Plant Select

Plant Select® is the country’s leading brand of plants designed to thrive in high plains and intermountain regions, offering plants that provide more beauty with less work so gardeners of all levels can achieve smart, stunning and successful gardens using fewer resources and with a more positive environmental impact.

Plant Select’s goal is to create smart plant choices for a new American Landscape inspired by the Rocky Mountain Region.

Plants chosen for program exhibit these eight attributes:

  • Flourish with less water
  • Thrive in a broad range of conditions
  • Habitat-friendly
  • Tough and resilient in challenging climates
  • One of a kind/unique
  • Resist disease & insects
  • Long-lasting beauty
  • Non-invasive

Plant Select® is a nonprofit collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens and professional horticulturists. Our mission is to seek out and distribute the very best plants for landscapes and gardens from the inter mountain region to the high plains and beyond.

Botanical Interests Flower Mixes

Botanical Interests flower mixes have purpose – trying to fill a shaded area? Looking to cook with edible flowers? Want to enjoy the gentle hum of hummingbirds in the garden? With over a dozen different flower mixes to choose from, you will surely find the perfect mix for your need. The varieties in the mixes were carefully chosen by Botanical Interests for color combination, hardiness, bloom period, and other factors. Each variety in the mix is germination tested separately and the quantity of each variety in the mix is adjusted so that one variety doesn’t dominate the mix. There are also NO fillers in the packets – all seed! Some of the these: Bring Home the Butterflies, Bulb Companions, Edible Flowers, Hummingbird Haven, Made in the Shade, Precious Pollinators, Save the Bees, Songbird Delight, Water Wise, and others.  6 Easy Steps for Flower Mixes

  1. Shake seed packet to mix seeds.
  2. Sow seeds 2 to 6 weeks before your average last frost.
  3. Mix seed in a bucket with some of the soil seeds will be sown in. Evenly spread out over the square footage the packet recommends.
  4. Rake seeds in lightly.
  5. Keep moist until seeds begin to emerge – then water regularly as needed.
  6. Enjoy months of blooms and visits from pollinators!