New Plants For 2023

Morning Star White Armeria

New Plants For 2023

For 2023, High Country Gardens continues its tradition of introducing new plant varieties. We’ve addressed the growing needs for water conservation and environmentally-friendly gardening practices by developing an incredible selection of waterwise and native plants. 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. Selected for their beauty and improved garden performance, our waterwise plants will take your garden from ordinary to outstanding with unique flower colors, durability, and exceptional value to pollinators.

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Morning Star White Armeria

New Plants For 2023

For 2023, High Country Gardens continues its tradition of introducing new plant varieties. We’ve addressed the growing needs for water conservation and environmentally-friendly gardening practices by developing an incredible selection of waterwise and native plants. 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. Selected for their beauty and improved garden performance, our waterwise plants will take your garden from ordinary to outstanding with unique flower colors, durability, and exceptional value to pollinators.

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  1. Blue and Purple Penstemon cobaea v. purpurea, Penstemon cobaea v. purpurea, Purple Ozark Beardtongue

    Penstemon cobaea var. purpurea ‚Purple Ozark‚ (Beardtongue) is a native wildflower with huge lavender-blue flowers and glossy deep green foliage. Magnificent is barely ad...

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    Purple Ozark Penstemon Purple Ozark Beardtongue Penstemon cobaea v. purpurea
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Penstemon cobaea var. purpurea 'Purple Ozark' (Beardtongue) is a native wildflower with huge lavender-blue flowers and glossy deep green foliage. Magnificent is barely adequate to describe this richly colored Penstemon. Bumblebees adore this plant and actually fit into these oversized flowers when pollinating them! A rare variety from southern Missouri Ozarks, this native plant treasure is seldom seen in garden cultivation. Blooming in early summer with nectar-rich flowers, this perennial is a favorite of the bumblebees. A special addition for waterwise gardens.
  2. Blue Whiskers Fescue Grass

    Eye-catching Festuca glauca ‚Blue Whiskers‚ PP#29,200 (Fescue Grass) is a colorful standout you will want in your garden. Taller, brighter blue, and with striking long le...

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    Blue Whiskers Fescue Grass Blue Whiskers Fescue Grass Festuca glauca 'Blue Whiskers' PP#29,200
    $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Eye-catching Festuca glauca 'Blue Whiskers' PP#29,200 (Fescue Grass) is a colorful standout you will want in your garden. Taller, brighter blue, and with striking long leaves, its silvery hue gives your garden textural contrast. In early to mid-summer yellow-green flowers emerge just above the foliage and will turn tan as they age. This lovely evergreen grass will provide beautiful winter interest. It is low-maintenance, waterwise, and deer resistant for easy gardening.
  3. Chick Charms® Mint Marvel™ Hens and Chicks Credit: ChickCharms.net

    Sempervivum hybrid ‚Chick Charms® Mint Marvel™‚ (Hens and Chicks) displays rosettes of spiky, mint-green leaves tipped with burgundy red. This striking succulent is ev...

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    Chick Charms® Mint Marvel™ Hens and Chicks Chick Charms® Mint Marvel™ Hens and Chicks Sempervivum hybrid Chick Charms® Mint Marvel™
    $14.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot

    Sempervivum hybrid 'Chick Charms® Mint Marvel™' (Hens and Chicks) displays rosettes of spiky, mint-green leaves tipped with burgundy red. This striking succulent is evergreen and hardy from zones 3 to 8. Mint Marvel™ is easy to grow and will tolerate drought and cold temperatures. Cute but tough, it is ideal for a low-maintenance container, rock garden, path edge, or rock wall. The low-growing form makes a good groundcover, too. This collectable succulent will produce many ‘chicks’ for spreading or sharing.

  4. Purple Splendor Desert Willow

    Chilopsis linearis ‚Purple Splendor‚ (Desert Willow) blooms with beautiful magenta-purple flowers for over a month in the summer, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies, an...

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    Purple Splendor Desert Willow Purple Splendor Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis 'Purple Splendor'
    $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Chilopsis linearis 'Purple Splendor' (Desert Willow) blooms with beautiful magenta-purple flowers for over a month in the summer, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Its narrow leaves are long and willow-like, giving it a light, airy look. By early autumn the flowers fade and form slender seed pods, which dangle from the tree during winter. Plant this deer-resistant shrub near your home to create filtered shade for hot patios, low-water lawns, and courtyards, and to enjoy the sweet fragrance of the flowers.
  5. Woolly Ironweed (Vernonia), in meadow

    Vernonia lindheimeri (Woolly Ironweed) is a showy perennial that thrives where conditions are tough. This resilient plant can handle low fertility soil, dry climates, and resists dee...

