Fantastic Low Water Plants For Flowers & Form

At High Country Gardens we specialize in cold-hardy cacti and succulents, including rare and unusual varieties from North America and South Africa. Many have especially showy flowers, and are excellent companion plants for xeric native perennials and ornamental grasses.

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  1. Purple Form Creeping Sedum, Sedum hispanicum var. minus Purple Form

    Purple Form Creeping Sedum (Sedum hispanicum var. minus), also called Little Blue Spanish Stonecrop, is a small-growing groundcover enjoyed for its attractive evergreen foliage that ...

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    Purple Form Creeping Sedum Little Blue Spanish Stonecrop Sedum hispanicum var. minus Purple Form
    $8.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Purple Form Creeping Sedum (Sedum hispanicum var. minus), also called Little Blue Spanish Stonecrop, is a small-growing groundcover enjoyed for its attractive evergreen foliage that forms tidy, colorful mounds. The tiny succulent leaves assume various colors in the sun, displaying shades of blue, purple, and bronze, especially during the cold winter months. The plant blooms with a profusion of tiny pink flowers in late summer and is xeric once established.
  2. Old Man's Bones Stonecrop, Sedum globosum 'Old Man Bones'

    Old Man’s Bones Sedum (Sedum globosum) is an outstanding low-growing sedum with uniquely rounded, chubby leaves held on short spreading stems. Evergreen succulent foliage often dev...

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    Old Man's Bones Sedum Old Man's Bones Stonecrop Sedum globosum 'Old Man Bones'
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Old Man’s Bones Sedum (Sedum globosum) is an outstanding low-growing sedum with uniquely rounded, chubby leaves held on short spreading stems. Evergreen succulent foliage often develops a bronze tint in summer and flushes shades of purple, pink, red, and bronze over the winter. Perfect for groundcover, rock gardens, edging pathways, and spilling over the edges of raised beds or containers. It blooms in summer with clusters of small, bright yellow, star-shaped flowers.
  3. Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus or Needle-Spined Claret Cup,  Echinocereus coccineus

    Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus or Needle-Spined Claret Cup (Echinocereus coccineus) is an outstanding species that blooms in mid-spring with a profusion of hummingbird-attracting scarlet-re...

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    Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus) Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Needle-Spined Claret Cup) Echinocereus coccineus
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    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus or Needle-Spined Claret Cup (Echinocereus coccineus) is an outstanding species that blooms in mid-spring with a profusion of hummingbird-attracting scarlet-red flowers held over a mound of tight clustering stems.
  4. Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus,  Echinocereus rigidissimus,  New Mexico Rainbow Cactus

    Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus rigidissimus) is one of our most beautiful Southwestern cacti. This small barrel cactus has bands of smooth, glossy pink and white spines, and a...

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    Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus Echinocereus rigidissimus
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    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus rigidissimus) is one of our most beautiful Southwestern cacti. This small barrel cactus has bands of smooth, glossy pink and white spines, and an eye-popping display of huge magenta flowers in early summer. This is a delightful addition to xeric gardens, rock gardens, and container gardens. Bright flowers are bee-friendly. Cacti are highly deer and rabbit resistant.
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Lavandula | Lavender

Fabulous soothing fragrance.

Elegant flowers attract pollinators.

Thrive in hot, sunny gardens.

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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.


Our Most Popular Pre-Planned Gardens Are Back

"I have absolutely no skill as a gardener. Enter pre-planned gardens from High Country. I have hummingbirds, butterflies, and the bees absolutely love it all. Thanks, High Country Gardens! You made me look like a pro." - TSK from Colorado

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  1. Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden

    Plant our drought resistant Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Panned Garden to grow more flowers and foliage while using less water. Perfect for hot, dry, sunny gardens, this eye-catching combinat...

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    Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden
    As low as $194.23 Sale $174.80
    Per Garden of 18 Plants
    Plant our drought resistant Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Panned Garden to grow more flowers and foliage while using less water. Perfect for hot, dry, sunny gardens, this eye-catching combination of long-blooming perennials will light up the landscape with bright, clear colors. Easy-care plants feature inedible foliage that keep rabbits and deer away. Large garden of 27 plants covers 190 sq ft, small garden of 18 plants covers 100 sq ft. (For gardeners in coastal CA, OR, and WA, plant the Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden For The West Coast)
  2. Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden  For The West Coast

    Plant our drought resistant Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Panned Garden For The West Coast to grow more flowers and foliage while using less water. Perfect for hot, dry, sunny gardens, this ey...

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    Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden For The West Coast Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Planned Garden For The West Coast
    As low as $196.03 Sale $176.42
    Per Garden of 18 Plants
    Plant our drought resistant Jumbo Waterwise Pre-Panned Garden For The West Coast to grow more flowers and foliage while using less water. Perfect for hot, dry, sunny gardens, this eye-catching combination of long-blooming perennials will light up the landscape with bright, clear colors. Easy-care plants feature inedible foliage that will keep rabbits and deer away. Garden of 18 plants covers 75 to 100 sq ft.
  3. August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden, August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden, August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden

    The August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden brings together a wonderful assortment of our favorite perennials and ornamental grasses to keep things colorful through late summer and well...

