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Luminous Pineleaf Penstemon

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High Country Gardens is renowned for our unique plant introductions - especially cold-hardy, waterwise plants that come from rugged landscapes, high elevations, and harsh climates. Founder and Chief Horticulturalist David Salman carefully selects and develops plants for their beauty and improved garden performance, including unique flower color, improved disease resistance, or exceptional value to pollinators. High Country Gardens Exclusives are plants, gardens, and collections that you won’t find anywhere else!

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Luminous Pineleaf Penstemon

Exclusive Plants & Introductions

High Country Gardens is renowned for our unique plant introductions - especially cold-hardy, waterwise plants that come from rugged landscapes, high elevations, and harsh climates. Founder and Chief Horticulturalist David Salman carefully selects and develops plants for their beauty and improved garden performance, including unique flower color, improved disease resistance, or exceptional value to pollinators. High Country Gardens Exclusives are plants, gardens, and collections that you won’t find anywhere else!

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  1. Orange Zauschneria canum var. arizonica Sky Island Orange, Zauschneria canum var. arizonica Sky Island Orange, Sky Island Orange Hummingbird Trumpet

    An especially graceful selection of Hummingbird Trumpet, Zauschneria canum var. arizonica ‚Sky Island Orange‚ blooms in early fall with hundreds of long, bright orange no...

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    Sky Island Orange Hummingbird Trumpet (Zauschneria) Sky Island Orange Hummingbird Trumpet (Fire Chalice) Zauschneria canum var. arizonica Sky Island Orange
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    $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    An especially graceful selection of Hummingbird Trumpet, Zauschneria canum var. arizonica 'Sky Island Orange' blooms in early fall with hundreds of long, bright orange nodding tubular flowers.
  2. Prairie Gold Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa 'Prairie Gold'

    ‚Prairie Gold‚ Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a beautiful golden-yellow form of this popular native wildflower. This selection is grown from seed collected from a...

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    Prairie Gold Butterfly Weed Prairie Gold Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa 'Prairie Gold'
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    $11.99 Sale $9.59
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    'Prairie Gold' Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a beautiful golden-yellow form of this popular native wildflower. This selection is grown from seed collected from a wild population in its Indiana habitat. Grow this special native cultivar to add unexpected color and an interesting conversation starter to your pollinator garden. A 2021 High Country Gardens Introduction.
  3. Blue Penstemon Blue Lips, Penstemon Blue Lips, Blue Lips hybrid Beardtongue

    Exclusive. Blue Lips has beautiful flowers and foliage. It blooms in late spring with short spikes of blue-lipped, lavender throated flowers. Shear off the faded flowers to reveal th...

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    Blue Lips Penstemon Blue Lips Hybrid Beardtongue Penstemon Blue Lips
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    $8.99 Sale $8.09
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Exclusive. Blue Lips has beautiful flowers and foliage. It blooms in late spring with short spikes of blue-lipped, lavender throated flowers. Shear off the faded flowers to reveal the wonderful blue-gray evergreen foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction. 2009 Plant of the Year.
  4. Superstar Aster Collection

    Our Superstar Aster Collection is an easy solution for late summer to fall color. Native Asters are important late-season food sources for bees and butterflies, including Monarchs. F...

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    Superstar Aster Collection Superstar Aster Collection
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    $53.99 Sale $45.89
    Per Collection of 5
    Our Superstar Aster Collection is an easy solution for late summer to fall color. Native Asters are important late-season food sources for bees and butterflies, including Monarchs. Featuring five varieties of Asters for an array of colors and varying heights, this collection will refresh the garden with late season flowers, just as summer’s blooms begin to fade. Collection of 5 plants. (Symphyotrichum)
  5. Lavandula angustifolia WWG002 FlowerKisser™ After Midnight

    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 wit...

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    FlowerKisser™ After Midnight English Lavender FlowerKisser™ After Midnight English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia 'WWG002'
    As low as $15.49 Sale $12.39
    Per Plant - 5" Deep 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.
  6. Butterfly Paradise Pre-Planned Cottage Garden Design

    The Butterfly Paradise Pre-Planned Cottage Garden will create a relaxed cottage style perennial garden. Planting masses of nectar-rich flowers magnifies their visual impact and appea...

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    Butterfly Paradise Pre-Planned Cottage Garden Butterfly Paradise Pre-Planned Cottage Garden
    As low as $176.99 Sale $150.44
    Per Garden of 16 Plants
    The Butterfly Paradise Pre-Planned Cottage Garden will create a relaxed cottage style perennial garden. Planting masses of nectar-rich flowers magnifies their visual impact and appeal to pollinators, helping butterflies find your garden. Flowers will multiply and spread year after year, offering bold blooms from late spring to late summer. Large garden of 30 plants covers 90 sq ft, small garden of 16 plants covers 40 sq ft.
  7. Fabulous Flowers and Foliage Shade Garden

    The Fabulous Flowers and Foliage Shade Garden is an easy-to-grow garden for planting in shade, dappled shade, or morning sun. Bright pink, yellow, and white flowers bloom from late s...

