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Santa Rita Tubac(TM) Prickly Pear

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Large yellow flowers rest on the outer edges of spine covered pads. In the winter the pads turn to a rich purple color and return to a soft blue gray with warmer weather. Photo credit: Richard Shiell


  • Full Sun

  • Low

  • Height
    3 - 5 feet

  • Spread
    4—7 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Opuntia santa-rita 'Tubac'
Plant Type Perennials, Cactus & Succulents
Plant Subtype SUCCULENT/CACTUS/YUCCA
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Low
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 8 - 11
Height 3 - 5 feet
Spread 4—7 feet
Habit Columnar
Special Uses Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Year-Round Interest
Landscape Uses Firescaping/Fire Wise
Flower Color Yellow
Bloom Time Spring, Summer

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