zone 8 hardy cacti

ilovecacti_grower(8, GA)October 2, 2009

hiya.....i wanted to know some kool looking cactus that are hardy in zone 8

please and thanks!

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Is it potted, and what are you low's ? Norma

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 10:19PM
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ilovecacti_grower(8, GA)

i was planning on potted for a year or so (were thinking of moving) and then in the ground and the AVERAFRE FREEZE 10 - 20

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 10:28PM
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josephine_sc(7/8 Clemson, SC)

Search for "hardy cactus" on ebay - there are many people offering cuttings and seeds for high desert varieties that can take a great deal of cold. There's a ton of cold hardy cacti out there. Did you know that some opuntia are actually native to GA & SC?

    Bookmark   October 3, 2009 at 7:49AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

It is not the cold that you have to worry about. It is the wet for some of the varieties. Of the opuntias. The list is huge. I grow O basilaris, O englemanii,O cacanapa var ellisiana, O macrodaisy, O spinisbacca, O rhodantha, O macrocentra, O chlorotica var violacia, O. ficus indicus (chancey), Then there ar the cylindropuntias. I have5 varieties of them.The list is endless. Maybe 40 varieties so far. Go to cold hardy cactus or intermountain cactus to take a look.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2009 at 6:21PM
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