With all the moisture this has been a great year for wildflowers in the mountains. Colorful meadows and hillsides are filled with flowers in a rainbow of colors, inviting us to linger and marvel at the beauty. It’s easy to bring a little bit of the mountain meadow feel to your own garden with plants that grow well on the front range. Stop by and we’ll show you the best colorful perennials to help you create a wildflower moment in your garden. Here’s a couple to get you started:
Columbine (Aquilegia) – Colorado’s state flower, Columbine grow well in the shade under trees. While our state flower is blue, blossoms also come in yellow, red, and white.
Beardtongue (Penstemons) – One of wildflowers royalty, Penstemons come in a range of colors, sizes and leaf textures. Colors range from red, pink, purple, to blue, they grow short to tall, and prefer well drained sunny spots. Their flowers are rich in nectar so are perfect additions to help the bees and hummingbirds.