Opuntia polyacantha 'Dark Knight'

Also known as:

  • Opuntia rhodantha 'Dark Knight'
  • Dark Knight Prickly Pear Cactus

Plant Type

perennial, cactus / succulent

Zones

4a-9b

Size

H:10"
W:4'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

low, drought tolerant

Special Situation:

verticillium wilt resistant

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flower Color:

pink, lavender

Foliage Color:

purple

Wildlife:

deer resistant

Flower Season:

spring, summer

Foliage Season:

evergreen

Tags

spiny
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This striking opuntia, a Claude Barr selection, has long white spines on distinctive pads of purple green, becoming more purple in winter cold. Colorful and even more so in late spring to early summer when the bright, lavender-pink flowers with golden stamens first appear. To 10" tall x 4' wide in sun and lean, well-drained soil. Frost hardy in USDA zone 4. Cactaceae

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