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Opuntia fragilis - Fragile Prickly Pear - Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Opuntia fragilis - Fragile Prickly Pear - Opuntia fragilis is the most northerly of all cactus species occurring only 8 degrees of latitude south of the Arctic Circle in Alberta. As you've already figured out, it is super hardy.
Opuntia fragilis - Opuntia fragilis is the most northerly of all cactus species occurring only 8 degrees of latitude south of the Arctic Circle in Alberta. As you've already figured out, it is super hardy.


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

Stock Status:In Stock
Availability: Available this season. Most plants ready to ship in mid to late spring.
Product Code: 2116
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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. 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.
Details
  • Class: Evergreen
  • Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Attracts: Bees
  • Habitat: Dry prairies, sandhills and rocks.
  • Geographical Origin: Americas - North America
  • BC Native: Yes

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