Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus - Opuntia humifusa

  • $ 500

Features: Yes, you can grow cactus here. This is our only native midwest cactus! It hunkers down for the winter then perks back up and makes new lobes each summer. Bright yellow blooms attract pollinators of all kinds. Pads and seeds are edible. Read information here: Prickly Pear Cactus edible

Light: Full sun

Soil: Dry, sandy soil. Thrives with no added watering!

Height:  Up to 1 foot

Blooms: June to July

See more information and photos at: Illinois Wildflowers and USDA Plants Database

Image 1 from SEWilco via Wikimedia Commons, 2 Carolyn Cullen, Wild Ones member

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