Where to find Colorado Native Plants

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Here is our list of great places where you can find native plants for your Colorado landscape.

Native Plant Nurseries

& Seed Companies

Harlequin's Gardens

4795 N, 26th St

Boulder, CO 80301

harlequinsgardens.com

 

So many native plants that
it's hard to choose.

 

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Southwest Gardens

4114 Harlan st

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

303-423-5606

southwestgardensco.com

Great selection of native cactuses, and other native plants for your rock garden or xeric garden.

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Botanical Interests
Broomfield, CO

botanicalinterests.com

 

Great selection of native seeds.

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High Country Gardens
Based in Colorado

highcountrygardens.com

Great selection of native plants and complete pollinator gardens that you can order online.

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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

botanicgardens.org

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.

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High Plains
Environmental Center

Spring Native Plant Sale

2698 Bluestem Willow Dr.
Loveland, CO 80538

high-plains-environmental-center.square.site

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More events coming soon!

 

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Native Plant Articles

Read our articles about gardening with native plants in Colorado:

Waterwise Champions: Don & Lynn Ireland

Waterwise Champions: Don & Lynn Ireland

Mar 26, 2021

When Don Ireland began delving into his ancestral roots he started communicating with distant relatives. The outer limbs of the family...

The Seven Natives that Will Show Up for You

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...

Native Plant Events

Native Plant Events

Aug 26, 2021

The Colorado Native Plant Society’s Annual Conference is in Trinidad, CO this year, Sept 10-12, or you can attend virtually. It’s a great...

Nowhere to Go: Alpine Environments in Peril

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...

Finding Awesome, Adapted Seed

Finding Awesome, Adapted Seed

Mar 26, 2021

By Penn Parmenter It’s 2021 and everybody still wants to garden. Last year wasn’t just a fluke, there are more home gardeners now than...

The New Wave of Gardening

The New Wave of Gardening

May 5, 2021

By Panayoti Kelaidis: Above: Kelly D Norris' home garden in Des Moines, Three Oaks Garden. This prairie planting is juxtaposed against a...

Hooked on Rock Gardening

Hooked on Rock Gardening

Aug 26, 2021

By Jane Shellenberger: Mike Smedley doesn’t have fond childhood garden memories. He remembers the hot, sweaty, hand-blistering job of...

Mulch Zones for Three Kinds of Garden

Mulch Zones for Three Kinds of Garden

Aug 27, 2021

By Kenton Seth: Above: Cactus and desert plants are archetypical of the gravel zone. PHOTOS: Kenton Seth The Lazy Greedy Gardeners...

Chokeberries, Chokecherries, Sandcherries: Some Wild Fruits for Colorado

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,...

SHRUB PROFILE: New Mexican Privet

SHRUB PROFILE: New Mexican Privet

May 5, 2021

By Mikl Brawner: New Mexican Privet: Forestiera pubescens var. neomexicana Photo: Keith Williamson This Colorado native small tree or...

Late Summer Bloomers that can Take the Heat

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...

New Buzz about Ways to Help Threatened Pollinators

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...

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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.