Plants That Capture The Unique Spirit Of The West

Explore our unique palette of cold hardy, drought tolerant perennials that thrive in rugged landscapes, high elevations, and harsh climates.

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  1. Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition, Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition PP#22,048) is a native ornamental grass with a completely new look. The horizontal eyelash-like chartreuse flower...

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    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition PP#22,048
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot

    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition PP#22,048) is a native ornamental grass with a completely new look. The horizontal eyelash-like chartreuse flowers appear in mid-summer and age to blonde seed heads by fall. They are held on the plant right through the winter to provide many months of interest. 2011 Plant of The Year

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  2. Pink and Orange Agastache Desert Solstice, Agastache Desert Solstice, Desert Solstice Hummingbird Mint

    The flower spikes of Agastache Desert Solstice (Desert Solstice Hummingbird Mint) are remarkable for their fullness, large size, and exotic colorization. The plant is like a semi-dwa...

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    Desert Solstice Agastache Desert Solstice Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop) Agastache Desert Solstice
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    The flower spikes of Agastache Desert Solstice (Desert Solstice Hummingbird Mint) are remarkable for their fullness, large size, and exotic colorization. The plant is like a semi-dwarf form of our best selling 'Desert Sunrise' but with more flowers. A High Country Gardens introduction.
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  3. Blue Salvia azurea, Salvia azurea, Prairie Sage, New Mexico form

    Prairie Sage has superb, clear blue flowers on tall willowy stems. This deep-rooted wildflower blooms in late summer and it highly attractive to bumblebees and hummingbirds. Drought ...

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    Prairie Salvia Prairie Sage Salvia azurea
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Prairie Sage has superb, clear blue flowers on tall willowy stems. This deep-rooted wildflower blooms in late summer and it highly attractive to bumblebees and hummingbirds. 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.


Find The Best Wildflowers For Your Region

Native and regional wildflowers are an excellent way to support your local pollinators!

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  1. 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 $20.35
    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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  2. 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 $14.40
    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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  3. Native Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix - California Poppy & Lupine

    A beautiful blend of 16 different wildflowers native to the Southwest region of the US. This mix includes 10 quick blooming annuals along with 6 hardy perennials for lasting color....

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    Native Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix Native Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix
    As low as $17.95 Sale $15.25
    Per 1/4 Pound
    A beautiful blend of 16 different wildflowers native to the Southwest region of the US. This mix includes 10 quick blooming annuals along with 6 hardy perennials for lasting color.
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  4. Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix

    A hardy blend of wildflowers that has proven to tolerate the extreme weather conditions of the Southwest, whether it's long periods of drought or heavy periods of rain. This mix con...

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    Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix
    As low as $9.95 Sale $8.45
    Per 1/4 Pound
    A hardy blend of wildflowers that has proven to tolerate the extreme weather conditions of the Southwest, whether it's long periods of drought or heavy periods of rain. This mix contains 18 annual species for first year color and 8 perennial varieties for color beginning in the second season and beyond. Don't be surprised if you see your annuals reseed as this is quite common in areas with mild winters.
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You Can Have It All With A Sustainable Lawn

Plant drought-tolerant grass plugs for a lush green lawn that is low-maintenance and waterwise! Enjoy an attractive, durable lawn for years to come.

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  1. Buchloe dactyloides Legacy Grass Plugs, Buchloe dactyloides Legacy, Legacy Buffalo Grass Plugs

    Legacy Buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides Legacy) is a premium-quality native turf grass variety bred by University of Nebraska agronomists to be a drought tolerant, low care turf gra...

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    Legacy Buffalo Grass Plugs Legacy Buffalo Grass Plugs Buchloe dactyloides Legacy
    $59.95
    Per Tray of 70 Plugs

    Legacy Buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides Legacy) is a premium-quality native turf grass variety bred by University of Nebraska agronomists to be a drought tolerant, low care turf grass with the lush look of traditional bluegrass or fescue lawns.

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  2. Buchloe dactyloides UC Verde Grass Plugs, Buchloe dactyloides UC Verde, UC Verde Buffalo Grass Plugs for Coastal CA and Desert SW

    UC Verde Buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides) produces a dense turf of soft, bright-green, very fine leaf blades. It is recommended for planting in the high heat conditions found in th...

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    UC Verde Buffalo Grass Plugs UC Verde Buffalo Grass Plugs Buchloe dactyloides UC Verde
    $59.95
    Per Tray of 70 Plugs

    UC Verde Buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides) produces a dense turf of soft, bright-green, very fine leaf blades. It is recommended for planting in the high heat conditions found in the lower elevation of the desert Southwest and California. UC Verde Buffalograss It is drought resistant (xeric), requiring only 1/4 inch of water per week, and has a very low pollen rating. Growing 4-8 inches, it requires mowing only once per year.

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  3. Carex appalachica, Appalachian Sedge, Photo Courtesy Of Hoffman Nursery

    Appalachian Sedge (Carex appalachica) is a native grass-like plant with thin, fine-textured leaf blades. Appalachian Sedge is an outstanding choice for use as an attractive grassy gr...

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    Appalachian Sedge Grass Appalachian Sedge Carex appalachica
    As low as $9.99 Sale $7.99
    Per Plant - 3.25" Pot
    Appalachian Sedge (Carex appalachica) is a native grass-like plant with thin, fine-textured leaf blades. Appalachian Sedge is an outstanding choice for use as an attractive grassy groundcover for shade and heavy shade areas.
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  4. Cynodon hybrida Dog Tuff Grass Plugs

    Dog Tuff™ Grass (Cynodon ‘PWIN04S’) is an amazing, highly drought-resistant lawn grass perfect for high traffic and play areas. It has excellent durability in yards with dogs a...

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    Dog Tuff Grass Plugs Dog Tuff Grass Plugs Cynodon hybrida Dog Tuff
    $59.95
    Per Tray of 70 Plugs

    Dog Tuff™ Grass (Cynodon ‘PWIN04S’) is an amazing, highly drought-resistant lawn grass perfect for high traffic and play areas. It has excellent durability in yards with dogs and is resistant to yellowing from dog urine. Once established, this warm-season grass is highly weed resistant, deep-rooted and provides a soft, cushioned feel for bare feet. It only grows 2 ½-4 inches high, so you need not mow it unless you prefer a manicured look. 2015 Green Thumb Award Winner. Questions? Download our Dog Tuff ™ Grass Planting Guide.

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Our mixes include wildflowers that have adapted to your region, so your meadow will thrive and provide show-stopping color year after year. Save 15% on Regional Wildflower Seed Mixes through 7/13/20. 

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Give Yourself The Gift Of Spring Color! 

Plant in the fall to be greeted with cheery blooms in spring! Many of our bulbs are deer resistant and will spread & multiply, offering more colorful flowers each year. Pre-order now to save 15% on fall-planted bulbs!


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!”

lopesgw, Rio Rancho, NM