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  1. 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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    Achnatherum calamagrostis Silver Spike Grass Achnatherum calamagrostis
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    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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  2. Red and Orange Agastache Coronado Red, Agastache Coronado Red, Coronado Red Hummingbird Mint

    Coronado Red® Hyssop (Agastache Pstessene Coronado® Red) is a distinctive selection of Hummingbird Mint with silver-green foliage and spikes of orange-red flowers. This Agastache p...

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    Agastache Coronado Red Coronado Red® Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop) Agastache Coronado Red
    As low as $10.99
    Coronado Red® Hyssop (Agastache Pstessene Coronado® Red) is a distinctive selection of Hummingbird Mint with silver-green foliage and spikes of orange-red flowers. This Agastache plant has a very vertical habit and blooms beginning in mid-summer. A 2009 Plant Select winner. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric).
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  3. 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

    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. We recommend using Organic Plant Magic as a root dip to spur grass plug growth. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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  4. Orange Digitalis obscura Sunset photo Courtesy of Plant Select

    2004 Plant Select Winner 18" tall x 12" wide. Spanish Foxglove is the best Foxglove for drier climates and poorer soils. Much better than traditional English types. It blooms in late...

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    Digitalis obscura Sunset Sunset Foxglove Digitalis obscura Spanish Peaks
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    2004 Plant Select Winner 18" tall x 12" wide. Spanish Foxglove is the best Foxglove for drier climates and poorer soils. Much better than traditional English types. It blooms in late spring with spikes of reddish-brown and yellow tubular flowers. A 2004 Plant Select winner.
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  5. Oenothera fremontii Shimmer, Shimmer Evening Primrose

    Shimmer' is all about foliage, flowers, and texture. Blooming with 3-inch bright lemon-yellow flowers in late spring, the plant re-blooms during the summer months. The narrow leaves...

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    Oenothera fremontii Shimmer Shimmer Evening Primrose Oenothera fremontii Shimmer
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    Shimmer' is all about foliage, flowers, and texture. Blooming with 3-inch bright lemon-yellow flowers in late spring, the plant re-blooms during the summer months. The narrow leaves are pewter-gray and very attractive. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction; Discovered in the garden of Lauren Springer Ogden. 2007 Plant of the Year.
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  6. Yellow Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm, Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm, Black Eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia Goldsturm blooms in mid-to-late summer with an eye-catching display of golden flowers. Black Eyed Susan is very attractive to butterflies and the seed heads provide winter ...

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    Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm
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    Rudbeckia Goldsturm blooms in mid-to-late summer with an eye-catching display of golden flowers. Black Eyed Susan is very attractive to butterflies and the seed heads provide winter food for seed-eating songbirds as well. Reliable and tough, Rudbeckia tolerates both drought and clay plus easy to maintain.
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  7. Blue and Purple and White Viola corsica, Viola corsica, Corsican Pansy

    2003 Plant Select Winner 6" tall x 12" wide Corsican pansy is a perennial wildflower from the Old World that blooms most of the growing season with whiskered blue-purple flowers. A r...

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    Viola corsica Corsican Perennial Pansy Viola corsica
    $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    2003 Plant Select Winner 6" tall x 12" wide Corsican pansy is a perennial wildflower from the Old World that blooms most of the growing season with whiskered blue-purple flowers. A real gem.
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  8. Red Scrophularia macrantha, Scrophularia macrantha, Redbirds in a Tree

    Red Birds in a Tree is a rare shrub from the southern mountains of New Mexico and Arizona. It blooms all summer with spires of small red, white-lipped flowers that resemble a flock o...

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    Scrophularia macrantha Redbirds In A Tree Scrophularia macrantha
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Red Birds in a Tree is a rare shrub from the southern mountains of New Mexico and Arizona. It blooms all summer with spires of small red, white-lipped flowers that resemble a flock of red birds perched on a tree branch.
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  9. Salvia sylvestris Blue Hill Photo Courtesy of Walter's Gardens Inc.

