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Opuntia fragilis var. denudata 'Potato' - Brittle Prickly Pear - Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Opuntia fragilis var. denudata 'Potato' - Brittle Prickly Pear - Opuntia fragilis var. denudata 'Potato' is a thornless fragile prickly pear with fat rounded pads that turn purple in winter.
Opuntia fragilis var. denudata 'Potato' - Opuntia fragilis var. denudata 'Potato' is a thornless fragile prickly pear with fat rounded pads that turn purple in winter.


 
9cm
Price: $13.99
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun
Height: under 4"
Width: 2-3'
Flower Colour: Yellow

Stock Status: Available This Year
Availability: Succulents will begin shipping in July.
Product Code: 10954
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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. O. fragilis var. denudata 'Potato' is a thornless form with fat, rounded pads that turn purple in winter and occasionally produce yellow flowers in spring.
Details
  • Class: Evergreen
  • Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
  • Flowering Time: Spring
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Green, Bluish, Burgundy/Red/Purple
  • Deer Resistant: Unknown
  • Attracts: Bees
  • Habitat: Dry prairies, sandhills and rocks.
  • Geographical Origin: Americas - North America
  • BC Native: Yes

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