Opuntia cacanapa 'Ellisiana'

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  • Common Name: Ellisiana Spineless Prickly Pear
  • Plant Story:

    A cold-hardy cactus, Opuntia cacanapa 'Ellisiana' features gray-green spineless pads with large bright yellow flowers in the late summer. Flowers are followed by large red pears. Deer resistant. Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds.

  • Type: Perennial Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Planting Zone: 6-10
  • Height: 2-3 ft
  • Spread: 4-6 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Rock gardens
  • Leaf: Grey green spineless pads
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Birds,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Form: Clump-forming
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Grown in sandy, well-drained soil. Drought tolerance once established.


Ellisiana Spineless Prickly Pear - Additional Photos