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Our waterwise plants (drought resistant, xeric plants) are selected for their colorful flowers, interesting foliage, durable low-care garden performance, and habitat friendly nature. Note: All perennials will need supplemental irrigation to get established. Learn more: Water Saving Gardening Tips.

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  1. Vic Bruno's Albuquerque Thyme Lawn

    1" tall x 18" wide. Pink Chintz Thyme (Thymus Pink Chintz) is a tight, low growing creeping thyme with thick stems of woolly green foliage that blooms in mid-spring with a profusion ...

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    Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme Thymus serpyllum Pink Chintz
    As low as $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    1" tall x 18" wide. Pink Chintz Thyme (Thymus Pink Chintz) is a tight, low growing creeping thyme with thick stems of woolly green foliage that blooms in mid-spring with a profusion of salmon-pink flowers.
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  2. Pink and Orange Delosperma Fire Spinner, Delosperma Fire Spinner, Fire Spinner Ice Plant

    Delosperma Fire Spinner® has vibrant tri-colored flowers of orange, red and lavender that are unique in the world of perennial flowers. Outstandingly colorful. An evergreen groun...

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    Fire Spinner® Ice Plant Fire Spinner® Ice Plant Delosperma Fire Spinner®
    As low as $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Delosperma Fire Spinner® has vibrant tri-colored flowers of orange, red and lavender that are unique in the world of perennial flowers. Outstandingly colorful. An evergreen groundcover, this ice plant blooms in late spring. A 2011 Plant Select winner. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  3. Blue and Purple Penstemon strictus, Penstemon strictus, Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    Rocky Mountain beardtongue, with its spikes of bright blue flowers and evergreen foliage, is one of the easiest-to-grow Penstemon. Long-lived, this beauty thrives in most any well-dr...

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    Rocky Mountain Penstemon Rocky Mountain Beardtongue Penstemon strictus
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Rocky Mountain beardtongue, with its spikes of bright blue flowers and evergreen foliage, is one of the easiest-to-grow Penstemon. Long-lived, this beauty thrives in most any well-drained soil with full sun exposure. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  4. Hesperaloe parviflora Yellow Texas Yucca flower

    Yellow Flowering Texas Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora 'Yellow') is a beautiful, uncommon yellow-flowered form of Texas Red Yucca, a low-water garden favorite. Plant it with other Hespe...

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    Yellow Flowering Texas Yucca (Hesperaloe) Yellow Flowering Texas Yucca Hesperaloe parviflora Yellow
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Yellow Flowering Texas Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora 'Yellow') is a beautiful, uncommon yellow-flowered form of Texas Red Yucca, a low-water garden favorite. Plant it with other Hesperaloes to create superb bi-colored combinations that are sure to draw hummingbirds to your garden.
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  5. Cerastium tomentosum, Jumbo Snow-in-Summer

    This jumbo snow-in-summer has large stems and leaves and was discovered growing in a Santa Fe, NM. Its larger size and vigor make it an excellent lawn substitute, producing a carpet ...

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    Snow-in-Summer (Cerastium) Snow-in-Summer Cerastium tomentosum
    $8.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    This jumbo snow-in-summer has large stems and leaves and was discovered growing in a Santa Fe, NM. Its larger size and vigor make it an excellent lawn substitute, producing a carpet of white blooms in late spring. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 4-5" x 15-18" wide.
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  6. Mock Orange Cheyenne®, Philadelphus lewisii Cheyenne with white fragrant blooms

    Cheyenne® Mock Orange (Philadelphus lewisii) is an award-winning native shrub cultivar chosen for its xeric character and amazing display of white, highly fragrant late spring flowe...

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    Cheyenne® Mock Orange Cheyenne® Mock Orange Philadelphus lewisii ‘PWYO1S’
    $16.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Cheyenne® Mock Orange (Philadelphus lewisii) is an award-winning native shrub cultivar chosen for its xeric character and amazing display of white, highly fragrant late spring flowers. High Country Gardens 2020 Perennial Plant of the Year – available in limited quantities! Plant this large shrub in part to full sun locations, ideally where its incredible citrus fragrance and visiting pollinators can be enjoyed. A highly adaptable plant that’s both tough and beautiful.
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  7. Hummingbird Attracting Collection for the West

    Enjoy watching hummingbirds flit from flower to flower all summer long. This collection is best suited for the dryer growing conditions of the west and full sun. Choice of 5 or 15 pl...

