Purple Prickly Pear

Scientific Name Opuntia santa rita
Plant Type Yuccas/Cacti
Mature Height 5'
Plant Spread 5'
Flower Color Yellow, Red
Bloom Time Spring
Character Evergreen
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Requirement Low
Wildlife Value Bees
Uses Structural Accent, Shrub Border, Mass Planting
Texas Native Yes
Description A prickly pear cactus with a striking violet to purple cast in Winter and in drought-stress, brilliant yellow showy flowers bloom in Spring sometimes having a reddish base, extremely drought tolerant, Be mindful of spines.
Purple Prickly Pear Photo
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