Learn why our plants thrive in changing climates.
Learn where to buy Plant Select® plants.
Learn how to have a smart, stunning, successful garden.
Many traditional garden plants can’t cope with challenging conditions of heat, cold, wind and dry conditions. But there’s help at hand: our experts have tested thousands of plants to evaluate both their durability and beauty, and present our top choices in this informative, lavishly illustrated guide. Whether you need a drought-tolerant tree, a hardy, long-blooming perennial that will survive harsh winters, or a graceful ornamental grass that shrugs off summer heat, you’ll find it here. Publish date is March 29, 2017.
New plants are introduced each year – we’ll announce the 2017 winners after the first of the year. Plants are selected through trialing and testing at Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado State University and public and private gardens.
Don’t wait until spring to start planning your landscape renovations or new gardens. Dozens of designs created by local professionals are at your fingertips in our Garden Ideas page. Find them all here.