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    Hummingbird Attracting Collection For The West Hummingbird Attracting Collection For The West
    As low as $47.45
    Per Collection of 5
    Enjoy watching hummingbirds flit from flower to flower all summer long. This collection is best suited for the dryer growing conditions of the west and full sun. Choice of 5 or 15 plants.
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  8. Ice Plant Collection (Delosperma)

    Create a stunning island of Ice Plant with this Delosperma Collection. Drought tolerant and cold hardy, Delosperma are easy to care for and long blooming....

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    Ice Plant Collection (Delosperma) Ice Plant Collection (Delosperma)
    $27.96
    Per Collection of 4
    Create a stunning island of Ice Plant with this Delosperma Collection. Drought tolerant and cold hardy, Delosperma are easy to care for and long blooming.
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  9. Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson, Photo Courtesy of Plant Select

    A dazzling selection of this California native wildflower species, 'Marian Sampson' (commonly known as Scarlet Monardella) has clusters of brilliant red, tubular flowers held over lo...

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    Marian Sampson Scarlet Monardella Scarlet Monardella, Hummingbird Coyote Mint Monardella macrantha Marian Sampson
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    A dazzling selection of this California native wildflower species, 'Marian Sampson' (commonly known as Scarlet Monardella) has clusters of brilliant red, tubular flowers held over low mats of dark green, shiny leaves. Blooming in late spring it is certain to attract hummingbirds. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  10. Hummingbird Paradise Hesperaloe Collection

    Our Hummingbird Paradise Hesperaloe Collection showcases three special High Country Gardens cultivars: 'Yellow,' 'Straight Up Red,' and 'Coral Glow.' Hesperaloe parviflora, or Texas ...

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    Hummingbird Paradise Hesperaloe Collection Hummingbird Paradise Hesperaloe Collection
    $69.94
    Per Collection of 6
    Our Hummingbird Paradise Hesperaloe Collection showcases three special High Country Gardens cultivars: 'Yellow,' 'Straight Up Red,' and 'Coral Glow.' Hesperaloe parviflora, or Texas Yucca, are invaluable evergreen succulents that light up the garden with their tall, willowy flower spikes for weeks on end. In nature and in the garden, these waterwise plants are eagerly pollinated by hummingbirds. Collection of 6 plants.
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  11. Red Penstemon eatonii Richfield Strain

    24-36" tall x 15" wide. The Richfield form of Eaton's Beardtongue was selected for its overall vigor and flower production. It blooms in early to mid-spring blooming with tall spikes...

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    Firecracker Penstemon Richfield Strain Richfield Strain Firecracker Beardtongue Penstemon eatonii Richfield Strain
    As low as $8.49
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    24-36" tall x 15" wide. The Richfield form of Eaton's Beardtongue was selected for its overall vigor and flower production. It blooms in early to mid-spring blooming with tall spikes of brilliant red flowers. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  12. Red Delosperma Jewel of the Desert Garnet, Delosperma Jewel of the Desert Garnet, Garnet Dwarf Iceplant

    Delosperma Jewel of the Desert Garnet is dwarf hybrid Ice plant with a profusion of eye catching, dime sized flowers of scarlet and lavender. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant...

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    Jewel of Desert Garnet Ice Plant Jewel of Desert Garnet Dwarf Ice Plant Delosperma Jewel of Desert Garnet
    As low as $8.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Delosperma Jewel of the Desert Garnet is dwarf hybrid Ice plant with a profusion of eye catching, dime sized flowers of scarlet and lavender. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  13. Trinidad Yucca with ivory colored flowers, Plains Yucca,  Yucca glauca

    Trinidad Yucca (Yucca glauca) is an attractive native evergreen succulent that blooms in late spring. Large ivory colored flowers held over on stiff spikes of blue-gray foliage. Our ...

