Native Plant Sale and Habitat Fair

Join us Saturday, May 5th 2018 from 9am-3pm for our Native Plant Sale and Habitat Fair at 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive in Loveland (located in The Lakes at Centerra). Come buy native plants, tour our new visitor center, check out our partner’s booths, participate in activities, and eat!

We have a very large selection of native plants in 4 inch and 1 gallon pots. We collect many of our seeds in Larimer County. These distinct local ecotypes are grown without the use of neonicotinoids and other pesticides, which are counter to the focus of preserving pollinators.

We have decided to put a new spin on our Native Plant Sale this year by incorporating a community outreach and environmental education aspect to our annual event- the Habitat Fair. This will be the focal point for the day, as we can use the people power of attendance to spread environmental awareness and gain community support. Our partner organizations will be setting up tables and offering interactive activities, selling their wares, and providing opportunities to connect with local nonprofits and get involved.

Native Plants
Local Food Trucks
Partner Booths, including:

Butterfly Pavilion
Colorado Native Plant Society
City of Loveland – Open Lands & Trails will lead a Guided Bird Walk that morning at HPEC from 8:00am to 9:30am. Register Here.
Honeybee Keep
Front Range Wild Ones
Loveland Initiative For Monarch Butterflies
CSU Extension Native Plant Masters
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition

The NWF Community Wildlife Habitat Program has granted us funding for a Community Tree Giveaway! Come chat with our Board of Directors and receive a FREE Bare Root American Plum (prunus americana) Tree to plant in your yard at home. These American Plums promote wildlife habitat, providing sources of food, shelter, and a place to raise offspring (3/4 qualifications needed to certify your yard!). Find out more about Centerra‘s Community Wildlife Habitat Certification process here:


Latin Name Common Name
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem
Oryzopsis hymenoides Indian Ricegrass
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats Grama
Bouteloua gracilis Blue Grama Grass
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hairgrass
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem
Sorghastrum nutans Yellow Indian Grass
Spartina pectinata Prairie Cordgrass
Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie Dropseed

Flowering Plants
Latin Name Common Name
Achillea lanulosa Western Yarrow
Anemone canadensis Windflower
Antennaria parvifolia Pussytoes
Artemisa frigida Fringed Sage
Artemisia ludoviciana Prarie Sage
Artemisia Ex Shambhala Shambhala Sage
Asclepias incarnata Rose Milkweed
Asclepias speciosa Showy Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed
Aquilegia chrysantha Yellow Columbine
Aquilegia caerulea Rocky Mountain Columbine
Balsamorhiza sagittata
Berlandiera lyrata
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Chocolate Flower
Clematis ligusticifolia Western Virgin’s Bower
Dalea purpurea Purple Prairie Clover
Echinacea angustifolia Coneflower
Erigeron speciocus Showy Fleabane
Erigeron vetensis Early Bluetop Fleabane
Eriogonum umbellatum Sulphur Buckwheat
Galium boreale Ladys Bedstraw
Gaillardia aristata Blanket Flower
Geum Triflorum Prairie Smoke
Helianthus maximiliani Maximillian’s Sunflower
Ipomoea leptophylla Bush Mornig Glory
Liatris punctata Dotted Gayfeather
Linum Lewisii Lewis Flax
Mirabilis multiflora Desert 4 O’Clock
Monarda fistulosa Bee Balm
Oenothera caespitosa Tufted Evening Primrose
Oenothera Missiouriensis Missouri Evening Primrose
Penstemon barabaratus Golden-Beard Penstemon
Penstemon grandiflorus Large Flowered Penstemon
Penstemon pinifolius Pinemat Penstemon
Pentemon strictus Rocky Mtn. Penstemon
Penstemon virens Front Range Penstemon
Penstemon Whippleanus Whipple’s Penstemon
Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat
Ratibida columnifera (puchera) Red Mexican Hat
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia lacinata Cut-leaf Coneflower
Thermopsis divaricarpa Golden Banner
Sedum lanceolatum Lance-leaf Stonecrop
Stanleya pinnata Princes Plume


Directions: 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive Loveland, CO 80538
From I-25 take the Loveland/Highway 34 exit. Head west on 34 to Boyd Lake Road, go north on Boyd Lake to the 2nd roundabout, head east on Long Pine Lake Drive to the end of Long Pine Lake and park on the surrounding streets.


nursery 5.7.15 006Here’s a video we made at HPEC three years ago about our Native Plant Nursery and annual Plant Sale: