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  1. Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet By Plenuska (CC License via Wikimedia Commons)

    Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet) is a handsome, fuzzy, grey-leaved groundcover that thrives in problem areas such as dry shade and poor soils. Silver Carpet...

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    Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet
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    Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet) is a handsome, fuzzy, grey-leaved groundcover that thrives in problem areas such as dry shade and poor soils. Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear is a drought resistant (xeric), non-flowering perennial plant.
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  2. Ladybug Red Big Bluestem Grass, Andropogon gerardii ‘Ladybug Red’

    Ladybug Red Big Bluestem Grass (Andropogon gerardii Ladybug Red) is notable for its bright red fall foliage. A western, more compact form of our native Big Bluestem....

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    Ladybug Red Big Bluestem Grass Ladybug Red Big Bluestem Grass Andropogon gerardii Ladybug Red
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    Ladybug Red Big Bluestem Grass (Andropogon gerardii Ladybug Red) is notable for its bright red fall foliage. A western, more compact form of our native Big Bluestem.
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  3. White Agave neomexicana, Agave neomexicana, New Mexico Century Plant

    New Mexico Century plant is a very cold hardy species with thick succulent silver gray leaves. The attractive foliage is edged with dark burgundy spines. Drought resistant/drought to...

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    New Mexico Century Plant (Agave) New Mexico Century Plant Agave neomexicana
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    New Mexico Century plant is a very cold hardy species with thick succulent silver gray leaves. The attractive foliage is edged with dark burgundy spines. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  4. Pink Ruschia pulvinaris, Ruschia pulvinaris, Creeping Shrubby Ice Plant

    This is a vigorous evergreen groundcover with succulent, blue-green leaves and an explosion of shimmering fuchsia-pink flowers in late-spring through early summer. Rabbit resistant a...

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    Creeping Shrubby Ice Plant (Ruschia) Creeping Shrubby Ice Plant Ruschia pulvinaris
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    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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    This is a vigorous evergreen groundcover with succulent, blue-green leaves and an explosion of shimmering fuchsia-pink flowers in late-spring through early summer. Rabbit resistant and drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 3" tall x 12" wide.
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  5. Blue Penstemon Blue Lips, Penstemon Blue Lips, Blue Lips hybrid Beardtongue

    Exclusive. Blue Lips has beautiful flowers and foliage. It blooms in late spring with short spikes of blue-lipped, lavender throated flowers. Shear off the faded flowers to reveal th...

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    Blue Lips Penstemon Blue Lips Hybrid Beardtongue Penstemon Blue Lips
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    Exclusive. Blue Lips has beautiful flowers and foliage. It blooms in late spring with short spikes of blue-lipped, lavender throated flowers. Shear off the faded flowers to reveal the wonderful blue-gray evergreen foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction. 2009 Plant of the Year.
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  6. Red and White Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit, Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit, Red Hobbit Columbine

    A dwarf variety of Rocky Mountain Columbine with red and white flowers. This little beauty comes true from seed and should be encouraged to re-seed itself in the garden where it make...

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    Red Hobbit Columbine Red Hobbit Columbine Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit
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    A dwarf variety of Rocky Mountain Columbine with red and white flowers. This little beauty comes true from seed and should be encouraged to re-seed itself in the garden where it makes colorful colonies.
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  7. Achnatherum calamagrostis, Achnatherum calamagrostis, Silver Spike Grass

    Exclusive. Silver Spike grass is an outstanding Old World species grown for its late spring display of silver-green flower spikes. The seed heads age to tawny brown and hold on the p...

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    Silver Spike Grass Silver Spike Grass Achnatherum calamagrostis
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Exclusive. Silver Spike grass is an outstanding Old World species grown for its late spring display of silver-green flower spikes. The seed heads age to tawny brown and hold on the plant into the fall. Drought Resistant/xeric. Introduced into cultivation in the US by Lauren Springer Ogden. 2006 Plant of the Year.
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  8. Marrubium rotundifolium Photo Courtesy Of Plant Select

    Silver Edged Horehound is one our very best xeric groundcovers for poor soil areas with hot, sunny growing conditions. The soft felted leaves are green with a bright silver underside...

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    Silver Edged Horehound (Marrubium) Silver Edged Horehound Marrubium rotundifolium
    As low as $8.99 Sale $8.09
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Silver Edged Horehound is one our very best xeric groundcovers for poor soil areas with hot, sunny growing conditions. The soft felted leaves are green with a bright silver underside that curls up to give the leaves a silver edge. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  9. Nassella (Stipa) tenuissima, Nassella (Stipa) tenuissima, Silky Thread Grass

    Silky thread Grass brings gossimer grace to any spot where it's planted. It blooms from late spring into late summer with plumes of silky flowers that sway back and forth in the sli...

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    Silky Thread Grass Silky Thread Grass Nassella tenuissima
    As low as $10.99 Sale $9.89
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    Silky thread Grass brings gossimer grace to any spot where it's planted. It blooms from late spring into late summer with plumes of silky flowers that sway back and forth in the slightest breeze. Grow readily in most any soil with full to partial sun. Re-seeds itself readily. Not for sale in CA. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  10. Prunus besseyi ‘PS’ (Pawnee Buttes) Photo Courtesy of Plant Select

    An outstanding selection of our western native sand cherry, Pawnee Buttes® is a low growing, groundcover shrub with a profusion of fragrant white flowers in early spring and show...

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    Pawnee Buttes® Sand Cherry (Prunus) Pawnee Buttes® Sand Cherry Prunus besseyi P011S
    As low as $11.99 Sale $10.79
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    An outstanding selection of our western native sand cherry, Pawnee Buttes® is a low growing, groundcover shrub with a profusion of fragrant white flowers in early spring and showy mahogany-red foliage in the fall. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant. Prunus besseyi P011S is a 2000 Plant Select® introduction. 12-18" tall x 4-6' wide.
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Perennial Plants

Perennials

Offering unique and exclusive perennial plants has been the foundation of how High Country Gardens' has built its reputation. Our plants are chosen for their beauty, hardiness, and their ability to create natural habitat. We are particularly well known for our drought resistant/drought tolerant perennials (xeric plants), that once established will need very little water to thrive. We have hundreds of water-thrifty and native plants to choose from, many developed exclusively for High Country Gardens by our founder and chief horticulturist, David Salman.

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Turkish Veronica (Speedwell) Groundcovers 79 Varieties
  • Colorful, versatile, low-growing plants are an excellent lawn alternative.
  • Flowering groundcovers will attract pollinators.
  • Fill in walkways, plant a rock garden, or create a "living mulch" with groundcovers.
Blonde Ambition Grass Ornamental Grasses 30 Varieties
  • Add texture, color and movement to the garden in all four seasons.
  • Create durable, water-wise landscapes that require less care and maintenance.
  • Provide habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects.
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Drought Resistant Plants 258 Varieties
  • Our drought resistant perennials (waterwise or xeric plants) are selected for their colorful flowers, interesting foliage, and habitat friendly nature.
  • Find durable low-maintenance plants with proven garden performance.

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