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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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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. Davis Showy Milkweed

    Davis Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa 'Davis') is an outstanding western form of this widespread species. 'Davis' Milkweed is grown for its vigor, showy silver-grey foliage, and l...

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    Davis Showy Milkweed Davis Showy Milkweed Asclepias speciosa Davis
    As low as $10.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Davis Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa 'Davis') is an outstanding western form of this widespread species. 'Davis' Milkweed is grown for its vigor, showy silver-grey foliage, and large pink flower heads. Recommended for use in the West.
  2. Blue Linum perenne Appar, Appar Blue Flax close up

    Appar Blue Flax (Linum perenne Appar) is a dwarf form of Blue Flax that covers itself with bright blue flowers held over stout wiry stems and blooms for several months beginning in l...

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    Appar Blue Flax (Linum) Appar Blue Flax Linum perenne Appar
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Appar Blue Flax (Linum perenne Appar) is a dwarf form of Blue Flax that covers itself with bright blue flowers held over stout wiry stems and blooms for several months beginning in late spring. Appar Blue Flax loves poor soils and drier conditions in the garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric). 18" x 18" wide.
  3. Salvia sylvestris Caradonna Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

    Caradonna’ is a beautiful Old World sage with tall, very dark purple flower stems and stunning blue-violet flowers. The plant has a strong vertical habit and is a superb nectar sou...

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    Caradonna Salvia Caradonna Meadow Sage Salvia sylvestris Caradonna
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Caradonna’ is a beautiful Old World sage with tall, very dark purple flower stems and stunning blue-violet flowers. The plant has a strong vertical habit and is a superb nectar source for honeybees.
  4. Dasylirion texanum, Texas Sotol

    Texas Sotol (Dasylirion texanum) is a showy, very cold hardy succulent that brings the look of the Southwest to wherever it's planted. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric...

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    Texas Sotol (Dasylirion) Texas Sotol Dasylirion texanum
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Texas Sotol (Dasylirion texanum) is a showy, very cold hardy succulent that brings the look of the Southwest to wherever it's planted. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  5. Mellow Yellows Coneflower, Echinacea 'Mellow Yellows'

    Mellow Yellows Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a study in harmony with beautiful blossoms ranging from cream to gold. Blooming from early summer to first frost, Mellow Yellows has...

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    Mellow Yellows Echinacea Mellow Yellows Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Mellow Yellows
    As low as $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Mellow Yellows Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a study in harmony with beautiful blossoms ranging from cream to gold. Blooming from early summer to first frost, Mellow Yellows has a long-lasting steady supply of blooms, making it an essential garden workhorse. Butterflies, bees, and birds are frequent visitors to Echinacea, and you can leave tall, sturdy flowers up over the winter for visual interest and food supplies. Beautiful for cut flowers on long, sturdy stems.
  6. Pink Stachys lavandulifolius, Stachys lavandulifolius , Pink Cotton Lamb's Ear

    Stachys lavandulifolius (Pink Cotton Lamb's Ear) is an amazingly xeric wildflower from the wildlands of Turkey. The plant's fuzzy bright pink flower spikes appear in late spring and ...

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    Pink Cotton Lamb's Ear Pink Cotton Lamb's Ear Stachys lavandulifolius
    As low as $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Stachys lavandulifolius (Pink Cotton Lamb's Ear) is an amazingly xeric wildflower from the wildlands of Turkey. The plant's fuzzy bright pink flower spikes appear in late spring and are uniquely beautiful. Our selection of Pink Cotton Lamb's Ear grows well in a variety of soils including clay. Stachys lavandulifolius is a drought resistant (xeric) plant.
  7. Solidago sphacelata Golden Fleece

    Golden Fleece is a small growing goldenrod with sprays of arching golden-yellow flower spikes in late summer. A strong but compact plant, it is a great companion planted in front of ...

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    Golden Fleece Goldenrod (Solidago) Golden Fleece Dwarf Goldenrod Solidago sphacelata Golden Fleece
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Golden Fleece is a small growing goldenrod with sprays of arching golden-yellow flower spikes in late summer. A strong but compact plant, it is a great companion planted in front of taller, late blooming perennials. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  8. Vision® Violet Cranesbill, Geranium sanguineum ‘Vision® Violet’

    'Vision® Violet' Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum) packs a purple punch in late-spring with vivid magenta flowers that bees and butterflies love. Easy-to-grow and critter resistant, ...

