Common Name Latin Name Type H X W Ornamental Value
Beavertail Cactus Opuntia basilaris CS 1' X 2' Magenta to red flowers, purple green fruit
Black-Spine Prickly Pear Opuntia macrocentra CS 4' X 4' Red and bright yellow flowers late spring to early summer, red fruits
Blind Prickly Pear Opuntia rufida CS 5' X 5' Orange flowers in spring to early summer, fruits have several colors
Bunny Ears Opuntia microdasys CS 4' X 4' Pale yellow flowers in spring to early summer, red fruits
Claret Cup Cactus Echinocereus triglochidiatus CS 1' X 4' Showy scarlet to wine flowers in spring or early summer
Cow's Tongue Prickly Pear Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis CS 4' X 4' Yellow flowers in spring, purple fruits
Desert Agave Agave deserti CS 3' X 3' Yellow flowers
Fishhook Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus CS 4' X 1' Yellow flowers in early summer, yellow fruit
Graham's Nipple Cactus Mammillaria grahamii CS 6" Large pink flowers February to July, red fruits
Grizzly Bear Pricklypear Opuntia erinacea CS 1' x 3' Pink, red, or yellow flowers in May and June
Jumping Cholla, Chainfruit Cholla Opuntia fulgida var. fulgida CS 8' X 6' Red-purple to pink flowers mid spring, green fruits in fall
Lechuguilla Agave lechuguilla CS 18" X 2' Evergreen, fragrant yellow-green flower
Mojave Prickly Pear, Tulip Prickly Pear Opuntia phaeacantha CS 3' X 6' Yellow flowers in spring slowly changing to pinkish orange, mahogany fruits
New Mexico Agave Agave neomexicana CS 2' X 2' Evergreen, yellow flower once in spring
Quadricolor Century Plant Agave lophantha CS 1' x 1' Evergreen, greyish green to yellow flower once at about 10 years or more (monocarpic), stalk 12 feet high
Pancake Prickly Pear Opuntia chlorotica CS 3' X 3' Yellow-orange flowers in spring, red fruits
Prickly Pear Cactus Opuntia engelmannii CS 3' X 3' Yellow-red flowers, purple fruit
Redspined Fishhook Cactus Sclerocactus polyancistrus CS 1' X 1' Showy fuchsia to magenta flowers in spring or early summer
Saguaro Carnegiea gigantea CS to 50' Attractive, borne on the branch tips in rings, white with a yellow center, 2 inches across, blooming at night during May and June
Santa Rita Prickly Pear Opuntia violaceae santa rita CS 3' X 6' Pale yellow flowers mid spring, purple fruit in fall drying to grey
Spinystar Cactus, Beehive Cactus Coryphantha (Escobaria) vivipara CS 1' X 1' Showy pink to purple flowers in spring or early summer
Strawberry Cactus, Fishhook Cactus Mammillaria dioica CS 18" X 1' White to pink flowers, scarlet fruit
Teddybear Cholla Opuntia bigelovii CS 4' X 4' Green-yellow to white flowers in spring, green or yellow fruit
Tree Cholla, Cane Cholla, Chain Link Cactus Opuntia acanthocarpa CS 8' X 8' Pink to purple flowers most of the year, fruit yellow green