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Colorado Oasis


Full sun | 60 sqft | 15 starter plants


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Bask in the yin-yang balance provided by the native Colorado Oasis garden. The garden’s unique design draws inspiration from the canyons found along the Colorado Front Range. Warm-toned blooms harmonize with cool-toned blooms mirroring the sunny and shady walls of a canyon. The Blue Grama Grass and Switchgrass provide texture and movement, reminiscent of a river meandering through the canyon bottom. Colorado Oasis covers 60 sqft and features 15 native, xeric perennials!


At times, we may have to substitute specific plants but we will always do our best to maintain the color and feel of this garden.

Product Details

  • Designed By: Cheval Oldaker of Ecoscape Environmental Designs
  • Covers: 60 sqft
  • Purchase Includes:
    • 15 starter plants with 8 different varieties in 4-inch pots
    • 1 plant by number layout option (6' x 10' rectangle)
    • Printed educational materials with watering guidelines and plant maintenance suggestions
  • Exposure: Full sun to part shade (requires a minimum of 4 hrs of direct or indirect sun per day)
  • Mature Height Range: 6 in. to 5 ft.
  • Hardiness Max: 7,000 ft.
  • Bloom Time: Spring to fall
  • Benefits:
    • Locally grown
    • Pollinator-friendly
    • Adaptable sun exposure - full sun to part shade
    • All 8 plants are native to Colorado!
    • 4 of 8 plants are deer resistant*
    • 2 of 8 plants are rabbit resistant*
*We cannot guarantee deer or rabbit resistance!
  • Switchgrass


    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Birds

  • Blue Native Harebell

    Blue Native Harebell

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Hummingbirds

  • Firecracker Penstemon

    Firecracker Penstemon

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Hummingbirds

  • Prairie Red Coneflower

    Prairie Red Coneflower

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees

  • Blue Grama Grass

    Blue Grama Grass

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Birds, Butterflies

  • Sea Holly or White Yarrow

    Sea Holly or White Yarrow

    Quantity: 1

  • Black-Eyed Susan or Native Blanket Flower

    Black-Eyed Susan or Native Blanket Flower

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Butterflies

What To Expect

  • Our xeric gardens feature anywhere from 14 to 30 starter plants in 4-inch pots.* Upon pickup, plants will be small relative to their mature size and they may not be in full bloom.
  • Occasionally things don't grow as planned. When necessary, Resource Central may select appropriate plant substitutions for any plants listed in this garden.
  • "First year they sleep, second year they creep, third year they leap!" During the first and second growing seasons, 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 two to three 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).

What Customers Say

Easy and Fun

So user-friendly and fun-- it made gardening easy!

Erie Customer

Hardy and Thriving

I have been changing my front lawn to xeriscape over the last 6 years and have been buying GIAB since the beginning. These are the only plants that ever survive. My garden is gorgeous and I can't say enough about these gardens.

Longmont Customer

Good Deal!

Good deal for the money. The handy PDF file is informative. Liked having suggested designs.

Loveland Customer