Opuntia humifusa 'Major' is an eastern prickly pear with yellow flowers, red fruit and large, flat pads.
Opuntia humifusa 'Major' is an eastern prickly pear native to southeastern U.S. Grows up to 48 inches in height and spread with large, bluish, 6 inch pads and blunt, golden central spines. Yellow flowers with orange anthers emerge in mid spring followed by red fruit. One of the best Prickly Pear for partial shade. Awesome in the border and as a specimen plant. Easy to grow in well-drained, gritty soil.
Common Name: Eastern Prickly Pear
Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Openings in sandy forests, sandy savannas, sand prairies, gravel prairies, barrens and rocky bluffs, sandstone and limestone glades, sand dunes, rocky or sandy slopes and pastures.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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