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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.
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
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 3.5 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!
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.
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.
A particularly hard-to-find species originating from the Guadalupe Mountains of Southern New Mexico. Considered a recently evolved species thought to be a combination of Agave neomexicana and Agave lechuguilla. We've found gracilipes to be one of the hardiest Agaves that we've tried! It is polite and compact with spectacular flowers in it's ol...
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.
A 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 century plant is a very hardy form of Agave havardiana. Very blue leaves with black terminal spines. Compact form with broad, rounded leaves. 18" high x 30" wide. Full sun all day. From the Glass Mountains of west Texas. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5" pot. One of Kelly's favorites!
Schott’s Century Plant is a beautiful, petite species. The deep green leaves are edged with white filaments. Each leaf is often one foot long. At maturity, Schott’s Century Plant can be up to 18” high x 24” wide. The flower stalks can be 9 feet in height. This strain is native to South Western New Mexico. Zone 6. It’s been known to survive in De...
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.
The perfect potting mix for a wide variety of cactus & succulents. Our composition contains a perfect balance of organic matter and aggregate to promote healthy drainage. Perfected by Kelly's many decades of horticultural expertise and passion for cacti.
Each batch is hand-mixed by us at our nursery and is packaged from the same mix that...
This small, solitary Prairie Beehive Cactus has heads (3-4 inches across) with brown spines and big, hot pink flowers. Green berry-like fruit tastes like kiwi. Sold in 2.5 inch pot. Zone 3.
(Southern Colorado, 7500 ft elev.)
Commons Names: Prairie Beehive Cactus, Nipple Cactus
A large, snowball variety of Prairie Beehive Cactus. Mostly solitary, snow-white spines with large, hot pink flowers. Spines lay flatter, making it user-friendly. 6" W x 3" H. Grows well in pots and thrives to zone 4. Green fruit is delicious in September! Sold in 2.5-inch pot.
South East New Mexico form. Choice.
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
This stunning Spiny-Star from Wilbarger Co, TX has very large, bright pink and white, bi-colored flowers in May/June. The petals are particularly narrow and star-like! This has longer spines than our Colorado types. The green/peach-colored fruit is ripe after frost and has a delicious gooseberry flavor. Zone 5. 5" H x 5" W. Sold in 2.5-inc...
A solitary barrel/hedgehog type from south central Colorado. Huge purple flowers in June. Thrives to zone 4. 5-6 inches high.
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...
A humble little plant from the Great Plains and foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Small plants that occasionally clump. Greenish-gold flowers at the base of the plant in May and June that smell like lemon cake!! Dry fruits. 4" high by 6" wide. Hardy to zone 3. Great in rock gardens and troughs. Sold in 2.5" pot
Common Name: Prairie Hedgehog Ca...
A beautiful native of the SW US. Very spiny species with both white and brown spines. Forms large plants with numerous heads. 8-24" high and wide. Huge fuchsia flowers in May with prominent green stigmas form large, spiny fruit. Hardy to zone 6. Sold in a 2.5" pot.
Common Name: Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus
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
The gorgeous, fragrant, light pink flowers of this Oklahoma Hedgehog Cactus are atop white-spined cylinders with red-spined new growth. This is a very ornamental subspecies that is VERY hardy. 6-8 inches high with cylinders 10 inches inches wide. The showy flowers occur in May and June in abundant bouquets. Easily hardy to zone 4 (30 degrees ...
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.
An outstanding variety. The Rainbow Cactus is a beauty with moderate terminal spines. Spines change color as they age, giving the plants variously colored "rings". Huge yellow/gold flowers. 8" high x 15" wide. Zone 6. Sold in 2.5" pots.
A gorgeous form of Strawberry Hedgehog that is a variant of the regular form. Very spiny species with very long, dark central spines. The spines on the lower portion of the plant turn almost black giving it a unique appearance. Forms large plants with numerous heads. 4-8" high and wide. Huge fuchsia flowers in May with prominent green stigmas fo...
Kuenzler's Hedgehog Cactus is a beauty. Dark green stems and light-colored recurved spines give it a distinct look. The huge magenta flowers in May/June are followed by red fruits. Our garden-collected seed should be relatively pure. 6 inches H x 8 inches wide. Single stems or sometimes a few multiple heads. Zone 4. Sold in 2.5" pot.
Strawberry Pitaya is unbelievable with its long, golden spines shimmering in the evening sun. Growing into large plants 2-3 feet across with numerous heads, this Pitaya makes a wonderful garden specimen. The huge fuchsia-pink and silky flowers have a gorgeous red center. The very large, fragrant fruits ripen in mid-summer and smell and taste ...
This must be the hardiest Claret Cup cactus that there is....easily Zone 4. The scarlet trumpet flowers in May are followed by fragrant and tasty rosy-green fruit. Found growing down along the river in Rio Grande Co, CO at an elevation above 7000 ft. 5" H x 24" W. Sold in 2.5-inch pots.
Culberson Co, TX
The Ruby Rainbow Cactus
Possibly a new, undescribed species20.00
Our favorite little trough plant. One of the rarest plants in the collection. Plants are about 3 inches high and 8 inches in width after many years. Zone 4. Spines are held tighter than the similar species Escobaria sneedii and smaller as well. Pale pink to coral flowers. Sold in 2.5 inch pots. This can be grown as a windowsill houseplant also!
One of the most cold-hardy Escobaria, native to the great plains. Caramel-colored flowers in May followed by abundant red berries that persist all winter. 3"H X 8"W. Thrives between zones 3-10. Sold in 2.5"-pots.
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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.
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