Saturday, July 10, 2010

Opuntia erinacea var. columbiana

This Opuntia was planted in the front garden in the cactus bed three years ago. The flowers are a beautiful golden yellow with red centers. It originally comes from the Hills Canyon of northeast Oregon with several other Opuntias. Classified a mixed blood, it is adorned with white and golden spines on clumps. Grows 6" to 8" in height and a space about 3' wide. Opuntias like full sun, sharp drainage (lots of pumice), and the occasional summer thunderstorms.

USDA hardiness zone 5

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