Opuntia phaeacantha | Tulip Prickly Pear

Its sprawling form and ease in which it propagates itself makes this a good barrier plant. Hybridizes easily so appearance and flower color is variable. Supplies interest for several months of the year due to large flowers followed by edible fruits that persist on the plant for months, or until they are eaten by wildlife. Canopy coverage: 50 square feet.

Water Requirement: very low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, reflected sun, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 0F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 3 feet high

Width: 8 feet wide


Foliage Color: light green

Flower Color: yellow

Flower Season: spring, summer

Wildlife: birds