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Opuntia imbricata Seeds

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Purple Texas Cholla (Opuntia imbricata) This is a very hardy variety of cholla imbricata which originates in Texas that will have very nice dark purple to magneta blooms in early summer. It is an upright grower, getting from 6-10 ft. tall. It is made up of individual joints from 6-10" long that may also be dried for use as orchid or tillandsia mounts. It is cold hardy down to -20ยบ without protection and has no insects or predators. Height: 6-10 ft. (1.2-3 m) Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) Hardiness: USDA Zone 4 - 11 Sun Exposure: Full Sun Danger: Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling Bloom Color: Magenta (Pink-Purple) Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Foliage: Deciduous Succulent Other details: Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Propagation Methods: From woody stem cuttings From softwood cuttings Allow cut surface to callous over before planting From seed; direct sow after last frost Seed Collecting: Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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