A Sensory Garden for the Rockies and High Plains

This landscape plan will give gardeners in the Rockies and High Plains a fragrant, colorful "wrap" for any patio.
Sensory Garden for the Rockies and High Plains

Sensory Garden for the Rockies and High Plains

Photo by: Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

A sensory garden plan for the Rockies and High Plains.

Your sensory garden with be sublime with these plants and flowers suited to the Rockies and High Plains.

Plant List 

Sensory Garden Overview for the Rockies and High Plains

Sensory Garden Overview for the Rockies and High Plains

Photo by: Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

These plants and flowers work well in a Rockies and High Plains sensory garden.

A. Juneberry (Amelanchier alnifolia
Alternative: Blue paloverde (Cercidium floridum) or other small accent tree 

B. Golden currant (Ribes aureum) if soil is moist 
Alternative: Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata) if dry, or other medium-sized shrub, three to five feet tall 

C. Shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa
Alternative: Other small shrub, two to three feet tall 

D. Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Alternative: Field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta) or other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall 

E. Little bluestem (Schyzachyrium scoparium
Alternative: Other small ornamental grass, one foot tall 

F. Evening primrose (Oenothera caespitosa
Alternative: Fringed sage (Artemisia frigida) or other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall 

G. Colorado columbine (Aquilegia coerulea
Alternative: Other herbaceous plant, one to two feet tall 

H. Male fern (Dryopteris filix-mas
Alternative: Other grass or fern, two to three feet tall 

I. Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum
Alternative: Silvery lupine (Lupine argenteus) or other herbaceous plant, two to three feet tall 

J. Penstemon (Penstemon spp.) 
Alternative: Other herbaceous accent plant, one to three feet tall 

K. Snow Angel coral bells (Heuchera sanguinea 'Snow Angel') 
Alternative: Other groundcover, 6 to 12 inches tall 

Key 

1. Butterfly house
2. Existing patio

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