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Opuntia "Pink and Blue"


Opuntia "Pink and Blue" has bluish pads that flush purple in winter and pink flowers.

We've lost the name of this beautiful Opuntia or pricklypear so we call it "Pink and Blue" though it could be 'Dark Knight'. If you're an expert and recognize it, let us know! It has pink flowers and beautiful bluish pads that flush with gorgeous purple tones in winter and under stress. The spines are long and burgundy or white. Plant in full sun in sharply draining soil. Protect from winter rain on the West Coast. We're just guessing at zone 5 hardy.

Common Name: Pricklypear Cactus

Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Dry prairies, sandhills, and rocky areas.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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