Garden in a Box

Naturally Native


Full sun | 60 sqft | 15 plants


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Designed with our local pollinators in mind, naturally, this garden features local, native plants!  Naturally Native’s low water perennials evolved alongside native varieties of bees, butterflies, and more, making them perfect pollinator hosts.  This 60 sqft garden includes 15 plants, and also displays colors of salmon red, pink, yellow, lavender, blue, and silvery-green. For gardeners committed to inviting native pollinators into their yard, Naturally Native is a natural choice!


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: Stephanie Kopplin of City of Fort Collins
  • Covers: 60 sqft
  • Purchase Includes:
    • 15 starter plants with 8 different varieties in 4-inch pots
    • 3 plant by number layout options (5' x 12' rectangle, 6' x 13' oval, and 9' circle)
    • Printed educational materials with watering guidelines and plant maintenance suggestions
  • Exposure: Full sun (requires a minimum of 6 hours direct sun per day)
  • Mature Height: 1 in. to 4 ft.
  • Hardiness Max: 8,000 ft.
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to fall
  • Benefits:
    • Locally grown
    • Pollinator supporting
    • All 8 plants are native to Colorado!
    • 8 of 8 plants are deer resistant*
    • 6 of 8 plants are rabbit resistant*
*We cannot guarantee rabbit or deer resistance!
  • Dwarf Blue Rabbitbrush

    Dwarf Blue Rabbitbrush

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Dwarf Pussytoes

    Dwarf Pussytoes

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Butterflies

  • Little Bluestem Grass

    Little Bluestem Grass

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Birds

  • Scarlet Bugler

    Scarlet Bugler

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

  • Native Lavender Bee Balm

    Native Lavender Bee Balm

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

  • Pearly Everlasting

    Pearly Everlasting

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Butterflies

  • Gay Butterfly

    Gay Butterfly

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Bees

  • Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees

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

Quality Plants with Rapid Growth

“I was really surprised to see first year flowering and rapid growth. The care these plants had...was much higher quality than the plants I’ve purchased elsewhere in the past. I am very impressed as none of the plantings have failed. Will definitely buy again. Saving water and having a lovely garden is wonderful. Your staff is great!”

City of Northglenn Customer

Gardens to Fill Your Yard

“This was our third year planting a garden in a box and so most of our yard consists of them! Our garden was on the Arvada historical Society garden tour this year and we got a lot of great feedback about our plants.”

City of Arvada Customer

Magical Transformations for Pollinators and People

“Thank You! The Gardens in a Box have made for an incredible transformation in my backyard and has been magical journey for me and my grandchildren as they learn more about pollinators. Looking forward to adding more next year!”

Loveland Water & Power Customer