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(Echeveria, Painted Lady)

Providing year-round interest with its bold rosettes of colorful evergreen leaves, this beautiful succulent perennial is native to dry limestone cliffs in central Mexico. The rather loose rosettes of fleshy, oval, gray-green, maroon-striped leaves are borne atop short stems. Plants develop into architectural mult-stemmed clumps. In summer and early fall, each rosette may produce a knee-high flower spike bearing small red-flushed pale yellow blooms.

This cold-tender, sun-loving perennial needs...

Image of Echeveria peacockii photo by: Ernst Benary® Inc.

Ernst Benary® Inc.

(Peacock Echeveria)

An almost luminous presence in the succulent garden, this Mexican echeveria produces a ground-hugging rosette of fleshy blue-green leaves heavily dusted with shimmering silver. Measuring up to 16 cm (5 inches) wide, the rosette comprises 20 or more spirally arranged, spade-shaped leaves with pointed or bristled tips. A calf-high flower stem arises from the rosette's center in early summer, terminating in a cluster of red flowers. The blooms attract hummingbirds. Plants occasionally produce additional...

Image of Echeveria runyonii photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Echeveria)

Spreading relatively rapidly to form clumps of large silvery ground-hugging rosettes, this Mexican native is one of the most commonly grown echeverias. Comprising 20 or more spirally arranged, blue-green, silver-dusted leaves, each rosette can grow as wide as a dinner plate. The spade-shaped leaves terminate in a small bristle. A compact stem topped with a branching cluster of orange, bell-shaped flowers arises from the center of each rosette in late summer or early fall, attracting hummingbirds....

Image of Echeveria runyonii

James Burghardt

(Echeveria, Topsy Turvy Echeveria)

Literally a new twist on the Mexican native Echeveria runyonii, 'Topsy Turvy' has leaves that are curiously curled and folded. It spreads relatively rapidly to form clumps of large ground-hugging rosettes, each comprising 20 or more spirally arranged, blue-green, silver-dusted leaves. Each rosette can grow as wide as a dinner plate. The up-curled leaves are folded lengthwise, appearing chevron-shaped in cross section. A compact stem topped with a branching cluster of orange, bell-shaped...

Image of Echinocactus photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Echinocactus)

The genus Echinocactus is relatively small with just 15 species of slow growing cactus. Their native range extends from the American Southwest and deep into Mexico. These cacti are primarily barrel shaped, but also produce flattened, short cylindrical and many stemmed forms. Barrel cactus in general begin life as a near perfect or slightly flattened sphere that can elongate late in life. They produce occasional pups or offsets around the base which are often used to propagate new plants.

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Image of Echinocactus grusonii photo by: Felder Rushing

Felder Rushing

(Golden Ball, Golden Barrel Cactus)

A widely cultivated cactus from central Mexico, golden barrel cactus is valued for its striking bold, spherical habit and showy spines. It forms a broad, flattened, round barrel whose 20 or more vertical ribs are densely lined with golden yellow spines. Older plants are more cylindrical and younger more elongated. The barrel has a round, spineless, woolly spot at its top, which in summer gives rise to yellow flowers with numerous narrow, brown-tipped petals. The flowers are often produced in rings....

Image of Echinocactus horizonthalonius photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Blue Barrel, Devil's Head Cactus, Melon Cactus)

Small in stature but large in flower, this cactus is often the brightest spot in an impossibly dry landscape. It is native to deserts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The species also ranges well into Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert where they are most often found on steep rocky hillsides, often clinging to nearly vertical inclines where drainage is assured. This is a solitary cactus but may produce clumps with great age. The single stem is a small barrel with about 8 ribs bearing very dense rounded...

Image of Echinocactus platyacanthus photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Biznaga de Dulce , Giant Barrel)

In the wild this cactus can grow as tall as a man and twice as wide in diameter. Such proportions make it the largest of all barrel cactus on Earth, giving credence to a common name of "giant barrel." Very old specimens in habitat are a destination of every dedicated cactus enthusiast and admirer. The species is native to a huge range of northern and central Mexico on moderately sloping sandy or gravelly soils. In youth this is a globe-shaped, bright green barrel. Eventually it will bear from five...

Image of Echinocactus texensis photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Horse Crippler, Texas Horse Crippler)

The fact that these barrel cacti have such a flat shape makes them dangerous to Texas cow ponies because one misstep and they’ve got a hoof full of spines. The species is native to a much larger range which includes rougher parts of New Mexico and Oklahoma southward into Mexico. It is typically found at sea level or the very toe foothills in these mountainous areas. This is indeed a barrel cactus that is far wider than it is tall, appearing as though it has been pressed too far into the earth. Each...

Image of Echinocereus photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Hedgehog Cactus)

The genus Echinocereus contains approximately 60 species which are best known for their spectacular flowers. Most are from the arid North American southwest and Mexico. Wild populations are most commonly found in rocky outcrops or in sites with very well-drained dry wash sand. There is a great deal of vegetative variation among species, but it's the floral characteristics that set them apart, particularly the presence of a floral pistil with distinctly green stigmalobes.

While all...