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Bunny Ears

Opuntia microdasys

Item 039152

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USDA Zone:
8-11
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Description:

New pads are red and appear in pairs, like the ears of a rabbit, and soon mature to dark green. Yellow flowers, easy care and unique architectural form make this valuable as a specimen, patio container or security barrier plant. Evergreen.

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Price: $54.99
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Average Landscape Size
Mounding, segmented cactus 3 to 4 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Opuntia microdasys
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Flower Color: Yellow

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

History

Prickly pear cactus has been a staple of the Mexican and Central American diet for thousands of years. In parts of the U.S. it has been gaining popularity as an exotic, gourmet and healthy addition to one's diet. 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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