Garden in a Box

Colors of Colorado


Full sun | 100 sqft | 27 starter plants


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Colors of Colorado garden draws on the warm hues of the characteristic red sandstone that grace the hills of Roxborough State Park, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, and the Flatirons in Boulder. The striking Red Torch Lily anchors a focal point and favorites including Chocolate Flower and Butterfly Weed play supporting roles. Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies will frequent the blooms as often as you do! Bring Colorado’s stunning warm tones to your landscape with this 100 sqft garden, featuring 27 full sun, hardy plants.


Product Details

  • Designed By: Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens
  • Covers: 100 sqft
  • Includes:
    • 27 starter plants with 8 different varieties in 4-inch pots
    • 3 plant by number layout options (7' x 14' rectangle, 10' square, and 12' diameter circle)
  • Exposure: Full sun (requires a minimum of 6 hours of full sun per day)
  • Mature Height Range: 6 in to 6 ft
  • Hardiness Max: 6,000 ft
  • Bloom Time: Early summer to fall
  • Benefits:
    • Locally grown
    • Pollinator-friendly
    • Great for higher altitudes!
    • 6 of 8 plants are native to Colorado
    • 7 of 8 plants are deer-resistant*
    • 3 of 8 plants are rabbit resistant*
*We cannot guarantee deer or rabbit resistance!
  • Blue Grama Grass

    Blue Grama Grass

    Quantity: 6

    Attracts: Birds

  • Butterfly Weed

    Butterfly Weed

    Quantity: 5

    Attracts: Butterflies

  • Chocolate Daisy

    Chocolate Daisy

    Quantity: 4

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Prairie Red Coneflower

    Prairie Red Coneflower

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Red Torch Lily

    Red Torch Lily

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

  • Scarlet Bugler Penstemon

    Scarlet Bugler Penstemon

    Quantity: 5

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

  • Snow-In-Summer


    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Butterflies

  • Sulphur Flower

    Sulphur Flower

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

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 then start dialing back your water usage!
  • 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.  

What Customers Say

Family Project During Stay at Home

So far, [my new Garden In A Box] been fantastic! It was a family project during quarantine and the plants are already growing and some have blooms. So excited to see how it will grow in the coming years. [I've] been raving about resource central to everyone.

Highlands Ranch Customer

Well Suited Plants for Colorado!

I love knowing that I am buying plants that are well suited for the Colorado environment and that I'm doing my part to save water. I get excited to come out and look at my flowers every day to see how they're changing. The plants are healthy and communication was very clear.

Wheat Ridge Customer

Longtime Garden In A Box Fan

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