Waterwise Plants

Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden

Waterwise Plants

Our waterwise plants are selected for their colorful flowers, interesting foliage, durable garden performance, and habitat friendly nature. Chief Horticulturist David Salman's commitment to cultivating a beautiful palette of waterwise plants has redefined xeriscaping. Beyond the dazzling garden designs, our xeric plants contribute to a robust ecosystem where people, plants, and wildlife thrive. See Water Saving Gardening Tips.

To choose the best plants for your garden, use our filters at left.

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Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden

Waterwise Plants

Our waterwise plants are selected for their colorful flowers, interesting foliage, durable garden performance, and habitat friendly nature. Chief Horticulturist David Salman's commitment to cultivating a beautiful palette of waterwise plants has redefined xeriscaping. Beyond the dazzling garden designs, our xeric plants contribute to a robust ecosystem where people, plants, and wildlife thrive. See Water Saving Gardening Tips.

To choose the best plants for your garden, use our filters at left.

To choose the best plants for your garden, use our filters below.

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  1. Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden

    Our Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden features boldly colorful, long-blooming perennials that can stand up to harsh summer heat. Designed for hellstrips, sidewalks, and tough, ho...

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    Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden
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    $205.99 Sale $185.39
    Per Garden of 17 Plants
    Our Summer Showstopper Pre-Planned Garden features boldly colorful, long-blooming perennials that can stand up to harsh summer heat. Designed for hellstrips, sidewalks, and tough, hot, dry garden sites that call for curb appeal, this low-maintenance garden blooms to attract pollinators all season. Easy-to-grow plants are great for beginning gardeners. Garden of 17 plants covers 48 sq ft. This Pre-Planned Garden comes with a garden layout map to make planting easy.
  2. Lavandula angustifolia Mitcham Gray Lavender

    ‚Mitcham Gray‚ is a rarely offered cultivar of English Lavender similar to ‚Hidcote Superior‚ with a compact growth habit, dark lavender-blue flower spikes, a...

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    Mitcham Gray English Lavender Mitcham Gray English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia 'Mitcham Gray'
    As low as $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    'Mitcham Gray' is a rarely offered cultivar of English Lavender similar to 'Hidcote Superior' with a compact growth habit, dark lavender-blue flower spikes, and gray-green foliage. But it is a faster grower than the slow-to-mature 'Hidcote Superior'.
  3. Old Man's Bones Stonecrop, Sedum globosum 'Old Man Bones',  Image courtesy of Conservation Garden Park

    Sedum globosum ‚Old Man‚s Bones‚ (Stonecrop) is an outstanding low-growing sedum with uniquely rounded, chubby leaves held on short spreading stems. Evergreen succ...

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    Old Man's Bones Sedum Old Man's Bones Sedum Sedum globosum 'Old Man's Bones'
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Sedum globosum 'Old Man's Bones' (Stonecrop) is an outstanding low-growing sedum with uniquely rounded, chubby leaves held on short spreading stems. Evergreen succulent foliage often develops a bronze tint in summer and flushes shades of purple, pink, red, and bronze over the winter. Perfect for groundcover, rock gardens, edging pathways, and spilling over the edges of raised beds or containers. It blooms in summer with clusters of small, bright yellow, star-shaped flowers.
  4. Yellow Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum Kanah Creek, Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum, Kannah Creek Sulphur Buckwheat

    Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum ‚Kannah Creek‚ (Buckwheat) hails from western Colorado. With a showy display of yellow flowers in late spring, the flowers age to shades of...

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    Kannah Creek Sulphur Buckwheat Kannah Creek Sulphur Buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum 'Kannah Creek'
    As low as $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum 'Kannah Creek' (Buckwheat) hails from western Colorado. With a showy display of yellow flowers in late spring, the flowers age to shades of orange and rust by late summer, providing months of low care color. A 2007 Plant Select winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  5. Dark Knight Caryopteris

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

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    Dark Knight Caryopteris Dark Knight Caryopteris Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
    As low as $12.99 Sale $10.39
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Caryopteris clandonensis 'Dark Knight' (Bluebeard) 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).
  6. Walker's Deep Blue Catmint (Nepeta)

    Nepeta faassenii ‚Walker‚s Deep Blue‚ (Catmint) is just like ‚Walker‚s Low‚--long blooming and easily grown--but with noticeably darker blue flowe...

