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  1. Vernonia baldwinii
    Western Ironweed Vernonia baldwinii
    Regular Price $10.99 Special Price $8.79
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    Western Ironweed is a durable, easy-to-grow wildflower that blooms in late summer with big flat topped clusters of vivid violet-purple flowers. Vernonia is an invaluable late season nectar source for butterflies and bees. A big, robust plant for the back of the border. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  2. Rhus aromatica Gro-Low
    Gro-Low Sumac Rhus aromatica Gro-Low
    Regular Price $10.99 Special Price $8.79
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
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    Gro-Low Sumac (Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low') is an outstanding groundcover shrub that is only 18" tall but spreads widely. It grows in most any soil in full or part sun. Outstanding bright mahogany-red foliage in the fall. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  3. Blue Penstemon mensarum, Penstemon mensarum, Grand Mesa Beardtongue
    Grand Mesa Beardtongue Penstemon mensarum
    Regular Price $8.99 Special Price $7.19
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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    Grand Mesa Beardtongue is a rare beauty native to the slopes of western Colorado. Its stunning in bloom with numerous deep cobalt-blue flowers held over attractive evergreen foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  4. Gymnocalycium bruchii, Miniature Chin Cactus
    Miniature Chin Cactus Gymnocalycium bruchii
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Miniature Chin Cactus (Gymnocalycium) blooms in late spring with light pink flowers held over small clustering stems. It is a tiny low growing cactus native to Argentina.
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  5. Texas Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus, Echinocereus dasycanthus
    Texas Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus Echinocereus dasycanthus
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Texas Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus dasycanthus) is handsome single stemmed cactus from West TX and southeastern NM, with attractive bands of “rainbow” spination and huge, bright yellow flowers.
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  6. Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus or Needle-Spined Claret Cup,  Echinocereus coccineus
    Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Needle-Spined Claret Cup) Echinocereus coccineus
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus or Needle-Spined Claret Cup (Echinocereus coccineus) is an outstanding species that blooms in mid-spring with a profusion of hummingbird-attracting scarlet-red flowers held over a mound of tight clustering stems.
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  7. Lavandula angustifolia WWG002 FlowerKisser™ After Midnight
    FlowerKisser™ After Midnight English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia 'WWG002'
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    FlowerKisser™ After Midnight English Lavender has stunning, dark colored flower spikes with deep indigo-blue calyxes and large violet-purple flowers on a medium sized plant with gray-green foliage.
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  8. Arizona Beauty Coyote Mint, Monardella odoratissima Arizona Beauty
    Arizona Beauty Coyote Mint Monardella odoratissima 'Arizona Beauty'
    $8.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Arizona Beauty Coyote Mint (Monardella) is a sweetly scented native groundcover that attracts bees and butterflies with its lavender-pink puffball shaped flowers.
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  9. Salvia hybrid WWG001 FlowerKisser™ Dark Shadows with Bouteloua Blonde Ambition
    FlowerKisser™ Dark Shadows Sage Salvia hybrid 'WWG001'
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    FlowerKisser™ Dark Shadows Sage (Salvia) is a stunning hybrid Texas bush sage with dark purple flowers and sweetly aromatic foliage; a favorite nectar source for hummingbirds and bumblebees.
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  10. Salvia greggii WWG003 FlowerKisser™ Coral-Pink Sage
    FlowerKisser™ Coral-Pink Sage Salvia greggii 'WWG003'
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    Flower Kisser™ Coral-Pink Sage (Salvia) has eye-catching non-stop coral-pink flowers, starting in late spring and continuing into the fall. A medium sized woody shrublet that loves poor soils and hot, dry growing conditions.
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  11. Cynodon hybrida Dog Tuff Grass Plugs
    Dog Tuff Grass Plugs Cynodon hybrida Dog Tuff
    $59.95
    Per Tray of 70

    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. We recommend using Organic Plant Magic as a root dip to spur grass plug growth. Questions? Download our Dog Tuff ™ Grass Planting Guide.

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  12. Orange Asclepias tuberosa Seeds, Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Weed Seeds
    Butterfly Weed Seeds Asclepias tuberosa
    $3.95
    Per Packet
    Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) milkweed has attractive, bright orange flowers in late spring and is a favorite nectar source for bees and butterflies.
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  13. Drought Resistant Groundcover Collection
    Drought Resistant Groundcover Collection
    $93.38
    Per Collection of 12
    These small-scale evergreen groundcovers beautify the garden with showy spring flowers in shades of yellow, orange-red and bright blue. Outstanding for planting in rock gardens and between pavers. Once established, they will thrive with little extra water. A combination of three of each: Desert Moss, Creeping Goldenaster, Red Mountain® Flame Ice Plant, Woolly Turkish Speedwell.
