Skip to product information
1 of 1

Cistus Nursery

*RETAIL - Opuntia fragilis x polyacantha (?) [Nyssa, Oregon]

*RETAIL - Opuntia fragilis x polyacantha (?) [Nyssa, Oregon]

*THIS SIZE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN OUR RETAIL NURSERY

This population, now almost gone because of nearby farming, covers the parched, alkaline shadscale-covered hills near Nyssa, Oregon. Probably an intermediate between O. polyacantha, or O. erinacea, and O. fragilis, the half-dome clump consisting of 3" long, bluish pads strikingly adorned with long white spines and orange glochids. Yellow mid-spring flowers age towards pink. This, one of our more unusual collections, has been quite easy in cultivation given bright light. Probably frost hardy to -30F, USDA zone 4.

BRITTLE PRICKLY PEAR

Cactaceae

Size
View full details