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.
An amazing breakthrough in Desert Willow selection. 'Desert Willie' is a dwarf strain to only 6 feet high and wide! Its low fertility allows it to flower for many more months than its fertile relatives. The gorgeous, ruby-pink and white flowers are extra-large and abundant. In our Denver, CO trials 'Desert Willie' flowers June through October! The bonus of minimal seed pods is obvious! 4.5" pot, $20.00.
This exciting new desert tree from plant explorer Allan Taylor is an outstanding seedling from northern collections of the species in New Mexico. It's powdery-blue, ferny branchlets make this tree shine! This conifer is estimated to be hardy from USDA zones 5-9. 'Fandango' Arizona Cypress grows over a foot a year and will attain a height of over 40 feet. Its narrower profile (12 feet wide) makes it an ideal landscape specimen in the urban landscape where there is a need for moderately sized conifers. The beautiful, fern-like foliage is more reminiscent of Chamaecyparis nootkatensis. #1 (6") pots $30.00. Shipping for this item alone is $13.00.