Echinocactus texensis 'Horse-Crippler' Clovis, NM
Echinocactus texensis is commonly called Horse Crippler Cactus and is found on clay pans across the eastern plains of New Mexico. This clone was seed grown and from one of the furthest north locations near Clovis, NM. This location is growing with buffalo grass but this probably aides drainage. From personal gardening this plant wants some really good drainage and should be protected from the sun with a piece of cloth when first planted till it is aclimated to the spot. Plants have take -22F and many negative teen weather events.
I do not guarantee these in a zone 5 because everyones growing conditions are different but this would be a good trial plant to grow in your cold outdoor garden. Try to plant outdoor 90 days before 1st hard freeze.
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