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    Trinidad Yucca Trinidad Yucca Yucca glauca Trinidad
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Trinidad Yucca (Yucca glauca) is an attractive native evergreen succulent that blooms in late spring. Large ivory colored flowers held over on stiff spikes of blue-gray foliage. Our durable, cold-hardy Yucca comes from the high plains of south-central Colorado, where the wind never stops and the winters are brutally cold. Plains Yucca is a tough native succulent that is both beautiful and long lived, and highly deer and rabbit resistant.
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  14. Tread On Me Evergreen Groundcover Collection

    A combination of four evergreen groundcovers offer beautiful floral displays in mid to late spring. They grow very flat to the ground and are ideal for planting between paver bricks ...

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    Tread On Me Evergreen Groundcover Collection Tread On Me Evergreen Groundcover Collection
    $91.88
    Per Collection of 12
    A combination of four evergreen groundcovers offer beautiful floral displays in mid to late spring. They grow very flat to the ground and are ideal for planting between paver bricks or flagstone walkways and patios. Three of each variety for a total of twelve plants.
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  15. Yellow Phlomis russeliana, Lampwick Plant, Jerusalem Sage Close Up

    Phlomis russeliana, a Mediterranean species native to the mountains of Syria, is admired for both its unusual whorls of soft yellow flowers and its large olive-green leaves. Commonly...

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    Hardy Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis) Hardy Jerusalem Sage Phlomis russeliana
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Phlomis russeliana, a Mediterranean species native to the mountains of Syria, is admired for both its unusual whorls of soft yellow flowers and its large olive-green leaves. Commonly known as Hardy Jerusalem Sage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  16. Delosperma sphalmanthoides, Tufted Ice Plant

    Tufted Ice Plant, a miniature gem of the South African mesembs, is a fabulous cold hardy succulent for use in rock gardens and containers....

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    Tufted Ice Plant Tufted Ice Plant Delosperma sphalmanthoides
    $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Tufted Ice Plant, a miniature gem of the South African mesembs, is a fabulous cold hardy succulent for use in rock gardens and containers.
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  17. Littleleaf Mountain Mahogany, Cercocarpus intricatus

    A native shrub from the southwestern US, Littleleaf Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus intricatus) features attractive silvery evergreen foliage for year-round interest and bird habitat....

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    Littleleaf Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus) Littleleaf Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus intricatus
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    A native shrub from the southwestern US, Littleleaf Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus intricatus) features attractive silvery evergreen foliage for year-round interest and bird habitat. Its compact size and outstanding durability make it an excellent choice for hedging and xeric landscaping. In mid-spring, the shrub is covered in plumes of tiny pale flowers, which are pollinated by small native bees to create feathery seed tails that catch the afternoon light.
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  18. Southwestern Black Cherry, Prunus serotina v. virens, close up of red berries

    Southwestern Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) is an essential addition to bird-friendly gardens. This attractive small-to-medium-sized native tree blooms in late spring with delicate, ...

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    Southwestern Black Cherry (Prunus) Southwestern Black Cherry Prunus serotina var. virens
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Southwestern Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) is an essential addition to bird-friendly gardens. This attractive small-to-medium-sized native tree blooms in late spring with delicate, fragrant white flower clusters that attract butterflies and bees. Following small black cherries are eagerly eaten by songbirds. With a handsome trunk and branches, attractive foliage, and ornamental flowers and fruit, is an excellent choice for gardens small and large.
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  19. Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

    Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) is a beautifully unusual plant with white, ball-shaped flowers and long strap-like foliage; highly attractive to and butterflies and native ...

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    Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium) Rattlesnake Master Eryngium yuccifolium
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) is a beautifully unusual plant with white, ball-shaped flowers and long strap-like foliage; highly attractive to and butterflies and native bees. Native the Midwestern prairies.
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  20. Western Native Penstemon Collection

    A favorite of hummingbirds, these western native Penstemon plants will brighten your garden with jewel-toned blooms from mid-spring to early summer. 12 plants, four varieties in purp...

