Opuntia Santa Rita

Prickly Pear
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Plant Type

Succulent

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

4′ x 6′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Low water

Flower Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Deer Resistant, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Columnar

Sunset Garden Zones

2, 3, 7-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

11-Aug

Opuntia Santa Rita another of the prickly pear cacti bears large yellow flowers that rest on the outer edges of the plant’s spine covered pads. During winter these pads turn an attractive purple color and then return to soft blue gray when warmer weather arrives.  Opuntia Santa Rita like many of the prickly pear cacti provides year-round beauty especially in dry landscapes.   Santa Rita is quite suitable for container growing as well.

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