Ellisiana Spineless Prickly Pear

Opuntia cacanapa 'Ellisiana'

Displays large, bright yellow blossoms in summer and is completely spineless. The prickly pear plant has three different edible sections: the pad of the cactus (nopal), which can be treated like a vegetable, the petals of the flowers, which can be added to salads, and the pear (tuna), which can be treated like a fruit.
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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Average Size at MaturityModerate to slow growing to 3 ft. tall, 4-6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid-summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic
Landscape UseBarrier, Firescaping/Firewise, Houseplant
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Provide a site with loose, well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season, approximately twice per month in summer, once per month or less often during winter. Drought tolerant once established.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

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