'San Juan Grey' is a hybrid of Opuntia fragilis and O. erinacea with grey-green, flattened pads with short black & grey spines.
'San Juan Grey' is a hybrid of Opuntia fragilis and O. erinacea selected from a hybrid swarm near Moab, Utah by our friends at Cistus Nursery. This form has distinctly grey-green, slightly flattened pads with short orange spines that age to black and grey accented with warm yellow flowers. Plant in full sun in sharply draining soil.
Common Name: Prickly Pear
Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Dry prairies, sandhills and rocks.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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