Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

PlantSelector Program

flowers along the highway

Roadside planting help

Picking plants for roadside planting in Minnesota can be a problematic task considering the constraints that exist within a roadside corridor and the harsh conditions that exist in these areas. Use the PlantSelector Program to:

  • Search for plants based on site characteristics such as topography, plant community, USDA hardiness zones, soil types, soil compaction and texture.
  • Search for plants based on vegetation characteristics, such as plant form and height, spread, textures, growth rate, foliage colors, flower colors, maintenance, insect and disease concerns and more.

Launch program

Launch PlantSelector program.