Opuntia polyacantha 'Browse Pink' has bi-coloured red and white spines and dark pink flowers with yellow centres.
Plains prickly pear (Opuntia polyacantha) is found from the Canadian prairies south to northern Mexico. 'Browse Pink' has pretty, semi-double ruffled flowers in hot pink with yellow centres. The spines are bi-coloured in red and white providing quite the contrast to its blue-green foliage. A vigorous grower producing a 24 - 36 inch foot clump quite quickly. Plant in full sun in sharply draining soil.
Common Name: Plains Prickly Pear
Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-11
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
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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