Grizzlybear Pricklypear

Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Cactus or Succulent
Plant Family: Cactaceae
Plant Description: Clump forming spiny cactus with bluish-green stems. Short spines grow one to three per cluster. Showy pink, yellow, bronze, or violet bowl-shaped flowers grow on the previous year's growth followed by spiny green fruit. Plant in well-drained soils. Do not overwater. Tolerates brief periods of 10°F but prefers lows of 45-50°F.
Plant Care: Remove dead or damaged stems. Prune as necessary to retain a desirable shape. Avoid overwatering.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 10
Mature Size: 4-12" tall x 36" wide
Utah Native: Yes
Plant Select: No
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Unknown
Pollinator Friendly: No
Foliage Interest: Yes
Localscapes: Infill Plant
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Bloom Color: Pink, Magenta
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Period: Apr - May

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun
Irrigation Requirement:     Very Low

Garden Location:

  • Not on display
    • Not on display
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter