Plant Select® is a collaboration between Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, and many of the region's best horticulturists, plant breeders, landscapers, and commercial plant growers. This organization continually works toward the goal of introducing regionally suitable plants for the Great Plains and Intermountain states.
High Country Gardens founder David Salman was a founding member of Plant Select®. The organization enabled David to introduce many of his 60+ plant varieties. High Country Gardens offers one of the largest selections of Plant Select® plants available for purchase in the country - with the convenience of online delivery and nationwide shipping.
Over the last 25 years and counting, the efforts of Plant Select® have been wildly successful. Through the organization, over 150 noteworthy plants have been brought to market, with new perennials added every year. Plant Select® plants are thoroughly garden tested in regional gardens and growing conditions. In order to make the cut, they are evaluated by a strict criteria including ten essential attributes. Plant Select® plants must be:
- Able to flourish with less water
- Able to thrive in a broad range of conditions
- Tough and resilient in challenging climates
- One-of-a-kind or unique
- Resistant to disease & insects
- A source of long-lasting beauty
- Cold hardy
When you choose a Plant Select® plant, you'll know that it's a trustworthy choice to thrive in the toughest growing conditions that western gardens have to offer.