Santa-rita Tubac Prickly Pear
Opuntia violacea var. santa-rita
Large, beautiful yellow flowers rest on the outer edges of spine-covered, fleshy succulent pads. In winter the pads turn to a rich purple color and return to a soft blue-gray with warmer weather. An excellent choice for year-round beauty in arid xeric landscapes or containers. Evergreen.
Water NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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