Cactus

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

(These were all eaten by rabbits during the winter.)

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

(These were all eaten by rabbits during the winter.)

Plant w/flowers
Flower

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

Flower

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 sp. Varieties

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plant w/Flower
Flower

Opuntia fragiliis - Rutalia Hybrid

Opuntia fragiliis-var-denudata

 


Various Cholla Varieties

Plant w/flowers
Flowers
 
Blooms early June

Cholla, Tree - Cylindropuntia imbricata

 

Plant w/flowers
Flower
 
Blooms mid-June

Cholla, Santa Fe - Opuntia viridiflora

 

 
With Fruit

Arizona Pencil Cholla - Cylindropuntia arbuscula

 

 

Whipple's Cactus 'Snow Leopard' - Cylindropuntia whipplei


Miscellaneous

Oufragilis scherinae 'Red'