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 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.
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.
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 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!
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...
Abundant gold, red-eyed flowers in June. This vigorous grower has stunning, cinnamon spines, blue pads and TONS of gorgeous red pears. It may well be the best native strain for fruit production. 12" high by 48" wide. Zone 5. Introduced by Denver Botanic Gardens. Destined to be a favorite landscape variety due to its year around beauty. Sold a...
Wow! When we first saw this TRULY SPINELESS tree cholla from fellow cactiphile Horst Kuentzler we couldn't believe it! Not even one glochid! It grows a few spines on the basal woody stems over time. The bright pink flowers in July crown the naked, sturdy stems. 5-6 feet high x 6 feet wide. Zone 5, full sun. Sold in a 3.5" pot.
Shimmering, silvery-white, dense spines make this cholla practically glow in the dark! It will be the most spectacular specimen in your garden. Yellow flowers in June. 36" high by 60" wide. Zone 5. From Don Campbell in Grand Junction, CO. Sold as branched, rooted cutting in 2.5" pot. Hardier than most Chollas.
Has large pads with dense, even red spines and cup-shaped bright rose-pink flowers in June. Dry fruit. 12 inches high by 30 inches wide. A very handsome plant. Zone 4. Sold as unrooted cutting.
The Eastern Prickly Pear has delicate, single, lemon yellow flowers in mass in June. Glossy, deep green pads are virtually SPINELESS. Abundant red, juicy 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 that other species. Eastern US. Sold as unrooted cutting.
This gorgeous hybrid occurred in the garden of Leo Chance in Colorado Springs. The luscious, plump blue pads sport very small red glochids. The 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 unrooted cutting.
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. Sold as 2.5 inch rooted plant. T...
This 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 in the ...
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. ...
What a pretty little Prickly Pear. This form of potsii is unusual with bluish pads and golden spines. The light salmon-colored flowers appear in June on distinctly upright, slender pericarples. Wonderful for the smaller garden as this form only grows to 6" high and 18" wide. I got this strain from Don Campbell in 2005. Zone 5. Available in...
Harriman's Yucca is a compact yucca from the Mountain West! Genetics from Western Colorado and SE Utah. Full sun and heat-loving. 10"H X 18"W Creamy-greenish white bell-shaped flowers in June on 20" stems. This is a very hardy Yucca. Zone 4.
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