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Xeric Greatest Hits
I chose this box as a great
starter option for the first-
time gardener.
The box included:
Sunset Hyss...
Missouri Evening
Primrose
Oenothera macrocarpa
Beautiful drought-tolerant
plant blooms bright yellow
flowers between May t...
Sunset Hyssop
Agastache rupestris
This little plant is considered a subshrub.
In the summer heat, it doubled in size,
spro...
Blanket Flower
Gaillardia
I got quite the surprise in September when
this flower decided to bloom. I was expecting
low-lyi...
Mexican Feather Grass
Nassella tenuissima
I loved the soft, delicate appearance of
this plant and it works perfectly as a
...
2016 Xeric Greatest
Hits
I have ordered my box for this
year and I am excited to
expand on my drought-
tolerant, native ga...
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Xeric plants for Colorado landscapes

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Low-maintenance, low-water, drought-tolerant - which ever compounds appeals to you, xeric gardening can achieve it. These plants are wonderful choices in Colorado gardens.

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Xeric plants for Colorado landscapes

  1. 1. Xeric Greatest Hits I chose this box as a great starter option for the first- time gardener. The box included: Sunset Hyssop Scarlet Bugler Missouri Evening Primrose Blanket Flower Blue Salvia Blue Fescue Grass Mexican Feather Grass
  2. 2. Missouri Evening Primrose Oenothera macrocarpa Beautiful drought-tolerant plant blooms bright yellow flowers between May to August. Flowers only open for one day, typically in late afternoon. I loved seeing this flower pop up for a day and then anticipate the next bloom.
  3. 3. Sunset Hyssop Agastache rupestris This little plant is considered a subshrub. In the summer heat, it doubled in size, sprouting pink and purple tube-shaped flowers. The foliage has a licorice scent and is an attractant for hummingbirds.
  4. 4. Blanket Flower Gaillardia I got quite the surprise in September when this flower decided to bloom. I was expecting low-lying flowers, but this one is similar to the coneflower, with long, tall stems shooting up from the garden. This plant lasted well into November thanks to a warm fall season. If you want to attract some butterflies to your garden, Blanket Flower is a great addition.
  5. 5. Mexican Feather Grass Nassella tenuissima I loved the soft, delicate appearance of this plant and it works perfectly as a border along my driveway. It can grow 1 to 2 feet tall. It provides nice green color with feathery tufts in the spring and summer. During dormant periods, it’s buff color and texture provides winter interest.
  6. 6. 2016 Xeric Greatest Hits I have ordered my box for this year and I am excited to expand on my drought- tolerant, native garden. There are nine Garden In A Box options still available that include a variety of plants and sizes. Photo credit: Center for ReSource Conservation

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