THE CACTUS MAN
AN OFFICIAL SOURCE FOR DOGTUFF™ TURF GRASS
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
Small, solitary heads (3-4 inches across) with brown spines and big, hot pink flowers. Green berry-like fruit tastes like kiwi. Sold in 3.5 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.
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
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 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!
Deep golden flowers in June, vigorous and long-blooming. 18" high by 48" wide. Thrives to zone 4. Collected by David Salman in South Dakota. Elongated, light red fruit. Sold as unrooted cutting.
I would have to say that this plant from Don Campbell in Grand Junction, CO took my breath away when I first saw it. The enormous pads covered with short spines sport big, gorgeous, watermelon colored flowers in June. Slender, reddish fruit in September. Thought to be a John Cipra hybrid. 12" high by 60" wide. Thrives through zone 5. Sold as un...
Attained from Don Campbell in 1990. Creamy white near-double flowers in June. Modest spines and a compact habit. Likely a John Cipra hybrid. 10" high by 48" wide. Zone 5.
Sold as unrooted cutting.(O. phaeacantha/basilaris hybrid?)
The reddest polyacantha that I've seen. Collected by Allan Taylor near Cheyenne-Wells, Colorado. Uniformly cloaked in 1 inch long white spines. Deep, rosy-red flowers in June. 8" high by 48" wide. Sold as unrooted cutting.