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High Altitude Herbaceous plants

We have compiled an extensive list of herbaceous plants along with  elevations that they can be successfully grown at. The majority of the plants listed for higher elevations... can be grown at lower elevations.

Common name Latin name Group
Herbaceous plants hardy to approximately 7000 feet
Astilbe - Dwarf Pink Astible chinensis 'Pumila' Perennial
Coneflower Echinacea purprea 'Mangus' Perennial Herb
Daisy - Sun Osteospermum 'Lavender Mist" Perennial
Feather Reed Calmagrostis arundinacea 'Karl' Perennial Grass
Germander Teucrium chamaedrys Perennial
Heavy Metal Switch Panicum virgatum Perennial Grass
Honeysuckle Halls Lonicera japonica 'Halliana' Perennial
Iris - Variegated Iris pallida 'Variegata' Perennial
Lady's Mantle Alchemilla mollis Perennial
Maiden Grass M. sinensis 'Purpurescens'
M. sinensis variegatus
Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Juma'
Perennial Grass
Plumbago Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Perennial
Purple Leaved Winter Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus' Perennial
Self Heal Prunella grandiflora Perennial
Trumpet Vine Campsis radicans Perennial
Zebra Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus" Perennial Grass
Herbaceous plants hardy to approximately 7500 feet
Creeping Jenny Lysimachia nummularia Perennial
Cupid's Dart Catananche caerulea Perennial
Fern - Japanese Athyrium niponicum Perennial
Hardy Ice Plant Delosperma cooperi
Delosperma floribunda
Delosperma sutherlandii
Perennial
Jacob's Ladder Polemonium caeruleum Perennial
Lily of the Valley Convallaria majalis Perennial
Penstemon - Mexican Penstemon mexicale Perennial
Phlox - Creeping Phlox subulata cultivars Perennial
Pincushion Flower Scabiosa clombara cultivars Perennial
Poppy Mallow Callirhoe involucrata Perennial
Primrose Oenothera most cultivars Perennial
Purple Rock Cress Aubrieta deltoides Perennial
Salvia - Purple Rain Sage Salvia verticillata Perennial
Silver Mound Artemisia schmidtiana Perennial
Sunset Hyssop Agastache rupestris Perennial
Veronica - Creeping Veronica repens Perennial
Herbaceous plants hardy to approximately 8000 feet
Ajuga - Carpet Bugle  Ajuga reptans spp Perennial
Aster - Monch Aster alpinus Perennial
Artemesia Artemisia frigida Perennial
Balloon Flower Platycodon grandiflora Perennial
Bergenia - Pigsqueak Bergenia cordifolia Perennial
Black Snake Root Cimicifuga racemosa Perennial
Boltonia - Starflower Boltonia asteriodes  Perennial
Boston Ivy Parthenocissus tricuspidata Perennial Vine
Catmint Nepeta faassenii Perennial Herb
Coral Bells Heucheria sanguinea 'Sno Angel' Perennial
Coreopsis - Pink Coreopsis rosea Perennial
False 4 Get Me Not Brunnera macrophylla Perennial
Gayfeather Liatris spicata Perennial
Geranium - Johnson Blue Geranium - all cultivars Perennial
Guem 'Avens' Guem chiloense Perennial
Hosta - Francis Williams Hosta sieboldiana  Perennial
Himalayan Border Jew Persicaria affinis Perennial
Hummingbird Flower Zauschneria garrettii Perennial
Ice Plants Delosperma nubigenum Perennial
Lamb's Ear Stachys lanata Perennial
Lavender Cotton Santolina chamaecyphrissus Perennial
Lily - Stargazer Lilium x 'Stargazer' Perennial Bulb
Lungwort Pulmonaria longifolia Perennial
Maiden Grass Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' Perennial Grass
Maltese Cross Lychinis chalcedonica Perennial
Meadow Rue Thalictrum aquilegifolium Perennial
Mock Strawberry Duchesnea indica Perennial
Monkshood Aconitum napellus Perennial
Penstemon Penstemon most cultivars Perennial
Phlox - Garden Phlox paniculata cultivars Perennial
Plume Grass Eranthus ravennae Perennial Grass
Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera Perennial
Obedient Plants Physostegia virginiana Perennial
Red Hot Piker Kniphofia uvaria Perennial
Ribbon Grass Phalaris arundinacea 'Picta' Perennial Grass
Sea Pinks Armeria maritima 'Splendens' Perennial
Sedum - Coral Carpet Sedum most cultivars Perennial
Soapwort Saponaria ocymoides Perennial
Spiderwort Tradescantia x andersoniana Perennial
Spurge - Cushion Euphorbia polychroma Perennial
Strawberry - Lipstick Fragaria 'Lipstick' Perennial
Sun Rose Helianthemum nummularium Perennial
Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon Perennial
Herbaceous plants hardy to approximately 8500 feet
Anemone-Northern Anemone canadensis Perennial
Aster  'Alert'
Aster - Fall
Aster - Purple Dome
Aster 'Alert'
Aster 'Professor Kippenburg'
Aster novae-angliae
Perennial
Astilbe - False Spirea Astilbe x japonica Perennial
Baby's Breath
Baby's Breath - Creeping
Gypsophilia paniculata
Gypsophila repens
Perennial
Bee Balm Monarda didyma Perennial Herb
Coral Bells Heuchera sanguinea Perennial
Coreopsis - Baby Sun
Coreopsis - Moonbeam
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Baby Sun'
Coreopsis verticillata Moonbeam
Perennial
Corn Flower Centaurea montana Perennial
Daylily Hemerocallis hybrids Perennial
Dead Nettle Lamium maculatum Hybrids Perennial
Delphinium - Dwarf Delphinium grandiflorum Hybrids Perennial
Dianthus Dianthus gratianopolitanus Hybrids Perennial
English Lavender Lanandula angustifolia 'Munstead Perennial Herb
Fleece Flower Fallopia japonica 'Reynoutria" Perennial
Gaillardia Gaillardia Hybrids Perennial
Garden Mums Chrysanthemum Hybrids Perennial
Globe Flower Trollius chinensis Perennial
Hosta - Gold Standard
Hosta-Francis Williams
Hosta fortunei 'Gold Standard'
Hosta sieboldiana
Perennial
Periwinkle Vinca minor Perennial Vine
Pincushion Flower Scabiosa caucasica Perennial
Potentilla - Himalayan Potentilla atrosanguinea Perennial
Primrose - Ozark Sun Oenothera macrocarps Perennial
Oat Grass - Blue Avena Helictotrichon sempervirens Perennial
Salvia - Dwarf Blue Salvia nemorosa Perennial
Sweet Woodruff Galium odoratum Perennial
Thyme - Garden
Thyme - Lemon
Thymus vulgaris
Thymus citroides 'Lemon'
Perennial Herb
Veronica - Speedwell
Veronica - Sunny Border
Veronica - Turkish
Veronica spicata
Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue'
Veronica liwanensis
Perennial
Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia  Perennial Vine
Herbaceous plants hardy to approximately 9000 feet
Anemone-Windflower Anemone canadensis Perennial
Bellflower Campanula persicifolia  Perennial
Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida Perennial
Bleeding Heart - Dwarf Dicentra x 'Luxuriant' Perennial
Blue Fescue Festuca glauca Perennial Grass
Fleabane Erigeron 'Azure Fairy' Perennial
Gazania - Hardy Colo Gazania lineraris 'Colorado Gold" Perennial
Iris - Siberian Iris sibirica Perennial
Red Valerian Centranthus ruber cultivars Perennial
Thyme - Creeping Thymus praecos x 'Coccineus' Perennial
Viola Viola cornuta Perennial
Yarrow Achillea 'Moonshine' Perennial
Herbaceous plants hardy to approximately 9500 feet
Basket of Gold Aurinia saxatilis Perennial
Daisy - Shasta Leucanthemum superbum 'Alaska' Perennial
Fireweed Epilobium angustifolium Perennial
Lupine Lupinus most cultivars Perennial
Peony Paeonia lactiflora Perennial
Sedum - Autumn Joy
Sedum - Dragon
Sedum - Gold Moss

