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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. Ben Ledi Rock Rose (Helianthemum)

    Stunning bi-colored pink and dark pink flowers make 'Ben Ledi' a standout evergreen groundcover. The plant has glossy, deep green foliage and blooms in late spring. Drought resistan...

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    Ben Ledi Rock Rose (Helianthemum) Ben Ledi Rock Rose Helianthemum Ben Ledi
    As low as $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Stunning bi-colored pink and dark pink flowers make 'Ben Ledi' a standout evergreen groundcover. The plant has glossy, deep green foliage and blooms in late spring. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  2. Royal Velvet English Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia Royal Velvet

    ‘Royal Velvet’ English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Royal Velvet) is very showy in bloom. It is covered with long stemmed, dark navy blue and lavender flower spikes. The 3 t...

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    Royal Velvet English Lavender Royal Velvet English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia Royal Velvet
    As low as $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    ‘Royal Velvet’ English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Royal Velvet) is very showy in bloom. It is covered with long stemmed, dark navy blue and lavender flower spikes. The 3 to 4-inch long flower spikes, which are much longer than ‘Hidcote’, hold their dark color superbly as a dried flower.
  3. Blue Sprite Blue Hair Grass, Koeleria glauca 'Blue Sprite'

    Blue Sprite Koeleria (Koeleria glauca) is one of the few low-growing ornamental grasses, making it an attractive option for accents, borders, and mass planting. Dense tufts of blue-g...

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    Blue Sprite Koeleria Blue Sprite Blue Hair Grass Koeleria glauca 'Blue Sprite'
    $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Blue Sprite Koeleria (Koeleria glauca) is one of the few low-growing ornamental grasses, making it an attractive option for accents, borders, and mass planting. Dense tufts of blue-green leaves form mounds about one foot high, which sit neatly below flower panicles. Flowers emerge glossy green in spring, then mature to silvery seed heads for summer. A non-spreading species that forms low mounds and can be evergreen in mild climates.
  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. Pike's Peak Purple hybrid Beardtongue, Penstemon mexicali Pike's Peak Purple

    Pikes Peak Purple is a superb hybrid variety that blooms most of the summer with large concord grape-purple flowers. The plants are vigorous and have attractive glossy green foliage....

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    Pike's Peak Purple Penstemon Pike's Peak Purple hybrid Beardtongue Penstemon mexicali Pike's Peak Purple
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Pikes Peak Purple is a superb hybrid variety that blooms most of the summer with large concord grape-purple flowers. The plants are vigorous and have attractive glossy green foliage. A 1999 Plant Select winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  6.  Delosperma Alan's Apricot, Alan's Apricot Ice Plant

    The softly shaded apricot and yellow tints of the large flowers of Alan's Apricot Ice Plant are a delight and keep the plant in color from late spring into late summer. Delosperma ...

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    Alan's Apricot Ice Plant Alan's Apricot Ice Plant Delosperma Alan's Apricot PPAF
    As low as $8.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    The softly shaded apricot and yellow tints of the large flowers of Alan's Apricot Ice Plant are a delight and keep the plant in color from late spring into late summer. Delosperma ‘Alan’s Apricot’ is a cold hardy ice plant 2016 Plant Select® Winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 2" tall x 15" wide.
  7. 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/drought tolerant p...

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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).
  8. Yellow Coreopsis lanceolata Sterntaler, Coreopsis lanceolata Sterntaler, Sterntaler Tickseed

    Sterntaler is a robust, long blooming Tickseed with showy golden-yellow petals with a reddish-brown center. The flowers are continuous over the summer when deadheaded. It thrive wit...

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    Sterntaler Coreopsis Sterntaler Tickseed Coreopsis lanceolata Sterntaler
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Sterntaler is a robust, long blooming Tickseed with showy golden-yellow petals with a reddish-brown center. The flowers are continuous over the summer when deadheaded. It thrive with heat and sun and requires a well drained soil. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  9. Cherry Skullcap (Scutellaria suffrutescens)

    Cherry Skullcap (Scutellaria suffrutescens) is a long blooming, heat loving native plant with numerous rose-pink flowers that cover its mounding stems and foliage in the first half o...

