Hardy

Hardy cacti

Hardy cacti tolerate life in the garden well and certainly make for an interesting and unusual display. They originate from colder areas and so have more frost resistance. Cacti can stand cold conditions only when dry, so they need to be planted in raised and free draining positions, preferably south facing.

Plant NameDescriptionPrice 
CORYPHANTHA VIVIPARA NEOMEXICANA

attractive, white-spined species with

very large, purplish-pink flowers.

Will stand frost if kept dry in winter

£2.95 
GYMNOCALYCIUM BRUCHII

choice miniature, clustering species

with lilac flowers

£2.95 
GYMNOCALYCIUM GIBBOSUM

olive green, sometimes almost black,

plants with 6 to 7cm long white flowers.

Hardy outside in the UK

£2.95 
OPUNTIA ACANTHOCARPA

branching, cylindrical stems, up to 2m high;

large red and yellow flowers.

Hardy outside in the UK.

£2.95 

Hardy Succulents

Many of the hardy “Other Succulents” are more tolerant of the cold than the true cacti. Some crassulas, aloes, agaves and delospermas will grow happily in almost any position, while others will flourish in a raised and free draining position.

Plant NameDescriptionPrice 
AGAVE ANGUSTIFOLIA

rosettes of straight stiff leaves, light grey;

grows up to 1m high and the same across.

Produces numerous offsets.

Will stand a few degrees of frost.

Does well in a pot.

£2.95 
AGAVE DESERTI

banded, rigid blue green leaves in rosettes

up to 37cm high and 50cm across.

Will survive temperatures down to -10

degrees C if kept dry.

£2.95 
AGAVE GHIESBREGHTII

15 inch long leaves, dark green with a thin

grey horny edge. Hardy down to at least

-4 degrees C.

£2.95 
AGAVE SCABRA

a distinctive and graceful plant with long grey

upright leaves. It may be hardy in some parts

of the UK, but must be in well drained soil.

It grows 1 metre tall and 1.5 metres wide

£2.95 
AGAVE UTAHENSIS

grey-green tapering leaves forming rosettes up

to 70cm across. Hardy outside in the UK

in a well-drained site

£2.95 
ALOINOPSIS SETIFERA

bluish green thick-leaved succulents related to Lithops.

Golden yellow to salmon pink flowers.

Hardy outside in many parts of the UK

£2.95 
DELOSPERMA COOPERII

marvellous mat-forming plant which

produces magenta flowers from April to

October in our garden. Can be grown inside,

but it is hardy.

£2.95 
ECHEVERIA PERLE VON NURNBERG

amazing purple leaved hybrid with

geranium pink flowers. Good in a conservatory

or on a patio for the summer. Does well bedded

out for the summer. Will survive winters in the

UK in a favourable site.

£2.95 
SEDUM X RUBROTINCTUM

very pretty, green and rich cherry red,

club shaped, succulent leaves and yellow

flowers. Suitable for trailing over the edge

of pots or planters. Will survive winter

outside in some parts of the UK.

£2.95 
TITANOPSIS CALCAREA

encrusted blue grey leaves forming a rosette,

golden yellow flowers. Something different.

Hardy in well drained site in milder parts of the UK.

£2.95