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Heroes Of Horticulture

High Country Gardens has partnered with Plant Select® for many years to offer unique, tough, and reliable plants for the waterwise garden. Our partnership continues with Heroes of Horticulture! In this series, we'll feature some of the most well-known names in the industry, and highlight the hard work of the plant enthusiasts behind some of the most popular plants in the High Country Gardens catalog.

What Makes A Hero of Horticulture?

A Horticulture Hero has a passion for plants, is driven to understand and experiment with plants, and is not afraid to fail in pursuit of plant knowledge and discovery. Horticulture Heroes share their knowledge and enthusiasm with an ever-growing exchange of plants, knowledge, networking, and community building within the world of horticulture. With an eye for detail, keen observation skills, and persistent inquiry into the connections between plants, water, soil, living organisms, and the surrounding environment, Horticultural Heroes never stop learning. They are driven to improve the urban environment through their horticultural endeavors. Read on to learn more about some of our Heroes of Horticulture.


Notable Plants From Our Heroes Of Horticulture

Ava AgastacheAva Agastache
Ava Agastache | David Salman
Blonde Ambition Blue Grama GrassBlonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass
Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass | David Salman
FlowerKisser™ After Midnight English LavenderFlowerKisser™ After Midnight English Lavender
FlowerKisser™ After Midnight English Lavender | David Salman
Luminous Pineleaf PenstemonLuminous Pineleaf Penstemon
Luminous Pineleaf Penstemon | David Salman
Silver Spike Grass (Anchnatherum calamagrostis)Silver Spike Grass (Anchnatherum calamagrostis)
Silver Spike Grass (Anchnatherum calamagrostis) | Lauren Springer
Ultra Violet Salvia (Salvia Ultra Violet PP#21,411)Ultra Violet Salvia (Salvia Ultra Violet PP#21,411)
Ultra Violet Salvia | Lauren Springer
'Shimmer' Evening Primrose (Oenothera fremontii Shimmer)'Shimmer' Evening Primrose (Oenothera fremontii Shimmer)
Shimmer Evening Primrose | Lauren Springer
Swallowtail Columbine (Aquilegia aff. longissima)Swallowtail Columbine (Aquilegia aff. longissima)
Swallowtail Columbine | Sally Walker
Licorice Mint Hyssop (Agastache rupestris)Licorice Mint Hyssop (Agastache rupestris)
Licorice Mint Hyssop (Agastache rupestris) | Sally Walker
Cardinal Beardtongue (Penstemon cardinalis)Cardinal Beardtongue (Penstemon cardinalis)
Cardinal Beardtongue | Sally Walker
Fire Spinner® Ice Plant (Delosperma)Fire Spinner® Ice Plant (Delosperma)
Fire Spinner® Ice Plant | Panayoti Kelaidis
Redbirds In A Tree (Scrophularia macrantha)Redbirds In A Tree (Scrophularia macrantha)
Redbirds In A Tree (Scrophularia macrantha)| Panayoti Kelaidis
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