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Due to these unusual times of CoVid-19 and the extremely high volume of orders that we have received here at Crimson Sage over the last 3 months, we have decided to stop taking new plant orders at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we need some time to fulfill our current orders and to replenish some of our inventory!! Thanks for your understanding, patience, and choosing to shop with a small, woman owned business. It is truly heart warming to see so many folks nationwide planting their Medicinal Gardens. We will be back up and running as soon as we can!

If you have already placed an order with us, we are shipping as much as possible each week and plan to get your orders shipped over the month of June into early July.

Due to these unusual times of CoVid-19 and the extremely high volume of orders that we have received here at Crimson Sage over the last 3 months, we have decided to stop taking new plant orders at this time. … More →
  • Echinacea purpurea or Purple Coneflower
  • Passionflower Passiflora incarnata
  • Evening Primrose "Ozark Sundrops"
  • Chinese Leopard Flower or Blackberry Lilly
  • Yellow Dotted Mint Monarda punctuata
  • Dandelion with a pollinator friend

Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus

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Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus.The Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus is very adaptable to non-desert situations . It will thrive in marginal soils and gets quite large if watered. Mature specimens can reach 16 feet!! In fact, ours gets so top heavy every few years that it collapses and roots itself in where it fell !! This variety has no spines, but it does have small prickly hairs which can be rubbed off after harvesting. The fruit is traditionally eaten and the paddle shaped leaves are used medicinally. Eaten as a vegetable and used as fodder for livestock!! Historically used to draw out infection in wounds and as a poultice for burns and various skin ailments. Eating the fruits has been shown to lower blood glucose levels and the fruits are prepared in numerous ways from pickled to jelly, while the young Prickly Pear pads can be peeled and added to salsas and salads. Plant in full sun with good drainage. Hardy to Zone 9.

Latin Name Opuntia ficus-indica var. inermis Nopales
 
 
 
 
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