New Plants for Spring

High Country Gardens continues its reputation for introducing delightful new perennial plants to American gardeners with 2011 offerings.


| October 1, 2010



Bouteloua garcilis Blonde Ambition from High Country Gardens.

Bouteloua garcilis Blonde Ambition from High Country Gardens.

courtesy High Country Gardens

High Country Gardens has developed a reputation for introducing delightful new perennial plants to American gardeners every year. For Spring 2011, High Country Gardens continues this tradition with offerings that include the exclusive new Agastache ‘Blue Blazes’ and a remarkable new ornamental grass called ‘Blonde Ambition’ Blue Grama that has been chosen a Plant Select Winner for 2011.

High Country Gardens is an award-winning source for waterwise native and adapted plants. The nationally recognized mailorder catalog and website specializes in easy-to-grow varieties that thrive in many areas of the country but grow particularly well in the climates of the western United States. High Country Gardens offers a wide range of perennials, ornamental grasses and shrubs including many water-wise (“xeric”) plants that need little or no extra water once established.

To receive a free spring 2011 catalog, call High Country Gardens at 1-800-925-9387, or order a catalog and/or view the entire High Country Gardens catalog online.

 

Agastache ‘Blue Blazes’ (Blue Blazes Hyssop) 

This exclusive introduction from High Country Gardens will fill any garden with a big cloud of gorgeous lavender-purple flower spikes. ‘Blue Blazes’ is a large, vigorous hybrid that blooms non-stop from mid-summer into fall, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds with its nectar-rich flowers. Prior to flowering, enjoy its deep green, mint-scented foliage. While the plant needs two growing seasons to reach full size, it blooms the first year. Grow ‘Blue Blazes’ in full sun and well-drained soil and it will reach 3.5-4.5 feet tall and 24-36 inches wide. Or, to keep it more compact, pinch back the plant in late spring. ‘Blue Blazes’ is an amazing hybrid between High Country Gardens’ Agastache ‘Desert Sunrise’ (introduced in 2000) and the blue-flowered eastern native Agastache foeniculatum. USDA Zones 5-9. Plants sell for $9.99 each in a 5-inch premium pot, or 3 or more plants for $9.49 each.





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