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    Walker's Deep Blue Nepeta Walker's Deep Blue Nepeta Nepeta 'Walker's Deep Blue'
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Nepeta faassenii 'Walker's Deep Blue' (Catmint) is just like 'Walker's Low'--long blooming and easily grown--but with noticeably darker blue flowers.
  7. Little Trudy® Nepeta, The Undaunted Garden Managed By Lauren Spring

    Nepeta x psfike ‚Little Trudy®‚ PP#18,904 (Catmint) is a compact, long-blooming Catmint with warm purple flowers that bloom from late spring through summer, attracting b...

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    Little Trudy® Nepeta Little Trudy® Nepeta Nepeta x Psfike PP#18,904
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Nepeta x psfike 'Little Trudy®' PP#18,904 (Catmint) is a compact, long-blooming Catmint with warm purple flowers that bloom from late spring through summer, attracting bees and butterflies. Finely textured aromatic foliage will help to deter deer and rabbits.
  8. White Chamaebatiaria millefolium, Chamaebatiaria millefolium, Fernbush

    Chamaebatiaria millefolium (Fernbush) is a beautiful native shrub that brightens the garden in mid-summer with big clusters of bright white flowers. It also has attractive dried seed...

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    Fernbush (Chamaebatiaria) Fernbush (Chamaebatiaria) Chamaebatiaria millefolium
    As low as $14.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Chamaebatiaria millefolium (Fernbush) is a beautiful native shrub that brightens the garden in mid-summer with big clusters of bright white flowers. It also has attractive dried seed heads and olive-green foliage. Drought resistant perennial plant (xeric).
  9. Phenomenal Lavender Plant,  Lavandula intermedia Phenomenal field

    Phenomenal French Hybrid Lavender (Lavandula intermedia ‚Phenomenal‚ PP24193) is a French hybrid lavender notable for its outstanding cold hardiness and tolerance to heat...

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    Phenomenal Lavender Phenomenal Lavender Lavandula intermedia Phenomenal PP#24,193
    As low as $15.99 Sale $12.79
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Phenomenal French Hybrid Lavender (Lavandula intermedia 'Phenomenal' PP24193) is a French hybrid lavender notable for its outstanding cold hardiness and tolerance to heat and high humidity. The plants grow into a beautiful mounded shape, with purple flowers on tall stems in mid-summer.
  10. Select Blue Catmint, Nepeta faassenii Select Blue

    Nepeta ‚Select Blue‚ (Select Blue Catmint) is a fantastic xeric perennial with dramatic lavender-blue flowers and handsome gray-green foliage. A recurrent bloomer, the fi...

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    Select Blue Nepeta Select Blue Catmint Nepeta faassenii Select Blue
    As low as $12.99 Sale $10.39
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Nepeta 'Select Blue' (Select Blue Catmint) is a fantastic xeric perennial with dramatic lavender-blue flowers and handsome gray-green foliage. A recurrent bloomer, the first flush of flowers comes in late spring, and again later in summer. A long-lived, easily grown perennial, this is an excellent plant for beginners.
  11. Centranthus ruber Coccineus, Red Valerian close up

    Red Jupiter‚s Beard is an everblooming Old World wildflower with clusters of tiny dark red flowers held over deep green foliage. A tough, durable plant, it thrives with minimal...

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    Red Valerian (Centranthus) Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard Centranthus ruber Coccineus
    As low as $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Red Jupiter's Beard is an everblooming Old World wildflower with clusters of tiny dark red flowers held over deep green foliage. A tough, durable plant, it thrives with minimal water and care once established. Great Butterfly plant.
  12. May Night Meadow Sage, Salvia sylvestris May Night

    Salvia sylvestris ‘May Night’ (May Night Sage) blooms prolifically with deep purple-blue flowers. It is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor, and...

