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A beautiful succulent from Lesotho in southern Africa. Seed collected by Panayoti Kelaidis in 1995. Zone 5. 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's Spore
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...
A Patagonian opuntiad. Small cholla-like stems. 2" high by 18" wide. Shaggy spines on finger-sized stems. Forms a BEAUTIFUL, flat pancake ground cover. Small white flowers in June. Zone 5. Prefers and tolerates more moisture than most opuntiads. 2 year old plants 2-3" across. Grows at very high altitudes of above 1500 m in extremely xeric regio...
This little gem is a great bloomer with frilly pink flowers in May. At home in the rock garden or in a container. 3-4 inches high and wide, flattened globe. Zone 6. Sold in 2.5 inch pot. This can be grown as a windowsill houseplant also!
The hardiest Mammallaria species from central New Mexico. Flat, single spherical plants with a crown of light pink flowers in May. Plants grow to 6 inches in diameter. 3 year old plants sold in 2.5 inch pot. Wonderful on a windowsill too!
Probably the hardiest barrel cactus. Curved fish hook type spines on flattened barrels to over one foot in diameter. Beautiful pink flowers in May or June. Zone 5/6. Beautiful 2", 3 year old plants sold in 2.5 inch pot. These were specially grown by our friends at Stoney Creek Cacti.
Seed collected by Panayoti Kelaidis in Lesotho, Southern Africa. It's the highest altitude collection that we know of. It has overwintered in Denver with snow cover. Generally considered Zone 7. Colorful orange flowers on foot tall stems in early summer. It makes a great indoor windowsill plant too! 3 year old plant $10. Sold in 2.5" pot. This...
This little gem is a great bloomer with pink flowers in May. At home in the rock garden or in a container. 3-4 inches high and wide, flattened globe. Zone 6. Sold in 2.5 inch pot. This can be grown as a windowsill houseplant also! This form carries red/pink spines and the flowers are not fluffy like the white spined form. They are petite and h...
This Shrubby Ice Plant has woody stems and stiff foliage forming a "hard to the touch" cushion 8" high x 18" wide. Shimmering rose-pink flowers COVER the plant in June. Plant this amazing shrublet against a stone in the garden so it can wrap itself happily around and over it. Zone 5 in a rock crevice garden, zone 6 otherwise. Excellent for b...
Sold in 2.5" pot. $8.00 This delightful, serpent-like Patagonian cactus has marvelous little yellow flowers in ABUNDANCE in spring. The snake-like stems easily detach in the winter hoping to find a new home to start anew! The underground tuber grows new reptilian stems in the spring, shortly followed by the drifts of flowers. It's gorgeous ...
Wright's Nipple Cactus. This little pincushion/nipple type cactus is a low, soft cushion with beautiful, magenta flowers in summer. 3" high x 4" wide. Sun. Happy in the rock garden or in the trough. Zone 5/6. Sold in 2.5" pot. $10.