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Opuntia X ‘Kelly’s Choice’ (Kelly’s Choice Prickly Pear)

Opuntia X 'Kelly’s Choice'
Kelly’s Choice Prickly Pear

This hybrid appears to have been produced from Opuntia basilaris or beavertail cactus and O. microdasys or bunny ears. This selection made by Kelly Jones, our propagator, has all the fine qualities of both. The compact growth form coupled with the intense pink flowers in the spring are a great combination. The plant will spread in width provided there is water available at the edge of the clump. This cactus is covered with tiny hairs known as glochids which are difficult to remove.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Pink
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Fast, Moderate
Height 3 (ft)
Spread 5 (ft)
Spacing 3' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen
Attracts Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Tolerance Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN

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