Native Wildscape Collection
This new collection of native plants will support wildlife in your back yard. Designed specifically for the western garden, these easy to care for perennials are water-wise and deer resistant.These long-blooming varieties are particularly attractive to butterflies and songbirds. Order three collections, and you can create a complete Wildscape Garden in your back yard (just plant in groups of three!)
It includes: Penstemon eatonii Richfield Strain (Firecracker Beardtongue) (5" pot), Echinacea purpurea Pow Wow White (Pow Wow White Coneflower) (5" Pot), Chamaebatiaria millefolium (Fernbush /Desert Sweet) (5" Pot), Panicum virgatum Shenandoah (Shenandoah Switch Grass) (5" deep pot) , Chrysothamnus nauseosus Yellow Twig (Yellow Twig Rabbitbrush/Chamisa) (5" Pot), Hymenoxys scaposa (Thrift-leaf Perky Sue) (2.5" Pot). We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.
*Does not include planting map
|Common Name||Native Wildscape Collection|
|Botanical Name||Native Wildscape Collection|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Orange, Yellow, Purple, Wheat|
|Mature Height||Varies - Sorghastrum nutans Llano - 5-6 feet; Echinacea paradoxa - 30-36"; Baptisia australis v. minor - 18-24"; Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat, 15-24", Berlandiera lyrata Mora County Mix - 12-15". Scutellaria resinosa Smoky Hills - 10-12"|
|Mature Spread||12-24" wide each plant|
|Bloom Time||Late spring through summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Ideal Region||Western Only|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)
Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)
Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).
View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).
Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Native Wildscape Collection:
We just moved to the White Mountains of AZ from Ohio and are adjusting to high desert gardening under ponderosa pines. We have very little full sun locations, so we put in a raised bed along the road. The garden gets filtered sun maybe 4-6 hours a day.
I chose this pre-made garden because it said part sun. Our soil is very sandy, so I added aged horse manure and bark mulch to most of the garden, left a small area with just a little mulch for the plants that do better with poor soil. All settled in well and are going into the winter with pine needle mulch.
We will see what this el nino winter brings, but the plants look good now. Best luck we have ever had with mail order plants. Very well packed.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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