Escobaria missouriensis Pueblo, CO 5000ft
Escobaria missouriensis is named after the Missouri territory in the 1800s. In general this species grows from Canada to Mexico and from Texas to Arizona. This species is one of the most cold hardy species of cactus. Plants have taken -22F and grow easily in most habitat zones within the area. These plants are squat plants that can get many offsets and get quite large. Bright yellow flowers will fade to oranges or peaches. Seed for these plants came from near the college in Pueblo, CO (Colorado State University Pueblo).
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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