Low Water, High Impact

High Country Gardens is your source for a gorgeous selection of waterwise plants that gets better every year. Find colorful flowers, interesting foliage, and reliable performance for your garden.

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  1. Salvia sylvestris May Night, May Night Meadow Sage, Purple Salvia sylvestris May Night

    Salvia sylvestris ‘May Night’ (May Night Sage) blooms prolifically with deep purple-blue flowers. It is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor, and toleran...

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    May Night Salvia May Night Meadow Sage Salvia sylvestris May Night
    As low as $9.49 Sale $9.02
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Salvia sylvestris ‘May Night’ (May Night Sage) blooms prolifically with deep purple-blue flowers. It is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor, and tolerance of heavy clay soils. Blooming in late spring with a profusion of flower spikes, it reblooms later in the summer when deadheaded.
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  2. Vic Bruno's Albuquerque Thyme Lawn

    1" tall x 18" wide. Pink Chintz Thyme (Thymus Pink Chintz) is a tight, low growing creeping thyme with thick stems of woolly green foliage that blooms in mid-spring with a profusion ...

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    Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme Thymus serpyllum Pink Chintz
    As low as $7.99 Sale $7.19
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    1" tall x 18" wide. Pink Chintz Thyme (Thymus Pink Chintz) is a tight, low growing creeping thyme with thick stems of woolly green foliage that blooms in mid-spring with a profusion of salmon-pink flowers.
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  3. Achillea Moonshine Yarrow Photo Courtesy of Walter's Gardens Inc.

    Moonshine Yarrow (Achillea Moonshine) is an outstanding perennial plant with silver-gray foliage and lemon-yellow flat-topped flowers that cover the plant all summer. This is a well-...

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    Moonshine Yarrow Moonshine Yarrow Achillea Moonshine
    As low as $9.99 Sale $9.49
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Moonshine Yarrow (Achillea Moonshine) is an outstanding perennial plant with silver-gray foliage and lemon-yellow flat-topped flowers that cover the plant all summer. This is a well-behaved variety, meaning it won't reseed and spread.
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  4. Silver Artemisia Powis Castle, Artemisia Powis Castle, Silver Sage close up by customer Mike D.

    Powis Castle is a superb foliage plant with finely textured silver-gray foliage and an attractive mounding habit. Use this plant to accentuate ornamental grasses and other perennials...

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    Powis Castle Artemisia Powis Castle Silver Sage Artemisia Powis Castle
    As low as $9.99 Sale $9.49
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Powis Castle is a superb foliage plant with finely textured silver-gray foliage and an attractive mounding habit. Use this plant to accentuate ornamental grasses and other perennials with differently colored foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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Asclepias | Milkweed

Host plant for Monarch caterpillars & butterflies.

Easy to care for & long-blooming.

Pollinators love the nectar-rich blooms.

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Unique Plants

Hard-to-find and unusual plants.

Add beauty and interest to your landscape.

Striking colors and interesting blooms. 

Agastache | Hummingbird Mint

Superb hummingbird plants.

Thrive in hot, sunny conditions.

Fragrant & deer resistant.


Save 20% On Regional Wildflower Mixes

Growing wildflowers that are well-suited to region will help to support a healthy ecosystem, offering food and habitat for pollinators, birds, and wildlife.

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  1. Southwest Native Revegetation Seed Collection

    The five wildflowers in our Southwest Native Revegetation Seed Collection quickly colonize bare land, adding beauty while helping to protect and enrich your soil. Native flowers bloo...

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    Southwest Native Revegetation Seed Collection Southwest Native Revegetation Seed Collection
    $38.99
    Per 5 Ounces
    The five wildflowers in our Southwest Native Revegetation Seed Collection quickly colonize bare land, adding beauty while helping to protect and enrich your soil. Native flowers bloom in stunning shades of red, pink, purple, and blue over attractive foliage, attracting native pollinators. The collection includes fast-growing annuals and deep-rooted perennials for a long season of color, year after year.
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  2. Intermountain Native Wildflower Seed Mix

    Our Intermountain Native Wildflower Seed Mix features 19 wildflowers native to the rugged western United States. These tough native wildflowers can handle the hot summers and harsh w...

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    Intermountain Native Wildflower Seed Mix Intermountain Native Wildflower Seed Mix
    As low as $23.95 Sale $19.16
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Our Intermountain Native Wildflower Seed Mix features 19 wildflowers native to the rugged western United States. These tough native wildflowers can handle the hot summers and harsh winter climates to offer colorful blooms year after year. Attract pollinators with colorful lupines, coneflowers, penstemon, and more. Plant for casual gardens, no-mow lawn alternatives, and stunning meadows.
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  3. Rare Southwest Native Wildflower Seed Mix

    Our carefully curated Rare Southwest Native Wildflower Seed Mix includes a beautiful mix of wildflowers adapted to the unique Southwestern climate. Plant a beautiful pollinator-frien...