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    Fabulous Flowers & Foliage Shade Pre-Planned Garden Fabulous Flowers & Foliage Shade Pre-Planned Garden
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    $173.99 Sale $156.59
    Per Garden of 18 Plants
    The Fabulous Flowers and Foliage Shade Garden is an easy-to-grow garden for planting in shade, dappled shade, or morning sun. Bright pink, yellow, and white flowers bloom from late spring through summer. Flowers are complemented by pleasing foliage that provides a textural backdrop for season long interest. Garden of 18 plants covers 40 sq ft.
  8. Swamp Milkweed Collection

    Our ‘Swamp Milkweed Collection’ is the perfect start to your butterfly garden, rain garden, stream bed, or anywhere you want to see beautiful flowers and pollinators in w...

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    Swamp Milkweed Collection Swamp Milkweed Collection Asclepias incarnata Collection
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    $37.99 Sale $32.29
    Per Collection of 3
    Our ‘Swamp Milkweed Collection’ is the perfect start to your butterfly garden, rain garden, stream bed, or anywhere you want to see beautiful flowers and pollinators in wet soil. Pink and white flowers on tall stems with lovely long green leaves look beautiful in large plantings, or paired with other tall perennials. In fall, look for plentiful silky-haired seeds. Asclepias incarnata (also known as Rose Milkweed) is a native perennial, and the sole host plant of Monarch Butterflies. In time, this deer resistant plants will spread and naturalize to help your pollinator garden grow! Collection of 3 plants.
  9. Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition, Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition PP#22,048) is a native ornamental grass with a completely new look. The horizontal eyelash-like chartreuse flower...

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    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition PP#22,048
    As low as $13.99 Sale $12.59

    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition PP#22,048) is a native ornamental grass with a completely new look. The horizontal eyelash-like chartreuse flowers appear in mid-summer and age to blonde seed heads by fall. They are held on the plant right through the winter to provide many months of interest. 2011 Plant of The Year

  10. Orange Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet, Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet, Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet

    2001 Plant Select Winner 4-6„ tall x 15-18„ wide. Orange Carpet® is a vigorous perennial groundcover that blooms in mid- to late summer with a profusion of bright ora...

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    Orange Carpet® Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet (Zauschneria) Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet Orange Carpet® (Fire Chalice) Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet®
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    $12.99 Sale $11.69
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    2001 Plant Select Winner 4-6" tall x 15-18" wide. Orange Carpet® is a vigorous perennial groundcover that blooms in mid- to late summer with a profusion of bright orange trumpet shaped flowers. Spreading with underground stems, this beauty is perfect for slopes and cascading over the edges of raised beds.
  11. 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 $11.99 Sale $9.59
    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.
  12. Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden

    Rich with nectar and fragrance, the Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden is the perfect way to keep bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies well-fed from early summer to early fall. Wi...

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    Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden
    Sale Price I Save 10%
    $88.99 Sale $80.09
    Per Garden of 8 Plants
    Rich with nectar and fragrance, the Pollinator Paradise Pre-Planned Garden is the perfect way to keep bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies well-fed from early summer to early fall. With beautiful, easy-to-grow perennials, you'll enjoy this colorful garden as much as the pollinators. Suitable for most of the country, but not the desert southwest or deep south. Garden includes 8 plants covering 25 square feet.
  13. Rock Garden Groundcover Collection

    The Rock Garden Groundcover Collection includes a mix of three popular groundcovers that deliver texture and color in your rock garden all season. These easy-to-grow plants are droug...

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    Rock Garden Groundcover Collection Rock Garden Groundcover Collection
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    $84.99 Sale $76.49
    Per Collection of 9
    The Rock Garden Groundcover Collection includes a mix of three popular groundcovers that deliver texture and color in your rock garden all season. These easy-to-grow plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant, and evergreen. Varied low-growing foliage is brightened with colorful flowers in spring, attracting pollinators. Create a beautiful rock garden or layer this collection in front of taller perennials and bulbs. Collection of 9 plants.
  14. Ava's Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop), Agastache Ava

    Agastache Ava is one of High Country Gardens very best plant introductions, renowned for its tall spikes of deep rose-pink flowers held by raspberry-red calyxes. This vigorous hybrid...

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    Ava Agastache Ava's Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop) Agastache Ava
    As low as $14.49 Sale $11.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Agastache Ava is one of High Country Gardens very best plant introductions, renowned for its tall spikes of deep rose-pink flowers held by raspberry-red calyxes. This vigorous hybrid Hummingbird Mint blooms for many months beginning in mid-summer. 2005 Plant of the Year.
  15. 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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    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.
  16.  Rosita Hummingbird Mint, Agastache cana Rosita,

    Rosita was selected for its smaller size and dense spikes of raspberry-red flowers (50% more flowers than the typical Agastache cana). It blooms for several months beginning in early...

