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Opuntia aurea 'Coombes Winter Glow'


Opuntia aurea 'Coombes Winter Glow' is a hardy evergreen Prickly Pear with bright pink flowers and green pads that turn dark purple in winter.

Opuntia aurea 'Coombes Winter Glow' is a wonderful, spineless Prickly Pear, well almost spineless, with a few small spines along the topmost edges of its beavertail-like pads. What's also really cool about this cactus is its all-season interest. Late spring sees large, bright fuchsia-coloured flowers emerge that are delicately ruffled with yellow centres up to 4 inches wide. The green pads turn deep purple in winter. Cold hardy to -28 C. Its growth habit can reach up to 24 inches tall with a spread of 48 inches. Plant in full sun with sharp drainage. Use in alpine and rock gardens. Suitable for xeriscaping.

Common Name: Prickly Pear

Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Drought Tolerant, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Very arid regions


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Americas - Central and South America

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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