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Abies lasiocarpa Quick shop
Abies lasiocarpa
Plants of the Southwest

Abies lasiocarpa

$ 3.50

Smallest of the firs, Subalpine Fir is a thin 40 ft. spire that grows near alpine meadows. Dark purple cones at the top of these trees point up and as with all the firs the cone scales fall apart to release the seeds devoured by animals and birds. The foliage is munched by mountain sheep and deer. Fall sow or cold stratify 1 month. Zones 2-6.

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Achillea millefolium Quick shop
Achillea millefolium
Plants of the Southwest

Achillea millefolium

$ 3.50

Yarrow is an aromatic perennial with clusters of small white or pink flowers, ferny foliage to 1 ft. or more. Invasive in wet places. Tolerates light traffic and mowing. Leaves pressed together were used to staunch wounds. Named for Achilles whose wound, sadly, could not mend. Blooms all season. Barely cover seed, light helps germination. Sow anytime. Zones 2-8.

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Allium cernuum Quick shop

Plants Of The Southwest

Allium cernuum

Pink Nodding Onion

$ 3.50

Allium cernuum
Plants Of The Southwest

Allium cernuum

$ 3.50

Delicate pink flowers nod 1 ft. above flat leaves in summer. Pink Nodding Onion are edible, toss the blossoms in your salad. Cold stratify for 1-2 months and sow in spring. Zones 2-7.

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Amelanchier alnifolia Quick shop
Amelanchier alnifolia
Plants of the Southwest

Amelanchier alnifolia

$ 3.50

Serviceberry is a deciduous shrub to 20 ft. with white flowers followed by sweet, blueberry-like berries. Loved by birds. Widespread in the Rocky Mountains. Prune to a small tree or allow suckers to make a thicket. Needs shady location or extra water in arid regions. Sow seed in fall (some seeds may not germinate for a year) or cold stratify 4 months and sow in spring. Protect seedlings with shade and mulch. Zones 2-7.

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Plants of the Southwest

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Kinnikinnick or Indian Tobacco

$ 3.50

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Plants of the Southwest

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

$ 3.50

Kinnikinnick or Indian Tobacco is an evergreen carpet of glossy, dark green leaves. Small, waxy, pinkish flowers. Brilliant red berries. Needs enriched garden soil. Does not take intense heat. Sow in fall or cold stratify 2 months. Zones 2-7.

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Artemisia ludoviciana Quick shop
Artemisia ludoviciana
Plants of the Southwest

Artemisia ludoviciana

$ 3.50

Prairie Sagebrush is a sage-fragrant perennial to 2 ft. that spreads by rhizomes, making it great for erosion control. Leaves used in Native American ceremonies. Sow anytime. Zones 2-8.

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Chamerion angustifolium Quick shop
Chamerion angustifolium
Plants of the Southwest

Chamerion angustifolium

$ 3.50

This rhizomatous perennial bears spikes of large, orchid pink, 4-petaled flowers. Fireweed is a vigorous 4 ft. plant that blooms all summer. Found along mountain streams, clearings and disturbed areas at high elevations. In your garden it will need extra water. Sow in fall or stratify 2 months and sow in spring. Zones 2-6.

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Clematis columbiana Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Clematis columbiana

Rocky Mountain Clematis

$ 3.50

Clematis columbiana
Plants of the Southwest

Clematis columbiana

$ 3.50

Rocky Mountain Clematis is an elegant small vine to 10 ft. with spring blooming, almost translucent blue-purple flowers. Clusters of plumed seed in fall. Grows on trees and shrubs in forests and forest clearings. Needs water and likes good soil. Sow in fall or cold stratify and sow in spring. Zones 2-7.

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Coreopsis tinctoria Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Coreopsis tinctoria

Plains Coreopsis

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Coreopsis tinctoria
Plants of the Southwest

Coreopsis tinctoria

$ 3.50

Plains Coreopsis is a delicate, yellow daisy with red-maroon banding to 3 ft. in height, this annual blooms all summer. Sow in fall in the south and in spring in the north. Cover seed lightly. Zones 2-8.

