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Prickly Pear 'Old Mexico'

Prickly Pear 'Old Mexico'

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Opuntia gomei

'Old Mexico' Prickly Pear is an interesting spineless selection of Opuntia that grows to be a sprawling large shrub to 5 feet tall by 8 feet wide with large thin light green pads that have a wavy shape with scalloped edges. Large colorful yellow flowers appear in late spring to summer. Plant in full to part sun in a well-drained soil and water sparingly. It is hardy to around 10° F. 

While technically spineless, it does have tiny, nearly invisible glochids that embed themselves in skin and cause pain if you handle a pad with bare fingers.

Height: 4'-5'
Spread: 5'-8'
Bloom: May-August
Light: Full sun, Part Shade
Water: Low
Zone: 8, 9, 10
Origin: Texas, Mexico

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