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. Look for it at local garden centers and independent booksellers!
New plants are introduced to the Plant Select® program each year. We are excited to announce five new introductions for 2017. Plants are selected through trialing and testing at Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado State University and public and private gardens. Click here to read more about this year’s winners.
Public garden partners evaluated plant performances at 53 locations in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho and Montana. The overall grand winner is Blonde Ambition blue grama grass. Read about all of his year’s winners here.