Learn why our plants thrive in challenging climates
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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!
Plant Select® is excited to introduce GRANITA™ Raspberry ice plant and SKY’S EDGE™ scutellaria, new to the program in 2018! As Plant Select® enters its 21st year we revisit 6 plants from previous years that are not to be forgotten and worthy of reconsideration. Click here to read more about this year’s winners!
New plants are introduced to the Plant Select® program each year. Plants are selected through trialing and testing at Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado State University and public and private gardens. Sungari redbead cotoneaster (Cotoneaster racemiflorus var. soongoricus) (shown above) is one of five plants introduced in 2017. Click here to read more about the 2017 winners!