Garden in a Box

Native Nectar – EXTRA


Full sun | 98 sqft | 28 starter plants


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Keep your yard buzzing all year long with the Native Nectar garden! This pollinator friendly collection of native plants will entice butterflies, bees, and birds to feast all season long. This garden offers a variety of unique xeric perennials, like Native Bee Balm, Blue Flax, and Yellow Prairie Coneflower. Bees will dive into the cheerful and brilliant display of the Maximilian Sunflower, butterflies will dance atop the vibrant and welcoming spectacle of the Showy Fleabane, and birds will feast from the plentiful and appealing seeds of the Switchgrass. The Native Nectar garden showcases 28 full sun plants and fits into 98 sq. ft.

Order two Native Nectar gardens and we will provide a planting map for about 200 sq. ft.!

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: Jim Tolstrup of High Plains Environmental Center
  • Covers: 98 sqft
  • Purchase Includes:
    • 28 starter plants with 11 different varieties in 4-inch pots
    • 1 plant by number layout option (14' x 7' rectangle)
    • Printed educational materials with watering guidelines and plant maintenance suggestions
  • Exposure: Full sun (requires a minimum of 6 hrs. of direct sun per day)
  • Mature Height Range: 1 ft. to 10 ft.
  • Hardiness Max: 6,500 ft.
  • Bloom Time: Early summer to fall
  • Benefits:
    • Locally grown
    • Pollinator supporting
    • All plants are native to Colorado!
    • 11 of 11 plants are native to Colorado
    • 8 of 11 plants are deer resistant*
    • 3 of 11 plants are rabbit resistant*
*We cannot guarantee rabbit or deer resistance!
  • Big Bluestem Grass

    Big Bluestem Grass

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Birds

  • Blue Flax

    Blue Flax

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees

  • Maximilian Sunflower

    Maximilian Sunflower

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Native Bee Balm

    Native Bee Balm

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Native Blanket Flower

    Native Blanket Flower

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Prairie Yellow Coneflower

    Prairie Yellow Coneflower

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

  • Gay Butterfly

    Gay Butterfly

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

  • Showy Fleabane

    Showy Fleabane

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees, Moths

  • Switchgrass


    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Birds, Butterflies

  • Yellow Indian Grass

    Yellow Indian Grass

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Birds

What To Expect

  • Our xeric gardens feature anywhere from 6 to 51 starter plants in 4-inch pots. Upon pick up, 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). For more information on the size of gardens, visit our FAQs page below.

What Customers Say

Thriving Plants at a Great Price

"I love this program. In addition to the plants being less expensive than what I can get at my local nursery, the quality of the plants is much better. I've noticed that nearly all of the Garden In A Box plants I put in two years ago are still alive and thriving."

Centennial Water & Sanitation District Customer

Swap Water Thirsty Grass with Pretty Blooms

"This is a great service. I have participated 2 years in a row, and plan to take out more grass next spring. Grass is a really stupid crop - [xeric] flowers are much better! And prettier! And water saving!”

City of Westminster Customer

Choosing Plants Made Easy

“If I knew about this earlier I would have planted years ago. I was always hung up on not knowing what to plant. I’ve recommended Garden In A Box to so many people!”

Denver Water Customer