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Opuntia fragilis and various forms of this species


One of my frames with Opuntia fragilis and hybrids
the frame is protected with a "roof" from October to May.


#19 Opuntia fragilis
Can be grown unprotected, Very hardy


#228C Opuntia fragilis forma denudata 'PINK FLOWERS'
South West Utah, it has almost no spines.
This one must be a hybrid, since Opuntia fragilis only have yellow flowers, or yellow with red to orange center



#228D Opuntia fragilis forma denudata
South West Utah, it has almost no spines.



#228F Opuntia fragilis forma denudata
South West Utah, it has almost no spines.


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#226 Opuntia fragilis Hybrid
from Kansas, grown from seeds sown 1991, seeds from Christa's Cactus #1684,
flat dark green pad, pink flower with orange stamens.
Growing in an unprotected bed.




#61A Opuntia fragilis
Grown from seeds collected South east Colorado.
Seeds from Christa's Cactus #1959, sown 1993.
A very small and hardy form !


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#974 Opuntia fragilis
South Western Colorado.
Grown from a cutting planted 1998 from LaMar Orton, #OFF05,
This form has 2,5 cm long red spines, that later turn black. It's LaMarís favorite Opuntia fragilis.
So far have I only tried it in a pot that are in a protected frame.




#975 Opuntia fragilis
Blaine Co., Idaho.
Grown from a cutting planted 1998 from LaMar Orton, #OFF06,
So far have I only tried it in a pot that are in a protected frame.




#1017 Opuntia fragilis
North Dakota.
Grown from a cutting planted 1998 from LaMar Orton, #OFF04,
So far have I only tried it in a pot that are in a protected frame.
Very good bloomer.

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