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Products > Pereskia 'Pink Rose'
 
Pereskia 'Pink Rose' - Rose Cactus

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Cactaceae (Cactus)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Flower Color: Lavender Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (Pereskia bleo x uebelmanii?)
Height: 6-10 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Pereskia 'Pink Rose' (Rose Cactus) - Pereskia is a primitive shrubby cactus that clambers to 6-12 feet tall with lush green leaves that flush reddish when first emerging and produces flowers that resemble wild roses. This plant is reportedly a hybrid of Pereskia bleo. The flowers on this cross are lavender. Long needle-like thorns grow from the leaf bases, so handle carefully ! It should be pruned after flowering to promote bushiness. Plant in full to part sun and give moderate to regular water. Will take a light frost though we have seen tip damage at 30 F. We grew this plant from 2006 until 2008.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Pereskia 'Pink Rose'.