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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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Coconino County Penstemon Native Plants Over 100 Varieties
  • Offer food and habitat for native pollinators and wildlife.
  • Create resilient landscapes that require less water and maintenance.
  • Beautiful plants suited to your region create a sense of place in your garden.
Desert Solstice Agastache Pollinator Plants Over 200 Varieties
  • Your garden makes a difference in supporting pollinator populations.
  • Grow a garden that's buzzing with life and colorful, long-lasting blooms.
  • Attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds with nectar rich plants.
Agastache, Russian Sage, Echinacea, and Lavender
Waterwise Perennials Over 200 Varieties
  • Less water, more flowers! Grow a pollinator-friendly garden while conserving water.
  • Attractive foliage and flowers add color and texture .
  • Discover our selection of perennials chosen for their durable garden performance.

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  1. 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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    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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  2. Echinacea purpurea Magnus, Photo Credit by Walter's Garden

    Magnus is a distinctive, vigorous and large growing cone flower cultivar. The bright reddish-pink petals of its huge flowers are held flat as they radiate out from the cone, instead ...

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    Magnus Echinacea Magnus Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Magnus
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    Magnus is a distinctive, vigorous and large growing cone flower cultivar. The bright reddish-pink petals of its huge flowers are held flat as they radiate out from the cone, instead of curving backwards as is typical of most coneflowers.
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  3. Blue Caryopteris clandonensis Dark Knight, Caryopteris clandonensis Dark Knight, Blue Mist Spirea Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Blue Mist spirea (Caryopteris clandonensis) blooms with a profusion of dark blue flowers in late summer when few other shrubs are flowering. Its modest size makes it very...

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    Dark Knight Caryopteris Dark Knight Blue Mist Spirea, Bluebeard Caryopteris clandonensis Dark Knight
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Dark Knight Blue Mist spirea (Caryopteris clandonensis) blooms with a profusion of dark blue flowers in late summer when few other shrubs are flowering. Its modest size makes it very useful in smaller yards. A fantastic nectar source for bees and butterflies. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  4. Blue Caryopteris clandonensis First Choice, Caryopteris clandonensis First Choice, Blue Mist Spirea First Choice

    First Choice is a newer selection with particularly deep blue flowers and a more compact mature size than other Blue Mist spirea. Blooming late summer it is an invaluable nectar sour...

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    First Choice Caryopteris First Choice Blue Mist Spirea, Bluebeard Caryopteris clandonensis First Choice
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    First Choice is a newer selection with particularly deep blue flowers and a more compact mature size than other Blue Mist spirea. Blooming late summer it is an invaluable nectar source for bees and butterflies. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  5. White Chamaebatiaria millefolium, Chamaebatiaria millefolium, Fernbush

    Amber Wheels' blanket flower, was originally discovered growing in Westcliff, CO by Larry Vickerman. Seed was given to Jelitto Perennial Seed where it was bred to produce this beauti...

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    Amber Wheels Gaillardia Amber Wheels Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata Amber Wheels
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    Amber Wheels' blanket flower, was originally discovered growing in Westcliff, CO by Larry Vickerman. Seed was given to Jelitto Perennial Seed where it was bred to produce this beautiful strain. It is an extremely showy and long-lived cultivar. Produces an abundance of large flowers with frilled, deep-yellow petals that surround an amber-red center. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  6. Blue Echinops banaticus Blue Glow, Echinops banaticus Blue Glow, Blue Glow Globe Thistle

    Blue Glow is an Old World wildflower that blooms in mid-summer. The deep blue globe-like flowers are held high above the attactive thistle-like foliage. One of the very best flowers ...

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    Blue Glow Echinops Blue Glow Globe Thistle Echinops bannaticus Blue Glow
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    Blue Glow is an Old World wildflower that blooms in mid-summer. The deep blue globe-like flowers are held high above the attactive thistle-like foliage. One of the very best flowers for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  7. Yellow Helianthus maximiliana Dakota Sunshine, Helianthus maximiliana Dakota Sunshine, Dakota Sunshine Maximilian's Sunflower

    Exclusive. Dakota Sunshine is an August blooming selection of the native Maximilian's Sunflower. Chosen from South Dakota collected seed, this cultivar is especially useful in short ...

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    Dakota Sunshine Maximilian's Sunflower (Helianthus) Dakota Sunshine Maximilian's Sunflower Helianthus maximiliani Dakota Sunshine
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Exclusive. Dakota Sunshine is an August blooming selection of the native Maximilian's Sunflower. Chosen from South Dakota collected seed, this cultivar is especially useful in short season climates to avoid flower damage from early frosts. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction.
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  8. Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus Fall Color Photo Courtesy Sunny Border Nurseries, Inc.

    Gracillimus is a superb selection of Chinese Maidenhair grass that blooms with a massive display of copper colored flowers in late summer. The seedheads age to white giving the grass...

