Garden in a Box

Rocky Mountain Retreat – EXTRA


Full sun | 96 sqft | 27 starter plants


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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 sq. ft. and offers three planting maps.

Order two Rocky Mountain Retreat gardens and we will provide a planting map for 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: Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens
  • Covers: 96 sqft
  • Purchase 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)
    • 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: 6 in. to 3 ft.
  • Hardiness Max: 8,000 ft.
  • Bloom Time: Early spring to fall
  • Benefits:
    • Locally grown
    • Pollinator supporting
    • Great for higher 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 Grama Grass

    Blue Grama 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

  • Purple Coneflower

    Purple Coneflower

    Quantity: 4

    Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

  • Rocky Mountain Columbine

    Rocky Mountain Columbine

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

  • Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    Rocky Mountain Penstemon

    Quantity: 3

    Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

  • Santa Fe Aster

    Santa Fe Aster

    Quantity: 1

    Attracts: Bees

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