FOGs' ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Held every spring, prices range from $1 to $10. Proceeds from the sale go to:

- UWO Friends of the Gardens Student Bursaries ($50,000 awarded since 1996)  
- Maintenance of the St. Mary’s Cement Rock (near BGS bldg.) 
- Operating Expenses for the Plant Sale.

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

2018 Plant Sale: if you missed the public plant sales this past May & June, you can still buy plants after June 30th by appointment!
Contact: Sarah Lee sarahlee@uwo.ca 


Where: East of the Biological & Geological Sciences Building in the fenced potting area south of the lower greenhouses.

What's (usually) for sale: Perennials, native perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs, vegetables, annuals, house plants

Payment: Cash or personal cheque only

Plant List for Friends of the Gardens Sales



(Numbers of plants and prices are approximate. Updated June 23, 2018)

Please Note: new arrivals are in BOLD RED


Hardy Perennials (plants which will survive the winter outside, planted in the ground)
  • Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) – ‘Cassis’ $2
  • Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop) purple flowers, fragrant leaves, $2
  • Anemone japonica (Japanese Anemone) white or pink fl. full sun or part shade $2, $3, $4
  • Aquilegia canadensis (Canada Anemone) orange + yellow fl. Native $1, $2, $3
  • Aquilegia sp. (Columbine) purple flowers $2    
  • Aralia racemosa (Spikenard) Native $1, $2
  • Asclepias (Butterfly Weed) $2
  • Astrantia major ‘Shaggy’ (Masterwort) $2
  • Carex (Sedge – variegated) $1 – $4
  • Cerastium tomentosum (Snow in Summer) $3
  • Claytonia perfoliata (Miner’s Lettuce) edible, pink or white flowers, up to 18” tall, shade, moist soil $2
  • Clematis recta – white flowers, not a vine $3
  • Codonopsis clematidea – pale blue, bell-shaped flowers, climber, sun or part sun, well-drained moist soil $3
  • Coreopsis ‘Early Sunrise’ $2
  • Cornus alternifolia (Alternate-leaved Dogwood) Native $2, $3
  • Dalea purpurea (Purple Prairie Clover) – full sun, 1 – 3 feet tall, blooms June – August, medium water Native $2
  • Dianthus (pink flowers) $2
  • Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)$5
  • Elymus riparius (Riverbank Wild Rye) Native $1
  • Slender Wheatgrass
  • (Elymus trachycaulus
  • Slender Wheatgrass
  • (Elymus trachycaulus
  • Elymus trachycaulus (Slender Wheatgrass) Native $2
  • Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite, yellow flowers, early spring) $3
  • Eryngium giganteum (Miss Willmot’s Ghost / Sea Holly) Blueish-silver fl. June- Sept., 2 – 4 feet tall, full sun $2
  • Fountain Grass (~ 2 meters tall, spreading, very hardy) $4
  • Fragaria virginiana (Wild Strawberry) Native $2
  • Gaura lindheimeri “Beliza” white flowers, drought tolerant, full sun, 18-23” tall $3
  • Geranium (Cranesbill) light pink or dark pink/purple flowers, sun or part shade $1, $2, $3, $4
  • Hemerocallis (Daylily) $1, $2
  • Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon) seedlings $2 - $5
  • Hosta – all green leaves $3, $5
  • Koelaria ‘Blue Sprite’ short ornamental grass $2
  • Lamium $3
  • Leucanthemum × superbum (Shasta Daisy) $3
  • Liatris (Blazing Star) $3
  • Liriope (Lily turf), grass-like ground cover, purplish blue flowers in late summer  $1 
  • Lonicera japonica ‘Hall’s’ Honeysuckle Vine (white/yellow flowers, fragrant) $2, $3
  • Lupinus ‘Russell Hybrids’ (Lupins) $2
  • Monarda (Bee Balm) purple flowers $2
  • Miscanthus (ornamental grass), narrow leaves, white striped, 3-5 feet tall $2
  • Muscari (Grape Hyacinths) $2
  • Narcissus jonquilla (Jonquils) $3
  • Nymphaea– water lily, white flowers, red leaves (for pond) $5
  • Oenothera fruticosa (Sundrops) $3
  • Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia Creeper Vine) $2
  • Penstemon  sp. $2
  • Penstemon ‘Husker Red’  2-3 feet tall, white flowers in April – June, full sun, attracts butterflies $3
  • Phalaris arundinacea (Ribbon Grass) $2
  • Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia Mountain Mint) non-invasive!!! Native $1, $2
  • Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susans) (yellow flowers) $2
  • Silphium terebinthinaceum (Prairie Dock) yellow fl., 2 – 10’ tall, full sun, drought tolerant, attracts bees Native $1
  • Sorghastrum nutans (Indian Grass) Native $1
  • Symphyotrichum leave (Smooth Aster) Native 20-40 inches tall, blue/violet fl. bloom summer and fall, full sun $2, $4
  • Syneilesis aconitifolia (Shredded Umbrella Plant) 1.5 – 3’tall, pinkish-white fl., full to part shad, drought tolerant $2
  • Verbena Stricta (Hoary Vervain) Native $2      

