A beautiful succulent from Lesotho in southern Africa. Seed collected by Panayoti Kelaidis in 1995. Zone 5. 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. One year old plants, $10.
This Opuntia relative is a compact, clump former from Patagonia. I would rate it at Zone 4. I've not seen flowers in 12 years of culture. Spherical "pads" are heavily spined and fragile (come apart easily). Cool plant, cutting $6.
A Patagonian opuntiad. Small cholla-like stems. 6" high by 18" wide. Shaggy spines on finger-sized stems. Small yellow flowers in June. Zone 5. Prefers and tolerates more moisture than most opuntiads. 3 year old plants 4-6" across $10.
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 wide, flattened globe. 3" plants $8.
The hardiest Mammallaria species from central New Mexico. Flat, single spherical plants with a crown of light pink flowers in May. Plants grow to 6 inches in diameter. 3 year old plants $10.
Probably the hardiest barrel cactus. Curved fish hook type spines on flattened barrels to over one foot in diameter. Zone 5/6. Beautiful 4", 3 year old plants $12.
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. Generally considered Zone 7. Colorful orange flowers on foot tall stems in early summer. 3 year old plant $15.