Garden in a Box

Rocky Mountain Retreat

$161.00

Full sun | 96 sqft | 27 starter plants

 

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Description

Just like driving into the mountains for a break from the summer heat, the Rocky Mountain Retreat garden provides a peaceful respite from your busy day without ever leaving your yard! As its name also suggests, this low-maintenance garden showcases hardy perennials that can also thrive in the high country. This makes it a good choice for those living in the foothills or those on the front range. Plant a vibrant display of blues, pinks, purples, whites, and yellows with these 27 plants. The Rocky Mountain Retreat garden fills 96 sqft and offers three planting maps.

Product Details

 
  • Designed by: Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens
  • Covers: 96 sqft
  • Includes:
    • 27 starter plants with 11 different varieties in 4-inch pots
    • 3 plant by number layout options (16' x 6' rectangle, 12' x 8' rectangle, 14' x 14' triangle)
  • Exposure: Full sun (requires a minimum of 6 hrs. of direct sun per day)
  • Mature Height Range: 6 in to 3 ft
  • Hardiness Max: 8,000 ft
  • Bloom Time: Early spring to fall
  • Benefits:
    • Locally grown
    • Pollinator supporting
    • Great for high altitude gardens!
    • 4 of 11 plants are native to Colorado
    • 6 of 11 plants are deer resistant*
    • 6 of 11 plants are rabbit resistant*
*We cannot guarantee rabbit or deer resistance!
  • Autumn Joy Stonecrop

    Autumn Joy Stonecrop

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Blue Avena Grass

    Blue Avena Grass

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Blue Harebell

    Blue Harebell

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • European Pasque Flower

    European Pasque Flower

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Evergreen Candytuft

    Evergreen Candytuft

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

  • Fringed Sage

    Fringed Sage

    Quantity: 2

    Attracts: Butterflies

  • Native Blanket Flower

    Native Blanket Flower

    Quantity: 4

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Rocky Mountain Columbine

    Rocky Mountain Columbine

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Rocky Mountain Pensetmon

    Rocky Mountain Pensetmon

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Hummingbirds

  • Santa Fe Aster

    Santa Fe Aster

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees

  • Tennessee Purple Coneflower

    Tennessee Purple Coneflower

    Quantity: 4

    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!
  • 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

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