There are several varieties of cactus growing in the Cactus Garden. Some of them are native to this area and some are not, but all of them must withstand the below freezing winters of Northern New Mexico.

Pincushion Cactus

Cactus, Flabby Pincushion - Coryphantha Macromeris

The Plant
The Plant w/ Flowers
Blooms mid-July

Coryphantha (Escobaria) vivipara

Pediocactus simpsonii

(from Colorado)

Blooms at the end of May
Blooms in mid-April


Ferocactus hamatacanthus

'"Texas Blue Barrel"

Echinocactus Types

New Mexico Rainbow - Echinocereus viridiflorus

Plant w/flowers

Blooms late April-early May

Echinocereus reichenbachii

'Purple Candle'

Echinocereus reichenbachii v. albispinus

Blooms early June

Blooms mid-April


Echinocereus coccineus 'Pink' Select cross Oro Grande Type


Escobaria leei - 'Lee's Dwarf Snowball'
Blooms mid-April


Texas Rainbows - Echinocereus dasycanthus


Plant w/Flowers


Blooms at the end of May


Echinocereus triglochidiatus 'Claret Cup'


The Plant

The Flowers

Blooms at the end of May

Echinocereus coccineus 'Claret Cup'


Echinocereus triglochidiatus

'Spineless Claret Cup'


Various Prickly Pear - Opuntia spp. Varieties

Texas Prickly Pear
Texas Prickly Pear flower
Plant w/flowers
Blooms early June






Plant w/Flower

Opuntia fragiliis - Rutalia Hybrid

Opuntia fragiliis-var-denudata

Various Cholla Varieties

Plant w/flowers
Blooms early June

Cholla, Tree - Cylindropuntia imbricata


Plant w/flowers
Blooms mid-June

Cholla, Santa Fe - Opuntia viridiflora


With Fruit

Arizona Pencil Cholla - Cylindropuntia arbuscula



Whipple's Cactus 'Snow Leopard' - Cylindropuntia whipplei


Oufragilis scherinae 'Red'