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Opuntia macrocentra 'Kunzleri'


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

Height: 4-8"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes


Benefits: Bees

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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