Opuntia santa-rita | Purple Prickly Pear

(Opuntia violacea santa-rita)

When conditions are dry or cold, the pads of Purple Prickly Pear often turn an attractive purplish color. Pads are usually armed with bristle-like spines. Canopy coverage: 20 square feet.

Water Requirement: very low

Sun Exposure: reflected sun, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 15F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 4 feet high

Width: 5 feet wide


Foliage Color: green, purple

Flower Color: yellow

Flower Season: spring