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    Western Native Penstemon Collection Western Native Penstemon Collection
    $109.38
    Per Collection of 4
    A favorite of hummingbirds, these western native Penstemon plants will brighten your garden with jewel-toned blooms from mid-spring to early summer. 12 plants, four varieties in purple, deep pink, orange and red, with varying heights. Vigorous and hardy, prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Western native plants.
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  21. Superba Littleleaf Lilac with deep pink blooms, Syringa microphylla Superba

    ‘Superba’ Littleleaf Lilac (Syringa microphylla) provides an incredible show of highly fragrant, deep pink flowers in mid-spring and often reblooms in late summer. Deep green lea...

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    Superba Littleleaf Lilac Superba Littleleaf Lilac Syringa microphylla Superba
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    ‘Superba’ Littleleaf Lilac (Syringa microphylla) provides an incredible show of highly fragrant, deep pink flowers in mid-spring and often reblooms in late summer. Deep green leaves are smaller than those of common lilac cultivars, boasting mildew resistance superior to that of many lilacs. A delight for pollinators and gardeners alike! ‘Superba’ makes a fantastic deer-resistant anchor shrub for the back of large beds and borders, and forms a well-behaved hedge that grows wide but not overly tall. Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
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  22. All Star Penstemon Collection

    Our ‘All Star Penstemon Collection’ is a showcase of colors and forms that delivers more flowers every year. Enjoy warm red, pale pink, magenta, and inky purple flowers blooming ...

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    All Star Penstemon Collection All Star Penstemon Collection Penstemon Collection
    $128.35
    Per Collection of 15
    Our ‘All Star Penstemon Collection’ is a showcase of colors and forms that delivers more flowers every year. Enjoy warm red, pale pink, magenta, and inky purple flowers blooming early spring to early summer, followed by a lovely tapestry of evergreen foliage textures to complement later-blooming perennials. Penstemon, or Beardtongue, are easy-to-grow native perennials that will spread steadily, attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, but resisting hungry deer. Plant 10” tall Penstemon pinifolius with vivid scarlet flowers in front, and willowy 48-60” tall Penstemon palmeri with pale pink fragrant flowers in back. A must-have collection for waterwise gardens! Collection of 15 plants.
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  23. Gymnocalycium bruchii, Miniature Chin Cactus

    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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    Miniature Chin Cactus (Gymnocalycium) Miniature Chin Cactus Gymnocalycium bruchii
    $12.99
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    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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  24. Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus or Needle-Spined Claret Cup,  Echinocereus coccineus

    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-re...

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    Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus) Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Needle-Spined Claret Cup) Echinocereus coccineus
    $12.99
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    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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  25. Shady Oasis Container Garden

    This colorful, long-blooming perennial Shady Oasis Container Garden thrives in partial sun and dappled shade. Its blooms in shades of red and yellow will attract hummingbirds. The Aq...

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    Shady Oasis Container Garden Shady Oasis Container Garden
    $72.93
    Per Garden of 7 Plants
    This colorful, long-blooming perennial Shady Oasis Container Garden thrives in partial sun and dappled shade. Its blooms in shades of red and yellow will attract hummingbirds. The Aquilegia, Scrophularia and Heuchera provide the upright growers while the Monardella will cascade over the pot's edge to provide a blooming "skirt" around the sides of the pot. The plants will bloom their first growing season and get larger and fuller in the following years. This Pre-Planned Garden includes premium plants, and a planting and care guide.
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  26. Fall Red Eriogonum umbellatum Poncha Pass Red, Eriogonum umbellatum Poncha Pass Red, Poncha Pass Red Sulfur Buckwheat

    Exclusive. This incredible native wildflower, Eriogonum umbellatum 'Poncha Pass Red' (Poncha Pass Red Sulfur Buckwheat) is a very durable, long lived miniature shrub that blooms with...

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    Poncha Pass Red Sulphur Buckwheat Poncha Pass Red Sulphur Buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum Poncha Pass Red
    $11.99
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    Exclusive. This incredible native wildflower, Eriogonum umbellatum 'Poncha Pass Red' (Poncha Pass Red Sulfur Buckwheat) is a very durable, long lived miniature shrub that blooms with bright yellow flower clusters that ripen to dark red seed heads by late summer. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 2014 Plant of the Year.
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