Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia humifusa)
Deserts aren't the only places on Earth that have cacti! Scattered around a generous portion of eastern North America grows a lovely, sun loving species of cacti known as the Eastern Prickly Pear cactus. While seemingly out of place in many temperate regions, this interesting cactus still carries with it some of the habits of its desert dwelling relatives. Preferring full sun and sandy, dry conditions, the Eastern Prickly Pear cactus is a must have for the driest parts of your garden.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Dry
Height - 6 inches
Bloom Time - June, July
Bloom Color - Yellow
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.