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 our Presenting Sponsors the City of Prescott and Prescott Landscape Professionals.

The online ordering window has closed.  We’ll be selling leftover plants on site at the Highlands Center Starting Tuesday,  September 13.

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 online on August 9th.

Drive-through pick-up is Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th at the Highlands Center from 8 am – 2 pm.

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. 

Presenting Sponsors:

Supporting Sponsors:

Apache Plume (5 gal.)
Fallugia paradoxa

  • Type: Shrub
  • Zone: 6-10
  • Elevation: 3,000 to 8,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 4-6’x4-6′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate-Fast
  • Resists:
  • Attracts: Birds, mammals, insects
      Usually winter-deciduous

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

Bear Grass (1 gal.)
Nolina microcarpa

  • Type: Succulent
  • Zone: 7-9
  • Elevation: 3,000-6,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 3-5’x4-7′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Resists: Deer
      Flowers plumelike, often bending or crooked

Desert Willow (5 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.

Blackfoot Daisy

Blackfoot Daisy(1 gal.)
melampodium leucanthum

  • Type: Forb
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Elevation:
  • Exposure: Full Sun- Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 1’x2′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate

Canyon Penstemon

Canyon Penstemon(1 gal.)
Penstemon pseudospectabilis

  • Type: Forb
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Elevation:
  • Exposure: Full Sun- Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Low – Moderate
  • Size: 2’x2′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate – Fast

Desert Willow (5 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.

Engelmann's Prickly Pear

Engelmann’s Prickly Pear (5 gal.)
Opuntia engelmanii

  • Type: Succulent
  • Zone: 8-10
  • Elevation: below 8,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun- Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 25’x25′
  • Growth Rate: Slow-Moderate

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

Flame Acanthus (5 gal.)
Anisacanthus quad V. Wrighti Mexican Fire

  • Type: Shrub
  • Zone: 7-11
  • Elevation: 2,000 – 5,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Low to Moderate
  • Size: 3-5’x3-5′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate-Fast
  • Resists:
  • Attracts: Butterflies, hummingbirds
      Hummingbirds love the flowers, native to Texas

Fringed Sage (1 gal.)
Artimisia frigida

  • Type: Shrub
  • Zone: 3-10
  • Elevation: 3,000-11,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low then None
  • Size: 4-16″x6-12″
  • Growth Rate: Slow-Moderate
  • Resists: Deer, Rabbit
  • Attracts: Mammals, sage grouse
    Grows well in between granite boulders

Globe Mallow (1 gal.)
Sphaeralcea ambigua

  • Type: Perennial
  • Zone: 6-10
  • Elevation: 500–8,200 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low-Moderate
  • Size: 3’x2-3′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate-Fast
  • Attracts: Butterflies, moths, bees
      Very drought tolerant

Hacienda Creeper (5 gal.)
Parthenocissus sp. hacienda creeper

  • Type: Deciduous Vine
  • Zone: 7
  • Elevation: 3,000-7,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun- Partial Shade
  • Water Needs: Low-moderate
  • Size: 25′ long
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attracts: Butterflies, birds
      It climbs using thin tendrils that have non-adhesive tips.

Little Bluestem (1 gal.)
Andropogon scoparius

  • Type: Grass
  • Zone: 4
  • Elevation: Up to 10,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 2-4′ tall
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Resists:
  • Attracts: Birds
      Seed is eaten by songbirds and upland gamebirds.

Pam’s Pink Honeysuckle (5 gal.)
Lonicera X Americana ‘Pam’s Pink’

  • Type: Vine
  • Zone: 5-10
  • Elevation:
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Part Shade
  • Water Needs: Low-Moderate
  • Size: 4-5’x6′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate-Fast
  • Attracts: nectar seeking insects and birds
      has a bush appearance

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

Monarch Butterfly in the Discovery Gardens

Pink Evening Primrose (5 gal.)
Oenothera speciosa

  • Type: Forb
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Elevation: Up to 9,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun-Part shade
  • Water Needs: Low-Moderate
  • Size: 1’x3′
  • Growth Rate: Fast
     glorious displays of pink blossoms.

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
Monarch Butterfly in the Discovery Gardens

Rabbitbrush (1 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.

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

Sand Sage (1 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

Sideoats Grama

Sideoats Grama (1 gal.)
Bouteloua curtipendula

  • Type: Grass
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Elevation: to 8,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 2’x1.5′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
Superb Penstemon

Superb Penstemon (1 gal.)
Penstemon superbus

  • Type: Forb
  • Zone: 6-9
  • Elevation: 3,000-6,000 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low-Moderate
  • Size: 1-2’x1-2′
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attracts: Birds, butterflies, moths

Winterfat (1 gal.)
Krascheninnikovia lanata

  • Type: Shrub
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Elevation: 4,500-6,500 ft
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Size: 3’x3′
  • Growth Rate: Moderate