Opuntia polyacantha 'Citrus Punch' has orange & yellow spines & stunning flowers in apricot orange, copper & plum red.
Plains prickly pear (Opuntia polyacantha) is found from the Canadian prairies south to northern Mexico. 'Citrus Punch' was collected in Colorado. It has lovely orange and yellow spines and stunning multi-coloured flowers that emerge apricot orange deepening through tones of copper and plum red. Plant in full sun in sharply draining soil.
Common Name: Plains Prickly Pear
Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Orange
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: From the Canadian prairies and Great Plains of the US through the Western US to the Chihuahua Desert of northern Mexico in a wide range of habitat types.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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