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    Woolly Ironweed (Vernonia) Woolly Ironweed Vernonia lindheimeri
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Vernonia lindheimeri (Woolly Ironweed) is a showy perennial that thrives where conditions are tough. This resilient plant can handle low fertility soil, dry climates, and resists deer and rabbits. Woolly Ironweed has a gentle upright habit, sturdy stems, and fine fuzzy foliage with an airy texture. Silvery buds open to clusters of bright magenta disc flowers in mid-to-late summer. Blooming for 6 weeks or more, the flowers nourish native bees and other pollinators. A North American native perennial from Texas and Northern Mexico, its common name comes from its iron-like qualities – both durability and seed clusters the color of rust.
  6. Snowcap Shasta Daisy

    Leucanthemum superbum ‚Snowcap‚ (Shasta Daisy) is an easy-to-grow garden essential that fills the summer garden with classic cheerful blooms. Snow white petals surround g...

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    Snowcap Shasta Daisy Snowcap Shasta Daisy Leucanthemum superbum 'Snowcap'
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Leucanthemum superbum 'Snowcap' (Shasta Daisy) is an easy-to-grow garden essential that fills the summer garden with classic cheerful blooms. Snow white petals surround golden centers, and this cultivar tolerates wind and rain better than most, with a sturdy, compact form that fits just about anywhere. An all-time garden favorite, ‘Snowcap’ is both deer and rabbit resistant, and easily fits the bill when it comes to people-and pollinator-pleasing flowers. ‘Snowcap’ attracts butterflies and bees and is an excellent choice for a border, along a path, or in a container, where they can shine.
  7. Aztec Gold Veronica flowers

    Wake up your senses with Veronica prostrata ‚Aztec Gold‚ PP#13,354 (Creeping Speedwell). Brilliant foliage contrasts beautifully with spikes of blue flowers in early to m...

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    Aztec Gold Veronica Aztec Gold Creeping Speedwell Veronica prostrata 'Aztec Gold' PP#13,354
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Wake up your senses with Veronica prostrata 'Aztec Gold' PP#13,354 (Creeping Speedwell). Brilliant foliage contrasts beautifully with spikes of blue flowers in early to mid-summer. Its blue summer flowers attract bees and butterflies. The foliage is thick and dense, showing more gold in full sun, with a greener hue in partial shade. 'Aztec Gold' is a fast-growing groundcover that will light up a waterwise pathway, planting bed, or rock garden. This perennial can also be planted in a container where it can spill over the edges.
  8. Pale Leaf Yucca

    As temperatures rise, Yucca pallida (Pale Leaf Yucca) can weather the heat in uncompromising style. Its signature spiky form and is a perfect addition to a rock or alpine garden, o...

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    Pale Leaf Yucca Pale Leaf Yucca Yucca pallida
    $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    As temperatures rise, Yucca pallida (Pale Leaf Yucca) can weather the heat in uncompromising style. Its signature spiky form and is a perfect addition to a rock or alpine garden, or as a focal point in a waterwise garden. This easy-to-grow Texas native has flexible, pale blue-green leaves about a foot in length, with translucent leaf edges that almost glow in the afternoon sun. In late spring, a flower spike towers up to 6 feet over the plant, topped by a cascade of creamy-white bell-shaped flowers that pollinators love.
  9. Undaunted® Girl Next Door Deer Grass

    Muhlenbergia rigens ‚Undaunted® Girl Next Door‚ USPP (Deer Grass) is the most cold-hardy form of Muhlenbergia, a xeric Southwestern-native favored for garden and landsca...

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    Undaunted® Girl Next Door Deer Grass Undaunted®: Girl Next Door Deer Grass Muhlenbergia rigens Undaunted® Girl Next Door
    $14.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Muhlenbergia rigens 'Undaunted® Girl Next Door' USPP (Deer Grass) is the most cold-hardy form of Muhlenbergia, a xeric Southwestern-native favored for garden and landscape design. Despite its common name, is deer resistant. This perennial grows with a graceful mound of sage-green foliage, and sends up fireworks of long-lasting tawny plumes that capture the light and wave in the breeze. Add a vibrant airy texture to complement summer flowers and light up a sunny, dry planting. A High Country Gardens exclusive.
  10. FlowerKisser™ Citrus Surprise Penstemon

    Penstemon pinifolius ‚FlowerKisser™ Citrus Surprise‚ WWGPIN (Beardtongue) is a unique light-orange-flowering cultivar of this favorite native perennial. Pineleaf Penste...

