Opuntia macrocentra 'Kunzleri' is a Purple Prickly Pear with yellow flowers and bluish pads with spines. Pads take on a pink tint in winter.
Opuntia macrocentra 'Kunzleri' is a long-spined, broad form of a very beautiful Purple Prickly Pear. It has broad, bluish pads that tint to pink in winter. Pads are at least 6 inches wide and are topped with dark 'eyelash' spines. Yellow ruffled flowers with orange centres emerge in mid to late spring. Growth habit is up to 12 inches in height by 18 inches in width. Awesome in planters and rock gardens. Easy to grow in well-drained, gritty soil.
Common Name: Purple Prickly Pear
Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-10
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Openings in sandy forests, sandy savannas, sand prairies, gravel prairies, barrens and rocky bluffs, sandstone and limestone glades, sand dunes, rocky or sandy slopes and pastures.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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