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CURRENT MOON

 

Cactus
 

                                                            
 
Evergreen Sun

Opuntia spp.                                           Ht. 2-6 Spread 4-6

o-PUN-tee-ah                                           Spacing 2-4

HABIT:  Yellow to red flowers in spring, red to purple edible fruit in fall.

CULTURE:   Flat pads covered with tufts of spines.

USES:   Maintenance free spring flowers.

PROBLEMS:  Spines can be a nuisance.

NOTES:  Texas prickly pear is Opuntia lindheimeri. Opuntia imbricata is the native Cholla or Walking Stick.

 


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