Gardening in the Rockies and Great Basin states can be tough. The high desert of the Southwest is equally daunting to most plants. Thankfully High Country Gardens offers mail order perennials that thrive in such hot, dry and cold climates.
You can shop online at www.highcountrygardens.com or order their 92 page full color information packed catalog toll free at 800-925-9387
There is so much to tell about this great collection of perennials that are remarkably resilient. Many are western natives and native cultivars that are made a bit more garden worthy with careful selection. Some are even High Country Gardens exclusives, developed for the very difficult conditions in their home town of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The catalog carries an extensive range of penstemon, the largest group of western native perennials for gardens. Their wide variability with species found in high elevation alpine conditions and others adapted to the searing low desert provides opportunities to every garden no matter where in the west.
Mo’s Picks at High Country Gardens
To get a faster start in dryland perennial gardening, consider their convenient collections that make choosing unknown plants much easier. Click the links below for a closer look at each species in the group and read extensive descriptions of the plants’ requirements.
Hummingbird Agastache Collection http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/99511/
Liatris and Goldenrod Collection http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/99535/
Western Columbine Collection http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/99509/