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Violet Prickly Pear (Opuntia gosseliniana var. duranzilla)

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

Violet Prickly Pear
Opuntia gosseliniana var. duranzilla

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

Thumbnail by Xenomorf
Hayward, CA

Any chance there is a dwarf version?. Mine have had some bad luck(thieves) over the years,but I can't see them with pads like yours. Maybe some day. Now,nobody can get to them also!

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

A Dwarf version of *this* species/variety? I've never seen one.

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