Cactus pads we offer for sale
Opuntia fragilis (Spiny Cat’s Paw Cactus)
Simple yellow June flowers fade to apricot the second day. The plant is small and compact. 3″ high by 24″ wide. Fast grower. Zone 4, 3 pads $8
Opuntia fragilis ‘Bronze beauty’
Globe-shaped, spherical stems, short glochids and yellow flowers in June. Looks like small potatoes, 3″ high by 12”. Zone 4, 2 pads $8
Opuntia humifusa , Eastern Prickly Pear,
Due to its creeping habit Opuntia humifusa will hardly exceed 8″ (ca. 20 cm) in height, but its horizontal spread appears to be virtually unlimited if the plant is happy. The flowers are up to 2″ (ca. 5 cm) across. I had to about 1000 flowers on my patch. $8 per pad
Opuntia hybrid ‘Red Gem’
An apparent hybrid between basilaris or aurea with fragilis! The small, round, 2-3″ wide pads have very short spines and are fragile (pads break off easily). The petite, deep pink flowers in June are abundant. 4″ high by 18″ wide. Zone 4, $8 per pad
Opuntia phaeacantha – Long white spines, light yellow flowers (double), lots of cinnamon color glochids $8 per pad
Opuntia polyacantha ‘Bernalillo’ Very short white spines on a compact, tidy plant. Single, lemon yellow flower. Dark green pads turn bluish with cold weather. Zone 4, $8 per pad
Opuntia polyacantha v. polyacantha x fragilis ‘Claude Arno’
Abundant, deep rose flowers in June on very compact, petite plant. 4″ high by 18″ wide. Zone 3, $8 per pad
Opuntia polyacantha ‘Crystal Tide’
Near-white flowers with striking pink stamens in June. Compact habit with short, white spines. 6″ high by 24″ wide. Zone 4, $8 per pad
Opuntia polyacantha ‘Peter Pan’
A non-flowering, perpetual juvenile form. Snow white, short spines on small pads, 1″ wide by 3″ long. The tight, carpeting cushion is 3″ high by 24 inches wide. Great in the rock garden or in troughs. Love it Zone 3, $8 per pad
Opuntia polyacantha ‘Taylor’s Red’ temporarily unavailable.
Collected by Allan Taylor near Cheyenne-Wells, Colorado. Uniformly cloaked in 1 inch long white spines. Flowers in June. 8″ high by 48″ wide. zone 4, $8 per pad
Opuntia polyacantha (garden hybrids ), pads 5-7”, Zone 4. All $8 per pad :
Diamond – pale, almost white flowers, striking pink stamens
Dusty pink– beautiful , pink flowers, blooms profusely. Colour changes with age of flowers and light.
Lemon Sorbet– light yellow with hint of lime, an abundance of flowers
Orangina–start yellow then turns orange
Raspberry pink -, very bright pink, blooms profusely
Yellow “Tutu” – yellow blooms with little red, blooms profusely.
Opuntia rutila – Slightly flattened, cylindrical stems, pink or yellow flowers. 6″ high by 24″ wide. Zone 4, $8 per pad
Opuntia ssp (Saskatchewan) I got this one at garage sale. I was told by the owner of the garden that he collected it in Saskatchewan. This opuntia has rather small pads, very tidy habit and beautiful yellow flowers reassembling rose flowers. It is a slow grower, Zone 4, $8 per pad
Opuntia Tortispina, huge pads with beautiful, big pink flowers. Zone 5, $8 per pad
Opuntia viridiflora (Sante Fe Cholla) shrub like cactus, h- 30”, zone 5, flowers ?, never bloomed for me . Zone 5, $ 8 per pad temporarily unavailable.
Place orders by mail or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
63 Shoreview Road
Lindsay, ON K9V 4R5
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We only accept PayPal (to email@example.com) , money orders (made out to Anna Mizyn)
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Minimum order is $24.00 (cost before shipping)
Plants will be reserved once full payment is received.
Shipments are made from May to September, depending on weather. We like our plants to be fully filled out from their winter dehydration before we ship them.
All orders will be shipped by Canada Post-XPRESSPOST, at the beginning of the week to allow for delivery before that weekend, we will contact you by phone or email to let you know when plants have been shipped.
First Letter of Postal Code (1 to 6 pads)
- H, K, L, M, N – $14.00 – more than 6 pads $ 17.00
- B, C, E, G, J, P, R, S – $19.00 – more than 6 pads $ 22.00
- A, T, V, X, Y – $24.00 – more than 6 pads $ 27.00
For larger orders, contact us and we will advise you of the shipping cost.
If for any reason, you are not satisfied with the cactus pads that you receive from Anna’s Perennials, please contact us immediately within one week of receipt of cactus. We cannot guarantee the success of plants after this point because there are too many factors beyond our control.
Should you have any questions or problems pleased contact us via email or phone firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-799-0062.
How to plant
Opuntias will arrive as pad or stem cuttings. They should be placed in a dry, shaded, warm area to allow them to heal well. After that they can be planted. You can plant them in pots or directly in your prepared soil, ensuring the soil is well drained. Using kitchen tongs lay the pads on their side and press gently into the soil. Roots will form on the underside of the pad and give it a good start. Cacti should be planted in relatively dry soil and not watered in. They can be watered after a couple of weeks .
Alternatively, stick the pad with cut end into the soil so that the pad is vertical. The danger in this is that the wound where it was severed from the mother plant could become infected with bacteria or fungus. Erwinia bacteria (potato soft rot) is the common pathogen of newly planted cuttings.
Check for roots on the pads after opening the parcel, if they have already developed, plant that part in to well-drained soil immediately.
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