zo...
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...
Abundant, deep rose flowers in June on very compact, petite plant. 4" high by 18" wide. Zone 3. Claude Barr Selection. Now available as a rooted 2.5" potted plant.
A beautiful, compact, mounding cushion plant with long, dense spicy red spines, pink flowers. 8"H X 12"W. Zone 3. Claude Barr selection. We guess it's a fragilis or rutila hybrid. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
Considered one of the best garden varieties, period. A compact, yet vigorous plant worthy of much acclaim. Densely spined in gold and completely covered with double, rich peach flowers in June. It's what I would call a floribunda Opuntia. 8" high by 36" wide. Zone 3. Collected by Claude Barr in western Colorado. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
Considered the hardiest of the "Joshua Tree"-type Yuccas. the short green leaves form beautiful rosettes. The tree begins branching at a relatively young age. Towering to six feet or more, the white flower trusses are spectacular. Considered hardy to at least zone 5. Thompson's Tree Yucca can get over 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide. It makes ...
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 rooted pad in 3.5" Pots.
A compact, mounding cushion-type plant with golden flowers in June. Moderate spination. 8" high by 12" wide. Hardy through zone 3. (Kelly Grummons selection, 2003). May tolerate more water than most Western species. Now sold as a rooted plant in a 2.5" pot.
A low-profile, vigorous ground cover type literally covered with deep, fuchsia pink flowers in June. You can see this plant a mile away when she's in flower. It has received great acclaim and is very popular. 8 inches high by 48 inches wide. Zone 4. (Steve Miles). Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
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 rooted pad in 3.5" Pots.
Near-white flowers with striking red stamens in June. Compact habit with short, white spines. A polite heirloom garden variety. 6" high by 24" wide. Zone 3. Dry fruit. Claude Barr selection. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
Watermelon Man has the most mouth-watering warm-pink flowers through May and June. It often reblooms on smooth, spineless, green pads. Beautiful when cascading over stone walls. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
8" high x 48" wide. Zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
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.
One of the best RED 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 as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
"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.
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.
WOW! This is one of Kelly's favorites. Hawaiian Punch is that unbelievable color of Hot Pink with an orangey glow from the center! Big, smooth light green pads are quite spineless and vigorous. The plant often reblooms in the garden here in Denver. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
8" high x 48" wide. Zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
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 ...
Agave utahensis ssp utahensis is a rosette-shaped agave having blue-green sharp-spiked leaves. Very hardy century plant. 10"H x 18"W. Zone 5. Needs good drainage. Full sun.
The raceme inflorescence is very tall, reaching a maximum of 4 m (12 ft). Sold in 2.5 inch pots.
The Shrubby Ice Plant has woody stems and stiff foliage forming a "hard to the touch" cushion 5" high x 15" wide. Tiny, bright-pink flowers COVER the plant in June. We've had the best results with this gem by planting it against a stone in the garden so it can wrap itself happily around and over it. Zone 5 in a rock crevice garden, zone 6 oth...
A wonderful strain with silky, peach-colored flowers in June on very compact plants. Appropriate in smaller or larger gardens! 4" high by 30" wide. Incredibly dense flowering. This is always a favorite in our display trials. Zone 4. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
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.
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 rooted pad in 2.5" Pots. (O. phaeacantha/basilaris hybrid?)
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 ro...
This is the beavertail cactus with the DEEPEST purple black pad coloration of all! Deep violet flowers in late May through June. A stunning contrast plant with silvery foils such as Artemisia, Alyssum, etc. 8" high x 36" wide. Zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
ADORABLE! might describe this Elfin form of Soap Tree. Found in the mystical Guadalupe Mountains of NM. In contrast with its bigger cousin, this jewel only gets 3-4 ft tall. The 12 inch wide heads of foliage are about 1/3 the size of regular elata. The plant tends to branch at a fairly young age. White flower spikes 3 ft above the foliage i...
This stunning hybrid has bouquets of deep golden flowers with centers painted in orange and red. This variety often reblooms in Denver. It's compact and floriferous. 8" high x 36" wide. Smooth green pads. First flowering in late May. Zone 4. Kelly Grummons hybrid. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
Striking CHARTREUSE flowers with green centers in June. 6" high by 24" wide. Selected by Mary Ann Heacock in the Pawnee National Grasslands in eastern Colorado in 1990. One of her favorite selections. Zone 3. Dry fruit. Sold as rooted pad in 3.5" Pots.
This compact form has dense, white spines with lemon-yellow and pink flowers in June. It's a great rock garden variety and very hardy to zone 4. Contrasts beautifully with dark pad varieties like 'Chocolate Princess'. 4"H x 24"W. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
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 the amazing trichophora populations south of Santa Fe, NM. This wonderfully compact form has soft, wooly spines that are pinkish on new growth. The dense, compact habit makes it a great and polite garden subject. The delicate yellow flowers turn baby-pink the second day. A mature plant will be COVERED in numerous shades of yellow and pi...
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