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    Cherry Skullcap (Scutellaria) Cherry Skullcap Scutellaria suffrutescens
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Cherry Skullcap (Scutellaria suffrutescens) is a long blooming, heat loving native plant with numerous rose-pink flowers that cover its mounding stems and foliage in the first half of the growing season.
  10. Penstemon davidsonii, Davidson's Beardtongue, photo courtesy of Emmis Oure

    Huge lavender-pink flowers held over its dark green evergreen foliage combine to make this Davidson's Beardtongue a fantastic little garden shrub. Normally a finicky species, our sel...

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    Davidson's Penstemon Davidson's Beardtongue Penstemon davidsonii (West Jordan Valley Form)
    As low as $9.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Huge lavender-pink flowers held over its dark green evergreen foliage combine to make this Davidson's Beardtongue a fantastic little garden shrub. Normally a finicky species, our selected form of Penstemon davidsonii (propagated by cuttings from one original plant), has proven itself to be easy-to-grow and long-lived in lean, well-drained soil. 8-10" tall x 12-15" wide.
  11. Pink Centranthus ruber Roseus close up of bloom

    24-36" x 24-30" wide. A pink flowered form of Jupiter's Beard, 'Roseus’ blooms all summer and makes a wonderful companion to many other perennials. Drought resistant/drought tolera...

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    Pink Valerian (Centranthus) Pink Valerian, Jupiter's Beard Centranthus ruber Roseus
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    24-36" x 24-30" wide. A pink flowered form of Jupiter's Beard, 'Roseus’ blooms all summer and makes a wonderful companion to many other perennials. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  12. Campanula rotundifolia Thumbell Blue, Thumbell Blue Bluebells

    Thumbell™ Blue Bluebells (Campanula rotundifolia 'Thumbell Blue') blooms for many months with a profuse display of nodding blue flowers held on wiry stems. This long-blooming ...

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    Thumbell™ Blue Bellflower (Campanula) Thumbell™ Blue Bellflower Campanula rotundifolia Thumbell™ Blue
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Thumbell™ Blue Bluebells (Campanula rotundifolia 'Thumbell Blue') blooms for many months with a profuse display of nodding blue flowers held on wiry stems. This long-blooming perennial thrives in partial shade.
  13. Black Scallop Bugleweed, Ajuga reptans Black Scallop

    Ajuga Black Scallop (Black Scallop Bugleweed) is an unusual form of groundcover Ajuga with glossy, dark burgundy foliage and bright blue late spring flowers....

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    Black Scallop Ajuga Black Scallop Bugleweed Ajuga reptans Black Scallop
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Ajuga Black Scallop (Black Scallop Bugleweed) is an unusual form of groundcover Ajuga with glossy, dark burgundy foliage and bright blue late spring flowers.
  14. White Paronychia kepela ssp. serpyllifolia, Paronychia kepela ssp. serpyllifolia, Silver Nailwort

    1" tall x 18" wide. Silver Nailwort is a tough-as-nails groundcover with tiny green thyme-like leaves and silver seed heads that look like white flowers. Recommended as an improved ...

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    Paronychia (Silver Nailwort) Silver Nailwort Paronychia kapela ssp. serpyllifolia
    As low as $10.49
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    1" tall x 18" wide. Silver Nailwort is a tough-as-nails groundcover with tiny green thyme-like leaves and silver seed heads that look like white flowers. Recommended as an improved substitute for white thyme because it's more durable and drought tolerant. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  15. Blue Penstemon Blue Lips, Penstemon Blue Lips, Blue Lips hybrid Beardtongue

    Exclusive. Blue Lips has beautiful flowers and foliage. It blooms in late spring with short spikes of blue-lipped, lavender throated flowers. Shear off the faded flowers to reveal th...

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    Blue Lips Penstemon Blue Lips Hybrid Beardtongue Penstemon Blue Lips
    $8.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Exclusive. Blue Lips has beautiful flowers and foliage. It blooms in late spring with short spikes of blue-lipped, lavender throated flowers. Shear off the faded flowers to reveal the wonderful blue-gray evergreen foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction. 2009 Plant of the Year.
  16. 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.
  17. Cerastium tomentosum, Jumbo Snow-in-Summer

    This jumbo snow-in-summer has large stems and leaves and was discovered growing in a Santa Fe, NM. Its larger size and vigor make it an excellent lawn substitute, producing a carpet ...

