Cactus Pads- winter hardy cactus
We are no longer shipping cactus for the unseen future, and can not take any more orders.
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Cactus pads we offer for sale
Opuntia cymochila x fragilis ‘Smithwick’ limited
Named after Claude Barr’s hometown. Golden spines and yellow flowers. 5″ high by 24″ wide. Hardy through zone 3. $ 10. One of my favorites, small pads, huge flowers, easy to grow.
Opuntia erinacea var hystricina ( LaMar), only a few pads available, $12, rooted pad
Oval pads covered with very long spines, beautiful, slow, zone 5, color?
Opuntia Albera Sunset -$12 each
Opuntia fragilis “Black Cat”
This dark-spined Cat’s Paw forms a tight mound. The glossy, dark spines make a real show. Yellow flowers in June. zone 4 (3?), $12 each
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 3, 3 urooted 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, $10 each
Opuntia fragilis “Pony”
Large, rich magenta-pink flowers with yellow centers on the small plant. zone 4 (3?) $10 each
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. zone 4 $12 each
Opuntia humifusa Point Pelee- Few long spines on the top of the pad. Yellow flowers, big fruit. zone 4 $12 each
Opuntia hybrid ‘Red Gem’, An apparent hybrid between basilar 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, $ 10 each
Opuntia macrorhiza-almost round pads, bluish in color, covered with numerous tufts of bristles (glochids) in brown/reddish color. Masses of flowers, yellow with red, lots of fruit zone 5. Very nice plant, $8 per pad N/A in 2022
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 unrooted 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, $10 each
Opuntia polyacantha ‘Crystal Tide’, great selection for beginners, hard to kill, very hardy
Near-white flowers with striking pink stamens in June. Compact habit with short, white spines. 6″ high by 24″ wide. Zone 4, $10 each
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, $ 10
Opuntia polyacantha -Redcliff Alberta (JB), yellow/peach flower, beautiful, $ 8 per pad, N/A 1n 2022
Opuntia polyacantha (garden hybrids ), pads 5-7”, Zone 4. $10 each
Diamond – pale, almost white flowers, striking pink stamens, flower petals are pointed, very easy
Dusty pink– beautiful, pink flowers, blooms profusely. Color changes with the age of flowers and light. This one is the easiest and best-growing cactus. N/A in 2022
Lemon Sorbet– light yellow with a hint of lime, an abundance of flowers. Very easy to grow, great plant.
Orangina–start yellow then turns orange. Easy to grow
Yellow “Tutu” – yellow blooms with little red, blooms profusely.
Opuntia rutila – Slightly flattened, cylindrical stems, yellow flowers. 6″ high by 24″ wide. Zone 4, $10
Opuntia spp (Saskatchewan) I got this one at a garage sale. I was told by the owner of the garden that he collected it in Saskatchewan. This opuntia has rather small pads, a very tidy habit, and beautiful yellow flowers reassembling rose flowers. It is a slow grower, Zone 4, $10
Opuntia polyacantha ex ‘Wavy Gravy’
My original plant had wavy pads, unfortunately, I had no time to remove the regular growth so the whole plant reversed and has regular pads. Since it is a well-growing plant and has beautiful flowers I do recommend it. Yellow aging to peach. zone 5(4?) $10
Sempervivums are sent bare roots, with the name tag. Usually, 3-5 rosettes depend on the plant. Price $5 per plant unless stated otherwise. (Chick Charm)
Place orders by mail or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When ordering, please email me your address. If you want to make changes to the order, make changes and send me your order again.
63 Shoreview Road
Lindsay, ON K9V 4R5
Sorry, we cannot accept phone orders, COD’s, or credit cards.
We only accept Interac e transfer or PayPal (to email@example.com)
The minimum order is $32.00 (cost before shipping)
Plants will be reserved once full payment is received.
Shipments are made from May to August, depending on the 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 5 pads)
H, K, L, M, N – $20.00 – more than 5 pads $ 22.00
B, C, E, G, J, P, R, S – $24.00 – more than 5 pads $ 2600
A, T, V, X, Y – $28.00 – more than 5 pads $ 30.00
For larger orders, contact us and we will advise you of the shipping cost.
Full payment is due with your order. PayPal or Interac e-Transfer are our only terms- we do not accept COD orders.
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 the 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 please contact us via email or phone firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-799-0062.
How to plant
Opuntias will arrive as a 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 a 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.
Any part of cactus pad touching soil will root
Check for roots on the pads after opening the parcel, if they have already developed, a plant that part into well-drained soil immediately.
- All stock is in good condition on leaving our nursery.
- No warranty is made as to the productiveness of any stock sold.
- Returns are not accepted.
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