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Plant Select Garden


Full sun | 60 sqft | 15 starter plants


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Our first and only garden exclusively designed with Plant Select, a nonprofit collaboration of CSU and Denver Botanic Gardens. Nestle these plants among decorative rocks in your existing soil amended with pea gravel to facilitate good drainage. Rock mulch is preferred over wood mulch for this dry loving garden. However, these plants are resilient and fairly adaptable. Once established, plants in this garden will thrive with very low water. A variety of bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects will enjoy this garden with bloom times that extend from spring to fall’s first hard frost.

Product Details

  • Designed By: Emily Goldman for Plant Select
  • Covers: 60 sqft
  • Includes:
    • 15 starter plants with 9 different varieties in 4-inch pots
    • 3 plant by number layout options (6' x 10' rectangle, 10' x 5' half circle, 12' x 5' rectangle with wavy edge)
  • Exposure: Full sun (requires a minimum of 6 hours direct sun per day)
  • Mature Height: 4 in to 4 ft
  • Hardiness Max: 5,500 ft
  • Bloom Time: Spring to fall
  • Benefits:
    • Locally grown
    • Pollinator supporting
    • 3 of 9 plants are native to Colorado
    • 9 of 9 plants are deer resistant*
    • 4 of 9 plants are rabbit resistant*
*We cannot guarantee rabbit or deer resistance!
  • Autumn Sapphire Sage

    Autumn Sapphire Sage

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

  • Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Birds

  • Engelmann's Daisy

    Engelmann's Daisy

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Korean Feather Reed Grass

    Korean Feather Reed Grass

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Birds

  • Orange Carpet Hummingbird Trumpet

    Orange Carpet Hummingbird Trumpet

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Partridge Feather

    Partridge Feather

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

  • Pike's Peak Purple Penstemon

    Pike's Peak Purple Penstemon

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

  • Red Rocks Penstemon

    Red Rocks Penstemon

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Vermilion Bluffs Mexican Sage

    Vermilion Bluffs Mexican Sage

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, 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!
  • 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

Affordable Xeriscaping

"Everyone has been a pleasure to work with, and the time frames for prep and pick up gave me plenty of time to get the work done. This program made xeriscaping affordable. So excited about our new garden!"

City Westminster Customer

Easy Transition from Lawn to Garden

"I thought this was a great idea when I first heard about it and now am completely confirmed in thinking it is a great idea. Having someone with more knowledge of plants than I put together groupings that would go together and providing sample layouts made starting to shift to a xeriscape lawn fairly easy. Thanks!"

City of Fort Collins Customer

Happy Gardener, 2 Years in a Row!

"This is the second time I've gotten a garden. The plants are flourishing - it's great to have the collection curated for you."

City of Brighton Customer