The CactusStore.com

-
ALL PLANTS INDEX | CACTI SEED INDEX | SUCCULENT SEED INDEX | GRASS SEED INDEX | WILDFLOWER SEED INDEX | HERB SEED INDEX | TREE & SHRUB SEED INDEX | VEGETABLE SEED INDEX | Soil and Fertilizer View Your Cart
Catalog
Plant Care & Germination Tips
Shipping Policies
Image sources
Warranties
Our Location / Hours
Search Catalog
USDA Zone Map
Website Links
Contact Us
Site Map
Home
We Purchase Seeds
Flower seed coverage rate
Cold Hardy Cacti
Search Site
Reviews

Cacti, Succulents, Desert Plants and Seeds. Wildflower, Ornamental Grasses, Vegetable and Native Plant Seeds.

Cold Hardy Cacti

Cactus and other succulent species that are cold and moisture tolerant:


Cacti

Opuntia basilaris (Beavertail Cactus)
    - average resistance to moisture and rain
    - good cold resistance (-29C, -20F)

Opuntia compressa
    - resistant to moisture and rain
    - very good cold resistance (at least -34C, -30F)
    - easy to grow, one of the best opuntias to grow in north, tolerates light shade

Opuntia cyclodes

Opuntia cymochila

Opuntia erinacea (Grizzly Bear Prickly Pear)
    - good cold resistance (-29C, -20F)
    - poor resistance to moisture and rain
    - var. columbiana is the northest species

Opuntia fragilis (Fragile Prickly Pear)
    - average moisture resistance but rain is not a problem
    - very good cold resistance (-34C, -30F), rumours about -60C, -75F
    - light shade preferred
    - var. fragilis grows in the most southern parts of Canada and even reports of growing in British Columbia near the Arctic Circle!
    - description in Northern Prairie Wildlife RC

Opuntia gilvescens

Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly Pear)
    - very good cold resistance (at least -34C, -30F)
    - resistant to moisture and rain
    - tolerates light shade

Opuntia humifusa var. humifusa
    - grows near the border of Canada and USA

Opuntia imbricata (Tree Cholla, Devils Rope)
    - good cold resistance (-29C, -20F)
    - good moisture and rain resistance
    - EPBIONET description

Opuntia mackensii

Opuntia macrocentra (v. nova)
    - available from SuccSeeds
    - sensitive to moisture and rain
    - reports of surviving from -40C, -45F

Opuntia macrorhiza (Plains Prickly Pear)
    - resistant to moisture and rain
    - very good cold resistance (-34C, -30F)
    - easy to grow
    - grows up to the border of Canada

Opuntia macrorhiza x phaeacantha
    - resistant to moisture and rain
    - good cold resistance (-29C, -20F)

Opuntia phaeacantha (Fire Prickly Pear)
    - resistant to moisture and rain
    - good cold resistance (-29C, -20F)
    - easy to grow
    - EPBIONET description

Opuntia phaeacantha var. camanchica
    - resistant to moisture and rain
    - good cold resistance (-29C, -20F)

Opuntia phaeacantha var. major
    - resistant to moisture and rain
    - good cold resistance (-29C, -20F)

Opuntia polyacantha (Hair-Spine/Plains Prickly Pear)
    - average resistance to moisture and rain
    - very good cold resistance (-34C, -30F)
    - grows up to the border of Canada and USA

Opuntia polyacantha v. hystricina
    
    - var. polyacantha

Opuntia polyacantha v. polyacanta
    - grows also in Canada

Opuntia polyacantha x. fragilis
    - very good resistance to moisture and rain
    - very good cold resistance (-34C, -30F)
    - grows in Canada
    - this species is a miracle, a real survivor, must be one of the most hardy cacti (correct me if I am wrong)

Opuntia pulchella
    - good cold resistance (at least -30C, -20F)

Opuntia sandiana

Opuntia sanguinicula

Opuntia tardospina

Opuntia whipplei (Whipple Cholla)
    - average resistance to moisture and rain
    - good cold resistance (-26C, -15F)

Escobaria missouriensis (var. missouriensis)
    - same as Mammillaria missouriensis, Coryphantha missouriensis
    - one of the most hardy cacti
    - grows up to the border of Canada
    - survives even in Scandinavia, Northern Europe

Escobaria vivipara (var. vivipara)
    - same as Mammillaria vivipara, Coryphantha vivipara
    - very good cold resistance
    - grows in Alberta, Canada

Echinocereus coccineus

Echinocereus melenacanthus
    - very good cold resistance

Echinocereus reichenbachii v. perbellus

Echinocereus triglochidiatus and var
    - very good cold and average moisture resistance (reports of -34C, -30F)

Echinocereus viridiflorus
    - good cold resistance (at least -25C, -13F)
    - resistant to moisture and rain

Pediocactus nigrispinus
    - good cold resistance (at least -30C, -20F)

Pediocactus simpsonii
    - good cold resistance
    - average resitance to moisture and rain

Pediocactus simpsonii var. minor
    - good cold resistance

Pediocactus simpsonii var. robustior
    - good cold resistance

Pediocactus simpsonii var. simpsonii
    - good cold resistance

Pediocactus spp.
    - average moisture resistance
    - good cold resistance

Sclerocactus spp.
    - average moisture resistance
    - good cold resistance

Other cold hardy succulents

Agave havardiana
    - average cold resistance (-20C, -4F)

Agave lechuguilla
    - average cold resistance (-20C, -4F)

Agave parryi
    - average cold resistance (-20C, -4F), maybe even -30C, -20F
    - better resistance to rain than most Agaves

Agave tomeyana
    - average cold resistance (-15C, 5F)

Agave utahensis
    - average cold resistance (-20C, -4F), maybe even -29C, -20F

Agave utahensis var. nevadensis
    - average cold resistance (-20C, -4F

Yucca filamentosa Adam's Needle Yucca
    - good cold resistance (-29C, -20F)
    - easy to grow, tolerates light shade

Yucca glauca
    - good cold resistance (-29C, -20F)
    - a picture
    - grows in southern Alberta, Canada. It also grows well in Middle Europe.
   

And there are many Sedum and Sempervivum species that are extremely tolerant to cold and moisture.

Featured Items
-
©1996 - 2017 The CactusStore.com. All rights reserved.
-