Opuntia compressa syn. O. humifusa


This extremely drought resistant North American Native cactus has many desirable design attributes to enhance a green roof. Round or oval shaped foliage adds a sculptural element and stands out, when planted among carpet-forming plants. Large bright yellow flowers with maroon highlights bloom in early summer. Please note that these plants naturally grow sharp spines. Small quantities of similar species also available – ask for details! Plants sold as individual pads.


  • Botanical Name: Opuntia compressa syn. O. humifusa
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Plant Type: Hardy Succulent
  • Plant Usage: Accent, Ground Cover
  • Hardiness Zone: 4
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Winter Interest: Green Foliage
  • Height: 8"
  • Spread: 12"
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Origin: Eastern and Central US
  • Self Sowing: Occasionally
  • Shade Tolerant: No
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