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    August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden
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    $200.99 Sale $180.89
    Per Garden of 17 Plants
    The August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden brings together a wonderful assortment of our favorite perennials and ornamental grasses to keep things colorful through late summer and well into fall. Blooming in shades of blue, pink, and ivory, this gardens expertly blends color, texture, and fragrance for a waterwise garden. Hummingbirds and butterflies will be drawn to the beautiful nectar-rich plants. Garden of 17 plants covers 50 sq ft.
  4. Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden

    The flowers in the Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden are favorites of butterflies, honeybees, and gardeners alike. Designed with low-maintenance perennials, you can enjoy your garden...

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    Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden
    As low as $122.30 Sale $110.07
    Per Garden of 11 Plants
    The flowers in the Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden are favorites of butterflies, honeybees, and gardeners alike. Designed with low-maintenance perennials, you can enjoy your garden’s fragrance and bright colors blooming from mid-summer to early fall. Watch pollinators dance from flower to flower in the summer sunlight. Garden of 11 plants covers 30 sq ft.

Grow Beautiful Blooms Indoors This Winter

Amaryllis and Paperwhites are easily grown and will reward you with rich color and spectacular indoor blooms, brightening the winter season. These easy-to-grow bulbs are great for home décor, and make thoughtful holiday gifts for friends and family.

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  1. White Paperwhite Bulbs Ziva, Narcissus, Paperwhite

    The classic paperwhite daffodil, 'Ziva' is the best known variety of these fragrant indoor blooming bulbs. Paperwhites paired with Amaryllis bulbs are sure to brighten your home in t...

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    Ziva Paperwhite (Indoor Daffodils) Ziva Paperwhite Narcissus Ziva
    $7.99
    Per Bag of 4
    The classic paperwhite daffodil, 'Ziva' is the best known variety of these fragrant indoor blooming bulbs. Paperwhites paired with Amaryllis bulbs are sure to brighten your home in the winter months.
  2. Red Double Amaryllis Bulb Dragon, Hippeastrum, Amaryllis

    This gorgeous Double Dragon Amaryllis is beautiful and easy to grow for experts and novices alike. It has nice wide petals and will be a festive addition to your holiday decor. Grows...

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    Dragon Amaryllis Dragon Amaryllis Hippeastrum Dragon
    $21.99
    Per Bulb
    This gorgeous Double Dragon Amaryllis is beautiful and easy to grow for experts and novices alike. It has nice wide petals and will be a festive addition to your holiday decor. Grows 20-26" tall and produces multiple bloom stalks. Blooms 7-9 weeks after planting.
  3. Athene Amaryllis Kit - Plastic Pot with gift box

    Bring joyful white blooms indoors to banish the winter blues with our Athene Amaryllis Kit. Athene will produce one to two stems flowering with large, snow-white blooms showing off s...

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    Athene Amaryllis Kit - Plastic Pot Athene Amaryllis Kit - Plastic Pot Hippeastrum Athene
    $18.99
    Per Kit
    Bring joyful white blooms indoors to banish the winter blues with our Athene Amaryllis Kit. Athene will produce one to two stems flowering with large, snow-white blooms showing off silky green throats. This kit includes a pot, growing medium, and one amaryllis bulb, packaged with instructions for the perfect readymade gift. (Hippeastrum)
  4. Giant Amadeus Double Blooming Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)

    Giant Amadeus Double Blooming Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) have huge dazzling white flowers with rose-red stripes and veins and pale green throats. These flowers are larger than typical A...

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    Giant Amadeus Amaryllis Giant Amadeus Amaryllis Hippeastrum Giant Amadeus
    $19.99
    Per Bulb
    Giant Amadeus Double Blooming Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) have huge dazzling white flowers with rose-red stripes and veins and pale green throats. These flowers are larger than typical Amaryllis blooms, reaching up to 10” across on sturdy stems that can grow up to two feet.

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Save Up To 15% On Wildflower Seeds

Now shipping! Wildflower seeds are a great gift or stocking-stuffer for gardeners. Give one of our exclusive wildflower seed mixes designed for the American West, or give seeds for their favorite flowers. Wildflower seeds come in a nice canvas storage bag - and many mixes and varieties can be planted over the winter or early in spring. See planting tops below!

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Pre-Order Spring-Planted Bulbs To Save 20%

Spring-planted bulbs are a great way to add color your gardens - just plant and you'll have blooms in only a few months. Growing to full size in one season, these plants are excellent at providing fill-in color in new perennial beds while new perennials mature. They also provide color and texture in container gardens, making nice companion plants for flowering annuals.


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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