A wonderfully colored Opuntia hybrid! Bright purple stipules with long black spines dipped in white at the tips. Resembles porcupine spines. New pads grow from the top of the preceding pad, and are covered in rubbery follicles before spines emerge. Brilliant, fragrant yellow flowers in the spring give way to red fruits. This cactus boasts a color display to rival any species. Large rooted pads.