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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. Three-Leaf Sumac, Rhus trilobata

    Three leaf sumac is a tough colorful native shrub with chartreuse spring flowers, red summer ripening fruit and colorful fall foliage in shades of yellow, orange and red. Drought res...

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    Three-Leaf Sumac (Rhus) Three-Leaf Sumac Rhus trilobata
    $15.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Three leaf sumac is a tough colorful native shrub with chartreuse spring flowers, red summer ripening fruit and colorful fall foliage in shades of yellow, orange and red. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  3. Penstemon Dark Towers (Beardtongue) flowers

    Dark Towers Hybrid Beardtongue (Penstemon 'Dark Towers' PP 20,013) is a tall hybrid Penstemon that blooms in late spring with large, light pink flowers that are held over wine-red fo...

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    Dark Towers Penstemon Dark Towers Beardtongue Penstemon Dark Towers PP#20,013
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Dark Towers Hybrid Beardtongue (Penstemon 'Dark Towers' PP 20,013) is a tall hybrid Penstemon that blooms in late spring with large, light pink flowers that are held over wine-red foliage. Well adapted to the moister growing conditions in the eastern half of the US.
  4. Blue Geranium Johnson's Blue, Geranium Johnson's Blue, Johnson's Blue Crane's Bill

    15-18" tall x 12-18" wide. Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' is a beautiful, durable, perennial geranium with large, true blue flowers blooming from late spring into mid-summer. Drought re...

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    Johnson's Blue Geranium Johnson's Blue Crane's Bill Geranium Johnson's Blue
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    15-18" tall x 12-18" wide. Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' is a beautiful, durable, perennial geranium with large, true blue flowers blooming from late spring into mid-summer. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  5. Blackjack Gold Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba)

    Blackjack Gold Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba) is a German-bred cultivar of the ever-popular Black-Eyed Susan is that is both reliably perennial and longer blooming than the uni...

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    Blackjack Gold Black Eyed Susan Blackjack Gold Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia triloba Blackjack Gold
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Blackjack Gold Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba) is a German-bred cultivar of the ever-popular Black-Eyed Susan is that is both reliably perennial and longer blooming than the unimproved species. It adds cheerful yellow flowers to the late summer garden.
  6. 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).
  7. Yellow Engelmann's Daisy, Englemannia peristenia, Photo by Pat Hayward

    Engelmann's Daisy (Engelmannia peristenia) is tough, showy native wildflower that blooms most of the summer with showy golden-yellow flowers....

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    Engelmann's Daisy (Engelmannia) Engelmann's Daisy Engelmannia peristenia
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Engelmann's Daisy (Engelmannia peristenia) is tough, showy native wildflower that blooms most of the summer with showy golden-yellow flowers.
  8. 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.
  9. White Chamaebatiaria millefolium, Chamaebatiaria millefolium, Fernbush

    Chamaebatiaria millefolium (also known as Desert Sweet or Fernbush) is a beautiful native shrub that brightens the garden in mid-summer with big clusters of bright white flowers. It ...

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    Fernbush (Chamaebatiaria) Fernbush Chamaebatiaria millefolium
    $14.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Chamaebatiaria millefolium (also known as Desert Sweet or Fernbush) is a beautiful native shrub that brightens the garden in mid-summer with big clusters of bright white flowers. It also has attractive dried seed heads and olive-green foliage. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric).
  10. Yellow Oenothera macrocarpa, Oenothera macrocarpa, Missouri Evening Primrose

    Missouri Evening Primrose has huge yellow flowers from late spring through the summer and attractive green foliage . Deep rooted and xeric, this prairie native is a long lived bea...

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    Missouri Evening Primrose Missouri Evening Primrose Oenothera macrocarpa
    As low as $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Missouri Evening Primrose has huge yellow flowers from late spring through the summer and attractive green foliage . Deep rooted and xeric, this prairie native is a long lived beauty. We grow an especially drought tolerant selection. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  11. Salvia hybrid WWG001 FlowerKisser™ Dark Shadows

    FlowerKisser™ Dark Shadows Salvia (Sage) is a stunning hybrid Texas bush sage with dark purple flowers and sweetly aromatic foliage; a favorite nectar source for hummingbirds a...

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    FlowerKisser™ Dark Shadows Salvia FlowerKisser™ Dark Shadows Sage Salvia x 'WWG01'
    $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    FlowerKisser™ Dark Shadows Salvia (Sage) is a stunning hybrid Texas bush sage with dark purple flowers and sweetly aromatic foliage; a favorite nectar source for hummingbirds and bumblebees.
  12. Pink Chilopsis linearis Paradise, Chilopsis linearis Paradise, Paradise Desert Willow

    20-25' tall x 15-20' wide. Large growing and cold hardy with big fragrant pink flowers, Chilopsis linearis 'Paradise' Desert Willow is a fantastic flowering tree for hot, sunny, poor...

