•  

Baby Rita Prickly Pear

Opuntia basilaris hyb. 'Baby Rita'

Item 6950

Zones

There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden. Learn more >

USDA Zone:
7-11
Your zone may be too cold for this plant:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

An exceptional heat-loving dwarf hybrid with brilliant carmine colored flowers in a small padded, purple-skinned prickly pear. Thrives in a range from coast to inland deserts, and even into high altitude mountain areas! Loaded with spring blooms, the blue-grey purple-tinged foliage color intensifies to a vibrant purple in winter. Evergreen.

Extreme Close Up :: Credit: Monrovia Bloom :: Credit: Monrovia
Price from: Price: $0.00
Sorry, this plant is not available in your area.
Shipping is always FREE!

Shipping Timeline

Plant shipment depends on nursery location, the specific plant's productions timetable, local weather issues, and your location. In general, plants will ship after the last front date. We appreciate your patience and understanding with your shipping process and timeline.

Shipping Timeline:

Your plant(s) will begin shipping to Virginia on March 6th, 2019. As all of our plants are actively growing, we will only deliver them once they meet our rigorous quality and size standards.

Find a Garden Center

I'm gardening in: Ashburn, VA 20149
  • I'm gardening elsewhere:
Average Landscape Size
Slow growing; forms clumps 8 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Opuntia basilaris hyb. 'Baby Rita'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Mounding
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Foliage Color: No
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Contemporary ,   Mediterranean

Grows easily in average to lean, rocky, unimproved, fast-draining soils with low moisture. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish root system, allowing soil to become fairly dry between intervals. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Avoid excess winter moisture. Fertilize sparingly 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.

Write a Review For: Baby Rita Prickly Pear

*Rate this plant:

  • This is a required field.

* Required Fields

Shop Monrovia

Welcome to Shop Monrovia

Distinctively Better ® Plants

Monrovia is committed to enhancing the beauty and value of the North American landscape - one garden at a time. By producing hardiest plants in the industry, we offer you peace of mind and quality assurance that stands behind each and every Monrovia plant.

Shop Online in the 48 Contiguous US States

Enter a US ZIP code

Plants ordered through our online shop are only available for delivery through our participating Garden Centers in the 48 contiguous US states. Please provide a valid US ZIP code so that we can recommend plants based on where you are gardening.

PLEASE NOTE:

Unfortunately, the following item(s) is no longer available.

This item(s) will be removed from your shopping cart.
We apologize for this inconvenience.