Purple Prickly Pear Cactus
I visited Sonoma, AZ this July and fell in love with the little pink cactii that grow there. The flesh of the cactus pads came in shades of pink, with shades of turquoise blue to contrast. The taxonomy is: Opuntia violacea gosseliniana var. duraznilla, I believe.
Since I live in a warm climate (Florida, south of West Palm Beach), I thought they might survive here, too, but I knew I wouldn't be able to pass Dept. of Agriculture laws on importing between states, so I didn't try to do anything about it, at that time.
I couldn't do anything about it until now but, I would like to find out if they really could live here and, if so, where I can get one. Does anyone know?