Yes the cylindropuntia did bloom quickly. It bloomed last year as well. I think I took the cutting 2-3 years ago.John P Weiser wrote:Great garden .
I am suprised at the size of your Cylindropunia imbricata in bloom. Mine always take four or five years of growth before they start to bloom. Wish they would mature a little faster for me. It's like watching paint dry.
I think the Ecobaria vivipara might be variety arizonica. Very nice!
The Coryphantha sulcata and Echinocactus horizonthalonius are two I will admire from afar, I'm sad to say.
When you say "Texas sage" are you referring to Leucophyllum frutescens. This is a shrub I have been thinking about trying. It may be marginally hardy for me. What winter temps do you think it will stand?
I had no idea about the variety of vivipara. Thank you!
You can't grow sulcatas there? Hmm... I thought they were pretty hardy. Maybe I'm wrong.
As for the Texas Sage, I honestly can't say for sure. They are super common here and just go by the name Texas sage. I looked up the name you said and that looks to be it, but I don't know for sure as I don't know if there is anything similar. Next time I go to the hardware store I'll check the scientific name and get back to you. It's plenty hardy for here. Even after one of the coldest winters on record here (This past winter) mine and all of the ones around here are still fine and were not hurt at all. We had 100+ hours straight below freezing and reached temps close to 10f and had a very large amount of ice and snow for that time period as well (Some of the longest snow to stick around ever here). It was a crazy cold winter, but they all survived. I don't know how that compares to your climate but for us that was cold. It may be worth trying, as they aren't super rare plants.