New for 2017

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. Listed below are our winners for 2017.

Cotoneaster racemiflorus soongoricus fruit_Scott SkogerboeSungari redbead cotoneaster (Cotoneaster racemiflorus var. soongoricus) A gracefully arching larger shrub with dark green leaves above and gray-white beneath. Abundant red fruit in early fall. Read more here.

Salvia moor x ind_Mike BoneShangri-la sage (Salvia moorcroftiana x indica) This sage combines the most attractive features of both its parents. Wide, sturdy leaves are an attractive blue grey shade.  Lavender blue flowers can continue for months beginning in spring. Read more here.

Sorghastrum nutans 'Thin Man'_David SalmanThin Man Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans ‘Thin Man’PPAF) A selected form of native Indian grass, Thin Man has stunning blue foliage and a narrow, upright growing habit with golden-bronze colored flowers in late summer. Read more here.

Veronica SNOWMASS blue-eyed_Pat Hayward closeSNOWMASS® blue-eyed veronica (Veronica x ‘P018S’) Small, glossy, rounded leaves form a dense mat, covered by a stunning display of small, four-petaled white flowers with a blue eye. Read more here.




Plant Select®  Petites winners include:

Lavandula Wee One_David SalmanWee One dwarf English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Wee One’) A wonderful dwarf English lavender with compact heads of lavender-blue flowers and dark blue calyxes, this tight growing little beauty is great for small spaces. Read more here.