Creek Side grows over 350 varieties of perennials right in site in our nice, cool greenhouses down on the creek. Just like all the beautiful annual flowering hanging basket and container gardens. Selecting the perennial plants for your garden directly from the grower offers several advantages.
See the difference in quality for yourself. Big, healthy plants that are going to grow well and flourish. Good quality begins with great starter plants. Creek Side’s top source for great starter plants, is located right here in Colorado. That way, the starter plants do not have to travel long distances to get here. They are acclimated to our climate and ready to grow as soon as we plant them into their pots. And, they have been subjected to the cold cycle of winter which will allow them to bloom the first season they are planted in your garden.
Rocky Mountain Garden Selections
The varieties chosen at Creek Side are especially good for growing in the hot, dry Rocky Mountain region. Plants like Agastache, Echinacea, Delosperma, Penstemon, Coreopsis are available in several different colors. Check out the varieties from Plant Select, the collaboration between Colorado State University and the Denver Botanic Gardens to introduce brand new perennial varieties developed especially for our region. You will find over 35 Plant Select selections at Creek Side.
Acclimated/ Hardened Off
The plants you select at Creek Side are conditioned for early spring growing conditions. The big 6” pots are over-wintered in unheated greenhouses or outdoor cold frames. The plants have been subjected to our winter conditions and ready for whatever Mother Nature throws our way in April and May. The 4.5” pots are started in a warm greenhouse and then the temperatures are gradually turned down until they finish the season in the greenhouse with minimal heat. The cool growing conditions helps to make them strong and ready for planting in your garden.
Not only will you find a big selection of perennials not only for hot, dry growing conditions, but a nice selection is offered for shady conditions as well. Plants like Hosta, Heuchera, Astilbe, Brunnera and ferns will do fine in the shade. Because Creek Side utilizes a number of plant suppliers, you will find varieties that are new, unusual or hard to find. Visit the place where “Inspiration Grows” to find the very best perennial plants for your garden this season.