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PlantFiles Pictures: Violet Prickly Pear (Opuntia gosseliniana var. duranzilla)

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Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)

January 19, 2013
9:38 AM

Post #9390097

Violet Prickly Pear
Opuntia gosseliniana var. duraznilla

January 19, 2013. mid Winter, Phoenix AZ, zone 9b. No protection necessary from cold or sun in Phoenix.

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Hayward, CA

May 18, 2015
10:57 AM

Post #10075973

That is not like mine. Much different. The spines on mine are arrow straight,never wavy. And the pads are also at most half that size. Plus- that one shows very little purple.

I might not know what it is..but I gave away a couple to Cacti collectors who are friends of a cousin. They said its their favorite plant now. Lots of color.


Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2015
12:38 PM

Post #10079457

Some clones exhibit more purple than others. Growing conditions can also affect the size of the pads. But as for the arrow straight spines, That might indicate a different species. Do you have any photos of the one you are referring to?


Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 23, 2015
1:59 PM

Post #10079480

Bay Area is probably referring to the 2 photos he posted under the same name, Phil.

And you are right, just a great color!!

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