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    Vision® Violet Geranium Vision® Violet Cranesbill Geranium sanguineum Vision® Violet
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    'Vision® Violet' Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum) packs a purple punch in late-spring with vivid magenta flowers that bees and butterflies love. Easy-to-grow and critter resistant, its low mounding habit makes Cranesbill perfect for borders and in between other plants, knitting together the garden in perfect harmony. In autumn, the foliage turns brilliant red-orange. This reliable groundcover is deer and rabbit resistant.
  9. Pink Papaver orientale Princess Louise, Papaver orientale Princess Louise, Princess Louise Oriental Poppy close up

    Princess Louise has huge salmon-pink flowers in late spring. This oriental poppy is a superior seed grown variety....

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    Princess Louise Oriental Poppy Princess Louise Oriental Poppy Papaver orientale Princess Louise
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Princess Louise has huge salmon-pink flowers in late spring. This oriental poppy is a superior seed grown variety.
  10. Purple Eupatorium dubium Baby Joe, Eupatorium dubium Baby Joe, Joe Pye Weed

    36-48" tall x 24-36" wide. ‘Baby Joe’ is a compact selection of the large growing Joe Pye weed. In late summer the plant blooms with flat topped heads of small, mauve-purple flow...

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    Baby Joe Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium) Baby Joe Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium dubium Baby Joe
    $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    36-48" tall x 24-36" wide. ‘Baby Joe’ is a compact selection of the large growing Joe Pye weed. In late summer the plant blooms with flat topped heads of small, mauve-purple flowers. The flowers are extremely attractive to butterflies and bees.
  11. Salvia arizonica Deep Blue

    Exclusive. Salvia arizonica ‘Deep Blue’ (Deep Blue Arizona Sage) is a great native plant for planting in the shade, blooming all summer with numerous small, deep blue flowers ov...

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    Deep Blue Arizona Salvia Deep Blue Arizona Sage Salvia arizonica Deep Blue
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Exclusive. Salvia arizonica ‘Deep Blue’ (Deep Blue Arizona Sage) is a great native plant for planting in the shade, blooming all summer with numerous small, deep blue flowers over rabbit and deer resistant foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  12. Yellow Phlomis russeliana, Lampwick Plant, Jerusalem Sage Close Up

    Phlomis russeliana, a Mediterranean species native to the mountains of Syria, is admired for both its unusual whorls of soft yellow flowers and its large olive-green leaves. Commonly...

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    Hardy Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis) Hardy Jerusalem Sage Phlomis russeliana
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Phlomis russeliana, a Mediterranean species native to the mountains of Syria, is admired for both its unusual whorls of soft yellow flowers and its large olive-green leaves. Commonly known as Hardy Jerusalem Sage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  13. Becky Shasta Daisy, Leucanthemum superbum 'Becky'

    'Becky' Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum ') showers the garden with classic flowers from mid-summer to early fall. Cheerful 3-4-inch flowers of white petals around a golden-yellow...

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    Becky Shasta Daisy Becky Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum x superbum Becky
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    'Becky' Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum ') showers the garden with classic flowers from mid-summer to early fall. Cheerful 3-4-inch flowers of white petals around a golden-yellow center flutter on sturdy stems. Lovely as cut flowers they are easy-care, long-blooming additions to a border, container, or cutting garden. Deer and rabbit resistant too.
  14. Forestiera neomexicana Happy Boy, Forestiera neomexicana Happy Boy, Happy Boy New Mexico Privet (Desert Olive)

    New Mexico Privet is an attractive multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with ornamental white bark and brilliant yellow fall foliage. ‘Happy Boy’ is a male plant needed for pollinat...

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    Happy Boy New Mexico Privet Happy Boy New Mexico Privet Forestiera neomexicana Happy Boy
    $14.49
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    New Mexico Privet is an attractive multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with ornamental white bark and brilliant yellow fall foliage. ‘Happy Boy’ is a male plant needed for pollination. If no fruit is desired, plant only ‘Happy Boy’. One male pollinates numerous female plants. Plant at least one male and female plant if you wish to get berries.
  15. Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass, Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal

    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 attra...

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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.
  16. Munro's Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea)

    Orange Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea munroana) brings a blast of bright orange to the mid-summer garden. A xeric perennial native to the Great Basin of the Western US, this rugged plant...

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    Munro's Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea) Munro's Globe Mallow Sphaeralcea munroana
    As low as $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Orange Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea munroana) brings a blast of bright orange to the mid-summer garden. A xeric perennial native to the Great Basin of the Western US, this rugged plant thrives in the most challenging hot, sunny dry garden conditions. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  17. Ruschia pulvinaris, Customer Photo

    This is a vigorous evergreen groundcover with succulent, blue-green leaves and an explosion of shimmering fuchsia-pink flowers in late-spring through early summer. Rabbit resistant a...

