Cold Hardy Succulents
Jumping cactus, prickly pear, and hens and chicks plants are cold hardy succulents that can be grown outdoors in USDA Zone 7. Troy Marden learns what it takes, or doesn’t take, to have these plants fare well year round.
Plants Featured in this Clip
Cylindropuntia (Cholla cactus, jumping cactus)
Opuntia (Prickly pear)
Sempervivum tectorum (Hens and chicks)
- Prickly pear flowers are produced at the ends of pads in early summer.
- The prickly pear fruits has been named a super food due to its nutrient content.
- Feeding hens and chicks plants can reduce their vigor or prompt flowering that leads to early demise of rosettes.
Filmed at Lawrence & Clarke Cacti Co @ 2003 Old Hickory Blvd, Old Hickory TN 37138 (615) 357-0827
Troy B. Marden
Troy is a passionate plantsman, garden writer and tour guide, leading garden tours across America and around the world. He writes regularly for some of the country’s top gardening magazines, and his blog, Gardener|Cook, has become popular with plant lovers and food lovers alike. He has been gardening since he was four years old and if it has to do with plants or gardening, he has probably grown it or done it at some point in his career!