Grow Native Plant Sale

Our biannual Grow Native Plant Sale is an event that celebrates the native Arizona landscape. This event encourages the community to landscape with native and regionally native, low water use plants.  THANK YOU to the our Presenting Sponsors the City of Prescott  and Prescott Landscape Professionals!

All proceeds support the Highlands Center’s educational programming. 

Plant Sale Details

Our spring and fall Grow Native Plant Sales encourage the public to plant native trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses for the variety of benefits that they afford our ecological community. As in the past, we encourage our member community to landscape with native and regionally native, low water use plants. Highlands Center staff and naturalists will be available to answer any questions you may have by email, plantsale@highlandscenter.org, when purchasing native plants.

Participants can expect

  • For this sale HCNH staff will select your plants from the assortment prior to pick-up. Have faith!
  • For this sale, we will be selling a reduced number of plants, subject to availability.
  • Due to the limited capacity of the sale, participants will be asked to limit their orders to what will fit in their vehicle. 

The sale will begin on August 16th, 2021, and ends on September 9th.

Drive-through pick-up September 10th and 11th at the Highlands Center. Friday and Saturday 8 am-4 pm.

Members click here to log in to receive a 10% discount

Payment will be completed in advance during online order submissions. All orders are subject to availability. If an order cannot be completed as submitted, an alternative will be proposed or payment will be adjusted. 

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Fall 2021 Online Plant Sale

Fall is a good time to plant – with cooler temperatures, warm soil, and winter precipitation on its way. Hardy trees and shrubs will not have to contest with the extreme heat of summer. Perennials can get established and started for the next growing season. And pollinators still need food! As in the past, we encourage our community to landscape with native and regionally native, low water use plants. Look below to see the plants we are selling.

Click the buttons below to identify your USDA Zone.

Arizona Rosewood

Butterfly Milkweed (tube)
Asclepius Tuberosa

  • Type: Forb
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Elevation: 3,000-8,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 1-2.5′ Hx1-1.5’D
  • Attracts: Butterflies and Bees
      Beneficial for bees and butterflies

Arizona Milkweed (tube)
Asclepius angustifolia

  • Type: Forb
  • Zone: 8-10
  • Elevation: 4,000-5,000 ft
  • Exposure: Part Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 2-3’H
  • Attracts: Butterflies and Bees
      Only found in Arizona

Horsetail Milkweed (tube)
Asclepius subverticulata

  • Type: Forb
  • Zone: 5-8
  • Elevation: 2,500-8,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 2’H
  • Attracts: Butterflies and Bees
      Food source and host plant for Monarchs

Pinyon Pine (3 gal.)
Pinus edulis

  • Type: Evergreen Tree
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Elevation: 4,500-7,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 10-20’H
  • Attracts: Birds and mammals

 

Arizona Ash (15 gal.)
Fraxinus velutina

  • Type: Deciduous Tree
  • Zone: 7-11
  • Elevation: 2,000-6,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 30-40’H
  • Attracts: Birds, butterflies, and moths
    Leaves turn yellow in fall

 

Ponderosa Pine (1 gal.)
Pinus ponderosa

  • Type: Evergreen Tree
  • Zone: 3-7
  • Elevation: 5,500-8,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 60- 230’H
  • Attracts: Birds and mammals

 

Gambel Oak (15 gal.)
Quercus gambelli

  • Type:  Deciduous Tree
  • Zone: 7-8
  • Elevation: 4,000-8,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 20-30’H
  • Attracts: Birds and mammals

 

Arizona Mesquite (3 gal.)
Prosopis velutina

  • Type: Tree
  • Zone: 7-10
  • Elevation: below 5,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 25-35’H
  • Attracts: bees, birds, and mammals
    Yellow-cream bottlebrush flowers

 

New Mexico Locust (5 gal.)
Robinia neomexicana

  • Type: Deciduous Tree
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Elevation: 4,000-8,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun- Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Low-moderate
  • Size: 15-20’H
  • Attracts: birds and mammals

