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Prickly Pear Collection - Opuntia Mix

Prickly Pear is abundant in the Sonoran Desert and provides interesting shapes, colors and textures to urban landscapes. The fruit and pads are food for birds, insects, and mammals such as javelina. They are drought-tolerant, frost-tolerant, and easy to plant and care for. When planted near, but not in, a water-harvesting basin they will grow quickly and provide a bounty of juicy fruits and pads.

All prickly pears love hot dry summers, need minimal water and can stand a fair amount of cold. In the Sonoran desert where this one comes from, it sails through winter frost, even an occasional snowfall, and is hardy in zones 8-11.

This mix contains: Opuntia engelmanii, aciculata, rufida, macrocentra, paraguayensis, phaeacantha, santa rita, basilaris and others. Have fun!

20 seeds

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