    Blue Hill is a superb selection grown for its late spring display of clear blue flowers held over sturdy compact mounds of green foliage. It is extremely cold hardy, resistant to bro...

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    Salvia sylvestris Blue Hill Blue Hill Sage Salvia sylvestris Blue Hill
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    Blue Hill is a superb selection grown for its late spring display of clear blue flowers held over sturdy compact mounds of green foliage. It is extremely cold hardy, resistant to browsing deer and rabbits and loves heavy clay soils. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  10. Red Salvia greggii Furman's Red, Salvia greggii Furman's Red, Furman's Red Texas Sage

    2005 Plant Select Winner. 24-36" tall x 18" wide. Furman's Red is one of the most cold hardy of the native Salvia greggii family. Blooming in late spring and again in the fall, the p...

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    Salvia greggii Furman's Red Furman's Red Texas Sage Salvia greggii Furman's Red
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    Per Plant - 5" Pot
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    2005 Plant Select Winner. 24-36" tall x 18" wide. Furman's Red is one of the most cold hardy of the native Salvia greggii family. Blooming in late spring and again in the fall, the plant covers itself with bright red flowers that attract the hummingbirds from miles around. Sweetly aromatic foliage too. A 2005 Plant Select winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  11. Blue and Purple Salvia dorrii Desert Purple Sage, Salvia dorrii Desert Purple Sage, Desert Purple Sage

    Desert Purple Sage is a showy late spring blooming native shrublet with silver foliage and blue flowers pushing out from mid-purple bracts. Impervious to browsing deer and rabbits, ...

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    Salvia dorrii Desert Purple Sage Desert Purple Sage Salvia dorrii Desert Purple Sage
    $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Desert Purple Sage is a showy late spring blooming native shrublet with silver foliage and blue flowers pushing out from mid-purple bracts. Impervious to browsing deer and rabbits, it is a pollinator's delight attracting all types of bees. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  12. White Phlox paniculata David, Phlox paniculata David, Tall White Garden Phlox

    Phlox David blooms in mid-summer with round heads of large, pure white, delightfully fragrant flowers. The foliage is mildew resistant and this perennial grows easily in compost-enri...

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    Phlox paniculata David Tall White Garden Phlox Phlox paniculata David
    $10.49
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    Phlox David blooms in mid-summer with round heads of large, pure white, delightfully fragrant flowers. The foliage is mildew resistant and this perennial grows easily in compost-enriched garden soil. The 2002 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year.
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  13. Purple Penstemon mexicali Pike's Peak Purple, Penstemon mexicali Pike's Peak Purple, Pike's Peak Purple hybrid Beardtongue

    Pikes Peak Purple is a superb hybrid variety that blooms most of the summer with large concord grape-purple flowers. The plants are vigorous and have attractive glossy green foliage....

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    Penstemon mexicali Pike's Peak Purple Pike's Peak Purple hybrid Beardtongue Penstemon mexicali Pike's Peak Purple
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    Pikes Peak Purple is a superb hybrid variety that blooms most of the summer with large concord grape-purple flowers. The plants are vigorous and have attractive glossy green foliage. A 1999 Plant Select winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  14. Blue Penstemon virens, Penstemon virens, Blue Mist Beardtongue

    This beautiful, small growing species is native to the open Ponderosa forests and foothills of eastern CO and WY. The dainty spikes of blue, lavender-throated flowers are held over e...

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    Penstemon virens Blue Mist Beardtongue Penstemon virens
    $8.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    This beautiful, small growing species is native to the open Ponderosa forests and foothills of eastern CO and WY. The dainty spikes of blue, lavender-throated flowers are held over evergreen rosettes of dark green foliage. A delight in the late spring garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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Award-Winning Plants

Over the years, many High Country Gardens selections have been honored by national horticultural associations, including Plant Select, Perennial Plant Association and the Green Thumb Award, among others. These plants have exceptional merit and have received awards for their outstanding characteristics. This collection of plants also includes many of founder and chief horticulturist David Salman’s personal favorites.

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