Opuntia ‘Pinta Rita’

Common Name: Pinta Rita Prickly Pear

Opuntia Pinta Rita Prickly Pear is a very special cultivar of the ‘Santa Rita Prickly Pear’. The differences are as follows: intensified purple tinting of the turquoise under-color of the plant’s pads; much longer season flowering (from Spring through Fall); and new growth is bright red! Hardy to mid teens. Can grow to be about 3 feet tall and spread up to 6’ or more.



  • Type: Cactus
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height: 3 Feet
  • Width: 6 Feet
  • Hardy To: -20° F
  • Blooms: Purple/Red, Spring/Fall