The University of Western Ontario

Friends of the Gardens

Present their 24th Annual

Plant Sale

What:   Perennials, Native Perennials, Trees, Shrubs,

                 Herbs, Vegetables, Annuals, House Plants

  For a complete listing, please see our web site:

When:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, May 23rd, 24th, 25th,

             Thursday, June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 2017

Time:    12:00 noon to 1:00 pm on each sale day

Where:  east of the Biological & Geological Sciences building,     

                in the fenced potting area south of the lower greenhouses

Payment: Cash or Personal Cheque Only

Proceeds go to:

- UWO Friends of the Gardens Student Bursaries ($49,000 awarded since 1996)                 - Maintenance of the St. Mary’s Cement Rock and the Jancey Gardens (near BGS bldg.)

- Operating Expenses for the Plant Sale.
For more information please contact: Sarah Lee at: 519-661-2111 ext. 87435


New members are always welcome, come and enjoy gardening with us!

Plant List for Friends of the Gardens Sales

(Numbers of plants and prices are approximate. Updated May 30th, 2017)


Hardy Perennials (plants which will survive the winter outside, planted in the ground):


Aethionema (rock garden plant) pink flowers, full sun $2

Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle) $3

Androsace villosa (Rock Jasmine) $2

Anemone japonica (Japanese Anemone) white or pink fl. $2, $3, $4

Aquilegia canadensis (Canada Anemone) orange + yellow fl. Native $1, $2, $3

Aralia racemosa (Spikenard) Native $1, $2

Asclepias syriacus (Common Milkweed) Native $1

Astrantia major ‘Shaggy’ (Masterwort) $2

Carex (Sedge – variegated) $1 – $4

Centaurea (Bachelor’s Buttons) blue fl. $1

Chelone (Turtlehead) pink flowers $2, $4

Codonopsis clematidea (vine), pale blue bell-shaped flowers $3

Codonopsis longifolia (vine), white with purple bell-shaped flowers $3

Cornus alternifolia (Alternate-leaved Dogwood) Native $2, $3

Crocosmia seedlings $2

Doellingeria umbellata (Flat-topped Aster) sun, Native $2, $3

Echinops (Globe Thistle) $3

Elymus riparius (Riverbank Wild Rye) Native $1

Slender Wheatgrass

(Elymus trachycaulus

Slender Wheatgrass

(Elymus trachycaulus

Elymus trachycaulus (Slender Wheatgrass) Native $2

Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset) Native $2, $3

Euphorbia yellow flowers $3

Geranium (Cranesbill) light purple or dark pink/purple flowers, sun or part shade $1, $2, $3, $4

Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium) Native $1

Heliopsis helianthoides (Smooth Oxeye) $3

Hemerocallis (Daylilies) colour unknown, $2, $3, $4

Heuchera (Coral Bells) purple leaves $1

Hypericum ascyron (Giant St John’s Wort) Native 3-5’ tall, sun to light shade, yellow fl. in mid-summer, moist soil

Iris (bearded) purple $2, $4

Iris (bearded) white rise, purple fall $4

Iris (Siberian) lavender purple $4

Monarda fistulosa (Bee Balm, Wild Bergamot) pale purple flowers, fragrant $2, $4

Muscari (Grape Hyacinths) 2 pots $2

Ornamental grass (probably Miscanthus sp.) $2

Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass) Native $1

Papaver orientalis – orange-red flowers $1

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper) vine Native $2

Penstemon digitalis – (Foxglove Beardtongue) Native $1, $2

Polygonatum (Soloman’s Seal) $3

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia Mountain Mint) non-invasive!!! Native $1, $2, $4

Ranunculus acris (Tall Buttercup) introduced wild flower, poisonous $2

Ratibida pinnata (Grey-headed Coneflower) Native $1

Rudbeckia triloba (Brown-eyed Susan) Native $2

Silphium terebinthinaceum (Prairie Dock) & Penstemon digitalis (Foxglove Beardtongue) Natives $4

Solidago flexicaulis (Zigzag Goldenrod) Native light to part shade, 2-3’ tall, $2

Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass) Native $1, $2

Symphyotrichum leave (Smooth Aster) Native 20-40 inches tall, blue/violet fl. bloom summer and fall, full sun $2-$4

Thymus vulgaris (German Winter Thyme) (hardy perennial) $2

Verbena stricta (Hoary Vervain) Native $1, $2, $3

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s Root)  Native $2


Hardy Trees (will survive the winter outside, planted in the ground):

Acer saccharum (Sugar maple) seedlings Native $2

Ptelea trifoliata (Hop Tree) Native $2

Quercus robur (Columnar Oak tree) $2


Hardy Shrubs (will survive the winter outside, planted in the ground):

Cornus alternifolia (Alternate-leaved Dogwood) Native $2, $3

Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon) seedlings $1 - $4

Philadelphus microphyllus (Littleleaf Mock Orange) $3


Tender Perennials (houseplants or grow outside during warm weather):

Agapanthus - purple flowers, $2, $1

Cacti $3, $2, $1

Caesalpina gilliese (Desert Bird of Paradise tree) $2

Epiphyllum oxypetallum (Queen of the Night cactus) white flowers $1

Gossypium (cotton) $1

Hoya vine

Pelargonium (geranium) $1

Plectranthus scutellarioides (Coleus) $1.50

Poinsettia $1

Sansevieria (Snake Plant) $2, $1

Zephyranthus atamasca (Atamasca/rain lily seedlings) $1



Cleome $1

Cynoglossum amabile (Chinese Forget-me-not) blue fl. $1

Eschscholtzia (California Poppy) Mixed, yellow, orange, red fl. sun, hot dry locations, 12” tall $1

Gilia tricolor ‘Bird’s eye’ 20 – 26” tall, blue, lilac and yellow flowers $1

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Old Spice’ (Cupani Sweet Pea) burgundy and purple bicolor, sun, rich soil $1

Lavatera trimestris and Lavatera arborea variegata ‘Mixed Regis’ $1

Malcomia maritima ‘Spring Sparkles’ (Virginia stock), pink and blue fl, sun or part shade, dry areas $2

Mina lobata (Exotic Love Vine) $1

Tagetes patula (Marigold) ‘Spanish Brocade’ 12-15” tall, $1



Borago officinalis (Borage) annual $1

Foeniculum vulgare ‘Florence’ (Fennel) $1

Zingiber officinale (Ginger) $2

Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) $3

Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew) $2

Thymus vulgaris (German Winter Thyme) (hardy perennial) $2



Many thanks to our donors of seeds and plants!!!


Rachel Chambers

Monica Chirigel

Ray Collins

Carol Curtis

Myra Gordon

Fran Howey

Sarah Lee

Mhairi McFarlane and Brent Sinclair

Jeremy McNeil

Amanda Moehring

Lauren Negrazi

Jamie Noël

Greg Thorn and Nina Zitani

Janna Timoshenko

Aixia Wang