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Plants of the Southwest

Dasiphora fruticosa

Shrubby Cinquefoil

$ 3.50

Dasiphora fruticosa
Dasiphora fruticosa
Dasiphora fruticosa
Plants of the Southwest

Dasiphora fruticosa

$ 3.50

Shrubby Cinquefoil is covered by small, yellow flowers all summer. Native to the mountains, this 3 ft. deciduous shrub has found its way into landscaping all over the world at every elevation. Improved soil, regular water. Fall sow or cold stratify 2 months and sow in spring. Zones 2-7.

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Dodecatheon pulchellum Quick shop
Dodecatheon pulchellum
Plants Of The Southwest

Dodecatheon pulchellum

$ 3.50

The name Shooting Star saves me from further extravagances about the pink whipped-back petals where the filaments come firing out. Mountain perennial. Loves moisture. 6-12" tall with long leaves. Sow in fall or cold stratify and sow in spring. Zones 2-7.

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Erigeron formosisssimus Quick shop

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Erigeron formosisssimus

Showy Daisy or Mountain Aster

$ 3.50

Erigeron formosisssimus
Plants Of The Southwest

Erigeron formosisssimus

$ 3.50

Showy Daisy or Mountain Aster is a summer-blooming 1 1/4 ft. tall perennial. Scores of delicate purple petals surrounding the yellow disk of this sweet daisy. Found at middle elevations in the Rockies. Good for borders and meadows. Sow anytime. Zones 2-8.
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Festuca ovina Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Festuca ovina

Sheep Fescue

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Festuca ovina
Plants of the Southwest

Festuca ovina

$ 3.50

Sheep Fescue is a low growing (to 1 ft.) cool season grass, green almost year-round with some watering. Being a bunch grass, it will not make a smooth turf. Though clumpy, it makes a fine, dark green lawn alternative. Tolerant of a wide variety of soil types and can take partial shade. Easy to establish spring, summer or fall. Seeding rate for small areas: 3-5 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. Reclamation: 20 lbs. per acre. Zones 2-6.

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Hymenoxys hoopesii Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Hymenoxys hoopesii

Orange Mountain Daisy

$ 3.50

Hymenoxys hoopesii
Hymenoxys hoopesii
Hymenoxys hoopesii
Plants of the Southwest

Hymenoxys hoopesii

$ 3.50

Orange Mountain Daisy is a big orange perennial common in subalpine meadows. Grows to 3 ft., with long, smooth leaves. Popular in English flower gardens but neglected in the U.S. Blooms early to mid-spring. Sow anytime. Zones 2-8.

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Iris missouriensis Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Iris missouriensis

Western Blue Flag

$ 3.50

Iris missouriensis
Iris missouriensis
Iris missouriensis
Plants of the Southwest

Iris missouriensis

$ 3.50

Delicate blue-purple to lilac flowers with a dark yellow-orange stripe down the middle of the petal. Western Blue Flag is a rhizomatous perennial to 2 ft., blooms in spring. Sow late fall or cold stratify 3 months and sow in spring. Several years for bulbs and flowers to form. Zones 2-8.

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Linum lewisii Quick shop

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Linum lewisii

Blue Flax

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Linum lewisii
Plants Of The Southwest

Linum lewisii

$ 3.50

A breathtaking bouquet of dazzling, sky blue flowers with a satin sheen that open every morning and fade in the afternoon heat. Blue Flax is an airy, vase-shaped perennial to 2 ft. Sow seed anytime. Hard to transplant but easy from seed! Zones 2-8.
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Monarda fistulosa
Plants of the Southwest

Monarda fistulosa

$ 3.50

Stunning purple flowers and mint-scented foliage. Beebalm produces an armful of flowering stalks. Also called Oregano de la Sierra, adds flavor to sauces and stews. Very cold hardy perennial. Spring sow. Zones 2-8.

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Pascopyrum smithii Quick shop

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Pascopyrum smithii

Western Wheatgrass

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Pascopyrum smithii
Plants of the Southwest

Pascopyrum smithii

$ 3.50

Western Wheatgrass is a handsome 2 ft. sod-forming grass, easily recognized by its distinctive blue color, is used for reclamation, erosion control meadows, and alternative lawns if mowed. Very drought tolerant, spreads with little moisture, but enjoys extra water. Sow in cool weather, water to establish. Seeding rate: 2 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. Reclamation: 15 lbs. per acre. Zones 2-6.

