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Great Design Plant: Beavertail Prickly Pear
 

Great Design Plant: Beavertail Prickly Pear

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Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting added this to Great Design Plant: Beavertail Prickly Pear Wows With Color
Botanical name: Opuntia basilarisCommon name: Beavertail prickly pearOrigin: Native to the desert regions of Arizona, California, Nevada and southern Utah as well as the northern region of MexicoWhere it will grow: Hardy to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zone 7; find your zone)Water requirement: LowLight requirement: Full sunMature size: 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wideBenefits and tolerances: Extremely drought tolerant once established; although it can survive without supplemental irrigation, watering deeply twice during the summer (in the absence of rain) will improve its growth and springtime floweringSeasonal interest: Magenta flowers in spring through early summerWhen to plant: In spring or fall, from transplants or from a single prickly pear pad

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billsammons added this to Landscape Ideas
September 11, 2014
prickly pear
amys12503 added this to Shed - Garden
August 22, 2014
Beavertail prickly pear
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August 14, 2014
ing or early summer, and you’ll halt at the sight of vivid magenta flowers bursting forth from this medium-size prickly pear. Beavertail prickly pear’s lack of long spines and presence of attractive gray-blue pads are just a few more reasons desert dwellers will be hurrying to find a place in their landscape to plant this lovely cactus. by Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting SaveEmail Botanical name: Opuntia basilaris Common name: Beavertail prickly pear Origin: Native to the desert regions of Arizona, California, Nevada and southern Utah as well as the northern region of Mexico Where it will grow: Hardy to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zone 7; find your zone) Water requirement: Low Light requirement: Full sun Mature size: 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Extremely drought tolerant once established; although it can survive without supplemental irrigation, watering deeply twice during the summer (in the absence of rain) will improve its growth and springtime flowering Seasonal interest: Magenta flowers in spring through early summer When to plant: In spring or fall, from transplants or from a single prickly pear pad
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July 27, 2014
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July 18, 2014
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July 18, 2014
Botanical name: Opuntia basilaris Common name: Beavertail prickly pear
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July 17, 2014
Beavertail prickly pear
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July 16, 2014
Botanical name: Opuntia basilaris Common name: Beavertail prickly pear Origin: Native to the desert regions of Arizona, California, Nevada and southern Utah as well as the northern region of Mexico Where it will grow: Hardy to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zone 7; find your zone) Water requirement: Low Light requirement: Full sun Mature size: 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide
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July 16, 2014
Botanical name: Opuntia basilaris Common name: Beavertail prickly pear Origin: Native to the desert regions of Arizona, California, Nevada and southern Utah as well as the northern region of Mexico Where it will grow: Hardy to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zone 7; find your zone) Water requirement: Low Light requirement: Full sun Mature size: 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Extremely drought tolerant once established; although it can survive without supplemental irrigation, watering deeply twice during the summer (in the absence of rain) will improve its growth and springtime flowering Seasonal interest: Magenta flowers in spring through early summer When to plant: In spring or fall, from transplants or from a single prickly pear pad by Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting Distinguishing traits. During spring the vivid magenta flowers get all of the attention. The flowers contrast beautifully with the gray-green pads. The flowers are just one reason to add this cactus to your desert garden. Like all cacti, beavertail prickly pear is a succulent and stores water in its pads. As its common name infers, the pads are shaped like a beaver’s tail (although it is unlikely you will ever see a beaver living where this prickly pear grows). The pads are approximately 6 inches long and 4 inches wide. Unlike some other prickly pear species, this one does not become a huge, overgrown mass. It has a neat growth habit, reaching approximately 1 foot high and up to 4 feet across in size.
katejacobsen added this to katejacobsen's ideas
July 16, 2014
Beaver tail prickly pear. Just the right color.
patricemb1 added this to Landscape Ideas
July 16, 2014
Botanical name: Opuntia basilaris Common name: Beavertail prickly pear Origin: Native to the desert regions of Arizona, California, Nevada and southern Utah as well as the northern region of Mexico Where it will grow: Hardy to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zone 7; find your zone) Water requirement: Low Light requirement: Full sun Mature size: 3 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Extremely drought tolerant once established; although it can survive without supplemental irrigation, watering deeply twice during the summer (in the absence of rain) will improve its growth and springtime flowering Seasonal interest: Magenta flowers in spring through early summer When to plant: In spring or fall, from transplants or from a single prickly pear pad
Mark Resler added this to mark_resler's ideas
July 16, 2014
The magenta flowers on this beaver tail prickly pear cactus
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July 16, 2014
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July 16, 2014
Desert flowers
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July 12, 2014
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clarymom added this to Landscaping
July 11, 2014
The blooms are beautiful
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July 11, 2014
Color flowers
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July 9, 2014
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Cactus inspiration
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