Xeriscape Rock Garden

Xeriscape Rock Garden

Some of these plants have been in the garden with 5 waterings a year or less since 1985; some were planted in the fall of ’06. All are great xeriscape plants that are sustainable in Colorado, given some care. Beginning in 2007, this garden will be watered 7 times a year.

This is a western-looking garden and is one example of how to grow plants sustainably in Colorado. We don’t have the time to be too fussy with it so if you come out for a visit, you may see some weeds and a bare spot or so. The purpose of this garden is not to be a photo exhibition for Fine Gardening magazine, but to be a model for how any homeowner with a busy schedule might be able to create a naturalized garden in Colorado.

Acaena saccaticupula

Acantholimon embergem

Acantholimon glumacium

Acantholimon hohenackeri

Acantholimon litwinowii

Acantholimon venustum

Achillea ageratifolia (Greek Yarrow)

Achillea kellereri (Keller’s Yarrow)

Achillea lanulosa (Native Yarrow)

Achillea serbica

Aethionema ‘Warley Rose’

Aethionema capitatum

Aethionema grandiflora

Agastache aurantiaca ‘Coronado’

Agastache rupestris

Agave havardiana

Agave parryi neomexicana

Alchemilla erythropoda (Dwarf Ladies Mantle)

Allium cyanthophorum var. farreri

Allium mairii v. amabile

Allium rotuntum

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Allium senescens glaucum

Allium sphaerocehalum (Drumstick Allium)

Alyssoides graeca (Greek Bladderpod)

Alyssum stribrnyi

Amorpha canescens (Leadplant)

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata maxim

Amsonia (pale blue)

Androsace languinosa

Antennaria ‘Silver Carpet’

Anthemis biebersteiniana

Aquilegia desertorum

Aquilegia spp. (volunteers)

Arabis bryoides

Arabis pumilus

Arctostaphylos nevadensis ‘Panchito’

Artemisia campestris (Wild Tarragon)

Artemisia caucasica (assoana)

Artemisia filifolia (Sand Sage)

Artemisia frigida (Fringed Sage, Silver Sage)

Artemisia ludoviciana

Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Valerie Finnis’

Artemisia tridentata (Big Sage)

Artemisia versicolor

Atriplex canescens (Four-wing Saltbrush)

Aubrieta ‘Triple Gem’

Aubrieta ‘White Wall Gem’

Aurinia saxatilis (Basket of Gold)

Ballota pseudodictamnus ‘Nana’

Betonica foliosa

Blepharoneuron tricholepis

Brunnera macrophylla (Perennial Forget-me-Not)

Buxus ‘Julia Jane’

Calylophus serrulatus (Sundrops)

Campanula garganica

Ceanothus fendleri (Buckbrush)

Cephalaria tatarica

Cerastium candidissimum

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Plumbago)

Cercocarpus ledifolius (Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany)

Champlain-rose

Chrysothamnus nauseosus nauseosus (Dwarf Blue Rabbitbrush)

Clematis ‘Bill McKenzie’

Clematis ‘Niobe’

Clematis ligusticifolia (Western Virgin’s Bower)

Clematis recta

Clematis texensis ‘Gravetye Beauty’

Colula hispida

Convallaria majallis (Lily of the Valley)

Convolvulus assyricus

Coreopsis auriculata ‘Nana’

Coreopsis lanceolata

Cotyledon orbiculata

Cyclamen hederifolium (Hardy Cyclamen)

Darlow’s Enigma-rose

Delosperma dyeri

Dianthus ‘Blue Hills’

Dianthus ‘Cheyenne’

Dianthus ‘Lemon Souffle’

Dianthus ferrugineus

Dianthus fragrans

Dianthus nardiformis

Dianthus petraeus v. noeanus

Dianthus simulans

Digitalis obscura

Draba sp. Balkar Dag

Dracocephalum botryoides

Dusky Maiden-rose

Dwarf Ponderosa Pine

Ephedra americana

Erianthus ravennae (Hardy Pampas Grass)

Erigeron caespitosa

Erigeron flagellaris (Whiplash Daisy)

Eriogonum heracleifolium

Eriogonum jamesii flavescens

Eriogonum ovalifolium

Eriogonum umbellatum (Sulphur Flower)

Eriogonum umbellatum Kannah Creek

Erodium chrysanthum

Erodium trifolium

Escholzia californica (California Poppy)

Euonymus fortunei ‘Longwood’

Euonymus fortunei ‘Minima’

Euphorbia dulces ‘Chameleon’

Euphorbia polychrome

Fallugia paradoxa (Apache Plume)

Felicite Parmentier-rose

Festuca ‘Auslese’

Forestiera neo-mexicana (New Mexican Privet)

Gaura linheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’

Gentiana affinis

Gentiana sp.