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

  • Acer saccharum (Sugar maple) seedlings Native $2, $3
  • Asimina triloba (Paw Paw tree) seedling, part to full shade, moist soil, to 10 m tall, Native $4
  • Carya (Hickory tree) seedling $2
  • Populus balsamifera (Balsam Poplar/Black cottonwood) 3 year old seedlings from St. William’s Nursery, Ontario $3

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

  • Cornus alternifolia (Alternate-leaved Dogwood) Native $2, $3
  • Daphne mezereum pink flowers in early spring, full to part sun, moist soil, poisonous to humans $2
  • Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon) seedlings $1
  • Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon) white flowers with red center $5
  • Philadelphus microphyllus (Little Leaf Mock Orange) fragrant white flowers, drought tolerant, 6 – 7 feet tall $3
  • Rubus odoratus (Purple Flowering Raspberry) pink fl., no thorns, edible fruit, 10’ tall, partial shade Native $3

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

  • Caesalpina gilliese (Desert Bird of Paradise tree) $5 (1 pot)
  • Mimosa pudica (Sensitive plant) $2
  • Pelargonium(geranium) – Coconut-scented $3, $4
  • Pelargonium (geranium) – white, red $3, $4
  • Pelargonium (ivy geranium) – dark red flowers, trailing $3
  • Sansevieria(Snake Plant) $2, $3 (some are bare root)
  • Zephyranthus atamasca (Atamasca/rain lily seedlings) white flowers (like a small Easter lily), moist soil $1, $2, $4

Annuals or Biennials:

  • Browallia speciosa ‘Blue Bells’$2
  • Calendula officinalis $2
  • Centaurea cyanus ‘Blue Boy’ (Cornflower) $2
  • Coleus (treat as annual or tender perennial) 3 colour types $2
  • Convolvulus tricolor 'Blue Ensign' (Dwarf Morning Glory) $2
  • Cosmos $2
  • Cynoglossum amabile(Chinese Forget-me-not) blue fl. $1
  • Dichondra argentea ‘Silver Falls’ $2
  • Eschscholtzia ‘Mixed’ (California Poppy) yellow, orange, red fl. sun, hot dry locations, 12” tall $2
  • Eschscholtzia ‘Thai Silk’ (California Poppy) $2
  • Glaucium corniculatum (Red Horned Poppy, annual or biennial) $3
  • Lathyrus odoratus ‘Old Spice’ (Cupani Sweet Pea) burgundy and purple bicolor, sun, rich soil $1
  • Lavatera trimestris and Lavatera arborea variegata ‘Mixed Regis’ $1
  • Lunaria biennis (Money Plant, Honesty), biennial, purple flowers, silvery seed cases $2
  • Mina lobata (Exotic Love Vine) $2
  • Nicotiana - Perfume deep purple $2
  • Phlox drummondii‘Twinkle Star Mixed’ $2
  • Salvia viridis (Painted Sage) $4, $5
  • Viola tricolor‘Grandma’s Johnny Jump-ups’ $2

Vegetables, and fruits:

  • Peas – Mammoth (Heirloom) $1
  • Pepper – ‘Lunchbox orange’ sweet $2
  • Tomato ‘Black Krim’ black beefsteak, indeterminate $2
  • Tomato ‘Brandywine Red’ Heritage, indeterminate, large fruit, wonderful flavor $2
  • Tomato ‘Cherokee Purple’ indeterminate, slicing, $2
  • Tomato ‘Coyote’ Heritage, small yellow, indeterminate, Mexican origin $2
  • Tomato ‘Joel’ (mystery tomato, try it you might like it!) $2
  • Tomato ‘Prize Winning’ Beefsteak Heritage, $2
  • Tomato ‘Sturdy Jo’ red, cocktail type, hybrid $2
  • Tomato ‘Subarctic Maxi’, red slicing, determinate $2
  • Tomato ‘Tomatoberry Garden’ hybrid, strawberry shaped, very sweet$2
  • Tomato – yellow, medium-sized fruit Heritage $2    

Herbs:

  • Allium tuberosum (Garlic chives) $2, $3, $4
  • Anethum graveolens (Dill) $2
  • Borago officinalis (Borage) annual $2
  • Foeniculum vulgare ‘Florence’ (Fennel) $2
  • Mentha spicata (apple mint) $5
  • Nepeta cataria (catnip) $2, $3
  • Oreganum vulgare ‘Cleopatra’ mild spicy flavor tinged with peppermint $2
  • Rumex acetosa (Garden sorrel) $4 (1 pot)
  • Sanguisorba minor (Burnet) a salad green, cucumber-like flavour $2