Recommended Plants for Higher Elevations and Variable Climates

Check out this list of plants that will do well in Mammoth and other mountain areas! Growing plants in higher elevations presents a unique set of challenges, such as the cold climate, numerous microclimates, wind, varying moisture levels, and grazing deer, but these are proven winners:

  • Davidson Penstemons
  • Mountain Rose (rosa woodsii ultramontana)
  • Hooker's Evening Primrose (oenothera hookeri)
  • Lilac (syringa)
  • Rock Spirea (holodiscus dumosus)
  • Sumac (rhus)
  • Columbine (aqueiegia)
  • Delphinium
  • Bleeding Heart (dicentra spectabilis)
  • Lupine (lupinus)