Cold Hardy Species/USDA Hardiness Zones

Opuntia basilaris
Opuntia basilaris
Opuntia basilaris
Opuntia basilaris
Agave ovatifolia
Yucca thompsoniana
Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Agave havardiana

Live in a colder area, but still crave the succulent/cactus look? No problem! Below, we have listed some of our more cold hardy species. Each plant's USDA hardiness zone is listed next to the name. Happy hunting!

Agave havardiana (6b - 10b)

Agave montana var. Baccarat (7 – 11)

Agave ovatifolia (7 - 10)

Agave sharkskin (7b - 10b)

Dasylirion texanum (7a - 11)

Echinocereus coccineus (8a - 11)

Echinocereus rigidissimus (9a - 11)

Echinocereus triglochidiatus (9 – 11)

Hesperaloe parviflora (5 - 10)

Opuntia basilaris (4)

Opuntia gosseliniana var. Santa Rita (7 - 11)

Opuntia macrocentra (8b – 11)

Yucca aloifolia 'Marginata' (7a – 11)

Yucca gloriosa 'Marginata' (6a - 9b)

Yucca lindheimeriana (5b – 10)

Yucca rigida (7a)

Yucca rostrata (5b – 11)

Yucca thompsoniana (7b – 11)

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Cold Hardy Species/USDA Hardiness Zones

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