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Plants For The Southwest

High Country Gardens specializes in Southwest plants. Our plants for the Southwest have been garden-tested in Santa Fe, NM and are well-suited for the alkaline soils, drying winds, hot summers and freezing winters of New Mexico, Arizona, West Texas and Southern Californa. For the Sonoran Desert area, which requires plants suitable to extreme heat, please refer to our Desert Landscaping Plants, which are suited for the conditions of the Sonoran Desert and similar areas.

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FlowerKisser™ After Midnight English Lavender (Lavandula)

Plants For The Southwest

High Country Gardens specializes in Southwest plants. Our plants for the Southwest have been garden-tested in Santa Fe, NM and are well-suited for the alkaline soils, drying winds, hot summers and freezing winters of New Mexico, Arizona, West Texas and Southern Californa. For the Sonoran Desert area, which requires plants suitable to extreme heat, please refer to our Desert Landscaping Plants, which are suited for the conditions of the Sonoran Desert and similar areas.

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  1. Blue Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, Hardy Plumbago

    Hardy Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) a remarkable groundcover. It is an exceptional choice for shady areas, especially under trees and shrubs. It also grows in part and full ...

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    Hardy Plumbago (Ceratostigma) Hardy Plumbago, Leadwort Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
    As low as $9.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Hardy Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) a remarkable groundcover. It is an exceptional choice for shady areas, especially under trees and shrubs. It also grows in part and full sun, and thrives in most soils, including clay, testaments to the plant’s versatility as a long-lived piece of the garden fabric. Gardens all over the country can enjoy the profuse display of true blue flowers followed by striking burgundy-red fall foliage.
  2. Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard

    Red Jupiter‚s Beard is an everblooming Old World wildflower with clusters of tiny dark red flowers held over deep green foliage. A tough, durable plant, it thrives with minimal...

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    Red Valerian (Centranthus) Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard Centranthus ruber Coccineus
    As low as $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Red Jupiter's Beard is an everblooming Old World wildflower with clusters of tiny dark red flowers held over deep green foliage. A tough, durable plant, it thrives with minimal water and care once established. Great Butterfly plant.
  3. Orange Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet, Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet, Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet

    2001 Plant Select Winner 4-6„ tall x 15-18„ wide. Orange Carpet® is a vigorous perennial groundcover that blooms in mid- to late summer with a profusion of bright ora...

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    Orange Carpet® Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet (Zauschneria) Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet Orange Carpet® (Fire Chalice) Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet®
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    2001 Plant Select Winner 4-6" tall x 15-18" wide. Orange Carpet® is a vigorous perennial groundcover that blooms in mid- to late summer with a profusion of bright orange trumpet shaped flowers. Spreading with underground stems, this beauty is perfect for slopes and cascading over the edges of raised beds.
  4. Delosperma dyeri  Red Mountain Flame	, Red Mountain Flame Cold Hardy Ice Plant

    Delosperma Red Mountain® Flame is a tough, vigorous cold hardy Ice Plant with large blazing orange-red flowers in late spring and early summer. Delosperma Red Mountain Flame Ice ...

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    Red Mountain® Flame Ice Plant Red Mountain® Flame Hardy Ice Plant Delosperma x PWWG02S
    As low as $9.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Delosperma Red Mountain® Flame is a tough, vigorous cold hardy Ice Plant with large blazing orange-red flowers in late spring and early summer. Delosperma Red Mountain Flame Ice Plant is a Plant Select award winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  5. Lavender Ice Ice Plant, Delosperma Lavender Ice

    ‚Lavender Ice‚ Ice Plant has large, gorgeous lavender-pink flowers and a tidy mat of evergreen foliage that turns purplish in winter. Drought resistant/drought tolerant p...

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    Lavender Ice Ice Plant Lavender Ice Ice Plant Delosperma Lavender Ice
    As low as $8.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    'Lavender Ice' Ice Plant has large, gorgeous lavender-pink flowers and a tidy mat of evergreen foliage that turns purplish in winter. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric)..
  6. Western Sunflower, Helianthus occidentalis

    Western Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis) is a compact native perennial with large yellow-orange flowers. It blooms for many weeks in late summer, attracting a wide variety of inse...