Gentiana triflorum

Geranium cinereum ‘Splendens’

Geranium fremontii (Fremont Geranium)

Geranium pratense striatum (Harlequin Geranium)

Geranium sanguineum ‘Harlequins Select’

Geum chiloense ‘Mrs. Bradshaw’

Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke)

Globularia trichosantha

Golden Wings-rose

Gypsophila bungeana

Helianthemum grandiflorum

Helianthemum nummularia

Helleborus orientalis (Lenten Rose)

Henry Kelsey-rose

Heterotheca jonesii

Heuchera ‘Canyon Belle’

Heuchera ‘Canyon Duet’

Heuchera ‘Firefly’

Iberis sempervirens (Evergreen Candytuft)

Iberis sempervirens ‘Little Gem’ (Dwf. Evergreen Candytuft)

Iberis sempervirens from Dedegal Dag

Iris orientalis

John Cabot-rose

Jovibarba heufflei

Koelreuteria paniculata (Golden Rain Tree)

Lavandula angustifolia from Rocky Mt. Rare Plants

Lavatera thuringiaca

Lawrence Johnston-rose

Leucocrinum montanum (Sand Lily)

Lewisia cotyledon

Liatris punctata (Gayfeather, Blazing Star)

Limonium gmelinii

Limonium gougetianum

Linum flavum compactum

Lithospermum multiflorum (Many-flowered Puccoon)

Lithospermum purpurcocoeruleum

Lonicera japonica ‘Halliana’ (Hall’s Honeysuckle)

Lupinus grayii

Lysimachia punctata (Yellow Loosestrife)

Macherantha pattersonii

Mahonia fremontii (Desert Mahonia)

Maigold-rose

Marrubium cylleneum

Marrubium rotundifolium

Mirabilis multiflora (Desert Four-O’Clock)

Myrrhis odoratus (Sweet Cecily)

Nearly Wild-rose

Nepeta phyllochlamya

Nepeta sibthorpii

Nolina texana (N. greenei) (Beargrass)

Oenothera longiflora

Onosma echioides

Opening Act-rose

Opuntia (with small pads, magenta flowers)

Origanum sipyleum

Origanum vulgare ‘Norton’s Gold’

Othello-rose

Oxytropis multiceps

Parkdirektor Riggers-rose

Paronychia kepela

Paxistima canbyi

Pelargonium endlicherianum

Penstemon clutei

Penstemon mensarum

Penstemon secundiflorus (Sidebells Penstemon)

Penstemon strictus (Rocky Mt. Penstemon)

Penstemon virens

Phlox subulata ‘Boothman’s Variety’ (Boothman’s Creeping Phlox)

Phlox subulata ‘Millstream Jupiter’

Picea glauca ‘Conica’ (Dwarf Alberta Spruce)

Populus tremuloides (Quaking Aspen)

Potentilla argentea

Potentilla pamirica

Psilostrophe tagetina

Ptilotrichum spinosum roseum

Reine des Violettes-rose

Ribes aureum (Golden Currant)

Rosa moyesii ‘Geranium’

Rosa spinosissima

Rose de Rescht

Salvia greggii

Salvia pachyphylla

Sambucus canadensis ‘Sutherland’ (Cutleaf Golden Elder)

Santolina chamaecyparris nana (Dwarf Grey Santolina)

Saponaria ‘Max Frei’

Saponaria caespitosa

Satureja altaica

Satureja montana repens

Satureja sp. ‘Big Blue’

Scabiosa caucasica nana

Scabiosa lucida

Scabiosa superba ‘Mongolian Mist’

Scutellaria supina

Sedum ‘Bronze Carpet’

Sedum album

Sedum cauticola ‘Lidakense’

Sedum littorale

Sedum populifolium

Sedum reflexum (Pinetree Sedum)

Sedum selskianum ‘Variegata’

Sedum spectabilis ‘Autumn Joy’

Sedum spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood’

Sedum tatarinowii

Sedum tetractinum

Sempervivum ‘Ohio Burgundy’

Sempervivum arachnoides

Sempervivum ballsii

Sempervivum funkii

Seseli gummiferum

Shepherdia argentea (Silver Buffaloberry)

Sideritis taurica (scardica)

Silene regia

Sphaeralcea incana (Globe Mallow)

Spirea bumalda ‘Goldflame’

Spirea ‘Cheyenne Snowmound’

Sporobolus wrightii (Wright’s Sacaton)

Stachys byzantina (Lambs Ears)

Stachys iva

Talinum spinescens

Tanacetum densum var. amani

Tanacetum praeteritium

Tanacetum vulgare crispum

Thalictrum fendleri

The Fairy-rose

Thymus ‘Back Wall’

Thymus ‘Chehalum Valley’

Thymus ‘Provencal’

Thymus baeticus

Thymus baeticus

Thymus neiceffii

Thymus sp. Lemon scented

Tradescantia occidentalis

Verbascum acaule

Veronica sp. from Ala Dag

Veronica allioni

Veronica armena

Veronica cinerea

Veronica liwanensis (Turkish Veronica)

Veronica oltensis

Veronica orsiniana

Veronica pectinata

Veronica prostrata

Veronica prostrata ‘Dick’s Wine’

Veronica sp. from Bulkar Dag

Veronica surculosa

Veronica teucroides ‘Konigsblau’

Veronica thymoides pseudocineria

Viburnum lantana (Wayfaring Tree)

Vinca major

Vinca minor

Wisteria floribunda (Japanese Wisteria)

Yucca harrimanii

Zinnia grandiflora

Zizophora altaica x J. Halda