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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. 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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    Furman's Red Texas Salvia Furman's Red Texas Sage Salvia greggii Furman's Red
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    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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  2. Raspberry Delight® Salvia

    Exclusive. Raspberry Delight® is an outstanding native Salvia hybrid with a summer-long display of stunning raspberry-red flowers and excellent cold hardiness (once established)....

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    Raspberry Delight® Salvia Raspberry Delight® Hybrid Bush Sage Salvia Raspberry Delight®
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Exclusive. Raspberry Delight® is an outstanding native Salvia hybrid with a summer-long display of stunning raspberry-red flowers and excellent cold hardiness (once established). The aromatic foliage has a sweet herbal scent. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction.
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  3. Red Salvia Maraschino, Salvia Maraschino, Maraschino Bush Salvia

    Maraschino comes into bloom in the summer with a stunning display of deep cherry red flowers. Very cold hardy, this beauty likes to be placed where it gets the morning sun but shade...

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    Maraschino Salvia Maraschino Bush Salvia Salvia Maraschino
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Maraschino comes into bloom in the summer with a stunning display of deep cherry red flowers. Very cold hardy, this beauty likes to be placed where it gets the morning sun but shade in the heat of the afternoon. A hummingbird's delight! Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  4. Cardinal Penstemon Close Up of Red Tubular Blooms

    Cardinal Penstemon (Penstemon cardinalis) is a rare, cold hardy wildflower from the southern mountains of New Mexico. Tall, impressive spikes of dark red flowers bloom in mid-summer,...

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    Cardinal Penstemon Cardinal Beardtongue Penstemon cardinalis
    Sale Price I Save 10%
    $10.99 Sale $9.89
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Cardinal Penstemon (Penstemon cardinalis) is a rare, cold hardy wildflower from the southern mountains of New Mexico. Tall, impressive spikes of dark red flowers bloom in mid-summer, making this favorite source of natural nectar for hummingbirds. A must-have for your pollinator garden. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  5. 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
    Sale Price I Save 15%
    $10.99 Sale $9.34
    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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  6. Blue Rosmarinus officinalis Arp, Rosmarinus officinalis Arp, Arp Rosemary

    Arp Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis Arp) is a very cold hardy shrub Rosemary. It has a stiff upright growth habit and a mid-spring display of light blue flowers. Released by the Nat...

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    Arp Rosemary Arp Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Arp
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Arp Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis Arp) is a very cold hardy shrub Rosemary. It has a stiff upright growth habit and a mid-spring display of light blue flowers. Released by the National Arboretum. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 36" tall x 36" wide.
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  7. Cold Hardy Salvia Color Rainbow Collection

    Our Cold Hardy Rainbow Salvia Collection is an exciting array of Sage varieties featuring purple, red, pink, and coral flowers that bloom from summer through fall. The flowers look d...

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    Cold Hardy Rainbow Salvia Collection Cold Hardy Rainbow Salvia Collection Salvia Collection
    Sale Price I Save 5%
    $81.92 Sale $77.82
    Per Collection of 9
    Our Cold Hardy Rainbow Salvia Collection is an exciting array of Sage varieties featuring purple, red, pink, and coral flowers that bloom from summer through fall. The flowers look delicate, but these native perennial plants are tough! They’re waterwise, cold hardy, and easy-to-grow in even hot, dry conditions. Flowers with a sweet herbal fragrance provide nectar to attract hummingbirds and bumblebees, while fragrant resinous foliage is resistant to deer and rabbits. Plant in a large swath and enjoy watching them sway as pollinators fly from plant to plant. Includes varieties introduced by David Salman, High Country Gardens founder & chief horticulturalist. Collection of 9 plants.
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  8. Florentine Silk Bearded Iris

    Florentine Silk Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) arrives in late-spring with exquisite peach-pink standards over soft lavender-purple falls edged in dusky plum. The deep orange beards a...

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    Florentine Silk Bearded Iris Florentine Silk Bearded Iris Iris germanica Florentine Silk
    Sale Price I Save 25%
    $9.99 Sale $7.49
    Per Bareroot Plant
    Florentine Silk Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) arrives in late-spring with exquisite peach-pink standards over soft lavender-purple falls edged in dusky plum. The deep orange beards and throat are the perfect complement to this award-winning flower. An outstanding cultivar, with huge 6-8 inch flowers, it’s a perfect choice for the perennial bed. A deer resistant pollinator favorite.
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  9. Swingtown Bearded Iris

    Swingtown Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) hits a home run with exquisitely ruffled, rich royal purple petals. A stunning selection, this sweetly fragrant Iris is a prolific bl...

