Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia compressa syn. O. humifusa ) 仙人掌
Very hardy perennial– cactus. Easy to grow, in fact in many parts of US and Canada you can find them easily in the wild in full sun location.. In winter time they look weak or even died above ground but they recover quickly in spring! Wow!
In summer they have pretty yellow flowers which attract bees and butterflies. USDA Zones:2-10. Mature size is just over 1′ high and wide. Slow growth.
這種在北美各地分布很廣的仙人掌是可以食用的仙人掌. 非常強健,易栽種,耐寒,耐熱也耐旱. 夏季開美麗的黃色小花,隨後結可食的小果實. 花頗吸引蜂蝶等昆蟲. 成熟株高及寬幅僅1呎多一點. 冬天嚴寒時會假死,春天又很快復原. 很是適合岩砌花園,自然化的花園. 全日照,不需維護或澆水. 生長速度慢.