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    Western Sunflower Western Sunflower Helianthus occidentalis
    $13.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Western Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis) is a compact native perennial with large yellow-orange flowers. It blooms for many weeks in late summer, attracting a wide variety of insect pollinators and seed-eating songbirds. It spreads by rhizomes to form large colonies, so it’s a great solution for poor soil sites. Give it room to spread alongside other meadow or prairie flowers.
  7. Aster oblongifolius Raydon's Favorite Courtesy of Northcreek Nurseries

    ‚Raydon‚s Favorite‚ Aster (Aster oblongifolius) is an essential fall-blooming perennial with showy violet-blue flowers that attract butterflies. A highly rated gard...

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    Raydon's Favorite Aromatic Aster Raydon's Favorite Aromatic Aster Aster oblongifolius Raydon's Favorite
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    'Raydon's Favorite' Aster (Aster oblongifolius) is an essential fall-blooming perennial with showy violet-blue flowers that attract butterflies. A highly rated garden performer that is widely adapted and grows in a variety of soil types.
  8. Mini Oat Grass, Poa secunda v. juncifolia

    Mini Oat Grass (Poa secunda v. juncifolia) is a Western native grass with blue-green foliage. Seeds emerge on stiff foliage and open up to create pale feathery fronds. In summer dry ...

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    Mini Oat Grass (Poa) Mini Oat Grass Poa secunda v. juncifolia
    $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Mini Oat Grass (Poa secunda v. juncifolia) is a Western native grass with blue-green foliage. Seeds emerge on stiff foliage and open up to create pale feathery fronds. In summer dry season, grass matures to a warm gold hue. A highly resilient and drought-resistant grass that serves as a host plant for many butterflies, its upright habit and seed textures are a beautiful addition to waterwise landscapes, including high elevations.
  9. Blue and Purple Penstemon strictus, Penstemon strictus, Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    Rocky Mountain beardtongue, with its spikes of bright blue flowers and evergreen foliage, is one of the easiest-to-grow Penstemon. Long-lived, this beauty thrives in most any well-dr...

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    Rocky Mountain Penstemon Rocky Mountain Beardtongue Penstemon strictus
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Rocky Mountain beardtongue, with its spikes of bright blue flowers and evergreen foliage, is one of the easiest-to-grow Penstemon. Long-lived, this beauty thrives in most any well-drained soil with full sun exposure. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  10. Giant Sacaton Grass, Sporobolus wrightii

    Fine, arching green foliage grows densely, with extravagant inflorescence rising 1-2 feet in late summer. Gold seed heads persist through the winter, catching the glow of afternoon l...

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    Giant Sacaton Grass Giant Sacaton Grass Sporobolus wrightii
    As low as $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Fine, arching green foliage grows densely, with extravagant inflorescence rising 1-2 feet in late summer. Gold seed heads persist through the winter, catching the glow of afternoon light. This resilient native grass is highly adaptable in a range of growing conditions, ideal as an impactful garden accent or a focal point in the landscape.
  11. Aster laevis Bluebird Closeup Courtesy of Mt. Cuba Center

    Bluebird Smooth Aster (Aster laevis ‚Bluebird‚) covers itself with a profusion of violet-blue flowers that bloom in late summer through fall. It is a highly-rated wildflo...

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    Bluebird Smooth Aster Bluebird Smooth Aster Aster laevis Bluebird
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Bluebird Smooth Aster (Aster laevis 'Bluebird') covers itself with a profusion of violet-blue flowers that bloom in late summer through fall. It is a highly-rated wildflower that attracts all types of native bees and butterflies including migrating Monarchs.
  12. Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta

    Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta) is a beautiful native wildflower, with blue-violet flowers blooming from the bottom up on tall flower spikes in mid-summer that attract bees and butte...

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    Hoary Vervain Hoary Vervain Verbena stricta
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta) is a beautiful native wildflower, with blue-violet flowers blooming from the bottom up on tall flower spikes in mid-summer that attract bees and butterflies. Ovate leaves are covered with whitish hairs, giving the foliage a silvery color and soft texture. Will naturalize and spread easily by reseeding. The seeds are a favorite food for seed-eating songbirds.
  13. Herman's Pride Yellow Archangel, Lamiastrum galeobdolon Herman's Pride

    Herman‚s Pride Variegated Yellow Archangel is one of our best Old World groundcovers for shade and semi-shade. Lamiastrum galeobdoblon Herman‚s Pride features short spike...

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    Herman's Pride Archangel (Lamiastrum) Herman's Pride Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon Herman's Pride
    As low as $8.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Herman's Pride Variegated Yellow Archangel is one of our best Old World groundcovers for shade and semi-shade. Lamiastrum galeobdoblon Herman's Pride features short spikes of bright yellow flower are held over variegated silver and green foliage, Blooms in late spring.
  14. Purple Love Grass, Eragrostis spectabilis

    Purple Love Grass (Eragrostis spectabilis) is a showy native grass that blooms in late summer with airy clouds of reddish-purple flowers. Purple Love Grass is a good choice for even ...

