Opuntia humifusa (Smooth Prickly Pear Cactus)

This perennial cactus features fleshy flat pads covered in burgundy hair-like bristles, bearing large yellow flowers.

Blooms early summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant

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Zone Zone 2
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low Moisture
Native to Native

This deciduous perennial features variegated leaves of gray-green centres and butter yellow serrated edges that fade to pale creamy yellow. In early fall, delicate creamy white buds open to reveal pale pink flowers that are followed by russet red seed heads. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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This perennial features dark burgundy buds topped with bright royal flowers that grow on fragrant dark green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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This dwarf herbaceous perennial poppy features orange-red ‘crepe-paper’ flowers with dark basal blotches and dark purple centre stamens atop tall stems on a low mound of grayish-green thistle-like leaves that yellow and wither shortly after flowering. Mats of new foliage appear in fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring
1 ft tall x 0.5-0.75 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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