2021 Native Plant Sale

Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners’ 2021 Native Plant Sale is live!


In 2021 we have been working to refine our online sales and curbside pickup process for our specially-designed native bloom boxes, and we have NEW PLANTS to offer.

We are very excited to share this year’s plant choices with you.


ONLINE ORDERS: Monday, May 3rd through Tuesday, June 1st

CURBSIDE PICKUP: Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th*

*Note: Should a vaccination clinic coincide with these pickup dates, we will contact you with alternate pickup location/directions or times/dates.


Again this year, due to the pandemic, we are offering ONLY pre-set native bloom boxes for sale. We are continuing to abide by the physical distancing and masking recommendations outlined by the CDC and the Douglas County Health Department. 

No substitutions will be made except in the case of plant unavailability from the grower (see notes, below).

If you want plants that are in various boxes, we suggest that you find a fellow gardener to go in with you on a couple of boxes so you can get all the plants that you want.

The native bloom boxes will be available for curbside pickup at predetermined times on Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th, 2021. You’ll receive directions and the hours of your pickup window when you check out from our sales site (the green “order now” buttons). 

Our native bloom boxes group plants into different categories based on location, purpose, species, or color. Each box contains six species of plants, three of each plant, for a total of $60 for each box.

There is one “hard to find” species listed at the end of this page as well, which we will sell at 3 plants for $10 rather than including them in our bloom boxes. Note that this species may arrive from our growers a week after the sale, at which time we will arrange pickup or delivery with you.


How to navigate this page and purchase bloom boxes:

Scroll down to see all of the native bloom box choices. We have sixteen bloom box choices this year and one “hard to find” native plant.

Click on the name of a plant highlighted in green in the list below the photos to be taken to a new tab in your browser with an informational page about each plant. You will not lose your place on this page.

We recommend that you make a list of the boxes you want to order before clicking an “order now” button.

Each of the “order now” buttons open up our sales website in a different tab.

Checkout on our sales site is online via PayPal.

PayPal allows you to use a credit or debit card even if you do not have a PayPal account.


You can submit ONLY ONE ORDER per email address!

Please review your selection carefully before completing your order. You will not be able to go back, add more boxes, or make changes to your order yourself once you submit your order. Staff can sometimes help if things go terribly awry, but please simply be careful and thorough when placing your order.

If you want to order additional boxes after submitting your initial order, you will need to place a new order using a different email address (or have a trusted friend or family member order for you).

Our apologies; the email issue is a technical limitation of our sales and event site that we cannot override!

This year you may order more than one of the same box. However, when supplies are gone, they are gone!


NOTES

Due to uncontrollable growing and weather circumstances, it’s possible that a few plants just won’t be available at the time of our sale. This list is up-to-date as of April, 2021.

We will consult with our growers again before the sale to see if any of our plants did not grow well. In such a case, we will strive to substitute a plant that is similar or grows in similar conditions to the unavailable plant.

Also note that due to growing times and delivery issues, a few plants may not be available until the following weekend. If this is the case, we will contact you individually to arrange delivery of your late plants.

We are excited to share these amazing plant groupings with you, and we look forward to seeing photos of your native plantings in the years to come.


Supplies are limited, so order early!


Ad Astra

Kansas bloom box

These plants symbolize our state and will thrive in a sunny location with medium to dry soil. This box offers blooms from midsummer into fall.

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Helianthus occidentalis (Western sunflower) 

Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie dropseed) 

Liatris aspera (Rough blazing star)

Schizachyrium scoparium (Little bluestem)

Symphyotrichum oolentangiense (Sky blue aster) 

Solidago ulmifolia (Elm-leaved goldenrod)


Let the Sun Shine

Sunny and dry bloom box

These plants thrive in full sun in medium to dry soil. They will provide blooms from late spring to midsummer.

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Achillea millefolium (Common yarrow) 

Dalea candida (White prairie clover) 

Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf coreopsis) 

Liatris punctata (Dotted blazing star)

Penstemon cobaea (Large-flowered penstemon)

Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio spiderwort)


Half and Half

Part-sunny and dry bloom box

These plants do well with some afternoon shade in medium to dry soil. This box will provide some blooms all season long.

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Baptisia bracteata v. leucophaea (Cream wild indigo) 

Monarda bradburiana (Eastern beebalm) 

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (Slender mountain mint) 

Ruellia humilis (Wild petunia/Hairy ruellia)

Ratibida columnifera (Upright coneflower)

Anemone virginiana (Tall anemone) 


Hotshots

Bold color bloom box

This box provides some shots of bright, strong color to make your garden pop! These plants will do well in sun to part shade in medium moisture. This box will provide some blooms all season long.

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Silene regia (Royal catchfly) 

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower) 

Lobelia siphilitica (Great blue lobelia) 

Iris fulva (Copper iris) 

Callirhoe involucrata (Purple poppy mallow) 

Phemeranthus calycinus (Rock pink) 


Down Under

Ground cover bloom box

This box provide a variety of spreading ground covers. They will do well in sun to part shade, in variety of soil moistures, and provide springtime blooms.

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Antennaria plantaginifolia (Pussytoes) 

Callirhoe involucrata (Purple poppy mallow)

Sedum ternatum (Wild stonecrop) 

Packera aurea (Golden ragwort)

Fragaria virginiana (Wild strawberry) 

Phlox bifida (Sand phlox)


Shady Characters

Native shade bloom box

These plants do well in part shade to shade in medium to moist soil. This box will provide blooms from spring to early summer.

