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A VERY compact plant. Little yellow flowers in June. Cinnamon colored spines. Purple/blue pads in winter. Beautiful! Excellent in pots and in the rock garden. 3" high x 12" wide. Zone 3. Sold as rooted 2.5" potted plant or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
The Eastern Prickly Pear has delicate, single, lemon yellow flowers in mass in June. Glossy, deep green pads are virtually SPINELESS. Abundant red, juicy, edible fruit in fall. I'm told by my Hispanic friends that this is a tasty nopal! 6" high by 24" wide. Zone 4. Tolerates more water than other species. Eastern US. Sold as unrooted cutting, ...
A beautiful seedling from 'Coombe's Winter Glow'. Glowing pink blossoms in June. Fine glochids, no spines. Pads are robust and smooth, turning deep plum in winter. 8" high by 48" wide. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.
A favorite here in Denver. Gorgeous, coral-pink flowers in June. An unusual color among Opuntias. The low-carpeting habit makes it an excellent landscape variety. The stunning golden spines shimmer in the winter sun making it an excellent variety for year round beauty. 8 inches high x 36 inches wide. Zone 4. This plant was unscathed in ou...
A large form of Brittle Cactus with compact growth and lovely coral-pink flowers in June. Stunning long, black spines are unique. 6" high by 18" wide. GORGEOUS! Zone 4. Sold as rooted 2.5" Pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
Purple pads in winter with large, bright pink flowers in June. Sparkling, long, cinnamon-red spines. 8" high by 48" wide. One of my favorites of the "SUPER HARDY" varieties! Zone 4. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
A diminuitive, very compact form with dense, golden spines. Each pad is only 1/2 inch in diameter! Tiny, golden yellow flowers in June. 4" high by 12 inches wide. Zone 3. Sold as 2.5" potted plant or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
A wonderful strain with silky, peach-colored flowers in June on very compact plants. Appropriate in smaller or larger gardens! 4" high by 30" wide. Incredibly dense flowering. This is always a favorite in our display trials. Zone 4. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
This compact form has dense, white spines with lemon-yellow and pink flowers in June. It's a great rock garden variety and very hardy to zone 4. Contrasts beautifully with dark pad varieties like 'Chocolate Princess'. 4"H x 24"W. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
Fire and Ice is a lovely new East Coast variety that appears to be a hybrid of Opuntia humifusa. Sky blue pads are virtually spineless. Deep gold flowers have a striking scarlet center. Showy and abundant red fruit persist ALL winter. 8 inches high and 30 inches wide. This cactus actually tolerates quite shady conditions. Zone 4. Sold in a 2.5-i...
This gorgeous hybrid occurred in the garden of Leo Chance in Colorado Springs. The luscious, plump blue pads sport very small red glochids. The HUGE, gorgeous, candy-pink flowers in June are held snugly upon compact plants. Excellent in the rock garden or in a patio pot. 6" high and 24" wide. Zone 4. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
Wood's prickly pear is a big, handsome phaeacantha type with blue pads, golden spines, and gorgeous salmon-colored flowers. The plant produces an abundance of large, red, juicy fruit. I understand that this plant is rare. 10" high by 60" wide. Zone 4. Sold as rooted pad in 3.5" Pots.
'Prairie Fire' has deep-green, nearly spineless pads that are absolutely covered with flowers in fiery colors of gold and fade orange. It has a low profile, at 6" high, by 36" wide. Zone 4. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots. . Kelly Grummons hybrid.
The Teddy Bears are polite, compact plants that develop shaggy, hairlike spines which grow longer as they age. 'Red Teddy' has red spines with compact flowers that are light-yellow and baby-pink. 6" high by 30" wide. Zone 4. Sold as unrooted cutting.
'Golden Teddy' is a central New Mexico native with golden-blond, wooly spines. Pale-yellow and baby-pink flowers. 6" high by 30" wide. Zone 4. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
Copper King is a smaller cholla rarely 2 ft high and 4 feet wide. The substantial transparent golden spines shimmer in the sunlight. Copper-colored flowers in June/July are quite unusual. Copper King is a stunning addition to any cactus garden. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5-inch pots.
This gorgeous hybrid golden cholla has spines that shimmer in the sunlight. Unusual bronze colored flowers in June. 2 feet high x 3 feet wide. Zone 5. Sold fully rooted in 2.5 inch pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
A lovely, very hardy hybrid Prickly Pear with beautiful, pale yellow/white flowers and juicy red fruit. 8" high x 48" wide. Zone 4. Sold as unrooted cutting.