Sedum - Hybridum
Sedum spectabile
Sedum spurium 'Dragon Blood'
Sedum florieferum
Sedum hybridum
Perennial
Snow on Mountain Aegopodium podograria 'Varigat Perennial
Yarrow - Paprika
Yarrow - White
Yarrow - Yellow
Achillea millefoleum
Achillea lanulosa
Achillea filipendulina
Perennial
Herbaceous plants hardy to approximately 10,000 feet
Alpine Asters Aster x frikartii 'Monch' Perennial
Alpine Poppy Papaver alpinum Perennial
Anemone-Japanese
Anemone-Pasque Flower
Anemone hupehensis
Anemone vulgaris
Perennial
Bleeding Heart Dicentra spectabilis Perennial
Candytuft Iberis sempervirens Perennial
Columbine Aqueliegia hybrids Perennial
Daisy - Painted Tanacetum coccineum Perennial
Delphinium Delphinium elatum Hybrids Perennial
Dianthus-Swt William Dianthus barbatus Perennial
Flax - Blue Sapphire Linum perenne Perennial
Harebells Campanula rotundifolia 'Olympica' Perennial
Hen and Chicks Sempervivum cultivars Perennial
Kinnikinnick Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Perennial
Prairie Smoke Guem triflorum Perennial
Oregon Grape Holly Mahonia repens Perennial
Penstemon - Dwf Hairy Penstemon hirsutus 'Pygmaeus' Perennial
Poppy - California
Poppy - Iceland
Poppy - Oriental
Eschscholzia californica
Papaver nudicaule
Papaver orientale
Perennial
Snow in Summer Cerastium tomentosum Perennial
Strawberry Waldsteninia ternata Perennial
Strawberry - Native Fragaria americana Perennial

We have made every attempt to accurately compile this list. But before purchasing plants... please double check with your Garden Center or Nursery.

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