Opuntia violacea 'Santa Rita'- This gorgeous purple Prickly Pear is native to Texas, Northern Mexico and Arizona. Beautiful round pads are glaucous blue in winter turning purple/red in hot dry weather. New growth is a beautiful, mahogany-purple. Grows 3-5 feet high and wide with beautiful yellow flowers that are a knockout against the purple pads!
Full sun with well-drained soil and very little to no supplemental irrigation. However, it will look it's best if given a touch of irrigation during very dry periods.
Very heat tolerant and hardy to approx. 0 degrees F. USDA zones 7a-13b
Pot size 5 inch. Most are a fully rooted, single mature pad with new growth.
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