A low, creeping cholla from central New Mexico. Shimmering white, barbed spines are beautiful but treacherous. 4 inches high by 12 inches plus diameter. Thrives through zone 5. Bright yellow, single flowers in June. Sold in 2.5" pots & as unrooted cuttings.
This is one of the hardiest Beavertail Cacti. Collected by David Salman of High Country Gardens in Utah. The nearly spineless, light green pads are blanketed with lovely, light pink flowers in June. 8" high x 36" wide. Zone 5. Sold as unrooted cutting.
From our mentor Claude Barr this gorgeous garden variety is contained and polite. Its stunning golden-yellow flowers have a bright-red eye, unlike other forms. It’s fantastic in large containers. The deep red, edible fruit are ABUNDANT and persist all winter. Both the pads and the red fruit are edible and TASTY! 6” high and 24” wide. Zone 3. S...
One of the GREAT garden plants from our friends at Waterwise Botanicals. Baby Rita has petite, 3” pads that are lavender in the summer and deep plum in the winter. The papery, delicate, warm pink flowers are abundant in early summer then REPEAT modestly throughout the whole summer! 12” high x 30” wide. Zone 5/6. Sold as a 2.5-inch rooted plant...
Wow! This clean, nearly spineless, light green beavertail has petite pads only 3” wide. The delicious, candy pink flowers are abundant in June. The plant is compact and mounding. It’s a great subject in a large pot. 6” high x 30” wide. From my friend David Salman. Zone 5. Sold as 2.5" potted plant.
This Cactus in the Opuntia Genus was brought to us by fellow cactiphile Allan Taylor many years ago. The big, light green pads are decorated with golden spines and huge, brilliant orange flowers in June. By fall, the plant is covered in voluptuous, deep red fruit that makes great jelly, sorbet, and margaritas…15”H x 60”W. Zone 5—sold as a roote...
This cactus is an extra-large stemmed form of Club Cholla. The White-spinearmored stems form a dense mat only 4” high and 24” wide. Each bulbous stem segment is over twice the size of the regular form. The single, deep gold flowers in late June are stunning. This variety is slow-growing and not a thug in the garden. Club Cholla is as beautiful ...
One of our GBG (given by God) seedlings that showed up near ‘Persimmon’ one year. As are most of the GBG babies, it has outstanding characteristics for the garden. 6” high by 30” wide with compact growth. Blue-green pads with sparse, reddish spines. The rich, peachy-pink blossoms have a unique star shape. Beautiful in large containers. Zone 4. ...
A customer favorite. She has lots of fans. The big winner in our seedling trials over the years: Chocolate Princess has nearly spineless, deep maroon/burgundy pads with Fuchsia Pink flowers in late May/June. the Princess often reblooms several times over the summer here in Denver. Sold as unrooted cutting.
8" high x 36" wide, Zone 4 hardy. ...
The spineless, smooth green pads of Colorado Sunset are topped with the most gorgeous flowers. Each flower is multi-colored in shades of orange, pink and yellow, all blended together. Flowers are abundant in May and June. Sold rooted in a 2.5" pot.
9" high x 48" wide. Zone 5 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
The spineless, smooth green pads of Garnet glow are topped with the most gorgeous deep ruby flowers.. Flowers are abundant in May and June. This is a COMPACT selection of Walk In Beauty™ hybrid Opuntia. Sold rooted in a 2.5" pot..
6" high x 36" wide. Zone 5 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
OMG! the stunning bouquets of Mandarin Orange flowers in May and June are unbelievable. Hundreds of blossoms cover the smooth, green pads that are quite spineless. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
8" high x 48" wide. Zone 4 hardy, Kelly Grummons hybrid
Watermelon Man has the most mouth-watering warm-pink flowers through May and June. It often reblooms on smooth, spineless, green pads. Beautiful when cascading over stone walls. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
8" high x 48" wide. Zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
Papaya red, ruffled flowers in May and June. This is a color RARE in winter hardy cacti. This reblooming beavertail is quite spineless with light green pads. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
8" high x 36" wide. Zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
This vigorous plant with big green, nearly spineless pads produces hundreds of warm apricot flowers with golden centers from May-June. Apricot Glory is the most reliable rebloomer from our breeding. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
8" high x 48" wide, zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid
WOW! This is one of Kelly's favorites. Hawaiian Punch is that unbelievable color of Hot Pink with an orangey glow from the center! Big, smooth light green pads are quite spineless and vigorous. The plant often reblooms in the garden here in Denver. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
8" high x 48" wide. Zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid.
