Here is our list of great places where you can find native plants for your Colorado landscape.
Native Plant Nurseries
& Seed Companies
4795 N, 26th St
Boulder, CO 80301
So many native plants that
it's hard to choose.
4114 Harlan st
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Great selection of native cactuses, and other native plants for your rock garden or xeric garden.
Great selection of native seeds.
High Country Gardens
Based in Colorado
Great selection of native plants and complete pollinator gardens that you can order online.
Western Native Seed
Coaldale, CO westernnativeseed.com
Native Plant Seed Sources
& Native Plant Sales
Denver Botanic Gardens
Spring Plant Sale
Fall Plant Sale
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206
Visit their annual plant sales to find lots of native plants. You can also see a lot of these native plants growing at the gardens year-round, which is great for learning about how plants look throughout the year. They also host other plant sales including the Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society's yearly sale. Check their calendar for upcoming events.
Spring Native Plant Sale
2698 Bluestem Willow Dr.
Loveland, CO 80538
More events coming soon!
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Native Plant Articles
Read our articles about gardening with native plants in Colorado:
Finding Pollinator Safe Plants – a Summary
Sep 13, 2021
Amid increasing concern about the immediate as well as long-term, cumulative effects of sytemic pesticides, especially neonicotinoids, on...
Nowhere to Go: Alpine Environments in Peril
Aug 27, 2021
PHOTOS: Todd Winslow Pierce/BFAG Covering just 15% of the Earth’s land surface, the alpine environment is defined both by the climate...
The Seven Natives that Will Show Up for You
Mar 26, 2021
By Lee Recca Photos: Duane Williams Growing native wildflowers can be exasperating. You see them prospering all over wild areas without...
New Buzz about Ways to Help Threatened Pollinators
Aug 27, 2021
By: R. Gary Raham: As we all know, bees visit flowers and inadvertently help the plants producing those flowers to consummate their sex...
Late Summer Bloomers that can Take the Heat
Aug 26, 2021
When July and August heat rises into the upper 90’s day after day only perennials best adapted to the west can bloom, cheering up the...
Chokeberries, Chokecherries, Sandcherries: Some Wild Fruits for Colorado
Mar 26, 2021
By Mikl Brawner These native and semi-wild fruiting plants are tough, easy to grow, adaptable, and very beneficial to bees, butterflies,...
Why garden with native plants?
Native plants do not require fertilizers and require fewer pesticides than lawns. Native plants also require less water and maintenance than lawns and help prevent erosion. most importantly, native plants provide shelter and food for wildlife. Learn more about native plants in our articles below.