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Opuntia fragilis 'Michigan Tiny Form' - Brittle Prickly Pear - Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Opuntia fragilis 'Michigan Tiny Form' - Brittle Prickly Pear - Opuntia fragilis 'Michigan Tiny Form' is a peculiar dwarf form with cylindrical pads an inch long by a 1/4" wide.
Opuntia fragilis 'Michigan Tiny Form' - Opuntia fragilis 'Michigan Tiny Form' is a peculiar dwarf form with cylindrical pads an inch long by a 1/4" wide.


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

Stock Status: Available This Year
Availability: Unrooted pads shipped late June. Order separately to not delay shipping of other plants.
Product Code: 10206
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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. 'Michigan Tiny Form' is a peculiar dwarf form from the far northeastern range of the species with bluish, nearly spineless cylindrical pads about an inch long and a quarter inch wide.
Details
  • Class: Evergreen
  • Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Green, Bluish
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Attracts: Bees
  • Habitat: Dry prairies, sandhills and rocks.
  • Geographical Origin: Americas - North America
  • BC Native: Yes


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