Plant Details: Santa Rita prickly pear
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Santa Rita prickly pear
This is in my opinion one of the the most beautiful native species of Opuntia one could have in a dry garden setting. It has a very nice steel blue green or aqua green color round pads with a stunning lavender maroon rim around each pad. It produces yellow flowers with an apricot center eye. Our plant here at Native Oasis Botanical Garden is 6 years old from one pad and as of 1/15/10 now is now 3' high x 6'wide and this size is with me removing many pads per year to sell. It is not the heaviest flowering species but the pads are more than enough show to draw attention in your garden.
As always with this species, quantities are limited.
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