Prickly Pear Cactus-Gal Pot
(Opuntia cycloides) This cactus is great for growing in a pot or in the ground. It is hardy and easy to grow. Use about 6' of pea gravel and little or no soil for drainage. It grows 5-7' tall, tallest in mild winter areas and has beautiful yellow flowers with a red throat and purple 3' long sweet fruit. The fruit is used to make jelly. Surprisingly, it thrives in the Pacific NW.