 

Netleaf Hackberry (5 gal.)
Celtis reticulata

  • Type: Deciduous Tree
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Elevation: 1,000-7,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Size: 30-60’H
  • Attracts: Birds, bees, and mammals
    Uneaten seeds stay through winter

New Mexico Olive (10 gal.)
Forestiera neomexicana

  • Type: Tree
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Elevation: 4,500-6,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade
  • Water Needs: Low- Moderate
  • Size: 12-18’H
  • Attracts: Birds, mammals, and insects

Utah Serviceberry (5 gal.)
Amelanchier utahensis

  • Type: Shrub/Tree
  • Zone: 3-7
  • Elevation: 2,000-7,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade
  • Water Needs: Low- Moderate
  • Size: 2-15’H
  • Attracts: Birds and mammals

Parry’s Penstemon (1 gal.)
Penstemon parryi

  • Type:  Perrenial
  • Zone: 8-10
  • Elevation: 1,500-5,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 1’H
  • Attracts: Hummingbirds and bees
  • Resists: Deer and rabbits

 

Pineleaf Penstemon (1 gal.)
Penstemon pinifolius

  • Type:  Evergreen Perrenial
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Elevation: above 5,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 1-2’H
  • Attracts: Hummingbirds
  • Resists: Rabbits

 

Desert Penstemon (1 gal.)
Penstemon pseudospectabilis

  • Type: Evergreen Perrenial
  • Zone: 5-8
  • Elevation: 2,000- 7,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 1-3’H
  • Attracts: Hummingbirds and insects

 

 

Prairie Zinnia (1 gal.)
Zinnia grandiflora

  • Type: Perennial shrub
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Elevation: 2,000-5,500 ft
  • Exposure: Part Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 1’H
  • Attracts: Butterflies and bees
  • Resists: Deer

Alligator Juniper (15 gal.)
Juniperus deppeana

  • Type: Evergreen Tree
  • Zone: 7-9
  • Elevation: 2,500-8,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 20-40’H
  • Attracts: Birds and Mammals

Arizona Cypress (15 gal.)
Cupressus arizonica

  • Type: Evergreen Tree
  • Zone: 6-10
  • Elevation: 3,000-7,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low- Moderate
  • Size: 30-40’H

 

Pink Cloud Gaura (1 gal.)
Gaura lindeheimeri ‘pink cloud’

  • Type: Shrub
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Elevation: 500-5,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun – Part Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate – High
  • Size: 3’x3′
  • Growth Rate: Fast
    Wispy, beautiful pink flowers. Hummingbird attractant. Native to Texas

Fourwing Saltbush (1 gal.)
Atriplex canescens

  • Type: Shrub
  • Zone: 3-11
  • Elevation: 300-6,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 3-10’x3-10′
  • Growth Rate: Variable
  • Attracts: Small and large mammals
    Has deep roots that help with erosion control.

Blonde Ambition Blue Gramma (1 gal.)
Bouteloua gracilis blonde

  • Type: Grass
  • Zone: 4
  • Elevation: around 6,800 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 3’x3′
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attracts: Birds
      Older clumps may die in center leaving a ring of active growth.

Deer Grass (1 gal.)
Muhlenbergia rigens

  • Type: Grass
  • Zone: 6-9
  • Elevation: 3,000-8,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun- Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 4-5’x4-5′
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attracts: Song birds, butterflies, deer

Desert Willow (15 gal.)
Chilopsis linearis

  • Type: Deciduous Tree
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Elevation: below 5,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun- Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Low-Moderate
  • Size: 25’x25′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate-Fast
  • Attracts: Hummingbirds, bees
      Flowers are attractive, orchid-like, fragrant and showy.

