Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia humifusa)
Bloom colour: Yellow
Height: 8 - 18 inches
Soil: dry, sandy, rocky soil
Water Use: Low; drought and heat tolerant
Hardiness Zone 4-9 (click here to find your plant hardiness zone)
Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus attracts: Native bees and other pollinators
This clump-forming cactus will survive Ontario winters! Yes, it's amazing! It has showy yellow flowers and flat, green, prickly pads. The clumps can form up to 3 feet across when the plants are thriving, but are low to the ground. The fruits are red and edible! It's the perfect addition to a rock garden or a garden with sandy soil. WEAR GLOVES while working with this plant as the spines can cause skin irritation.