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Opuntia sp. [John B.]


Opuntia sp. [John B.] has mid green new pads becoming bluish with long cinnamon-coloured spines & yellow flowers with red centres.

Opuntia sp. [John B.] was given to us by a friend of the nursery. It has grown against a west wall of his house in Vancouver for many years and has never experienced any cold damage. The new pads emerge mid green and spineless later becoming bluish and developing long cinnamon-coloured spines. The flowers are bright yellow with a red centre. Plant in full sun in sharply draining soil. Exact hardiness unknown.

Common Name: Prickly Pear

Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Drought Tolerant, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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