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Cold hardy cacti

Posted by chel12vuk 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 15, 13 at 9:10

What are some types or perennial cacti that are hardy in PA? Thanks.


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RE: Cold hardy cacti

Well, there are a bunch of Opuntias that can be planted in well draining soils and live just fine. There are at least 2 chollas that also grow well. If you can shelter them from wet winter weather, there are several Pediocactus and Escobarias that will make it, and depending on where you are and what the winter is like, maybe an Echinocereus or 2.

RE: Cold hardy cacti

You should take a look at this link to John Lonsdale's website. It's a photo album of cactus he grows in SE Pa some out in the open, others under some polycarbonate sheets to keep the winter wet off of them. If you look around the website there are agaves and yuccas too. Good luck!
I'm always between keeping and composting my cacti, they're cool but I really don't have a spot for them, and when the weeds get in there i always get all spined up trying to get them out.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hardy cactus in Pa

RE: Cold hardy cacti

I would like to try to grow the Cholla tree, I would need to keep it dry though.

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