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    Paradise Desert Willow Paradise Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis Paradise
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    20-25' tall x 15-20' wide. Large growing and cold hardy with big fragrant pink flowers, Chilopsis linearis 'Paradise' Desert Willow is a fantastic flowering tree for hot, sunny, poor soil sites. Suitable for zones 5b - 9. Native. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  13. Monarda didyma Blue Stocking Bee Balm close up, photo courtesy of skagit gardens

    Blue Stocking Bee Balm is a vibrantly colored violet-blue Monarda, blooming for several months beginning in mid-summer....

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    Blue Stocking Bee Balm Blue Stocking Bee Balm Monarda didyma Blue Stocking
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Blue Stocking Bee Balm is a vibrantly colored violet-blue Monarda, blooming for several months beginning in mid-summer.
  14. Forestiera neomexicana Berry Girl

    New Mexico Privet is an attractive multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with ornamental white bark and brilliant yellow fall foliage. ‘Berry Girl’ is a female plant that sets a huge...

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    Berry Girl New Mexico Privet Berry Girl New Mexico Privet Forestiera neomexicana Berry Girl
    $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. ‘Berry Girl’ is a female plant that sets a huge fall crop of dark purple berries eagerly eaten by song birds. You will need a female and male plant if you wish to get berries: See Forestiera neomexicana 'Happy Boy.' Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  15. 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).
  16. Russian River Coyote Mint, Monardella villosa 'Russian River'

    Russian River Coyote Mint (Monardella villosa 'Russian River') is a superb native CA wildflower that blooms for several months in summer with showy ball-shaped pink-purple flowers. A...

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    Russian River Coyote Mint (Monardella) Russian River Coyote Mint Monardella villosa Russian River
    $14.49
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Russian River Coyote Mint (Monardella villosa 'Russian River') is a superb native CA wildflower that blooms for several months in summer with showy ball-shaped pink-purple flowers. A small growing shrub that likes well drained soil in dry, full sun conditions, it has strongly fragrant evergreen foliage that repels browsing animals and attracts lots of bees and butterflies to its nectar-rich flowers.
  17. Chrysothamnus nauseosus La Plata, Silver Leaf Rabbit Brush

    Silver Leaf Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus La Plata) is a showy native shrub that stands out in the landscape with its attractive, finely textured silver-gray foliage and eye-c...

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    La Plata Silver Leaf Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus) La Plata Silver Leaf Rabbitbrush Chrysothamnus nauseosus La Plata
    $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Silver Leaf Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus La Plata) is a showy native shrub that stands out in the landscape with its attractive, finely textured silver-gray foliage and eye-catching display of golden-yellow flowers beginning in late summer-early fall.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Salvia greggii WWG003 FlowerKisser™ Coral-Pink Sage

    Flower Kisser™ Coral-Pink Salvia (Sage) has eye-catching non-stop coral-pink flowers, starting in late spring and continuing into the fall. A medium sized woody shrublet that l...

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    FlowerKisser™ Coral-Pink Salvia FlowerKisser™ Coral-Pink Sage Salvia greggii 'WWG003'
    $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Flower Kisser™ Coral-Pink Salvia (Sage) has eye-catching non-stop coral-pink flowers, starting in late spring and continuing into the fall. A medium sized woody shrublet that loves poor soils and hot, dry growing conditions.
  21. 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.
  22. Pink and Purple Liatris punctata, Liatris punctata, Gayfeather

    Prairie Blazing Star is the most drought tolerant of the genus and blooms in late summer with showy lavender-pink flower spikes. The roots have been documented to grow to depths of 1...

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    Dotted Blazing Star (Liatris) Dotted Blazing Star Liatris punctata
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Prairie Blazing Star is the most drought tolerant of the genus and blooms in late summer with showy lavender-pink flower spikes. The roots have been documented to grow to depths of 14 feet into the prairie soils. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  23. Southwestern Black Cherry, Prunus serotina v. virens, close up of red berries

    Southwestern Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) is an essential addition to bird-friendly gardens. This attractive small-to-medium-sized native tree blooms in late spring with delicate, ...

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    Southwestern Black Cherry (Prunus) Southwestern Black Cherry Prunus serotina var. virens
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Southwestern Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) is an essential addition to bird-friendly gardens. This attractive small-to-medium-sized native tree blooms in late spring with delicate, fragrant white flower clusters that attract butterflies and bees. Following small black cherries are eagerly eaten by songbirds. With a handsome trunk and branches, attractive foliage, and ornamental flowers and fruit, is an excellent choice for gardens small and large.
  24. 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).
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