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Opuntia santa-rita - Violet Prickly Pear - Fresh Seeds
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Opuntia santa-rita - Violet Prickly Pear - Fresh Seeds

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Opuntia santa-rita - Violet Prickly Pear

This listing is for a pack of 10 seeds.

This is an unusual prickly pear from Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona. It is primarily unusual due to the violet flush on its pads.  It grows to 1.6 metres tall with a similar spread, the pads are large and flat and develop the colouration as they mature, it is stronger in brighter light.

It flowers in the spring and early summer, the flowers are red or yellow, depending upon where it comes from within its range.  The flowers, where pollinated, are followed fleshy fruits which will also ripen with a purple flush. It will flower best after a cool winter rest.

The plant can be grown in zones 7 through to 10 being reliably hardy down to - 18 Celsius (0 Deg F), making it suitable for growth almost anywhere that a dry and free draining winter location can be provided, remember it is not the cold that kills these plants but cold and wet.  By keeping the plants dry in the colder months adds many degrees of hardiness to the plants.

Easy from seed, full instructions can be found by visiting my 'About Me' page and clicking on my store link there.  Indeed seed growing is the best way to ensure hardiness in any particular location by allowing the plants to grow and establish to the prevailing conditions.



 
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