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Opuntia fragilis 'Alberta Sunset' - Brittle Prickly Pear - Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Opuntia fragilis 'Alberta Sunset' - Brittle Prickly Pear - Opuntia fragilis 'Alberta Sunset' has yellow flowers with nearly spineless pads.
Opuntia fragilis 'Alberta Sunset' - Opuntia fragilis 'Alberta Sunset' has yellow flowers with nearly spineless pads.

3 pads
Price: $9.99
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun
Height: 4-8"
Width: 8-12"
Flower Colour: Yellow

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Availability: Unrooted pads shipped late June. Order separately to not delay shipping of other plants.
Product Code: 10204

Description Fine Print
Fragile prickly pear (Opuntia fragilis) is widespread across western North America and occurs in all Canadian provinces from Ontario west plus the western half of the US. It has small pads that can be cylindrical (usually in the BC interior) or larger and somewhat flattened (BC coastal forms). The pads can be upright or prostrate. In summer they produce bright yellow cactus flowers. This is the most northerly of all cactus species occurring only 8 degrees of latitude south of the Arctic Circle in Alberta. Plant in full sun in sharply draining soil. 'Alberta Sunet' is a Claude Barr selection from the northern Great Plains with nearly spineless pads and flowers beginning bold yellow aging to sunset tones of apricot and pink.
  • Class: Evergreen
  • Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Attracts: Bees
  • Habitat: Dry prairies, sandhills and rocks.
  • Geographical Origin: Americas - North America
  • BC Native: Yes

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