Hardy opuntia (prickly pear)
Hardy echinocereus

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.

Sample photographs of each cactus are available by clicking on the plant name. After viewing a photo, click the 'close' button, click anywhere outside of the photo or press the 'escape' key to return to this page.

See our book on "Growing Cacti and Other Succulents in the Garden" for lots more information on hardy plants and advice on other appropriate architectural plants like palms and bamboos for the exotic garden.
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hardy agave in snow
Hardy echeveria

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.

Sample photographs of each succulent are available by clicking on the plant name. After viewing a photo, click the 'close' button, click anywhere outside of the photo or press the 'escape' key to return to this page.

See our book on "Growing Cacti and Other Succulents in the Garden" for lots more information on hardy plants and advice on other appropriate architectural plants like palms and bamboos for the exotic garden.
Plant Name Description Price
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