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  1. Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie Dropseed Photo Courtesy of Walter's Gardens Inc.

    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...

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    Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie Dropseed Prairie Dropseed Grass Sporobolus heterolepis 'Prairie Dropseed'
    As low as $11.99
    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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  2. White Agave parryi, Agave parryi, Parry's Century Plant, Flagstaff form

    18" tall x 18-30" wide. High Country's form of Agave parryi comes from the high cold desert near Flagstaff, Arizona. It is exceptionally cold hardy with thick silver-gray leaves that...

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    Agave parryi Parry's Century Plant, Flagstaff form Agave parryi
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    18" tall x 18-30" wide. High Country's form of Agave parryi comes from the high cold desert near Flagstaff, Arizona. It is exceptionally cold hardy with thick silver-gray leaves that grow to form a large sized rosette when mature. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  3. Red Echinacea purpurea Rubinstern, Echinacea purpurea Rubinstern, Ruby Star Purple Coneflower

    40-42" tall x 18" wide. Rubinstern (Ruby Star) is a German bred cultivar with deeply colored rose-red petals that stretch out horizontilly from the center cone. A vigorous long bl...

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    Echinacea purpurea Rubinstern Ruby Star Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Rubinstern
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    40-42" tall x 18" wide. Rubinstern (Ruby Star) is a German bred cultivar with deeply colored rose-red petals that stretch out horizontilly from the center cone. A vigorous long bloomer with some of the darkest flowers you'll see on a purple coneflower.
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  4. Paxistima canbyi Mountain Lover, Canbyi's Mountain Lover

    Canby’s Mountain Lover (Paxistima canbyi) is a rare native plant from the central Appalachian Mountains. This low-growing evergreen shrub useful as a groundcover in shade and part...

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    Paxistima canbyi Mountain Lover Canby's Mountain Lover Paxistima canbyi Mountain Lover
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    Canby’s Mountain Lover (Paxistima canbyi) is a rare native plant from the central Appalachian Mountains. This low-growing evergreen shrub useful as a groundcover in shade and partial shade. The glossy green foliage is a delight.
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  5. Geum triflorum, Prairie Smoke

    Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke) has charming, nodding pink flowers give rise to feathery, smoky-pink seed heads that decorate the plants in mid-summer....

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    Geum trifolium Prairie Smoke Geum triflorum
    As low as $8.99
    Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke) has charming, nodding pink flowers give rise to feathery, smoky-pink seed heads that decorate the plants in mid-summer.
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  6. Yellow Ribes odoratum Crandall, Ribes odoratum 'Crandall', Crandall's Clove Scented Currant

    4-6' tall x 4-6' wide. 'Crandall' currant is a fast-growing heirloom fruiting shrub with fragrant bright-yellow mid-spring flowers followed by large edible blue-black currants. Ribes...

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    Ribes odoratum Crandall Crandall's Clove Scented Currant Ribes odoratum 'Crandall'
    As low as $11.99
    4-6' tall x 4-6' wide. 'Crandall' currant is a fast-growing heirloom fruiting shrub with fragrant bright-yellow mid-spring flowers followed by large edible blue-black currants. Ribes odoratum Crandall has beautifully colored fall foliage too. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  7. Arenaria Wallowa Mountains (Desert Moss) Plant Select Photo

    Arenaria is a great groundcover plant with tiny bright green evergreen leaves. Looks great as a crack filler between flagstone and paving stones. Images courtesy of Plant Select. Dr...

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    Arenaria Wallowa Mountains Wallowa Mountains Mossy Sandwort (Desert Moss) Arenaria Wallowa Mountains
    As low as $8.99
    Arenaria is a great groundcover plant with tiny bright green evergreen leaves. Looks great as a crack filler between flagstone and paving stones. Images courtesy of Plant Select. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  8. Prunus besseyi ‘PS’ (Pawnee Buttes) Photo Courtesy of Plant Select

    An outstanding selection of our western native sand cherry, Pawnee Buttes is a low growing, groundcover shrub with a profusion of fragrant white flowers in early spring and showy mah...

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    Prunus besseyi ‘P011S’ (Pawnee Buttes) Pawnee Buttes® Sand Cherry Prunus besseyi P011S
    As low as $11.99 Sale $10.19
    An outstanding selection of our western native sand cherry, Pawnee Buttes is a low growing, groundcover shrub with a profusion of fragrant white flowers in early spring and showy mahogany-red foliage in the fall. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant. Prunus besseyi ‘P011S’ is a 2000 Plant Select® introduction. 12-18" tall x 4-6' wide.
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  9. Sporobolus wrightii Windbreaker Photo Courtesy of Plant Select

    Sporobolus wrightii Windbreaker (Lunas Form of Giant Sacaton Grass) is the largest of all our native grasses growing to enormous size at maturity. Blooming in mid-summer, the flower...

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    Sporobolus wrightii Windbreaker Los Lunas Form of Giant Sacaton Grass Sporobolus wrightii Windbreaker
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    Sporobolus wrightii Windbreaker (Lunas Form of Giant Sacaton Grass) is the largest of all our native grasses growing to enormous size at maturity. Blooming in mid-summer, the flower spikes vary in color from blonde to bronze. This ornamental grass is a drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric). Exclusive.
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  10. Yellow Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum Kanah Creek, Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum, Kannah Creek Sulphur Buckwheat

    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 mont...

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    Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum Kannah Creek Kannah Creek Sulphur Buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum v. aureum Kannah Creek
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    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).
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  11. 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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    Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition PP#22,048 Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition
    As low as $11.99 Sale $10.19

    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

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Native Plants

Native plants offer the gardener a way to: Plant habitats for native insects, birds and animals; Create durable, water-wise landscapes that require less care and maintenance; Conserve our native plant heritage.

High Country Gardens defines a ‘Native’ plant as one that is found growing naturally in North America. 'Native' also refers to named selections of native species chosen from wild populations for improved garden performance.  Our definition also includes hybrids between two native species but NOT hybrids when only one parent plant is native.

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