Drought Resistant Collection for the West

 

Get a beautiful garden and save money and water. This collection is well-suited for low-water growing conditions in the west. Choice of 5 or 15 plants. See the details tab for more information.

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Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
SKU HBLX4XX

Details

Drought-Resistant Collection for the West is perfect for the challenges of gardening in western states. Plants will need supplemental water to get established. Two sizes, 5 plants (1 of each) or 15 plants (3 of each): Agastache rupestris, Stachys lavandulifolius, Blue Cushion Lavender, Artemisia Powis Castle, Helichrysum tianshanicum. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.
Associated SKUs
HBLX4XX
HBLX405 (Collection of 5)
HBLX415 (Collection of 15)
Common Name Drought Resistant Collection for the West
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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High Country GardensDrought Resistant Collection for the West
 
4.7

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5.0

Not Happy in Lake Arrowhead

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from Lake Arrowhead, California

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Two of the five plants are survived

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about High Country Gardens Drought Resistant Collection for the West:

I would have liked to given a happier report on my garden at 5,000 ft. altitude. The hot summer temperature, wind and only weekly watering were quite a challenge to my garden this year.

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5.0

awesome plant that comes back

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from Brighton, Colorado

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Outdoors
  • Patio

Comments about High Country Gardens Drought Resistant Collection for the West:

I put this plant in my front garden and it looks beautiful while it is bloomed, it comes small at first but takes size in no time and I am excited to see what it will do this summer. Very easy to plant and follow instructions.

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4.0

Very Hardy

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from Silver City, NM

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hot Spot
    • Naturalized Area
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Drought Resistant Collection for the West:

    I planted the drought collection during the extreme drought in southern NM. I watered according to instructions and the plants have all lasted into their dormant winter stage. I am expecting them to begin some good growth in the spring. They are planted in a "hot spot" where stucco walls form an ell. As with all perennials, don't expect them to look like catalog examples the first year planted.I would have been able to give a higher rating if more time had elapsed and I could see their color, textural, and size relationships in the setting in which they are planted.

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    Q & A

    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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