Although this colorful cactus doesn't show its yellow blossoms
until late spring, the rich purple pads provide plenty of winter
interest. During the warmer months the pads are a soft blue-grey
color. Mix the purple prickly pear in with shrubs and perennials
for a softer effect. It is quite spiny, so set it well back from
high traffic areas. This plant will grow to 4 feet tall by 6
feet wide. Tubac™ needs full sun, good drainage, and is hardy
to 15° F. USDA Zone 8.