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Opuntia fragilis 'Neon Gold' - Brittle Prickly Pear - Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Opuntia fragilis 'Neon Gold' - Brittle Prickly Pear - 'Neon Gold' is a likely hybrid involving Opuntia fragilis with golden spines & pads and golden flowers with salmon tints.
Opuntia fragilis 'Neon Gold' - 'Neon Gold' is a likely hybrid involving Opuntia fragilis with golden spines & pads and golden flowers with salmon tints.


 
3 pads
Price: $9.99
Zone Hardiness: 4-10
Light: Full Sun
Height: 4-8"
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: 10207
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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. From our friends at Cistus Nursery comes 'Neon Gold' a likely hybrid involving O. fragilis from southern Utah with golden spines and pads that emerge bright salmon to coral in spring and golden yellow flowers developing a hint of salmon as they age.
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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