This red/black spines selection of Opuntia is a beautiful form with red & black spines on 3" long pads.
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.
Common Name: Prickly Pear
Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Orange
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: Yes
Native 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.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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