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Plant Select®

Plant Select®, a Colorado non-profit corporation, is a collaborative effort between Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens and the Green Industry to seek out and distribute the very best plants for gardens from the high plains to the intermountain region and beyond.

Tizer Gardens Successes To Date

Hot Wings Tatarian Maple
Hot Wings Tatarian Maple

Hot Wings Tatarian Maple
Awesome! What a show stopper.

Sunset Hyssop
Agastache rupestris
Great! Outstanding! Lovely in large patches. Nice growth and lovely flowers. Hummingbirds love it.

Aquilegia 'Denver Gold' Columbine
Nice plant, great flowers.

Artemesia versicolor 'Sea Foam'
This is a great plant, and a lovely addition to the garden. Great texture and color!

Wine cups
Callirhoe involucrata
Great growth. Awesome color. Flowers most of the season.

Alpine Willow Herb
Epilobium fleischeri
Delightful plant. It's still young but showing great promise. Very pretty flower.

Kannah Creek Buckwheat
Kannah Creek Buckwheat

Kannah Creek Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum var. aureum 'Psdowns'
What a delightful surprise! Beautiful color starts a brilliant yellow and finishes the season oranges and reds. Outstanding! Blooms prolifically in spring but blooms last almost the whole summer!

Colorado Gold Gazania
Gazania linearis
The blossoms are lovely! Hardiness still not confirmed.

La Vera Lace
Geranium magniflorum
Only 2 of 3 plants came back but they were lovely. Great flowers, nice plant. The foliage is so beautiful.

Snow Angel
Huechera sanguine
Outstanding! I love the foliage. I love the flowers! What a beautiful plant. This plant sort of got forgotten but was very happy without our help!

Little Trudy Catnip
Nepeta 'Psfike'
I didn't think it was going to come back but it did and was so pretty.

La Vera Lace
La Veta Lace Geranium

Silver Blade Evening Primrose
Oenothera macrocarpa subsp. Incana
Nice plant, blooms all season.

Hopflower Oregano
Origanum libanoticum
Outstanding! I love this plant especially where it hangs over a rock or wall. The flower is wonderful!

'Purple Mountain' Sun Daisy
Osteospermum barberiae var compactum
I was thrilled to see this plant come back! It is such a lovely flower!

Prairie Jewel Penstemon
Prairie Jewel Penstemon

'Prairie Jewel' Penstemon
Penstemon grandiflorus
Wow what a great plant! Althought one plant died, two survived and have flourished.

Shadow Mountain Penstemon
Penstemon x Mexicali 'Psmyers'

Cheyenne Mock Orange
Philadelphus lewisii
I suspect that this is like other Mock Orange and will take a couple of years to get established.

Prairie Cordgrass
We have it in pots in the creek. It is doing OK but not outstanding.

Turkish Veronica
Veronica liwanensis
This is not as great as Crystal river but certainly picked up vigor as the summer progressed.

Hummingbird Trumpet
Hummingbird Trumpet

Crystal River Veronica
Veronica x 'Reavis'
Excellent! We love it. Great blossoms and vigorous.

Blue Velvet Pansy
Viola x wittrockiana
Amazing little pansy! Beautiful color, blooming in the snow.

Northern Lights Pansy
Viola x wittrockiana
Lovely flower. Nice plant.

Corsican Violet
Viola Corsica
Very pretty. It's not great in hot sun, but better with some shade.

Silver Sage
Silver Sage

Orange Carpet Hummingbird Trumpet
Zauschneria garrettii
I absolutely love this plant! And so do the hummingbirds! I think it is the best plant in the collection.

Silver Sage
Salvia argentea
Outstanding! The foliage is terrific but it did get floppy when it bloomed.

Red Birds in the Tree
Scrophularia macrantha
Plants stood 3 feet tall and looked incredible in bloom. I want many more.

Red Birds in the Tree
Red Birds in the Tree

ex. Smith Moon Carrot
Seseli gummiferium Pall.
The foliage on this plant is very cool, similar to a carrot. The flower umbels emerge pink and then fade to white. Easy to grow. Biennial but worth it.

Chamaebatiaria millefolium
Delightful foliage, but we have not seen any flowers yet.

Spanish Gold Broom
Cytisus purgans
Loved this shrub! Unexpected! The color is amazing but the foliage is the most interesting.

'Carol Mackie' Daphne
Daphne x burkwoodii
Nice foliage but not very vigorous yet. Needs to settle in.

Spanish Broom
Spanish Broom

Table Mountain Ice Plant
Delosperma 'John Proffitt'
Thrilling to have ice plant come back. Nice plant, spreads well, and lots of blooms. Great color.

Mesa Verda Ice Plant
Delosperma 'Kelaidis'
So far it is hanging in there. Color is very interesting. We will continue to watch it.

Starburst Ice Plant
Delosperma floribundum
Did very well. Good flowering habit.

First Love Dianthus
Diascia integerrima
Took a while to settle in. Bloomed well but got leggy.

Sunset Foxglove
Digitalis obscura
Very beautiful but bloomed late.

Spanish Peaks Foxglove
Digitalis thapsi
Lovely flower. Nice plant.

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