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5 Plants That Last All Summer from Your Denver Sprinkler Service

July 5, 2017

Whether you’re ready for it or not, the Colorado summer is here and the heat is on! For those who want to beautify their landscaping this summer, it’s crucial to pick plants that will last throughout the hot season. Of course, it’s important to have properly functioning sprinklers so your plants do well in your Denver soil. Learn more about plants that pair well with the Colorado climate from your premier Denver sprinkler service.  

Lavender Phenomenal

This type of lavender is one of the hardiest out there, prone to surviving cold winters and hot summers. Lavender Phenomenal can handle extreme heat and humidity, resistant to several plant-based diseases, deer proof, and attracts beautiful butterflies for your landscaping. The bluish/purple blooms will look magnificent all summer long.


Rocky Mountain native perennials come in a variety of styles and types, but Yarrow in particular ranges from yellow, to white, to red. Once Yarrows are planted, you won’t need to worry about constantly watering them as they are very drought tolerant. At the base of the plant, you’ll notice fern-like leaves, while towards the top flowers sprout on stiff stalks throughout the summer.

Chocolate Flower

The Chocolate Flower, technically Berlandiera lyrata, is native to Southern Colorado. With this plant, you’ll get blooms that last from early may throughout the summer. The yellow daisy flowers that sprout emit a chocolate fragrance through the air, giving this plant it’s decadent name. Chocolate Flower is a pest-free plant that can tolerate heat waves, the shining sun, droughts, and different soil types including the clay-based soil Denver typically carries.

Rocky Mountain Penstemon

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning a Rocky Mountain plant! This perennial is meant to last throughout the toughest conditions. It’s also known to sprawl out just as it would cascading down the mountainside. You’ll find purple-blue blooms in the summer that show up for more than a month. You’ll also get the benefit of butterflies and hummingbirds flocking to this plant.

Sedum ‘Tapestry Carpet’

If you’re looking for something a little less florally, then look to the Sedum ‘Tapestry Carpet’. Succulents are hot right now, and so is this plant. You’ll find a variety of textures and colors of blooms that make this plant a great choice for rock gardens, ground cover, or just for a mix of plant styles. Sedum ‘Tapestry Carpets’ can do well in full sun, or part sun, and do not need a large water maintenance schedule.
Remember that these are just five of the reported plants that grow well around the Denver, Colorado area. There are so many options for creating beautiful landscaping for your home!
Whether you’re planning on revamping your Denver landscaping, or need assistance with your lawn maintenance system, you can rely on quality service from Water Solutions! While you’re getting your home ready for the summer, make sure you know the steps for checking of sprinkler systems. Not sure if your sprinkler system is up to par or have questions about Denver sprinkler installation? Give us a call at 720-435-1495 or fill out an estimate form with Water Solutions to get started!