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Opuntia fragilis 'Little Grey Mound' - Brittle Prickly Pear - Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Opuntia fragilis 'Little Grey Mound' - Brittle Prickly Pear - Opuntia fragilis 'Little Grey Mound' has yellow flowers, reddish-brown spines and green pads that turn bluish-purple in the winter.
Opuntia fragilis 'Little Grey Mound' - Opuntia fragilis 'Little Grey Mound' has yellow flowers, reddish-brown spines and green pads that turn bluish-purple in the winter.


 
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: 10953
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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. 'Little Grey Mound' is a John Spain selection with blue-purple pads in winter and little yellow flowers in early summer with reddish-brown spines.
Details
  • Class: Evergreen
  • Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Green, Burgundy/Red/Purple
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Attracts: Bees
  • Habitat: Dry prairies, sandhills and rocks.
  • Geographical Origin: Americas - North America
  • BC Native: Yes


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