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Penstemon procerus Quick shop

Plants Of The Southwest

Penstemon procerus

Pincushion Penstemon

$ 3.50

Penstemon procerus
Plants Of The Southwest

Penstemon procerus

$ 3.50

Pincushion Penstemon is a small alpine penstemon to 12" tall. In the summer, whorled clusters of diminutive white-throated, light purple flowers gracefully bend downward. Grows in meadows and along the slopes of mountains. Sow in fall or cold stratify and sow in spring. Zones 2-8.
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Penstemon rydbergii Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Penstemon rydbergii

Rydberg's Penstemon

$ 3.50

Penstemon rydbergii
Plants of the Southwest

Penstemon rydbergii

$ 3.50

Rydberg's Penstemon is a small mountain penstemon, to 1 ft. tall, excellent for rock gardens. Displays 1-10 flowering stalks with 2-3 tight, spherical clusters of dark blue tubular flowers above each other on the stem. Requires good soil and extra water, grows in sun or light shade. Sow seed in fall or cold stratify. Zones 2-8.

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Picea engelmannii Quick shop

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Picea engelmannii

Engelmann Spruce

$ 3.50

Picea engelmannii
Plants of the Southwest

Picea engelmannii

$ 3.50

Engelmann Spruce along with Subalpine Fir forms the climax forest - a stable, self-perpetuating community - between 9,500 smf 11,500 ft. but it does grow lower into the aspens. At times all alone, its dark, dark green forms grow 50-100 ft., and the forest floor beneath is covered with its soft purply cones. Plant out - no pretreatment needed.

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Picea pungens glauca Quick shop
Picea pungens glauca
Plants of the Southwest

Picea pungens glauca

$ 3.50

Blue Spruce grows at 8,000 - 11,500 ft. near Engelmann Spruce but it is more silvery and blue, has longer, sharper needles, bigger cones and grey bark. Hailed as the most beautiful evergreen, it has traveled the world. As a grown-up, it is drought tolerant at 7,000 ft., but at lower elevations give it extra water winter and summer. Plant out - no pretreatment needed. Zones 2-7.

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Pinus aristata Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Pinus aristata

Bristlecone Pine

$ 3.50

Pinus aristata
Plants of the Southwest

Pinus aristata

$ 3.50

With prickly cones and branches dense with needles - that have white dots of resin - Bristlecone Pine grow 7,500 ft. to treeline and give gnarled testimony to the harsh weather and their great age - 5,000 years old. They and Creosotebush are among the oldest living creatures. Wonderful bonsai look. Grows slowly 30-60 ft. No pretreatment necessary though cold stratification for 1 month may help. Zones 2-7.

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Primula parryi Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Primula parryi

Parry's Primrose

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Primula parryi
Plants of the Southwest

Primula parryi

$ 3.50

Parry's Primrose is a mountain streamside perennial to 2 ft. tall with a profusion of bright magenta flowers in summer. The flowers are barely scented but the leaves have a powerful, long-lasting sweet to stinky scent even when dried, a scent that some don't like. Partial shade, moist soil or right in your pond. Sow seed in fall or stratify 1 month and sow in spring. Zones 2-6.

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Pseudotsuga menziesii Quick shop
Pseudotsuga menziesii
Plants of the Southwest

Pseudotsuga menziesii

$ 3.50

Douglas Fir is prized for its lumber this soft beauty can tower to 130 ft. Grows from 6,000 - 10,000 ft. Water when planting at lower elevations. Identified by the little papery trident between each scale of the cone. Fall sow or cold stratify 1-2 months.

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Pulsatilla patens Quick shop
Pulsatilla patens
Plants Of The Southwest

Pulsatilla patens

$ 3.50

Pasque Flower is a beautiful 8" perennial. 2" - 3" flowers in early spring. Feathery seedheads. Wonderful rock garden plant. Cool moist soil in sun or part shade. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 2-8.

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Thermopsis montana Quick shop
Thermopsis montana
Plants of the Southwest

Thermopsis montana

$ 3.50

Lemon-yellow, pea-like flowers on 2 ft. stalks. Golden Banner blooms between May and August, depending on elevation. Enjoys good but well-drained garden soils. A nitrogen fixer that spreads by rhizomes. Sow in fall or sow in spring after soaking seed overnight in water. Zones 2-8.

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