Great Basin Sage Brush
An evergray shrub. 4 feet tall and wide. Native to dry areas of the western US. Needs full sun. It is very drought tolerant, needs good drainage. Its seeds are edible. Chewed leaves said to aid diges... Learn more.
syn Buphthalmum sagittata, Espeletia s., E. helianthoides, Balsamorhiza h.. Arrowleaf balsamroot grows from the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains up in British Columbia and across to Colorado. A large ... Learn more.
Showy Sedge occurs in the wet soil of meadows or rocky slopes where snow banks linger from 5800-12,000 ft. The plant is one to two feet tall. Showy Sedge likes full sun and part sun, and seasonal fl... Learn more.
Occurs at 10,000' on east side of Sierra. Associated with Antennaria alpina (Keeler-Wolf) in poorly drained mountain bogs....Carex gymnoclada, Salix anglorum, Potentilla drummondii, Dodecatheon alpinu... Learn more.
Mountain Marsh Larkspur
Delphinium polycladon; Mountain Marsh Larkspur grows from about 7000-11,000 ft. the middle Sierras.A good candiate for an English Garden or moist perenniual garden.... Learn more.
Tufted Hairgrass is a perennial bunchgrass from mountain meadows. It grows very poorly in interior areas with hot summers and looks like hell here at all times. If you live in a mountain meadow at 600... Learn more.
Yellow Flowered Moss
Matted perennial, 1 foot high, 3 feet across, Sierra Nev., 11-13,000 ft., this small perennial is doing fine at our 1800 ft. location, should be tried for miniature rock gardens, needs good drainage, ... Learn more.
Lone Fleabane is a dinky little flowering perennial that grows on limestone in eastern California and Southeastern Nevada. Even though it commonly grows at 10,000 ft., it seems to do fine with regul... Learn more.
A small perennial with white pink flower clusters on flat gray leaves. Native on rocky outcrops in the higher elevations of No. Calif.. Assoc. plants include Lewisia cotyledon and Zauschneria lat. cal... Learn more.
Heuchera rubescens glandulosa
Jack o the rocks
Alumroot. A perennial with small, grape-like leaves, only 3" high, shade to part shade, garden conditions, good with small ferns in shady rock gardens. Heuchera rubescens is a tough plant. It's hardy... Learn more.
Granite Gilia is a rock garden plant that lives in the rocky areas of many a western mountain tops. Needs good drainage, and a spot in the rocks. This could be a crack that you can dig into in a rock,... Learn more.
A small, usually matted(by snow) perennial Lupine of moderate elevations of Mtn. Pinos to Oregon. Brewer's Lupine is named after William Brewer who was part of the Calif. State Geological Survey party... Learn more.
A creeping perennial with 1 inch yellow flowers that make a 1 ft carpet of yellow at high elevations throughout most of the western states. It does o.k. here but needs constant moisture. Good near str... Learn more.
Silky locoweed is a nitrogen fixing perennial that grows from the Yukon down into New Mexico, east to Oklahoma and west to the White Mountains of California. The silky white foliage and indigo blue fl... Learn more.
Purple mountain bugler
Purple mountain bugler grows in rocky mountain areas of Southern California. In red fir and yellow pine forest openings at 6700 to 11,200 feet. ... Learn more.
Blue Color Mat
A little flat perennial that prefers to be under snowcover in winter. It needs good drainage and full sun in its element. 1-1 1/2" blue flowers in late spring. It does not like to dry out in summer an... Learn more.
A perennial that is 2\" tall with purple flowers in clusters covering the plant bring the total height of the plant to 6\" with a width of 1\'. Native to the Sierras 8000-12000\' and White Mountains. ... Learn more.
Small Penstemon is native in the higher elevations of California throughout much of the rest of the US and Southern Canada. Useful in a small moist rock garden. Use with Eriogonium umbellatum, a boul... Learn more.
Snow mountain Penstemon
A flat perennial that grows to 1' across. It has gray foliage and purple flowers. It wants full sun where the summer temperatures are less than 80, more shade as the climate gets hotter. It grows in f... Learn more.
Western Sky Pilot
This is a little 3-6" perennial that has 1" white or blue flowers arising slightly above the foliage. It has done fine in the nursery for years. It never has gotten very big, but it has flowered for 3... Learn more.
(Syn. Pentaphylloides f., Dasiophora f., Potentilla fruticosa var. parvifolia, Potentilla floribunda, Fragaria fruticosa) Shrubby Cinquefoil grows along streams, in meadows and in openings in the fore... Learn more.