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Opuntia fragilis

Brittle Prickly Pear

Brittle Prickly Pear

Exposure

  • Sun

Rusticity

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • June
  • August

  • Hardy
  • Attracts pollinators and butterflies
  • Beautiful ground cover
  • Edible fruits
  • Yellow flowers

Rustic cactus, yellow flowers, red fruits. Full sun, winter protection recommended. Needles requiring caution.

Plant details

Dimensions

Spacing
- cm
Spread
- cm
Height
- cm
Spacing
12 - 24 in.
Spread
12 - 24 in.
Height
2 - 8 in.

Characteristics

Habit:

  • Bushy

Flowering colours:

  • Yellow

Plant needs

Watering:

  • Low. Water only when the soil is completely dry.

Maintenance:

  • Winter protection

Soil requirement:

  • Well-drained soil
  • Sandy

Features

Resistance:

  • White-tailed deer
  • Drought

Attract:

  • Bees
  • Hummingbirds

Use:

  • Desert garden
  • succulent gardens
  • rockery
  • Mediterranean garden

Attribute:

  • Winter hardy

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