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  14. Salt-Tolerant Ornamental Grass Collection
    Salt-Tolerant Ornamental Grass Collection
    $103.91
    Per Collection of 9
    These salt-tolerant ornamental grasses are perfect for coastal areas and locations with winter salting. They will provide an outstanding display of late summer flowering seed heads to color your landscape. A total of nine plants, three of each: Maiden Hair Grass, Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass, White Cloud Muhly Grass.
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  15. Verbena bipinnatifida Valley Lavender, Valley Lavender Plains Verbena close up
    Valley Lavender Plains Verbena Verbena bipinnatifida Valley Lavender
    Regular Price $9.99 Special Price $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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    Valley Lavender® Plains Verbena (Verbena bipinnatifida) blooms much of the summer with gorgeous purple flowers held over compact green foliage. This groundcover grows best in poor soils with less water. An improved selection of the Great Plains native Verbena.
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  16. Salvia microphylla Hot Lips, Hot Lips Sage Bloom
    Hot Lips Sage Salvia microphylla Hot Lips
    Regular Price $10.99 Special Price $8.79
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
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    Hot Lips Littleleaf Sage (Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips') is a long-blooming Sage that blooms all summer with eye-catching red and white bicolor flowers. The nectar-rich flowers attract hummingbirds and other pollinators.
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  17. Penstemon superbus, Superb Beardtongue flowers with Aquilegia chrysantha
    Superb Coral Beardtongue Penstemon superbus
    Regular Price $8.99 Special Price $7.19
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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    Superb Beardtongue (Penstemon superbus) is an early season spring bloomer with stunning coral-orange flowers and evergreen grey-green foliage. Best grown in the mild winter areas of the western US.
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  18. Phenomenal Lavender Plant,  Lavandula intermedia Phenomenal field
    Phenomenal Lavender Lavandula intermedia Phenomenal
    Regular Price $12.99 Special Price $10.39
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
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    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.
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  19. Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie Dropseed Photo Courtesy of Walter's Gardens Inc.
    Prairie Dropseed Grass Sporobolus heterolepis 'Prairie Dropseed'
    As low as $9.59
    Prairie Dropseed Grass (Sporobolus heterolepis) is considered to be one of our most ornamental native species. It has graceful, fine-textured foliage with see-through fall seed heads. An excellent performer in a wide range of conditions and soil types.
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  20. Snowmass® Blue-Eyed Speedwell, Veronica Snowmass plant, Speedwell close up
    Snowmass® Blue-Eyed Speedwell Veronica Snowmass® P018S
    As low as $6.39
    Snowmass® Blue-Eyed Speedwell (Veronica Snowmass® P018S) is a handsome groundcover speedwell with glossy evergreen foliage that blooms in mid-spring with a profusion of white-petaled, blue-eyed flowers. Excellent spring bulb companion. Plant Select 2017.
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  21. Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite Close-up. Image courtesy of Emmis Oure
    Fame Flower Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite
    Regular Price $7.99 Special Price $6.39
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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    A carefree little succulent native plant, Fame Flower has quarter-sized rose-violet flowers that open in the afternoon heat. A willing re-seeder, these little plants gently colonize their garden site and bloom all summer. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  22. Salvia arizonica Deep Blue
    Deep Blue Arizona Sage Salvia arizonica Deep Blue
    Regular Price $9.99 Special Price $7.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
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    Exclusive. Salvia arizonica ‘Deep Blue’ (Deep Blue Arizona Sage) is a great native plant for planting in the shade, blooming all summer with numerous small, deep blue flowers over rabbit and deer resistant foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  23. Blue and Purple Phlox kelseyi Lemhi Purple, Phlox kelseyi Lemhi Purple, Lemhi Purple Creeping Phlox
    Lemhi Purple Creeping Phlox Phlox kelseyi Lemhi Purple
    Regular Price $7.99 Special Price $6.39
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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    A hard-to-find beauty native to the wildlands of southern Idaho, this is a small growing groundcover phlox. In early spring, the plants bloom with large bi-colored blue and lavender flowers for nearly a month. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  24. Helianthemum Ben Ledi
    Ben Ledi Rock Rose Helianthemum Ben Ledi
    Regular Price $8.99 Special Price $7.19
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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    Stunning bi-colored pink and dark pink flowers make 'Ben Ledi' a standout evergreen groundcover. The plant has glossy, deep green foliage and blooms in late spring. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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