Garden in a Box

Butterfly Bounty


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Available for May and June pickup dates.


Exposure: Full sun
100 sq. ft.
Includes: 27 starter plants



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Butterfly Bounty is a four-season fiesta for pollinators of all shapes and sizes, but especially the butterflies. In early spring, the Catmint and White Rock Soapwort invite honey bees into the garden. In summer, butterflies are found feasting on the vibrant red and gold blossoms of the Brilliant Oriental Poppy and the Black Eyed Susans. The Coronado® Hyssop provides a fall refreshment for hummingbirds before their migration south, and the seedheads of the Purple Coneflower provide a winter meal for small birds. Nearly all of the flowers in this garden attract varieties of butterflies as well! Get ready for an extravaganza of local butterflies with this 100 sq. ft. perennial garden featuring 27 full sun, xeric plants.

Product Details

Designed By: Deryn Davidson, Horticulture Agent for CSU Extension Boulder County
  • Covers: 100 sq. ft.
  • Includes:
    • 27 starter plants with 13 different varieties in 4-inch pots
    • 3 plant by number layout options (7' x 14' rectangle, 20' x 10' triangle or 8' x 16' oval)
  • Exposure: Full sun (requires a minimum of 6 hrs. of direct sun per day)
  • Mature Height Range: 6 in. to 4 ft.
  • Hardy to: 6,000 ft.
  • Colorful: Early spring to fall
  • Benefits: Locally grown and pollinator-friendly

What To Expect

  • Our xeric gardens feature anywhere from 14 to 30 starter plants in 4-inch pots. Plants will be small relative to their mature size, and they will not be in full bloom.
  • "First year they sleep, second year they creep, third year they leap!" During the 1st and 2nd growing season, xeric plants will be in the establishment phase – requiring regular watering to encourage a deep taproot system, and not yet having reached their full size. On average, allow 3 years for your Xeriscape garden to reach full maturity!
  • Gardens will easily fit in a small car  - yes, we're talking Mini Cooper small - unless you ordered multiple gardens (we're not judging). One garden will come in either one or two 2 ft. x 1 ft. trays (pictured left).
  • *When necessary, Resource Central shall select appropriate plant substitutions.

Plant Varieties

What Customers Say

Colorful and Unique Blooms that Require Little Water

"I think you are providing an awesome service. And I love my front yard knowing that as it gets established, it will need little water - and I have flowers instead of cactus!”

City of Westminster Customer

Take the Guess Work Out of Xeriscaping!

"I loved this program so much! It would have been so difficult to learn about which plants to choose, and to locate them in various nurseries. You did it all for me! The program is very efficient and well communicated. I appreciated the email messages and the ease with which I was able to pick up my plants."

Castle Rock Water customer

Transform Your Yard for Years to Come

“I am very pleased. My plants look great and are growing well. I look forward to planting other areas with Gardens In A Box in the future.”

City of Arvada Customer