THE CACTUS MAN
AN OFFICIAL SOURCE FOR DOGTUFF™ TURF GRASS
Considered by many to be the most cold-hardy Agave. 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 4 with microclimate. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
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
Havard's Agave is the king of the Davis Mountains of West Texas. The broad, rich blue leaves are incredibly handsome. Plants grow to 24 inches high by 36 inches wide in 10 to 15 years. Havard's Agave has very few offsets over the years unlike some species. Hardy to zone 5 (-20 degrees F.). Foliage is much broader than the parryi types. Sold in 2...
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 2.5 inch pots
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!
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...
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.
A gorgeous form of Utah century plant. With it's long, white terminal spines this hardy century plant is right at home in the rock garden. 12"H X 18W. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5" 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.
Dave Salman's collection from Cloudcroft, NM. A particularly hardy form with blue-green foliage. Average mature size 18" high by 24" wide. Zone 4. 6,800 feet elevation! 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 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).
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
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 can be up to one foot long. At maturity, Schott’s Century Plant can be up to 18” high x 24” wide. The flower stalks can be up to 9 feet in height. This strain is native to South Western New Mexico. Zone 6. It’s been known to sur...
Small, solitary 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
(Southern Colorado, 7500 ft elev.)
Commons Names: Prairie Beehive Cactus, Nipple Cactus
Large variety, mostly solitary, fairly white spines, large hot pink flowers. Spines lay flatter, making it user friendly. 2-4" W. Grows well in pots and thrives to zone 4. Green fruit is delicious in September! Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
Central 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
Common Names: Devil's Pincushion, Sheer Cory Cactus,
Scheer's Strong-Spined Cory-Cactus, Pima Pineapple Cactus.
A low-growing hemispherical cactus that may be found as single or multi-stemmed plants. Adults measure 4-18 inches tall and 3-8 inches in diameter. The spines are stout and arranged in clusters with one central hooked spine and 6-15...
Solitary or clumping plant usually with dark spines. Light to Hot Pink/Purple flowers in June/July. Flowers are extremely fragrant. Large green fruit in September are edible and very tasty! Ideal in the rock garden or in troughs. 4"H x 4"W. Zone 4. NEW!
A great cross brought to us by Jeff Ottersberg. Small, heavily clumping bodies covered in mainly white spines! Will grow well in a pot or in the ground! Showy PINK flowers. They will go quick! 4-6"H x 6-8"W. Hardy to zone 4 possibly 3. Sold in 2.5 inch pot. Very limited supply. Choice.
The Big Nipple Cory-Cactus is a lovely plant hardy to zone 6b/7. Long, dark spines on multi-branched plants that form low mats or mounds to 3 feet across. The flowers are large, bright lavender to magenta over long periods from March to September. This Sacramento Mountains form was brought to us by Stoney Creek Cacti. The fruits are juicy gr...
Similar to Echinocereus triglochidiatus but generally larger. Thick stems have short to medium spines, red to orange flowers and red fruit. 6-8"H x 18"W. Clumps may have over 100 members, each up to 10 inches in length, and cover an area of several square feet. Zone 5-9. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
Common Name: Colorado Hedgehog, Scarlet Hedgehog
A solitary barrel/hedgehog type from south central Colorado. Huge purple flowers in June. Thrives to zone 4. 5-6 inches high.
The "White Lace Cactus" of Texas clumps modestly. A favorite for many collectors. Grows 6-8 inches high and wide. HUGE fuchsia flowers in June for a long period. Grows from zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
A compact Colorado form with scarlet flowers. Densely spined, 4"H X 24"W. Thrives to zone 4. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
A rare, form with very short, sparse spines or no spines, 4-6 inches high by 12 inches plus in diameter. Forms multiple heads quickly. Hardy to zone 3. Scarlet flowers, red fruit. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
An adorable hedgehog that hails from West Texas. Considered rare and choice. This variety has shimmering golden spines accompanied by modest green flowers in May making it very desirable for rock gardens and troughs. Hardy to zone 5. This plant grows 6-12" high x 12" wide. Sold in 2.5 inch pot. This variety makes a great indoor windowsill plant!
