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Opuntia polyacantha 'Wasatch Red'


Opuntia polyacantha 'Wasatch Red' is a beautiful reddish-pink flowered form from Wasatch County, Utah at 6000 feet.

Plains prickly pear (Opuntia polyacantha) is found from the Canadian prairies south to northern Mexico. 'Wasatch Red' is a beautiful reddish-pink flowered form from Wasatch County, Utah at 6000 feet. Plant in full sun in sharply draining soil.

Common Name: Plains Prickly Pear

Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

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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