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SUNNY BORDER PERENNIAL COLLECTION

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Opuntia humifusa (Lemon Form)   

Less thorny than most cactus. The soft texture of the bright lemon-colored, 2-3" wide, open flowers highly complements the 8-12" tall, thick oval pads in the summer. Clump-forming habit. 

 
    Common Name:Prickly Pear
    Hardiness Zones:5-8
    Exposure:  
    Native:Yes
    Deer Resistant:Yes
 
Growing Tips: Plant in well drained soil.

About Opuntia: Known as prickly pear, Opuntia looks like and acts like a cactus. It is drought tolerant making it great for rock and alpine troughs or gardens, stonewalls, or xeriscaping. Not prone to insects or disease, a first time gardener would enjoy Opuntia as much as a seasoned gardener.