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Cold hardy cacti resource

Posted by succulentlover Zone 6, SE PA (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 6, 07 at 20:32

Hi. I've been trying to find a place that sells cold hardy cacti. I had placed an order with a company in Canada that had a nice variety, but I have not heard back from them. Other than that place, I have not found any other places that have a decent selection. If anyone can give me some links it would be great! The plants I had ordered were:
Echinocereus reichenbachii v. albispinus
Echinocereus viridiflorus
Pediocactus simpsonii v. minor

Also, tho it is off topic, I had order a couple other plants that I have yet to find except on the same site as the hardy cacti.
The first one is Sedum sieboldii 'Mediovariegatum'. This plant has distinct blue and yellow varigated leaves. I found it listed as Sedum sieboldii f. variegatum on davesgarden.com.
The other plant, which I have absolutely fallen in love with is, Carduncellus pinnatus, which I beleive is a very low growing alpine thistle.

Thanks in advance for any help ^^
Ross Wexler


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RE: Cold hardy cacti resource

Try this:
http://www.highcountrygardens.com/

Good quality, in my experience, and many cactus are zone 4 hardy too.


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RE: Cold hardy cacti resource

Wow, very nice site!! Thanks so much leftwood. I'm placing an order right now. They have some really nice looking stuff!


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RE: Cold hardy cacti resource

Opuntia... pear cactus does well on my property here in the West Chester area. I have the yellow flowering variety and it grows best suspended from a stone wall but also survives well on the ground if it remains free from larger plants. I stuck a single pad eight feet up in a stone wall and it now touches ground after three years and stays green all winter with very little dye back. Quite edible too.


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