Group of one or more genera that share a set of underlying features. Family names end in -aceae.
Indicates the category of plant
|Bulb:||Modified, subterranean bud, with a short, thick stem and fleshy scale leaves or leaf bases|
|Corm:||Subterranean storage organ consisting of a solid stem or stem base, often enclosed in a tunic.|
|Evergreen:||Retaining leaves for more than one growing season|
|Fern:||Non-flowering, vascular plant, often with feather-like fronds|
|Grass:||Member of the Poaceae family, with round, hollow, or solid stems that have usually regularly spaced, solid nodes. The basic inflorescence is a spikelet, grouped into a panicle, raceme or spike.|
|Herbaceous Perennial:||Non-woody plant that dies back (loses top-growth and becomes dormant) at the end of the growing season, usually in autumn, overwintering by means of underground rootstocks. Some may develop a woody base. Growth resumes in spring.|
|Shrub:||Deciduous or evergreen perennial with multiple woody stems or branches, generally bearing branches from or near its base.|
|Tree:||Woody perennial with a crown of branches developing from the top of a usually single stem or trunk.|
|Vine:||Any plant with a long stem that grows along the ground or climbs a wall or other support by means of stems, tendrils, or leaf petioles that twist around supports, or by aerial roots, hooked thorns, or tiny adhesive discs|
|Weed:||1). Vigorous, invasive, or self seeding plant competing with desired garden plants for moisture and nutrients 2.) Any plant growing where it is not wanted.|
|Woody perennial||Perennial with a woody base but herbaceous stems|
The garden (labeled with a plaque or flagstone marker) where the plant is located
The USDA has divided the U.S. into planting Zones according to the average winter low temperature to help determine which plants are likely to grow in your specific area. More information Here
The mature plant size under optimum growing conditions.
Approximate month(s) the plant will bloom
The main color of the flower.
The plant's sun and/or shade needs Full sun in Colorado is at least 6 hours per day.
Deer tend to avoid some plants and relish others. While no plant can be guaranteed to be "deer-proof," some types of plants are less tasty to a deer. More information here.
Regularly watered to become established then adaptable to a drier environment
Rabbits tend to avoid some plants and relish others. While no plant can be guaranteed to be "rabbit-proof," some types of plants are less tasty to a rabbit.
A plant is considered a North American native species if it has existed in a region, ecosystem, or habitat before European settlement. If known, the area of North America where a particular plant is native will be included in the plant description.
Plant Select is a program designed to seek out and distribute the very best plants for gardens from the High Plains to the intermountain region. Plant Select is a cooperative program administered by Denver Botanic Gardens and Colorado State University together with landscape and nursery professionals from throughout the Rocky Mountain region and beyond.
Firewise is a homeowner education program that helps homeowners implement defensible spaces, including plants and landscaping practices that mitigate damage to homes in the event of a wildfire. More information here.
How to care for the plant.