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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. 15" high x 20" wide. Comes in 2.5 inch pot.
Dave Salman's collection from south of Flagstaff, AZ at about 6,800 ft. A particularly hardy form with blue-green foliage. Average mature size 24" high by 24" wide. 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 rare 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. Hardy up to Zone 6. I have one on a windowsill where it is very...
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.
Palmer's Agave is a tall, slender leaved species 48" tall by 60" wide. This selection is from seed collected at 5600 feet in the mountains. It is hardy to 10 degrees F. It may be hybridized with Agave parryi due to its close proximity, which would make it even hardier. Beautiful blue-green horizontal striations on the leaves. Sold in 2.5 inch pots.
With it's long, white terminal spines this hardy century plant is right at home in the rock garden. 12" high and wide, Zone 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. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5 inch pots
New Mexican or Mezcal Agave. An extraordinarily beautiful and very hardy Century Plant. Broad, blue-green leaves with striking black terminal spines. Compact form: 12" H X 24" W. Hardy from zone 4/5 . Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
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).
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. 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!
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 4. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
A compact Colorado form with scarlet flowers. Densely spined, 4 inches high by several feet wide. Thrives to zone 4. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
A rare, spineless form, 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.
Naturita, CO form
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. Dry fruits. 4" high by 6" wide. Hardy to zone 3. Great in rock gardens and troughs.
Common Name: Prairie Hedgehog Cactus
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.
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
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 tangerine, to plum, to apricot. 4-6" high plants multiply slowly. Zone 4. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
The "Varied" Hedgehog is a charming, cylindrical type with colorful bands horizontally, "varying" from white, to red, to bronze. Small flowers ranging from yellow and green to chocolate and red appear on the sides to lower part of the plant. Thrives to zone 5 . 2.5" pot.
The gorgeous, fragrant 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 2-3 inches wide. The showy flowers occur in May and June in abundant bouquets. Easily hardy to zone 4 (30 degrees below zero)....
This hybrid Hedgehog cactus was bred by cactus guru Jeff Thompson of Pueblo, CO. It features fantastic spines accompanied by unusual flowers late spring and can vary from red to green to bronze !! Very unique and limited supply! Zone 5. 4-6"H x 3-4"W.
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 accompanied by caramel stripes at times. Dry fruits. 4"H x 6"W. Hardy to zone 3. 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...
Our favorite little trough plant. One of the rarest plants in the collection. Plants are about 2 inches high and 6 inches across after many years. Zone 4. Spines are held tighter than the similar species Escobaria sneedii and smaller as well. Pale pink 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. 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!
One of the most cold hardy Escobaria, native to to the great plains. Caramel colored flowers in May followed by abundant red berries that persist all winter. Thrives between zones 3-10.
White Snowball Form.
Solitary, white snowballs to 4 inches in diameter. Coppery colored flowers in May. Hard through Zone 5. Found in West Texas. Sold in 2.5 inch pot
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The Organ Mountains Pincushion Cactus is a fairly rare New Mexico species. 6 inches high and wide. Pinkish to yellowish flowers in June. Plant in well-drained soil. Sold in 2.5" pots.
A low-growing, widely clumping cactus with stems covered in white spines forming untidy mats or mounds. This species stays small and is prone to rotting from excess moisture. It will offset to form clusters of as many as 11 stems. Flowers are pale yellow to pale pink. Zone 5. 4"H x 8"W. NEW!
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An unusual form with LOVELY apricot and green flowers. Found just north of Santa Fe, NM. Zone 5. Polite, compact garden variety, 3-4 feet high and wide. Very rare. Sold as rooted 2.5" pot.
The Christmas Tree Cholla has a very thin, twiggy stems in a mass of short-med spines. Green flowers followed by red fruit. 2-4 feet high and wide. Zone 5. This form from Davis Mountains, Texas (Heacock). Sold as 2.5" pot.
Near-red flowers in June on a beautiful, dwarf cushion, very choice. Plump, round pads. No spines, tiny glochids. 4" high by 18" wide. Zone 3. Excellent in outdoor containers. (Claude Barr selection, Canada?) Dry fruit. Sold as rooted, 2.5" potted plant.
A true ground-covering type with glossy, nearly spineless flattened pads and abundant yellow (fading to apricot) flowers in June. 4" high by 36" wide! Zone 4. I acquired it from Mary Ann Heacock. This plant gets more notice than almost any other in my garden. Sold as unrooted cuttings.
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