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    Purple Love Grass (Eragrostis) Purple Love Grass Eragrostis spectabilis
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Purple Love Grass (Eragrostis spectabilis) is a showy native grass that blooms in late summer with airy clouds of reddish-purple flowers. Purple Love Grass is a good choice for even the driest, lean soils, adding stunning color to the landscape. Plant in rock gardens, or mass plant in a naturalistic garden where it can naturalize and mix with other flowers and grasses.
  15. Hardy Yellow Ice Plant, Delosperma nubiginum

    2„ tall x 24„ wide. A large growing groundcover, hardy yellow ice plant is a vigorous, long blooming variety. The attractive bright evergreen foliage turns red in the wi...

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    Hardy Yellow Ice Plant Hardy Yellow Ice Plant Delosperma nubiginum
    As low as $8.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    2" tall x 24" wide. A large growing groundcover, hardy yellow ice plant is a vigorous, long blooming variety. The attractive bright evergreen foliage turns red in the winter months. An excellent choice for mountain gardens as well as at lower elevations. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  16. White Centranthus ruber Albus, Centranthus ruber Albus, White flowered Jupiter's Beard

    24-36„ x 24-30„ wide. The white flowered form of Jupiter‚s Beard that blooms all summer and make a wonderful companion to many other perennials. Drought resistant/...

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    White Valerian (Centranthus) White Valerian, Jupiter's Beard Centranthus ruber Albus
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    24-36" x 24-30" wide. The white flowered form of Jupiter's Beard that blooms all summer and make a wonderful companion to many other perennials. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  17. Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal, Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass close-up

    Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal‚) is a choice ornamental native grass named for its attractive, stiffly upright blue-gray foliage. It blooms ...

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    Heavy Metal Blue Switchgrass Heavy Metal Blue Switchgrass Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal
    As low as $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal') is a choice ornamental native grass named for its attractive, stiffly upright blue-gray foliage. It blooms with attractive tan flowering sprays in late summer.
  18. Prairie Dropseed Grass, Sporobolus heterolepis

    Prairie Dropseed Grass (Sporobolus heterolepis) is considered to be one of our most ornamental native species. It has graceful, fine-textured foliage with see-through fall seed heads...

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    Prairie Dropseed Grass Prairie Dropseed Grass Sporobolus heterolepis
    As low as $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Prairie Dropseed Grass (Sporobolus heterolepis) is considered to be one of our most ornamental native species. It has graceful, fine-textured foliage with see-through fall seed heads. An excellent performer in a wide range of conditions and soil types.
  19. Blue Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus, Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus, Hyssop

    Blue Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus) is one of the very best Old World plants for attracting and feeding bees and bumble bees. A medicinal herb, its aromatic foliage, an...

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    Blue Hyssop (Hyssopus) Blue Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus
    As low as $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Blue Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis ssp. aristadus) is one of the very best Old World plants for attracting and feeding bees and bumble bees. A medicinal herb, its aromatic foliage, and bright blue flowers are a highlight of the mid-summer garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  20. Superstar Aster Collection

    Our Superstar Aster Collection is an easy solution for late summer to fall color. Native Asters are important late-season food sources for bees and butterflies, including Monarchs. F...

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    Superstar Aster Collection Superstar Aster Collection
    $53.99
    Per Collection of 5
    Our Superstar Aster Collection is an easy solution for late summer to fall color. Native Asters are important late-season food sources for bees and butterflies, including Monarchs. Featuring five varieties of Asters for an array of colors and varying heights, this collection will refresh the garden with late season flowers, just as summer’s blooms begin to fade. Collection of 5 plants. (Symphyotrichum)
  21. Red Achillea millefolium Red Velvet, Achillea millefolium Red Velvet, Red Velvet Yarrow

    Red Velvet is one of the best with it deep rose-red, flat-topped flower heads that hold their color. Deep green, fine textured foliage, this yarrow is sure to attract butterflies whe...

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    Red Velvet Yarrow Red Velvet Yarrow Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'
    As low as $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Red Velvet is one of the best with it deep rose-red, flat-topped flower heads that hold their color. Deep green, fine textured foliage, this yarrow is sure to attract butterflies wherever it's planted. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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