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Today's bloom is Opuntia (Opuntia azurea var. diplopurpurea)

Bloom of the Day for March 29th, 2014:

Type of plant: Perennials, Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: Red, Bright Yellow

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 10b

Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm), 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m), 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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RosinaBloom wrote:
Hi petralittledog, I have been 'Bloom of the Day' for March 27 & 29. Thank you for selecting my photos. Cheers, Annette

sunkissed wrote:
Very nice, I love the blooms on Prickly Pears. Maybe one day mine will bloom.

RosinaBloom wrote:
I was very fortunate to be able to photograph such a lovely specimen. My neighbour rescued this neglected one from a building site, so I was able to observe it every day to capture the pics that I got. So there's hope for yours yet, sunkissed!