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    Rosita Agastache Rosita Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop) Agastache cana Rosita
    As low as $14.49 Sale $11.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Rosita was selected for its smaller size and dense spikes of raspberry-red flowers (50% more flowers than the typical Agastache cana). It blooms for several months beginning in early to mid-summer. A High Country Gardens introduction.
  17. Desert Solstice Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop), Agastache Desert Solstice

    The flower spikes of Agastache Desert Solstice (Desert Solstice Hummingbird Mint) are remarkable for their fullness, large size, and exotic colorization. The plant is like a semi-dwa...

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    Desert Solstice Agastache Desert Solstice Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop) Agastache Desert Solstice
    As low as $14.49 Sale $11.59
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    The flower spikes of Agastache Desert Solstice (Desert Solstice Hummingbird Mint) are remarkable for their fullness, large size, and exotic colorization. The plant is like a semi-dwarf form of our best selling 'Desert Sunrise' but with more flowers. A High Country Gardens introduction.
  18. Blue and Purple Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet, Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet, Munstead Violet English Lavender

    This HCG introduction is a selection of English lavender has some of the darkest colored flowers you‚ll ever see making it a stand-out in your garden! Faster growing than other...

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    Munstead Violet English Lavender Munstead Violet English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet
    As low as $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    This HCG introduction is a selection of English lavender has some of the darkest colored flowers you'll ever see making it a stand-out in your garden! Faster growing than other dark colored Lavender selections like 'Hidcote'.
  19. Agastache Fall Fiesta Hummingbird Mint close up flowers

    Fall Fiesta Hybrid Hummingbird Mint (Agastache ‚Fall Fiesta‚) is a brand-new hybrid that is impressive for its huge size and tall, head high, spikes of pink and orange fl...

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    Fall Fiesta Agastache Fall Fiesta Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop) Agastache Fall Fiesta
    As low as $14.99 Sale $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Fall Fiesta Hybrid Hummingbird Mint (Agastache 'Fall Fiesta') is a brand-new hybrid that is impressive for its huge size and tall, head high, spikes of pink and orange flowers that appear many weeks later than other Agastache cultivars. An excellent late-season source of nectar for hummingbirds.
  20. 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 $14.49 Sale $11.59
    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.
  21. Purple Salvia sylvestris Little Night, Salvia sylvestris 'Little Night' PPAF, Little Night European Sage - Plant of the Year

    Exclusive. Salvia sylvestris ‚Little Night‚ (Plant Patent #28,925) is a new, dwarf Meadow sage selected for its tight mounding growth habit and fantastic deep indigo blue...

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    Little Night Salvia Little Night European Sage Salvia sylvestris Little Night PP#28,925
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    $12.49 Sale $9.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Exclusive. Salvia sylvestris 'Little Night' (Plant Patent #28,925) is a new, dwarf Meadow sage selected for its tight mounding growth habit and fantastic deep indigo blue flower spikes that cover the plant in late spring and early summer. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 10-12" tall x 14-16" wide. 2015 Plant of the Year.
  22. Orange Penstemon pinifolius Luminous, Penstemon pinifolius, Luminous Pineleaf Beardtongue

    This is an exceptional small growing, evergreen plant that covers itself with hundreds of bright light orange, yellow throated flowers in late spring-early summer. A western native p...

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    Luminous Pineleaf Penstemon Luminous Pineleaf Beardtongue Penstemon pinifolius Luminous
    As low as $12.99 Sale $10.39
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    This is an exceptional small growing, evergreen plant that covers itself with hundreds of bright light orange, yellow throated flowers in late spring-early summer. A western native perennial, Luminous Pineleaf Beardtongue thrives in well-drained soils with plenty of sunlight. High Country Gardens 2016 Plant of the Year, 2016 Green Thumb Award Winner.
  23. FlowerKisser™ Royal Rose Salvia with rose pink flowers, FlowerKisser™ Royal Rose Sage

    A new native hybrid sage, FlowerKisser™ ‘Royal Rose’ is enjoyed for its sumptuous deep rose pink flowers. This Salvia is an exceptionally long bloomer, attracting polli...

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    FlowerKisser™ Royal Rose Salvia FlowerKisser™ Royal Rose Sage Salvia x 'WWG04'
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    $13.99 Sale $11.19
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    A new native hybrid sage, FlowerKisser™ ‘Royal Rose’ is enjoyed for its sumptuous deep rose pink flowers. This Salvia is an exceptionally long bloomer, attracting pollinating hummingbirds and bumblebees from late spring through early fall. The foliage is delightfully aromatic, releasing a pleasing sweet herbal scent when brushed or touched. Discovered by HCG Chief Horticulturist David Salman, and available exclusively from High Country Gardens.
  24. Stachys coccinea Mountain Red

    Exclusive. A stunning native wildflower, ‚Mountain Red‚ blooms for months with hummingbird attracting clear red trumpet-shaped flowers. This is our special cold hardy str...

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    Red Flowered Lamb's Ear Red Flowered Lamb's Ear Stachys coccinea Mountain Red
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    $10.99 Sale $8.79
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Exclusive. A stunning native wildflower, 'Mountain Red' blooms for months with hummingbird attracting clear red trumpet-shaped flowers. This is our special cold hardy strain and it does best in dappled or partial shade.
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