New for 2022

Meet the year's smartest plants

Learn why our plants thrive in challenging climates

Herbaceous evergreen foliage for winter gardens!

Smart plants for the right places

Plant smarter

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Pollinator plants

Find inspiring designs with Plant Select® plants

Plant Select®

Smart plants for the right places

Learn how to have a smart, stunning, successful garden

Celebrating 25 years!

Plant Select is a western plant introduction program dedicated to creating smart plant choices inspired by the Rocky Mountain region.


This year marks Plant Select’s 25th anniversary: 170+ plant introductions, 80+ natives. 100s of passionate members and volunteers over the years!


Thank you for making this special collaboration between Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens and the green industry a success. We’re grateful for your love of unique plants that bring diversity to our western landscapes.