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 fruits that gain an orange hue when ...
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 or 3.5 inch pot.
Common Name: Lace Cactus
The Compact White Lace Cactus is one of the most beautiful of all the Lace Cactus varieties. The small-stemmed plant is cloaked in inwardly curved, snow-white spines. This small variety grows only 4-6 inches high and 4 inches wide. In June, large pink flowers crown the entire plant. From central Texas, minor is hardy in zones 5-6. Sold in 2.5” p...
Lloyd's Hedgehog is a spectacularly beautiful, naturally-occuring hybrid from the higher elevations of Texas. In areas where E.coccineus and E.dasycanthus occur, you'll find these hybrids. This strain has HUGE, 2-3" wide flowers in various colors from apricot, orange, to pink. 4-6" high and 15" wide plants multiply slowly. Zone 4. Sold in 2.5 i...
The "Varied" Hedgehog is a charming, cylindrical type with colorful bands horizontally, "varying" from white, to red, to bronze. Small bronze flowers on the sides of the plant. 6-8" H X 6" W. Thrives to zone 5. Sold in a 2.5" pot.
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. Spination varies. 4 inches high by several feet wide. Thrives to zone 4. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
A rare subspecies of viridiflorus and sometimes grouped under chloranthus. Spines are bright gold and flowers are yellow to gold-green accompanied by caramel stripes at times. Dry fruits. 4"H x 6"W. Hardy to zone 4. Great in rock gardens and troughs. Limited availability! NEW ! This can be grown as a windowsill houseplant also!
A naturally occurring hybrid between Echinocereus coccineus and Echinocereus dasyacanthus. Bringing the best traits from each species produces individuals that come in numerous flower colors from shades of pink, orange, red, yellow, white or bicolors. This zone 5 hardy hedgehog is native to southern New Mexico and nearby Texas and Mexico...
Widely clumping, beefy plants 6-12 inches high, 18-30 inches wide. Bright orange flowers in June. Full Sun, Zone 5, West TX.
Common Name: Gurney's Hedgehog Cactus
This exquisite little form of Lace Cactus has dense white spines on multi-headed, compact plants. This Oklahoma strain is extremely hardy to 30 degrees below zero and is a more moisture tolerant cactus easy for gardening. Use in the rock garden or in patio containers. The flowers on our strain are a lighter pink with a white eye rather than t...
The Rainbow Cactus is a beauty with prominent, terminal spines. Spines change color as they age, giving the plants variously colored "rings". Fuchsia flowers. 8" high x 15" wide. Zone 6. Sold in 2.5" pots.
Special hybrid that will vary in spines and flower color. Will have any combination of white, red, orange and violet spines accompanied by flowers that could be red to brown to green and caramel. Hardy to zone 5b. Plant in full sun and provide excellent drainage. Grown by our good friends at Stoney Creek Cacti. Sold bare root. Very limited s...
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. 12” high x 24” wide. Zone 5. Grown by Jeff Ottersberg. Available in 2.5” pot. Limited supply.
Yes, you read that right. Special selection grown by Stoney Creek Cacti.
This garden hybrid between two especially hardy cacti is incredibly beautiful. Although this is a controlled hybrid batch of seeds we can expect them to produce HUGE purple-pink, satiny blossoms in May that will demand exclaim. 6-8” high x 12” wide. Zone 4. Available ...
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!
A choice little clump-former with snow-white spines and tiny, pink to coral flowers. Ideal for trough gardens and rock gardens. 4"H X 10"W. Thrives between zones 4-10. From the Franklin Mountains, Texas/New Mexico. Quite rare. Sold in 2.5 inch pot. This can be grown as a windowsill houseplant also!
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