High-Elevation Gardens

Share info or tips or ask questions about Desert Gardening here. Suggest plants which do well in harsh desert conditions!

Re: High-Elevation Gardens

Postby twister » Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:03 pm

Here are a few natives that might work:
Argemone munita (Prickly Poppy)
Astragalus purshii (Pursh's Sheeppod)
Boechera pulchra (Beautiful Rockcress)
Brickellia californica (California Brickellia)
Calochortus bruneaunis (Pinyon Mariposa)
Castilleja chromosa (Desert Paintbrush)
Castilleja linariifolia (Desert Paintbrush)
Epilobium canum (California Fuchsia)
Eriastrum densifolium (Giant Eriastrum)
Erigeron divergens (Diffuse Daisy)
Eriodictyon parryi (Poodle-Dog Bush)
Eriogonum ovalifolium (Oval Leaved Eriogonum)
Mentzelia laevicaulis (Giant Blazingstar)
Mirabilis multiflora (Giant Four O'clock)
Monardella linoides (Narrow Leaved Monardella)
Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)
Penstemon grinnellii (Grinnell's Beardtongue)
Penstemon rostriflorus (Bridge's Beardtongue)
Sphaeralcea ambigua (Desert Mallow)
Stanleya pinnata (Prince's Plume)
Symphyotrichum ascendens (Western Aster)
Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed)
Clematis ligusticifolia (Creek Clematis)
Heuchera rubescens (Pink Alumroot)
Iris missouriensis (Western Blue Flag)
Oenothera elata (Evening Primrose)
Eriophyllum confertiflorum (Yellow Yarrow)
Petrophytum caespitosum (Mat Rockspirea)
User avatar
twister
Backcountry Hiker
 
Posts: 648
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:21 pm
Location: John 3:8

Re: High-Elevation Gardens

Postby cloud » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:32 am

Wild Mountain Seeds: No-Till, High Elevation Organic Seeds & Vegetables
This guy is doing a lot of good work on developing vegetables that grow well at higher altitudes.
WEBSITE: https://wildmountainseeds.com/
BIG WORD ALERT: He uses the term "parthenocarpic" and here's a little info on that:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenocarpy
User avatar
cloud
Fleabitten Varmint
 
Posts: 66
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:01 pm
Location: The Stratosphere

Re: High-Elevation Gardens

Postby rainbow » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:36 am

Gay Feathers, Blazing Star (Liatris Spicata) - In Blooms - July 15
This plant is supposed to do well at higher elevations. I've seen it in Colorado and it does well there.
User avatar
rainbow
Greenhorn
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:50 pm
Location: Way Up High In The Sky

Re: High-Elevation Gardens

Postby rainbow » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:42 am

Liatris spicata - Gayfeather or Blazing Star - Growing Liatris
This plant needs lots of sun and pretty good amount of moisture.
User avatar
rainbow
Greenhorn
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:50 pm
Location: Way Up High In The Sky

Previous

Return to Desert Gardening Tips

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron