Origin: US Native
Other Common Names: Low Prickly Pear, Devil' Tongue, Indian Fig, Smooth Prickly Pear
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 6” to 12”
Spacing: 18” to 24”
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
USDA Zone: 4b-10b
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify for 2 to 3 months for best results. Sow seeds just below the soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 2500
The Eastern Prickly Pear is a low growing cactus with a reclining and creeping growth habit! The plant is made up of flat, fleshy pads covered with minute barbs, and pretty, bright yellow blossoms. The edible red fruit which follows the flower may be eaten raw or in jellies! Fleshy pads are also edible if peeled, and the seeds have also been ground and many parts of the plant have been used medicinally. Loves full sun and well-drained soils!
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Note: Many wildflowers can grow in areas outside of their natural range.
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