This is the beavertail cactus with the DEEPEST purple black pad coloration of all! Deep violet flowers in late May through June. A stunning contrast plant with silvery foils such as Artemisia, Alyssum, etc. 8" high x 36" wide. Zone 4 hardy. Kelly Grummons hybrid. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
A beautiful selection recieved from a fellow cactiphile in Michigan. Very Short, even spines and old, rose-pink flowers. A compact variety with great habit. 8" high x 48" wide. Zone 4. Gorgeous! Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
Smooth, spineless, spoon-shaped pads are deep wine-purple in winter. Glowing, fuchsia-pink flowers in June. One of the hardiest beaver tail types I've tried and the most beautiful. 8" high by 60" wide. Dry fruit. Tremendous landscape potential. Sold as unrooted cutting.
This handsome spiny prickly pear has sturdy, snow-white spines from top to bottom. From north-central New Mexico, this beauty has yellow flowers. Compact growth, 8" high x 48" wide. Full sun, well-drained soil, Zone 4. Sold as unrooted cutting.
This is a particularly hardy, beefy, spineless beavertail. The plump, blue-green pads grow prostrate along the ground rather than upright. The lemon-yellow flowers in June are a bonus but the plant is BEAUTIFUL. It's gorgeous trailing over a rock wall. 8" high x 48" wide. Zone 5. Try it in a pot! Sold as a rooted pad in a 2.5-inch pot.
Kelly's had this little gem on the stock plant table for years. He received it from a cactus collector who is long gone. Finally, the plant is big enough to share. We have it in 2.5" pots and they are adorable but "fragile" (brittle) as the name would suggest. These should be hardy to at least zone 3. This is from a woodland environment so ...
Another great plant from our cactus friend Don Campbell. The reddish-green pads are completely cloaked in stunning red spines. The big, cup-shaped pink flowers are abundant in June. This plant received much acclaim in our display gardens. It grows slowly so we don't often have it available. Provide full sun and excellent drainage. 10" high...
An unusual, rich color. This form of Juniper Prickly Pear has gorgeous, ruby-red flowers. Collected by Mary Ann Heacock many years ago in SW Colorado. This is a polite garden Opuntia only 8" high and 30" wide. Zone 3. Sold as rooted pad in 2.5" Pots.
From the amazing trichophora populations south of Santa Fe, NM. This wonderfully compact form has soft, wooly spines that are pinkish on new growth. The dense, compact habit makes it a great and polite garden subject. The delicate yellow flowers turn baby-pink the second day. A mature plant will be COVERED in numerous shades of yellow and pi...
This is likely an Opuntia phaeacantha v. woodsii selection. We received it from a customer years ago. It's a large plant, 12" high x 60" wide. The gorgeous peachy flowers are abundant in June followed by ruby-red, tasty fruit. The pads are blue and the spines are golden. In the winter, the pads take on a plum hue. Zone 5. Sold as rooted pa...
This Christmas Tree Cholla has a very thin, twiggy stems in a mass of one inch long shimmering golden spines. Green flowers followed by ABUNDANT red fruit. 2-4 feet high and wide. Zone 5. This form from Davis Mountains, Texas (Grummons). Sold as 2.5" pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
Plant this with OP024 Cylindropuntia leptocaulis ...
New. Morning Shimmer Cholla cactus is one of our newest hybrids! The pencil thick stems are adorned with coppery-white spines that sparkle in the sunlight. Pale peach flowers in late June. 48"H x 40"W. Full sun. Zone 5. Sold in 2.5"-pot or unrooted cuttings (when available.)
Excellent in the cactus/succulent garden or in large, outdoor ...
A beautiful succulent from Lesotho in southern Africa. Seed collected by Panayoti Kelaidis in 1995. Zone 5 to 6. 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. Sold in 2.5 inch pot.
Common Name: Lion'...
This Opuntia relative is a compact, clump-former from Patagonia. We would rate it at Zone 4. The delicate, bronzy orange flowers in June are "other-worldly"! Spherical "pads" are heavily armored with broad spines and are fragile (come apart easily). Try growing it in morning sun or in partial sun. Give it some water in the winter if it is extre...
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