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Thalictrum dasycarpum (Meadow rue) 

Carex eburnea (Cedar sedge) 

Stylophorum diphyllum (Celandine poppy)

Dodecatheon meadia (Shooting star) 

Phlox divaricata (Woodland phlox) 

Geranium maculatum (Wild geranium)


Rain on My Parade

Rain garden bloom box

These plants can tolerate and thrive in wet soil conditions in sun to part shade. This box will provide blooms all season long.

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Anemone canadensis (Meadow anemone) 

Juncus dudleyi (Dudley’s rush) 

Caltha palustris (March marigold)

Chelone obliqua (Rose turtlehead)

Asclepias incarnata (Swamp milkweed)

Mimulus ringens (Monkey flower)


That’s for the Birds

Bird lover’s bloom box

These plants provide food to attract your feathered friends, including finches and chickadees. These plants need sunny conditions in medium to dry soil. This box will provide blooms from mid-summer to fall.

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Echinacea pallida (Pale purple coneflower) 

Helianthus mollis (Ashy or downy sunflower) 

Penstemon digitalis (Beardtongue) 

Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie dropseed) 

Silphium terebinthinaceum (Prairie dock) 

Bouteloua curtipendula (Side oats grama)


Humdinger

Native bloom box for hummingbirds

These plants will provide hummingbirds a continuous supply of food from April through September. They do well in sunny conditions with medium soil moisture and provide blooms all season long. 

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Aquilegia canadensis (Wild columbine) 

Liatris punctata (Dotted blazing star) 

Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower)

Phlox pilosa (Sand prairie phlox)

Silene regia (Royal catchfly) 

Asclepias speciosa (Showy milkweed)


Deer John Letter

Deer-resistant bloom box

These plants hopefully will not be on Bambi’s menu. They need sun to part sun and medium soil moisture. This box will provide blooms all season long.

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Thalictrum dasycarpum (Meadow rue)

Lobelia siphilitica (Great blue lobelia)

Geranium maculatum (Wild geranium) 

Geum triflorum (Prairie smoke) 

Rudbeckia fulgida sullivantii (Showy coneflower) 

Iris virginica (Blue flag iris)


Metamorphosis

Butterfly bloom box

This box provides food for both caterpillars and butterflies. These plants like sunny conditions and medium soil moisture and will provide blooms all season long.

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly milkweed)

Dalea purpurea (Purple prairie clover) 

Zizia aurea (Golden alexander) 

Coreopsis palmata (Prairie coreopsis)

Asclepias sullivantii (Prairie milkweed)

Ratibida columnifera (Upright coneflower)


Muckrakers

Clay soil bloom box

These plants can tolerate our wondrous, Kansas clay soil. These plants do well in either full sun or sun to part shade in a variety of soil conditions.  This box provides blooms all season long.

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Dodecatheon meadia (Shooting star) 

Baptisia australis (Blue false indigo)

Glandularia canadensis (Rose verbena) 

Parthenium integrifolium (Wild quinine)

Chelone obliqua (Rose turtlehead) 

Amsonia tabernaemontana (Eastern bluestar)


Beginner’s Luck

Beginner’s sunny bloom box

No luck is needed for these plants! They are easy to grow and have long bloom times. Plant them with space to spread in a sunny spot, in medium to dry soil, for blooms from May to September.

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Glandularia canadensis (Rose verbena) 

Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf coreopsis) 

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed susan)

Dalea purpurea (Purple prairie clover) 

Parthenium integrifolium (Wild quinine)

Echinacea angustifolia (Narrow purple coneflower)


Bouquets Away

Native cut flower bloom box    

You’ll always have beautiful bouquets with these long-lasting flowers. These plants like sun to part-sun in medium to dry soil. This box produces blooms all season. Do not be surprised if the swallowtail caterpillars get your alexander before you do, though!

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie blazing star) 

Heliantus divaricatus (Woodland sunflower)

Zizia aurea (Golden alexander)

Penstemon digitalis (Beardtongue)

Baptisia bracteata v. leucophaea (Cream wild indigo

Rudbeckia fulgida var. umbrosa (Orange coneflower)


Frosty Flowers

Winter interest bloom box

These plants provide winter interest when the rest of your garden has gone to sleep. These plants like a sunny location and medium to dry soil. This box provides blooms from June through October and supplies interesting garden structure all winter long. 

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (Slender mountain mint) 

Solidago rugosa (Wrinkle-leaf goldenrod) 

Rudbeckia fulgida var. umbrosa (Orange coneflower) 

Schizachyrium scoparium (Little bluestem) 

Liatris aspera (Rough blazing star)

Brickellia eupatorioides (False boneset)


Mind Your Manners

Well-behaved native bloom box

These smaller native plants range from .5 to 2 feet tall and are not aggressive; they are perfect for a small garden or the front of a garden. These plants need a sunny spot in medium to dry soil. This box provides blooms from summer to fall. The macrocarpa has wonderful seed pods as well!

$60 —  3 of each plant for a total of 18 plants

Click on the name of each plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Baptisia australis minor (Blue false indigo)

Callirhoe bushii (Bush’s poppy mallow)

Geum triflorum (Prarie smoke) 

Oenothera macrocarpa (Large-flowered primrose)

Solidago ptarmicoides (Prairie aster)

Tephrosia virginiana (Goat’s rue)


Native Turk’s Cap Lily

This selection consists of three (3) Lilium michiganense plants. This hard-to-find native plant is a colorful, speckled lily. Plant in sun to part shade in medium to wet soil. Blooms in June and July.

Note: This plant may not be ready until June 14th, so a separate delivery may have to be arranged.

$10 for 3 plants

Click on the name of this plant, below, to open a new tab with a description of the plant:

Lilium michiganense (Turk’s cap lily)

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