Growing Cactus & Succulents  

A KC Area Hardy Succulent  

 

The Sempervivum - hens-and-chicks - are a group of succulents that grow in low, rosette-forming colonies. With their wide range of colors and textures - some develop long, white hairs that resemble cobwebs - they're perfect for a rock garden or in containers. Their common name comes from the way these succulents spread, with new growth (chicks) forming from the mother rosette (hen).
Size: Up to 6 inches tall
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Zones: 3-8

A KC Area Hardy Cactus


Opuntia 'Compressa'

With its large pads and showy flowers , this low-growing variety of prickly pear cactus is great for rock gardens and focal points. In late spring and summer, look for gorgeous yellow flowers.
Size: Up to 12 inches tall
Growing conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Zones: 4-9