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    FlowerKisser™ Citrus Surprise Penstemon FlowerKisser™ Citrus Surprise Beardtongue Penstemon pinifolius 'WWGPIN'
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Penstemon pinifolius 'FlowerKisser™ Citrus Surprise' WWGPIN (Beardtongue) is a unique light-orange-flowering cultivar of this favorite native perennial. Pineleaf Penstemon features handsome evergreen foliage that grows in a tidy mound. Hummingbirds love to pollinate the nectar-rich flowers. It's easy-to-grow, requiring only plentiful sun, a lean well drained soil. This resilient, drought-tolerant perennial needs only occasional deep soakings in dry weather. A High Country Gardens Introduction. Exclusive.
  11. Poquito™ Butter Yellow Agastache, Hummingbird Mint

    Agastache hybrid ‚Poquito™ Butter Yellow‚ PP#30,403 (Hummingbird Mint) is an award-winning dwarf Hummingbird Mint prized for its compact bushy growth, long season of bl...

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    Poquito™ Butter Yellow Agastache Poquito™ Butter Yellow Hummingbird Mint Agastache 'TNAGAPBY' PP#30,403
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Agastache hybrid 'Poquito™ Butter Yellow' PP#30,403 (Hummingbird Mint) is an award-winning dwarf Hummingbird Mint prized for its compact bushy growth, long season of bloom, large flowers, and tolerance to heat and drought. Like golden sparklers, it brightens the garden all season long with sunny yellow flowers. One of the most compact Agastache plants available, it is the perfect fit for small space gardens, containers, and sidewalk gardens. Enjoy the hummingbirds and other pollinators as they flock to the densely packed flowers.
  12. Kudos™ Silver Blue Agastache, Hummingbird Mint

    Agastache hybrid ‚Kudos™ Silver Blue‚ PP#25,344 (Dwarf Hummingbird Mint) blooms non-stop from late spring to fall with blue blooms. Fragrant foliage and a compact form ...

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    Kudos™ Silver Blue Agastache Kudos™ Silver Blue Hummingbird Mint (Hyssop) Agastache Kudos™ 'Silver Blue' PP#25,344
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Agastache hybrid 'Kudos™ Silver Blue' PP#25,344 (Dwarf Hummingbird Mint) blooms non-stop from late spring to fall with blue blooms. Fragrant foliage and a compact form are perfect for a sidewalk garden, containers, or small gardens.
  13. Poquito™ Lavender Agastache, Garden Image

    Agastache hybrid ‚Poquito™ Lavender‚ PP#30,530 (Dwarf Hummingbird Mint) is prized for its compact bushy growth, long season of bloom, large flowers, and tolerance to he...

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    Poquito™ Lavender Agastache Poquito™ Lavender Hummingbird Mint Agastache 'TNAGAPL' PP#30,530
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Agastache hybrid 'Poquito™ Lavender' PP#30,530 (Dwarf Hummingbird Mint) is prized for its compact bushy growth, long season of bloom, large flowers, and tolerance to heat and drought. Densely packed, bright lavender-pink flower spikes bloom from summer to mid-fall, attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators. A true garden work horse, it provides color, cut flowers, and sweet minty fragrance. One of the most compact Agastache plants available, it is the perfect fit for small space gardens, containers, and sidewalk gardens – a whole new way to enjoy this favorite waterwise perennial.
  14. Chick Charms® Appletini™ Hens and Chicks in rock garden Credit: ChickCharms.net

    Sempervivum hybrid ‚Chick Charms® Appletini™‚ (Hens and Chicks) is an award-winning form with rosettes of pointed, bright green leaves dipped in dark chocolately-brown...

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    Chick Charms® Appletini™ Hens and Chicks Chick Charms® Appletini™ Hens and Chicks Sempervivum hybrid Chick Charms® Appletini™
    $14.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Sempervivum hybrid 'Chick Charms® Appletini™' (Hens and Chicks) is an award-winning form with rosettes of pointed, bright green leaves dipped in dark chocolately-brown. The striking rosettes are cold hardy, easy-to-grow, and eye-catching. Evergreen and hardy from zones 3 to 8, Appletini™ will tolerate drought and cold temperatures. Cute but tough, it is ideal for a low-maintenance container, rock garden, path edge, or rock wall. The low-growing form makes a good groundcover, too. This collectable succulent will produce many ‘chicks’ for spreading or sharing.
  15. Little Raspberry Lewisia in rock garden

    Lewisia longipetala ‚Little Raspberry‚ (Bitterroot) packs a punch of pure raspberry color in late spring, and again during late summer, feeding bees and butterflies. Plus...

