red-orange, blue, and yellow flowers

These 31 flowers do well in Laramie

The University of Wyoming has played host since 2012 to the only All-America Selections (AAS) Display Garden in the state.

Every year AAS provides seeds and plant material to display and to help determine the best varieties for our area. The main garden is just west of Old Main on the Laramie campus. We grow and display flowering annuals and perennials.

All-America Selection is an organization devoted to testing and displaying new varieties of annual and perennial flowering plants and vegetables. According to the association’s website (, its mission is “to promote new garden varieties with superior garden performance judged in impartial trials in North America.” The process involves students who do the vast majority of the seed sowing and transplanting at the Laramie Research and Extension Center greenhouse complex. A volunteer professional gardener maintains the areas.

Download a list of a few of the best performers we’ve showcased over the years.

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