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Opuntia polyacantha (x rutila) Red/Black Spines - Prickly Pear - Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Opuntia polyacantha (x rutila) Red/Black Spines - Prickly Pear - This red/black spines selection of Opuntia is a beautiful form with red and black spines on three inch long pads.
Opuntia polyacantha (x rutila) Red/Black Spines - This red/black spines selection of Opuntia is a beautiful form with red and black spines on three inch long pads.


 
9cm
Price: $12.99
Zone Hardiness: 4-10
Light: Full Sun
Height: 8-12"
Width: 8-12"
Flower Colour: Orange

Stock Status: Available This Year
Availability: Most orders ship May 1-June 20 depending on when plants are ready.
Product Code: 10213
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Description Fine Print
 
This red/black spines selection is an old Claude Barr collection often listed as Opuntia x rutila, a hybrid of O. polyacantha and O. fragilis., or it could be straight O. polyacantha. What's important here is that it is a beautiful form with red and black spines on three inch long pads. The flowers are yellow aging to apricot.Plant in full sun in sharply draining soil.
Details
  • Class: Evergreen
  • Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Attracts: Bees
  • Habitat: From the Canadian prairies and Great Plains of the US through the Western US to the Chihuahua Desert of northern Mexico in a wide range of habitat types.
  • Geographical Origin: Americas - North America
  • BC Native: Yes

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