Grey Sotol (5 gal.)
Anisacanthus quad

  • Type: Succulent
  • Zone: 6-10
  • Elevation: 3,000-6,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 5-6′ x 5-6′
  • Growth Rate: Slow-Moderate
  • Resists: Deer
  • Attracts: Hummingbirds
      Southern Arizona, Chihuahuan Desert

Monarch Butterfly in the Discovery Gardens

Rabbitbrush (5 gal.)
Ericameria nauseosa

  • Type: Shrub
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Elevation: 2,000-8,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 6′-6′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate- Fast
      Stunning bloom of dense masses of golden clusters of flower heads consisting of 4 to 6 disc flowers. Strongly scented.

Golden Currant (5 gal.)
Ribes aureum

  • Type: Shrub
  • Zone: 3-8
  • Elevation: 4,000-7,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Size: 6-10’x5-10′
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attracts: Mammals, birds, insects
      Marble-sized fruits vary in color, ranging from yellow to orange when fresh and red to black to purplish-black when ripe.

 

Blanket Flower (1 gal.)
Gaillardia ‘Arizona Sun’

  • Type: Perennial
  • Zone: 3-10
  • Elevation: below 9,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low to Moderate
  • Size: 1’x1′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate-Fast
  • Resists: Deer, rabbit
  • Attracts: Butterflies, bees

Chocolate Flower (1 gal.)
Berlandiera lyrata

  • Type: Perennial
  • Zone: 4-10
  • Elevation: 4,000-7,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 1-2’x1-2′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Resists: Deer
  • Attracts: Butterflies, birds, bees
      Smells like chocolate, beautiful

Pineneedle Milkweed (1 tube)
Asclepius lineria

  • Type: Forb
  • Zone: 9-11
  • Elevation: 1,500-6,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 2′-3’H
  • Attracts: Butterflies and Bees
    Food source for the Queen and Monarch Butterflies

 

Three Leaf Sumac (5 gal.)
Rhus trilobata

  • Type: Shrub/tree
  • Zone: 4-6
  • Elevation: 2,500-7,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade
  • Water Needs: Low to Moderate
  • Size: 3-5’x8-10′
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attracts: Birds, bees
    Foliage will release pungent resinous odor when crushed or rubbed against.

 

Arizona Rosewood

Arizona Rosewood (5 gal.)
Vauquelinia californica

  • Type: Shrub/tree
  • Zone: 1-6
  • Elevation: 2,500-5,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 15-20’x10-15′
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attracts: Butterflies, birds, bees
      Native to Sonoran Desert; hardy to 15°

Sand Sage (5 gal.)
Artemisia filifolia

  • Type: Evergreen Shrub
  • Zone: 3-7
  • Elevation: 4,000-6,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low then None
  • Size: 3-4’x3-4′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Resists: Deer, Rabbit
  • Attracts: Birds
    Rounded shrubs with faintly aromatic herbage

Mormon Tea (3 gal.)
Ephedra trifurca

  • Type: Perrennial Shrub
  • Zone: 6-10
  • Elevation: Low elevation
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 3-6′
  • Attracts: Quail
    Rigid evergreen stems

Firecracker Penstemon (1 gal.)
Penstemon eatoni

  • Type: Perennial
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Elevation: 3,000-7,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size:1’x1′
  • Attracts: Hummingbirds
    Slender wand-shaped stems, red flower songbirds

Canyon Grape (1 gal.)
Vitis arizonica

  • Type: Deciduous Vine
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Elevation: 2,000-7,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Size: 5-50’H
  • Attracts: Birds, mammals
    1/4″ black grapes, critical food for songbirds

 

Red Yucca (1 gal.)
Hesperaloe parviflora

  • Type: Succulent
  • Zone: 5 – 10
  • Elevation: 500-5,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 3-4’x4-5′
  • Growth Rate: Slow-Moderate
  • Resists: Deer
    Attracts: Butterflies, birds, bees
Arizona Rosewood

Yellow Yucca (5 gal.)
Hesperaloe parviflora yellow

  • Type: Succulent
  • Zone: 5 – 10
  • Elevation: 500-5,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 3-4’x4-5′
  • Growth Rate: Slow-Moderate
  • Resists: Deer
  • Attracts: Butterflies, birds, bees

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