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    May Night Salvia May Night Meadow Sage Salvia sylvestris May Night
    As low as $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Salvia sylvestris ‘May Night’ (May Night Sage) blooms prolifically with deep purple-blue flowers. It is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor, and tolerance of heavy clay soils. Blooming in late spring with a profusion of flower spikes, it reblooms later in the summer when deadheaded.
  13. Nepeta Walker's Low, Walker's Low Catmint

    Nepeta Walker‚s Low (Walker‚s Low Catmint) is a robust variety with dark lavender-blue flowers in late spring and aromatic gray-green foliage. Thriving in harsh conditio...

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    Walker's Low Nepeta Walker's Low Catmint Nepeta Walker's Low
    As low as $10.99 Sale $8.79
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Nepeta Walker's Low (Walker's Low Catmint) is a robust variety with dark lavender-blue flowers in late spring and aromatic gray-green foliage. Thriving in harsh conditions, this durable, rabbit and deer resistant perennial plant is an indispensable for use in xeriscapes. Drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric).
  14. Red Achillea millefolium Red Velvet, Achillea millefolium Red Velvet, Red Velvet Yarrow

    Red Velvet is one of the best with it deep rose-red, flat-topped flower heads that hold their color. Deep green, fine textured foliage, this yarrow is sure to attract butterflies whe...

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    Red Velvet Yarrow Red Velvet Yarrow Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet'
    As low as $12.99 Sale $10.39
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Red Velvet is one of the best with it deep rose-red, flat-topped flower heads that hold their color. Deep green, fine textured foliage, this yarrow is sure to attract butterflies wherever it's planted. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  15. Mini Oat Grass, Poa secunda v. juncifolia

    Mini Oat Grass (Poa secunda v. juncifolia) is a Western native grass with blue-green foliage. Seeds emerge on stiff foliage and open up to create pale feathery fronds. In summer dry ...

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    Mini Oat Grass (Poa) Mini Oat Grass Poa secunda v. juncifolia
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    $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Mini Oat Grass (Poa secunda v. juncifolia) is a Western native grass with blue-green foliage. Seeds emerge on stiff foliage and open up to create pale feathery fronds. In summer dry season, grass matures to a warm gold hue. A highly resilient and drought-resistant grass that serves as a host plant for many butterflies, its upright habit and seed textures are a beautiful addition to waterwise landscapes, including high elevations.
  16. Rocky Mountain Goldenrod, Solidago multiradiata

    Rocky Mountain Goldenrod (Solidago multiradiata) is a wonderful native wildflower from Canada and the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains. This compact, earlier-blooming Goldenr...

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    Rocky Mountain Goldenrod (Solidago) Rocky Mountain Goldenrod Solidago multiradiata
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Rocky Mountain Goldenrod (Solidago multiradiata) is a wonderful native wildflower from Canada and the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains. This compact, earlier-blooming Goldenrod has rounded clusters of bright yellow, summer-blooming flowers and broad, smooth leaves. Like all Goldenrods, this is an essential nectar plant for pollinating insects, and a good source of food plant for other beneficial insects.
  17. Western Sunflower, Helianthus occidentalis

    Western Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis) is a compact native perennial with large yellow-orange flowers. It blooms for many weeks in late summer, attracting a wide variety of inse...

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    Western Sunflower Western Sunflower Helianthus occidentalis
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    $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Western Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis) is a compact native perennial with large yellow-orange flowers. It blooms for many weeks in late summer, attracting a wide variety of insect pollinators and seed-eating songbirds. It spreads by rhizomes to form large colonies, so it’s a great solution for poor soil sites. Give it room to spread alongside other meadow or prairie flowers.
  18. Desert Sunrise Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop), Agastache Desert Sunrise, Hybrid Hummingbird Mint

    Desert Sunrise Agastache is a hybrid native wildflower that blooms for months with tall spikes of orange and pink tubular flowers. The nectar-rich flowers are highly attractive to hu...