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    Gracillimus Miscanthus Grass Gracillimus Maiden Hair Grass Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Gracillimus is a superb selection of Chinese Maidenhair grass that blooms with a massive display of copper colored flowers in late summer. The seedheads age to white giving the grass a wonderful look in fall and early winter.
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  9. Purple Monarda Peter's Purple, Monarda Peter's Purple, Peter's Purple Bee Balm

    Peter's Purple is a natural hybrid cross of two southern Monarda species that blooms in mid-summer with showy lavender-purple flowers. The glossy foliage is mildew resistant. This v...

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    Peter's Purple Bee Balm Peter's Purple Bee Balm Monarda x Peter's Purple
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Peter's Purple is a natural hybrid cross of two southern Monarda species that blooms in mid-summer with showy lavender-purple flowers. The glossy foliage is mildew resistant. This variety is moderately xeric once established. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  10. Helictotrichon sempervirens Photo Courtesy of Walter's Gardens Inc.

    Blue Avena Grass shines in the garden with its bright blue foliage and tall graceful late spring flowering spikes that age to tawny brown by mid-summer. It thrives in full, hot sun b...

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    Blue Oat Grass Blue Oat Grass Helictotrichon sempervirens
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Blue Avena Grass shines in the garden with its bright blue foliage and tall graceful late spring flowering spikes that age to tawny brown by mid-summer. It thrives in full, hot sun but should not be grown too dry in arid climates. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  11. Pink Echinacea tennessensis Rocky Top, Echinacea tennessensis Rocky Top, Rocky Top Hybrid Purple Coneflower

    This is a delightful new hybrid native wildflower. Blooming in summer, the flower's thin, deep-pink petals curve forward from the center cone like an old-fashioned sunbonnet....

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    Rocky Top Echinacea Rocky Top Coneflower Echinacea tennessensis Rocky Top
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    This is a delightful new hybrid native wildflower. Blooming in summer, the flower's thin, deep-pink petals curve forward from the center cone like an old-fashioned sunbonnet.
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  12. Red Silene regia, Silene regia, Royal Catch Fly

    This rare native species found only in a few areas of the Midwest is a must for brightening the late summer garden. Its scarlet-red flowers are extremely showy and will attract hummi...

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    Royal Catchfly (Silene) Royal Catchfly Silene regia
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    This rare native species found only in a few areas of the Midwest is a must for brightening the late summer garden. Its scarlet-red flowers are extremely showy and will attract hummingbirds eager to feed from the nectar-rich blossoms. Plant in enriched, well-drained sandy or loam soils and irrigate regularly if conditions are dry. A wonderful flowering companion for Agastache 'Black Adder'.
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  13. Pink Centranthus ruber Roseus close up of bloom

    24-36" x 24-30" wide. A pink flowered form of Jupiter's Beard, 'Roseus’ blooms all summer and makes a wonderful companion to many other perennials. Drought resistant/drought tolera...

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    Pink Valerian (Centranthus) Pink Valerian, Jupiter's Beard Centranthus ruber Roseus
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    24-36" x 24-30" wide. A pink flowered form of Jupiter's Beard, 'Roseus’ blooms all summer and makes a wonderful companion to many other perennials. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  14. White Anthemis tinctoria Susanna Mitchell, Anthemis tinctoria Susanna Mitchell, Susanna Mitchell Marguerite Daisy

    24-30" tall x 24" wide. Susanna Mitchell blooms most of the summer with large, creamy white daisies. A vigorous and easy-to-grow, It's attractive, fine textured foliage shows off the...

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    Susanna Mitchell Marguerite Daisy (Anthemis) Susanna Mitchell Marguerite Daisy Anthemis tinctoria Susanna Mitchell
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    24-30" tall x 24" wide. Susanna Mitchell blooms most of the summer with large, creamy white daisies. A vigorous and easy-to-grow, It's attractive, fine textured foliage shows off the flowers to great advantage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  15. Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass, Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal

    Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal') is a choice ornamental native grass named for its attractive, stiffly upright blue-gray foliage. It blooms with attra...

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    Heavy Metal Blue Switchgrass Heavy Metal Blue Switchgrass Panicum virgatum Heavy Metal
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    Per Plant - 3.25" Pot
    Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal') is a choice ornamental native grass named for its attractive, stiffly upright blue-gray foliage. It blooms with attractive tan flowering sprays in late summer.
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  16. Customer Photo, Purple Iris germanica Rockstar, Iris germanica Rockstar, Rockstar Re-Blooming Bearded Iris

    A re-blooming beared Iris with raspberry-rose standards and ruffled, pale apricot falls edged with a rich raspberry-rose border. Re-blooms in zones 7-9.Drought resistant/drought tol...

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    Rockstar Reblooming Bearded Iris Rockstar Reblooming Bearded Iris Iris germanica Rockstar
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    A re-blooming beared Iris with raspberry-rose standards and ruffled, pale apricot falls edged with a rich raspberry-rose border. Re-blooms in zones 7-9.Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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