Garden in a Box

Painted Shade


Part shade | 100 sqft | 28 starter plants


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Add strokes of color to the shaded areas of your landscape with the popular Painted Shade garden. Hues of blue, lavender and purple abound in this gorgeous garden. From spring to fall, watch this colorful garden offer a playground for butterflies and birds with 28 versatile plants. “Paint” the shaded areas of your landscape with this 100 sqft garden that features 28 part shade xeric perennials.

Product Details

  • Designed by: Alison Peck of Matrix Gardens
  • Covers: 100 sqft
  • Includes:
    • 28 starter plants with 10 different varieties in 4-inch pots
    • 2 plant by number layout options (14' x 7' rectangle and 10' square)
  • Exposure: Part shade (only 4 hrs. of direct or indirect sun per day)
  • Mature Height Range: 4 in to 4 ft
  • Hardiness Max: 6,000 ft
  • Bloom Time: Early spring to fall
  • Benefits:
    • Locally grown
    • Pollinator supporting
    • 1 of 10 plants are native to Colorado
    • 3 of 11 plants are rabbit resistant*
    • 8 of 11 plants are deer resistant*
*We cannot guarantee rabbit or deer resistance!
  • Adriatic Blue Bells

    Adriatic Blue Bells

    Quantity: 4

    Attracts: Bees

  • Blue Cranesbill

    Blue Cranesbill

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Blue Creeping Phlox

    Blue Creeping Phlox

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Butterflies

  • Blue Pincushion

    Blue Pincushion

    Quantity: 4

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Crimson Scabious

    Crimson Scabious

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Butterflies

  • Korean Feather Reed Grass

    Korean Feather Reed Grass

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Birds

  • Palace Purple Coral Bells

    Palace Purple Coral Bells

    Quantity: 4

    Attracts: Hummingbirds

  • Plumbago


    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Butterflies

  • Red Avens

    Red Avens

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

  • Yellow Columbine

    Yellow Columbine

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

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.

What Customers Say

Quality Plants and Design

“The plants are the best quality around and I love the pre-made designs. My yard looks amazing!”

Denver Water Customer

Xeriscape Made Easy

“My first attempt at Xeriscaping is going well so far. The seminar I attended in April gave me the info I needed to prep the area and to conserve water. Thanks!!!”

City of Lafayette Customer

Fun and Easy Process

“The process to order and pick up the gardens was simply amazing! Cannot wait to watch the gardens grow! Thank you so much!”

Town of Erie Customer