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    Swingtown Bearded Iris Swingtown Fragrant Bearded Iris Iris germanica Swingtown
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    $9.99 Sale $7.49
    Per Bareroot Plant
    Swingtown Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) hits a home run with exquisitely ruffled, rich royal purple petals. A stunning selection, this sweetly fragrant Iris is a prolific bloomer that will fill your late-spring garden and cut flower bouquets with saturated color. This pollinator favorite is drought tolerant and deer resistant.
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  10. Blueberry Bliss Bearded Iris

    Blueberry Bliss Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) has the deep blue color of a freshly picked berry. With plentiful, large, and generously ruffled flowers, Blueberry Bliss adds a classic...

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    Blueberry Bliss Bearded Iris Blueberry Bliss Bearded Iris Iris germanica Blueberry Bliss
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    $9.99 Sale $7.49
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    Blueberry Bliss Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) has the deep blue color of a freshly picked berry. With plentiful, large, and generously ruffled flowers, Blueberry Bliss adds a classic blue accent, perfect for garden designs and cut flowers. Stunning sapphire tones complement the lighter shades of the mid-spring garden. A pollinator favorite, deer and rabbits stay away.
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  11. Funday Monday Bearded Iris

    Funday Monday Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a knockout with finely detailed colors and movement in the garden. Ruffled falls of raspberry with an orchid-like center surro...

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    Funday Monday Bearded Iris Funday Monday Bearded Iris Iris germanica Funday Monday
    Sale Price I Save 25%
    $9.99 Sale $7.49
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    Funday Monday Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) is a knockout with finely detailed colors and movement in the garden. Ruffled falls of raspberry with an orchid-like center surround vibrant yellow beards, topped by creamy buff standards. A prolific bloomer, this sassy fragrant perennial can’t help but make you smile. A great deer-resistant addition to the late-spring garden.
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  12. Before The Storm Bearded Iris

    Before The Storm Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) arrives in mid-spring with great drama and flair. Its sophisticated ruffled black petals earn its status as a multiple awardin...

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    Before The Storm Bearded Iris Before The Storm Bearded Iris Iris germanica Before The Storm
    Sale Price I Save 25%
    $9.99 Sale $7.49
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    Before The Storm Fragrant Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) arrives in mid-spring with great drama and flair. Its sophisticated ruffled black petals earn its status as a multiple awarding-winning, highly prized Iris. Prolific, sweetly fragrant blooms will draw pollinators and have neighbors lined up for viewing. Add contrast to monochromatic plantings, or a bold accent to colorful garden beds. Grow extra for elegant cut flowers.
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  13. Play With Fire Bearded Iris

    Play With Fire Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) glows like embers in the late-spring garden. An undulating palette of scarlet red and burgundy ruffles are highlighted by cheery orange b...

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    Play With Fire Bearded Iris Play With Fire Bearded Iris Iris germanica Play With Fire
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    $9.99 Sale $7.49
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    Play With Fire Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) glows like embers in the late-spring garden. An undulating palette of scarlet red and burgundy ruffles are highlighted by cheery orange beards and delicate white throats. This amazing flower sparkles with warm color, drawing pollinators to the garden and adding lovely color to cut flower arrangements. An easy-to-grow, deer and rabbit resistant superstar.
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  14. Haunted Heart Bearded Iris

    Haunted Heart Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) will steal your heart with broad silver-white petals washed with delicate lavender veins. Richly fragrant and heavily ruffled, this award-...

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    Haunted Heart Bearded Iris Haunted Heart Bearded Iris Iris germanica Haunted Heart
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    $9.99 Sale $7.49
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    Haunted Heart Bearded Iris (Iris germanica) will steal your heart with broad silver-white petals washed with delicate lavender veins. Richly fragrant and heavily ruffled, this award-winning Iris merits a special place in your garden. The subtle colors will complement any garden design, and make beautiful cut flower bouquets. Easy-to-grow, it’s drought tolerant and deer resistant too.
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  15. Reblooming Bearded Iris Collection

    Our Reblooming Bearded Iris Collection blooms mid spring to early summer, then returns for a finale of color in early fall. An array of ruffled petals in crisp white and saturated go...

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    Reblooming Bearded Iris Collection Re-Blooming Bearded Iris Collection
    Sale Price I Save 25%
    $44.95 Sale $33.71
    Per Collection of 5
    Our Reblooming Bearded Iris Collection blooms mid spring to early summer, then returns for a finale of color in early fall. An array of ruffled petals in crisp white and saturated gold, violet, blue, and red hues give you creative freedom in your garden design. Bumblebees love the long-lasting blooms. Plant for an easy-care waterwise flower bed, or extend the bloom season in any garden. Collection of 5 plants. (Iris germanica)
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