Opuntia basilaris ssp. longaerolata Marble Canyon, AZ
Opuntia basilaris ssp. longareolata from Marble Canyon, AZ is a medium to smaller Beaver-tail Prickly Pear that has done the best in our garden. We have had this plant in our garden for 20 years, they have proven cold hardy taking -22F and -17F several times. Plants can get 12" tall and 2ft wide. Radical drainage is a must for this species, regardelss the form or subspecies.
Rooted plants in 4" pots are what is being sold.
I do not guarantee these in a zone 5/6 because everyones growing conditions are different but this would be a good trial plant to grow in your cold outdoor garden. Try to plant outdoor 90 days before 1st hard freeze.
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