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Gardening Made Easy
Our professionally designed Pre-Planned Gardens take the planning and worry out of gardening. Long-blooming and beautiful, each garden comes with a planting map and care guide. We've done everything for you but dig the hole!
Professional Garden Design Tips
Expert tips on planning your garden with professional-looking results. Easy strategies on choosing a mix of perennials, ornamental grasses and groundcovers.Learn More
Habitat Hero Pre-Planned Garden
A delight for gardeners who enjoy attracting birds to their yards. A carefully selected mix of 15 perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses to support songbirds, hummingbirds and pollinators.Shop Now
Gardening Tips & Know-How
Less water, less money, less work...more blooms!
For over 25 years, we've tested, bred and cultivated the most water-thrifty, durable, unique and colorful plants available anywhere. Once established, our waterwise plants use less water and you'll expend less effort maintaining your garden.
Salvia | Sage
- Long-blooming and easy to care for.
- Attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
- Foliage is sweetly aromatic and deer resistant.
Penstemon | Beardtongue
- Water-thrifty, low-maintenance.
- Prefer hot, sunny, dry conditions.
- Tubular flowers attract hummingbirds.
Invite Nature To Your Garden
Hummingbirds are great learners and will remember favorite plants over the years. They love the nectar provided by native plants--If they come once, they'll return!
Proud to support the Hummingbird Society, Audubon Rockies' Habitat Hero program and KidsGardening.org.
Blue Grama Grass
The unique, horizontal blond seed heads look particularly beautiful when soft breezes sway them to and fro. Easy-to-grow, native, low maintenance and water-thrifty—it’s the perfect grass for any garden. Our highest-rated ornamental grass.Shop Blonde Ambition Grass
Los Lunas Form of Giant Sacaton Grass
The giant of our native grasses, 'Windbreaker' was specifically breed for its huge size. The tall flower spikes bloom dramatically in shades of pink, bronze and blonde all throughout the summer.Shop Los Lunas Form of Giant Sacaton Grass
Create a sustainable, low-water landscape by mass-planting Ornamental Grasses. End result: an easy-care garden with a dramatic, unified look.
Silver Spike Grass
Our 2006 Plant of the Year. Showy silver-green flower spikes turn to a rich tawny brown in fall. This grass has four-season interest and is worthy of being set apart as a garden focal point.Shop Silver Spike Grass
Plant easy-to-grow summer blooming bulbs to attract and feed these lovely pollinators. You can make wonderful cut flowers arrangements, too.
High Country Gardens: Our Story
Pioneers in Sustainable Gardening
At High Country Gardens we offer plants, products and information that support long-term ecological balance and builds and sustains the love of gardening for generations to come. Our mission is to improve the earth one garden at a time.
Eco-Friendly Gardening & Native Plants:
We’ve addressed the growing needs for water conservation and environmentally-friendly gardening practices by developing an incredible selection of waterwise and native plants. Our plants are chosen for their hardiness, beauty and their support of habitat creation.
Unique Plant Varieties:
We have built our reputation by developing and offering unique plant hybrids that you cannot find elsewhere. Many of our varieties have been exclusively developed by our Founder & Chief Horticulturist, David Salman, the 2008 American Horticultural Society’s Great American Gardener award winner.
Drought Resistant Plants:
We are especially known for our xeric plants, that need minimal water and care once established. Xeriscaping, the practice of landscaping with drought-tolerant plants, has spread beyond just the Southwest and many of our low-water perennials will thrive nationwide.
“HCG is even better than before, and their highly responsive and thorough customer service is the main reason I am a loyal customer! The plants are wonderful, but the people who stand behind them are even more so!”