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    Snow-in-Summer (Cerastium) Snow-in-Summer Cerastium tomentosum
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    This jumbo snow-in-summer has large stems and leaves and was discovered growing in a Santa Fe, NM. Its larger size and vigor make it an excellent lawn substitute, producing a carpet of white blooms in late spring. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 4-5" x 15-18" wide.
  18. White chilopsis linearis Hope, White Desert Willow

    A profusion of lightly fragrant white flowers cover this small growing native tree beginning in late spring. A very cold hardy cultivar, plant where it will get heat and sun. Drought...

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    Hope Desert Willow Hope Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis Hope
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    A profusion of lightly fragrant white flowers cover this small growing native tree beginning in late spring. A very cold hardy cultivar, plant where it will get heat and sun. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 12-15 ft. tall x 12-15 ft. wide.
  19. Pink and White Penstemon mexicali Red Rocks, Penstemon mexicali Red Rocks, Red Rocks Hybrid Beardtongue

    Penstemon Red Rocks (Beardtongue) is a superb hybrid variety that blooms most of the summer with large rose-pink flowers. The plants are vigorous and have attractive glossy green fol...

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    Red Rocks Penstemon Red Rocks Hybrid Beardtongue Penstemon mexicali Red Rocks
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Penstemon Red Rocks (Beardtongue) is a superb hybrid variety that blooms most of the summer with large rose-pink flowers. The plants are vigorous and have attractive glossy green foliage. A 1999 Plant Select winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  20. White Achillea ageratifolia, Achillea ageratifolia, Greek Yarrow

    Greek Yarrow is a low growing perennial with attractive evergreen, silver foliage and a late spring display of bright white flowers on short stems. An excellent small scale groundcov...

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    Greek Yarrow Greek Yarrow Achillea ageratifolia
    $9.49
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Greek Yarrow is a low growing perennial with attractive evergreen, silver foliage and a late spring display of bright white flowers on short stems. An excellent small scale groundcover for planting in hot, sunny conditions. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  21. Orange Penstemon pinifolius Luminous, Penstemon pinifolius, Luminous Pineleaf Beardtongue

    This is an exceptional small growing, evergreen plant that covers itself with hundreds of bright light orange, yellow throated flowers in late spring-early summer. A western native p...

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    Luminous Pineleaf Penstemon Luminous Pineleaf Beardtongue Penstemon pinifolius Luminous
    As low as $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    This is an exceptional small growing, evergreen plant that covers itself with hundreds of bright light orange, yellow throated flowers in late spring-early summer. A western native perennial, Luminous Pineleaf Beardtongue thrives in well-drained soils with plenty of sunlight. High Country Gardens 2016 Plant of the Year, 2016 Green Thumb Award Winner.
  22. Blanca Peak™ Rocky Mountain Beard Tongue, Penstemon strictus ‘WWG06’

    Blanca Peak™ White Penstemon (Penstemon strictus) is an award-winning white-flowered selection of our native Rocky Mountain Penstemon. Large, tubular flowers are a favorite nectar ...

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    Blanca Peak™ Rocky Mountain Penstemon Blanca Peak™ Rocky Mountain Beardtongue Penstemon strictus 'WWG06'
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Blanca Peak™ White Penstemon (Penstemon strictus) is an award-winning white-flowered selection of our native Rocky Mountain Penstemon. Large, tubular flowers are a favorite nectar source for bumblebees. Plant this easy-to-grow beardtongue for a sturdy, long-lived late-spring bloomer in your xeriscape. This beauty thrives in most well-drained soil with full sun exposure. A 2021 Plant Select® Winner. A High Country Gardens Introduction.
  23. 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 water...

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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.
  24. Gray Creeping Germander, Teucrium aroanium

    2-3" tall x 18-24" wide. Gray creeping germander blooms with fragrant honey scented pink flowers in summer that are held over equally fragrant thin linear gray leaves. The plant is ...

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    Gray Creeping Germander (Teucrium) Gray Creeping Germander Teucrium aroanium
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    2-3" tall x 18-24" wide. Gray creeping germander blooms with fragrant honey scented pink flowers in summer that are held over equally fragrant thin linear gray leaves. The plant is an excellent small scale groundcover for hot, sunny sites in well drained soil. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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