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    Desert Sunrise Agastache Desert Sunrise Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop) Agastache Desert Sunrise
    As low as $14.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Desert Sunrise Agastache is a hybrid native wildflower that blooms for months with tall spikes of orange and pink tubular flowers. The nectar-rich flowers are highly attractive to hummingbirds. The plant has aromatic, mint-scented foliage and flowers.
  19. Vera English Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia Vera

    Lavandula angustifolia Vera is an outstanding heirloom English Lavender known for its sweetly fragrant oil, dark lavender-blue flower spikes, and compact growth habit. Our selection ...

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    Vera English Lavender Vera English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia Vera
    As low as $15.49 Sale $12.39
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Lavandula angustifolia Vera is an outstanding heirloom English Lavender known for its sweetly fragrant oil, dark lavender-blue flower spikes, and compact growth habit. Our selection of 'Vera' is also the most cold hardy variety of English Lavender.
  20. Mellow Yellows Coneflower, Echinacea 'Mellow Yellows'

    Mellow Yellows Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a study in harmony with beautiful blossoms ranging from cream to gold. Blooming from early summer to first frost, Mellow Yellows has...

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    Mellow Yellows Echinacea Mellow Yellows Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Mellow Yellows
    As low as $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Mellow Yellows Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is a study in harmony with beautiful blossoms ranging from cream to gold. Blooming from early summer to first frost, Mellow Yellows has a long-lasting steady supply of blooms, making it an essential garden workhorse. Butterflies, bees, and birds are frequent visitors to Echinacea, and you can leave tall, sturdy flowers up over the winter for visual interest and food supplies. Beautiful for cut flowers on long, sturdy stems.
  21. Yellow Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe, Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe, Maximilian's Sunflower

    Exclusive. Santa Fe is a selected form of Maximilian‚s Sunflower chosen for its huge, bright yellow daisies that tightly pack the 6 foot tall flowering spike. A tough perennial...

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    Santa Fe Maximilian's Sunflower (Helianthus) Santa Fe Maximilian's Sunflower Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe
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    $14.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Exclusive. Santa Fe is a selected form of Maximilian's Sunflower chosen for its huge, bright yellow daisies that tightly pack the 6 foot tall flowering spike. A tough perennial for difficult growing conditions, it blooms in mid-September. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction.
  22. Lavender Ice Ice Plant, Delosperma Lavender Ice

    ‚Lavender Ice‚ Ice Plant has large, gorgeous lavender-pink flowers and a tidy mat of evergreen foliage that turns purplish in winter. Drought resistant/drought tolerant p...

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    Lavender Ice Ice Plant Lavender Ice Ice Plant Delosperma Lavender Ice
    As low as $8.99 Sale $7.19
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    'Lavender Ice' Ice Plant has large, gorgeous lavender-pink flowers and a tidy mat of evergreen foliage that turns purplish in winter. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric)..
  23. Silver Artemisia Powis Castle, Artemisia Powis Castle, Silver Sage by customer Mike D

    Powis Castle is a superb foliage plant with finely textured silver-gray foliage and an attractive mounding habit. Use this plant to accentuate ornamental grasses and other perennials...

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    Powis Castle Artemisia Powis Castle Artemisia Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
    As low as $10.99 Sale $8.79
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Powis Castle is a superb foliage plant with finely textured silver-gray foliage and an attractive mounding habit. Use this plant to accentuate ornamental grasses and other perennials with differently colored foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  24. Sharon Roberts Lavender Photo Courtesy of Emmis Oure

    Lavandula angustifolia Sharon Roberts is an outstanding twice blooming English Lavender with spikes of bicolored lavender-blue and gray-green foliage....

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    Sharon Roberts English Lavender Sharon Roberts English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia Sharon Roberts
    As low as $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Lavandula angustifolia Sharon Roberts is an outstanding twice blooming English Lavender with spikes of bicolored lavender-blue and gray-green foliage.
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