Water-Thrifty Plants

High Country Gardens introduces 10 new perennial plants for Spring 2012, including a new Red Yucca and a bright-colored Ice Plant.

| September 2, 2011

High Country Gardens is America’s premier source for “beautiful plants for the waterwise garden.” For Spring 2012, High Country Gardens continues its tradition of introducing exciting new perennial plants with selections that include the exclusive new Brakelights® Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora ‘Perpa’ PPAF) and the shockingly bright-flowered ‘Fire Spinner’ Ice Plant (Delosperma ‘P001S’) that has been chosen a Plant Select Winner for 2012.

High Country Gardens is an award-winning source for water-thrifty 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 2012 catalog, call High Country Gardens at 800-925-9387, or order a catalog and/or view the entire catalog online at the High Country Gardens website.

Brakelights® Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora ‘Perpa’ PPAF) 

The 2012 High Country Gardens “Plant of the Year”

The first truly red flowered Red Yucca, Brakelights® blooms all summer with attention-grabbing red flowers that are truly the color of brakelights. This new variety is also the longest blooming variety of Red Yucca, and its nectar-rich flowers look up at the sky and keep the hummingbirds coming into your yard all summer long. Brakelights is a semi-dwarf grower that is at least 1/3rd smaller than the typical Red Yucca, making it ideal for narrow “inferno strips” and other small but hot locations. The dark green, grassy non-spiny leaves are compact and evergreen, giving this beauty year-round interest. Brakelights is the result of over 10 years of breeding and evaluation by native plant expert Ron Gass of Phoenix, AZ. Heat loving and extremely cold tolerant, the plant thrives in hot, dry, full-sun conditions in well-drained soil. A HCG mail order exclusive! 30-inches tall (in flower) by 24 to 30-inches wide. USDA Zones 5-10. No. 1 pot $24.99 each, 3 or more $22.99 each.

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