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    Little Raspberry Lewisia Little Raspberry Bitterroot Lewisia longipetala 'Little Raspberry'
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Lewisia longipetala 'Little Raspberry' (Bitterroot) packs a punch of pure raspberry color in late spring, and again during late summer, feeding bees and butterflies. Plus, songbirds love its seeds. Spectacular in flower, long-lived, and unique, this resilient native cultivar thrives in fast-draining gravelly sites and low fertility soil. With its compact form and bright blooms, ‘Little Raspberry’ will wake up rock or alpine gardens, xeriscapes, sidewalk gardens, and containers.
  16. Chick on rock in front of Little Peach Lewisia

    The soft golden flowers of Lewisia longipetala ‚Little Peach‚ (Bitterroot) light up the late spring rock garden with exquisite color. Long-lasting, they will rebloom agai...

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    Little Peach Lewisia Little Peach Bitterroot Lewisia longipetala 'Little Peach'
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    The soft golden flowers of Lewisia longipetala 'Little Peach' (Bitterroot) light up the late spring rock garden with exquisite color. Long-lasting, they will rebloom again in late summer. Spectacular in flower, long-lived, and unique, this resilient native cultivar thrives in fast-draining gravelly sites and low fertility soil. With its compact form, it is a good fit for rock gardens, xeriscapes, sidewalk gardens, and containers. Pollinator favorites and deer resistant, these hardy plants are long-lived when happy.
  17. Sunset Strain Lewisia in rock garden

    Lewisia cotyledon ‚Sunset Strain‚ (Bitterroot) is a perennial coveted by in-the-know gardeners. Spectacular in flower, long-lived, and unique, this resilient native culti...

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    Sunset Strain Lewisia Sunset Strain Bitterroot Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Strain'
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Strain' (Bitterroot) is a perennial coveted by in-the-know gardeners. Spectacular in flower, long-lived, and unique, this resilient native cultivar thrives in fast-draining gravelly sites and low fertility soil. With its compact form, it is a good fit for rock gardens, xeriscapes, sidewalk gardens, and containers. Flowering with the full color spectrum of a summer sunset from apricot and tangerine to pinks and yellows, the colorful flowers attract butterflies and bees from spring to fall.
  18. Axcent™ Burgundy Rock Cress (Aubrieta)

    Aubrieta hybrida ‚Axcent™ Burgundy‚ USPP (Rock Cress) wakes up spring with wine-toned flowers with bright yellow eyes. Purple-burgundy blooms cover the plant in early s...

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    Axcent™ Burgundy Aubrieta Axcent™ Burgundy Rock Cress Aubrieta hybrida Axcent™ Burgundy Improved
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Aubrieta hybrida 'Axcent™ Burgundy' USPP (Rock Cress) wakes up spring with wine-toned flowers with bright yellow eyes. Purple-burgundy blooms cover the plant in early spring, providing early-season pollen for bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. It’s a lovely groundcover or rock garden perennial and can soften path edges with its graceful form. Aubrieta is reliably waterwise once established and can handle the harsh heat of summer, even in a rock garden. Cold hardy and heat tolerant, it’s an easy-care member of a waterwise garden.
  19. Axcent™ Deep Purple Rock Cress (Aubrieta)

    Aubrieta hybrida ‚Axcent™ Deep Purple‚ USPP (Rock Cress) forms a low carpet of evergreen leaves that are covered with lavender-purple flowers for several weeks each spr...

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    Axcent™ Deep Purple Aubrieta Axcent™ Deep Purple Rock Cress Aubrieta hybrida Axcent™ Deep Purple Improved
    $11.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Aubrieta hybrida 'Axcent™ Deep Purple' USPP (Rock Cress) forms a low carpet of evergreen leaves that are covered with lavender-purple flowers for several weeks each spring. Perfect for a rock or alpine garden, and as a groundcover, it will gracefully cascade over walls and rocks. Aubrieta is reliably waterwise once established and can handle the harsh heat of summer, even in a rock garden. Its abundant flowers provide early-season pollen to awakening bees. It’s a deer resistant, low maintenance solution for easy spring color.
  20. Peter Cottontail Yarrow

    Achillea ptarmica ‚Peter Cottontail‚ PP#31,756 (Yarrow) features floating blossoms of pure white flowers over low, mounding foliage from early summer to fall. Deer and r...

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    Peter Cottontail Yarrow Peter Cottontail Yarrow Achillea ptarmica 'Peter Cottontail' PP#31756
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Achillea ptarmica 'Peter Cottontail' PP#31,756 (Yarrow) features floating blossoms of pure white flowers over low, mounding foliage from early summer to fall. Deer and rabbit resistant, waterwise, and long-blooming, Yarrow is a top choice for low-maintenance gardens and challenging dry, sunny conditions. Flowers like bunny tails attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, and effortlessly light up the garden. Fragrant too, it makes great cut or dried flowers.
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