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    Rare Southwest Native Wildflower Seed Mix Rare Southwest Native Wildflower Seed Mix
    As low as $16.95 Sale $13.56
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Our carefully curated Rare Southwest Native Wildflower Seed Mix includes a beautiful mix of wildflowers adapted to the unique Southwestern climate. Plant a beautiful pollinator-friendly garden or meadow that is rugged and reliable in an often challenging climate. This mix will provide stunning blooms in the first season and for years to come.
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  4. High Country Meadow Mix Native Wildflower Seed

    This mix is the perfect blend of wildflowers to create a High Country meadow.This hardy, drought resistant mix contains over 20 native species that will thrive with little maintenanc...

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    High Country Meadow Native Wildflower Seed Mix High Country Native Meadow Wildflower Seed Mix
    As low as $19.95 Sale $15.96
    Per 1/4 Pound
    This mix is the perfect blend of wildflowers to create a High Country meadow.This hardy, drought resistant mix contains over 20 native species that will thrive with little maintenance and are great for attracting pollinators. Flowers will begin quickly with annual favorites such as Gaillardia puchella (Annual Indian Blanket), Gilia tricolor (Bird’s Eye). You'll get years of blooms with a large selection of native wildflowers, including: Liatris spicata (Gayfeather), Coreopsis lanceolata (Lance-Leaved Coreopsis), Penstemon strictus (Rocky Mountain Penstemon), Salvia farinacea (Blue Sage), Ratibida pinnata (Grey-Headed Coneflower), Aquilegia canadensis (Eastern Columbine), Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Milkweed) and Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan), to name a few.
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Desert Landscaping Plants

Plants that live in the desert, including these carefully chosen perennials, are particularly drought resistant plants. Explore over 50 plants well-suited to low-elevation desert gardens.

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  1. Hooker’s Sandwort, Arenaria hookeri v. desertii

    Hookers Sandwort (Arenaria hookeri v. desertii), also called Desert Sandwort, has soft moss-like foliage that is covered with a spray of petite white flowers in late spring. Native t...

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    Hooker's Sandwort (Arenaria) Hooker's Sandwort Arenaria hookeri v. desertii
    As low as $8.99 Sale $8.54
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Hookers Sandwort (Arenaria hookeri v. desertii), also called Desert Sandwort, has soft moss-like foliage that is covered with a spray of petite white flowers in late spring. Native to Utah, this semi-evergreen plant grows just a couple of inches tall and provides year-round interest and texture for rock gardens or walkways. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  2. White Yucca baccata, Yucca baccata, Banana Yucca

    Banana Yucca (Yucca baccata) is a handsome species with rosettes of thick, stout olive-green leaves and big spikes of showy ivory flowers in late spring....

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    Banana Yucca Banana Yucca Yucca baccata
    As low as $12.99 Sale $12.34
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Banana Yucca (Yucca baccata) is a handsome species with rosettes of thick, stout olive-green leaves and big spikes of showy ivory flowers in late spring.
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  3. Nepeta faassenii Select Blue

    Nepeta 'Select Blue' (Select Blue Catmint) is a fantastic xeric perennial with dramatic lavender-blue flowers and handsome gray-green foliage. A recurrent bloomer, the first flush of...

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    Select Blue Nepeta Select Blue Catmint Nepeta faassenii Select Blue
    As low as $9.99 Sale $9.49
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Nepeta 'Select Blue' (Select Blue Catmint) is a fantastic xeric perennial with dramatic lavender-blue flowers and handsome gray-green foliage. A recurrent bloomer, the first flush of flowers comes in late spring, and again later in summer. A long-lived, easily grown perennial, this is an excellent plant for beginners.
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  4. Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Spires

    Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Spires (Blue Spires Russian Sage) is the best large growing Russian Sage selection blooming with dark blue flower spikes appearing in mid-summer. Though...

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    Blue Spires Russian Sage Blue Spires Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Spires
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    $10.99 Sale $10.44
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Perovskia atriplicifolia Blue Spires (Blue Spires Russian Sage) is the best large growing Russian Sage selection blooming with dark blue flower spikes appearing in mid-summer. Thought to be a hybrid of two species, this plant has amazing vigor and blooms for many months.
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Plant A Pollinator Paradise

From patio pots to large meadows, wildflowers provide low-care color all season long while also supporting pollinators. Planting in fall allows you to take advantage of cooler temperatures an natural rainfall to encourage growth and give a head start on spring blooms.

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Plant A Pop Of Color In Spring

Dahlias and other spring-planted flower bulbs grow into a fully mature plant in just one season. This makes them a great choice for filling in your garden with flowers and foliage while new perennials mature! Pre-order your favorites now, and we'll deliver when it's time to plant in your zone.


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.

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“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!”

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