Native Colorado Landscaping Plants

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Suggested native plants for gardening and landscape use on the front range of Colorado by the Colorado Native Plant Society & USDA Plant guide. Also, some hybrids with Colorado roots.

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Asclepias incarnata, a. Milkweed is the ONLY plant monarch caterpillars can eat. Swamp milkweed is a taller milkweed and blossoms in purplish/pinkish flowers in the summer. Very little watering required. Swamp Milkweed, Milkweed Plant, Monarch Caterpillar, Hollyhock, Plant Species, Monarch Butterfly, Butterfly Food, Native Plants, Garden Plants
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Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata - milkweed - monarch butterflies need this plant to help in reproduction. Every yard should have at least one! Full sun; drought tolerant; deer resistant; well-drained soil; 4' tall (varies by species).

SONORAN SUNSET® hyssop (Agastache cana 'Sinning' makes a stunning specimen plant in mid summer. Here it's framed by other hyssops, russian sage, purple cone flower, ornamental grasses, sages and even yuccas. Give it plenty of room to grow so tha Xeriscape Plants, Xeriscaping, Drought Tolerant Plants, Garden Plants, Water Plants, Plant Design, Garden Design, Ornamental Grasses, Front Yard Landscaping
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Agastache cana Sonoran Sunset® | plant lust

A compact large-flowered selection that has proven to be a superior clone blooming earlier and longer with much showier lavender-rose flowers than the species. Perennial. Xeriscape. Ordinary or sandy loam or dry clay. USDA zones 5-9 up to 6000'.

Veronica Crystal River® (Veronica area is); blooms blue flowers late spring to early summer; full sun to part shade; clay or sandy soil; moderate to dry water; introduced by Denver Botanic Gardens & CSU. Garden Seeds, Garden Plants, Colorado Landscaping, Mini Plants, Summer Plants, Denver Botanic Gardens, Farm Nursery, Crystal River, Light Blue Flowers

Plant Profile for Veronica Crystal River® - Carpet Speedwell Perennial

(='Reavis') An exceptionally good hybrid Speedwell, this forms a very low spreading mat of glossy evergreen leaves. Tiny sky-blue flowers smother the plant in mid to late spring, then appear now and again through t...

Blaze Little Bluestem Grass - red foliage in fall; pink foliage in winter; Landscaping Plants, Garden Plants, Autumn Summer, Winter Sun, Fall, Colorado Landscaping, Red Grass, Plant Companies, Plant Guide
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Blaze Little Bluestem Grass - red foliage in fall; pink foliage in winter; sun; 2-3' tall; ornamental

Lee's Spiny Star - blooms in late spring; rabbit and deer resistant; Landscaping Plants, Garden Plants, Colorado Landscaping, Plant Guide, Front Range, Native Plants, Roots, Deer, Rabbit
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Lee's Spiny Star - blooms in late spring; cold hardy; sun; rabbit and deer resistant; 2-3" tall

Blue Dollhouse Yucca - blooms in early summer; rabbit and deer resistant Landscaping Plants, Garden Plants, Colorado Landscaping, Plant Guide, Front Range, Big Island, Native Plants, Roots, Deer

Blue Dollhouse Yucca - blooms in early summer; 1.5-2' tall; sun; rabbit and deer resistant

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Sand Sage - sun; 3-4' tall; cold hardy; tolerates drought; rabbit and deer resistant

Los Luna's Blues Little Bluestem Grass - gray-blue foliage turns brown in fall; Landscaping Plants, Garden Plants, Colorado Landscaping, Prairie Planting, Plant Guide, Front Range, Water Wise, Native Plants, Grass
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Los Luna's Blues Little Bluestem Grass - gray-blue foliage turns brown in fall; 2' tall; sun; water wise

Llano Indian Grass - blue foliage turns bronze in fall; Landscaping Plants, Garden Plants, Colorado Landscaping, Plant Guide, Front Range, Water Wise, Native Plants, Cl, Grass
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Llano Indian Grass - blue foliage turns bronze in fall; sun; 5-6' tall; water wise; attracts butterfly larva

Macfarlane's four-o-clock (Mirabilis macfarlanei) (Wild) Landscaping Plants, Garden Plants, Colorado Landscaping, Clock Flower, Four O Clock, Plant Guide, Front Range, Water Wise, Garden Of Eden

Wild Four O'Clock Mirabilis - sun/part shade; water wise; rabbit & deer resistant; 1.5' tall

Monrovia's Pikes Peak Purple® Penstemon details and information. Learn more about Monrovia plants and best practices for best possible plant performance. Landscaping Plants, Garden Plants, Colorado Landscaping, Monrovia Plants, Grape Color, Plant Catalogs, Plant Guide, How To Attract Hummingbirds, Water Wise

Pike's Peak Purple Beardtongue Penstemon - sun/part shade; water wise; 1.5' tall; well-drained soil; rabbit resistant; attracts hummingbirds & bees

SEINet Portal Network - Gentiana parryi, Parry’s Gentian Landscaping Plants, Garden Plants, Colorado Landscaping, Plant Guide, Front Range, Native Plants, Wildflowers, Beautiful Flowers, Roots
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False Gaura - Stenosiphon Linifolius - sun; dry soil; attracts hummingbirds Landscaping Plants, Garden Plants, Colorado Landscaping, Plant Guide, Front Range, How To Attract Hummingbirds, Native Plants, Sun, Landscape

False Gaura - Stenosiphon Linifolius - sun; dry soil; attracts hummingbirds

Thymeleaf Sandmat - blooms in mid-winter; under tall; used medicinally by Indians but sap is toxic Landscaping Plants, Garden Plants, Colorado Landscaping, Plant Guide, Front Range, Native Plants, Roots, Bloom, Sun

Thymeleaf Sandmat - blooms in mid-winter; under 6" tall; full sun; used medicinally by Indians but sap is toxic

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White Sands Claret Cup - blooms in late spring; sun; 2-3' tall; rabbit and deer resistant; fast growing