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Postby Aud » Jun 20, 2007 10:51 pm

Prickly but the blooms look like a peony. The red one I am experimenting to see if it is hardy. It did pretty good last winter but we did not have our usual winter.

I want to develop a cactus area in my northern climate.

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Postby Annie » Jun 22, 2007 9:10 am

I have that yellow one, mine bloomed too. But only got one flower :( Last year there were a lot of flowers.

I like them :)
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Postby Marlys » Sep 23, 2007 12:53 pm

Aud,

I grow this cactus here in Pella, IA - zone 4-5. I dug it up in Arkansas & brought it home in a plastic bag. Here's a link to my website with "The Rest of the Story". I love the blooms. They are so perfect they don't even look real.

http://www.marlysgardens.com/cacti.php

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Postby wishiwere » Sep 24, 2007 7:20 am

Nice growing! My weeds are taking over the cactii garden. I really must get them more sun :( No blooms for any of them this year ;(
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Postby Gruntfuttock » Oct 09, 2007 7:11 pm

They are nice Aud. Having read that prickly pears are hardy I brought one home from Spain.

Wrong sort of prickly pear, these are not hardy and grow very rapidly to over 6' with each leaf over 1' high. I have it in the greenhouse, but I'm not sure what I'll do with it when it gets too big.

I may leave it there when I move house. :evil:
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Postby Muffy » Jun 27, 2008 8:09 pm

My pricklypear has a bunch of blooms. Can't wait til they open. Sad tho the blooms don't last very long.
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