Prickly Pear ,CACTUS SEEDS (Opuntia humifus ) Perennial.
Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus) blooms from June to July with large bright yellow flowers two to three inches wide, sometimes with peach-colored centers. The stems and pads of Opuntia humifusa are flat and covered with clusters of short, very sharp bristles. Always wear thick gloves if/when you need to work around these plants! The barrel-shaped, edible fruits turn reddish purple as they ripen.
For winter survival, the pads dry up to the point of appearing dead before revival in spring.
Origin: US Native
Common Names: Low Prickly Pear, Devil' Tongue, Indian Fig, Smooth Prickly Pear
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 6' to 12'
Spacing: 18' to 24'
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
USDA Zone: 2b-10b
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify for 2 to 3 months for best results. Sow seeds just below the soil surface at 70F and water.