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Our Specialties - Western Natives, Plant Select®, and Cheyenne Station Plants

· Western Natives

Native plants are not only durable, hardy, and adaptable to our challenging climatic conditions, but they also are beautiful. Their colors and textures have their own unique aesthetic vocabulary that inspires gardeners and designers to create their own unique western-style gardens.  The use of natives also helps promote more sustainable landscapes. They are adapted to the natural environment of the semi-arid western United States.  Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery is proud to offer a top quality line of western native plants.

· Plant Select™ Varieties

Plant Select® is a cooperative program administered by Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado State University in concert with horticulturists and nurseries throughout the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. The purpose of Plant Select is to seek out, identify and distribute the very best plants for landscapes and gardens from the intermountain region to the high plains.

 

· Cheyenne Station Plants

Wyoming is home to one of our regions greatest horticultural treasures. Located in Cheyenne, the former USDA Horticultural Field Station now known as the USDA High Plains Grasslands Research Station. The station opened in 1929 with a mission to find food crops adaptable to our local conditions. USDA plant explorers traveled the colder regions of the globe searching for food crops that were adaptable to the harsh conditions of the high plains, and sent plants back to the station for evaluation. Along the way, a collection of ornamental woody plants was assembled as well.

In 1974, the mission of the station shifted to grasslands research and reclamation. Even though the research and funding for woody plants was discontinued, over 200 species of hardy trees and shrubs have survived on natural precipitation and with minimal care for over 30 years. There is now a new organization headed by the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens and the City of Cheyenne Urban Forestry Department, whose goal it is to maintain and improve the site, and develop it into the High Plains Arboretum.

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