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    Creeping Shrubby Ice Plant (Ruschia) Creeping Shrubby Ice Plant Ruschia pulvinaris
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    This is a vigorous evergreen groundcover with succulent, blue-green leaves and an explosion of shimmering fuchsia-pink flowers in late-spring through early summer. Rabbit resistant and drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 3" tall x 12" wide.
  18. Yellow Oenothera fremontii Shimmer, Oenothera fremontii Shimmer, Shimmer Evening Primrose

    'Shimmer' is all about foliage, flowers, and texture. Blooming with 3-inch bright lemon-yellow flowers in late spring, the plant re-blooms during the summer months. The narrow leave...

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    Shimmer Evening Primrose Shimmer Evening Primrose Oenothera fremontii Shimmer
    As low as $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    'Shimmer' is all about foliage, flowers, and texture. Blooming with 3-inch bright lemon-yellow flowers in late spring, the plant re-blooms during the summer months. The narrow leaves are pewter-gray and very attractive. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction; Discovered in the garden of Lauren Springer Ogden. 2007 Plant of the Year.
  19. Saponaria ocymoides, Soapwart Photo Courtesy of Walter's Gardens Inc.

    4-5" x 15-18" wide. This Old World wildflower is an outstanding groundcover for sun and part sun areas. It blooms in late spring with a profusion of bright pink, pollinator attractin...

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    Saponaria ocymoides Rock Soapwort Saponaria ocymoides
    As low as $8.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    4-5" x 15-18" wide. This Old World wildflower is an outstanding groundcover for sun and part sun areas. It blooms in late spring with a profusion of bright pink, pollinator attracting flower clusters.
  20. Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm, Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm

    Rudbeckia Goldsturm blooms in mid-to-late summer with an eye-catching display of golden flowers. Black Eyed Susan is very attractive to butterflies and the seed heads provide winter ...

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    Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm
    As low as $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Rudbeckia Goldsturm blooms in mid-to-late summer with an eye-catching display of golden flowers. Black Eyed Susan is very attractive to butterflies and the seed heads provide winter food for seed-eating songbirds as well. Reliable and tough, Rudbeckia tolerates both drought and clay plus easy to maintain.
  21. Blue Echinops banaticus Blue Glow, Echinops banaticus Blue Glow, Blue Glow Globe Thistle

    Blue Glow is an Old World wildflower that blooms in mid-summer. The deep blue globe-like flowers are held high above the attactive thistle-like foliage. One of the very best flowers ...

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    Blue Glow Echinops Blue Glow Globe Thistle Echinops bannaticus Blue Glow
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Blue Glow is an Old World wildflower that blooms in mid-summer. The deep blue globe-like flowers are held high above the attactive thistle-like foliage. One of the very best flowers for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  22. Asclepias fascicularis, California Narrow Leaf Milkweed

    California Narrow Leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) is a western native species of Asclepias grown for its large white flowers and long, showy narrow leaves. Easy to grow in a w...

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    California Narrow Leaf Milkweed California Narrow Leaf Milkweed Asclepias fascicularis
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    California Narrow Leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) is a western native species of Asclepias grown for its large white flowers and long, showy narrow leaves. Easy to grow in a wide range of soils, this variety is recommended for use in the West.
  23. Yellow Solidago Little Lemon, Solidago Little Lemon, Little Lemon Goldenrod

    Little Lemon is a hybrid Goldenrod that blooms in mid-summer with full, bright lemon-yellow flower spikes held over small compact plants. This dwarf variety is great for smaller gard...

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    Little Lemon Goldenrod (Solidago) Little Lemon Goldenrod Solidago Little Lemon
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Little Lemon is a hybrid Goldenrod that blooms in mid-summer with full, bright lemon-yellow flower spikes held over small compact plants. This dwarf variety is great for smaller gardens where other Goldenrods would be too large.
  24. Silver Stachys byzantina Helen von Stein, Stachys byzantina Helen von Stein, Large Leafed Lambs Ear

    8" tall x 15-18" wide. Helen von Stein makes a great foliar accent as it is grown for its large, fuzzy, silver leaves. This is a great edging plant with a uniform, mounding habit. N...

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    Helen von Stein Lamb's Ear Large Leafed Lamb's Ear Stachys byzantina Helen von Stein
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    8" tall x 15-18" wide. Helen von Stein makes a great foliar accent as it is grown for its large, fuzzy, silver leaves. This is a great edging plant with a uniform, mounding habit. Non-blooming so it doesn't reseed. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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