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Prickly Pear Cactus
Opuntia humifusa
Cactaceae

Yellow Swish

Large 3-4" wide lemon yellow flowers from May through August are very showy, this plant has no true leaves but consists of large flat oval pads which bear both fierce 1" sharp spines as well as small clusters of equally fierce short hair-like barbed spines, in late summer the barrel-shaped fruits turn reddish-purple & edible (if you know how to get around the spines!), well-drained soil is a must, salt tolerant. Please note: for best shipping results, our Prickly Pear Cactus is shipped bare root.

Dry To Average
Full Sun
up to 1.5í tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-10b
Perennial

Other names: Devil's Tongue

Native Range: MA to se. MN & MT, south to FL & e. TX. Rare in CT, NY, PA & MA

Prickly Pear Cactus 3.5 inch pot $9.00
Prickly Pear Cactus Seed Packet $4.00
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