Plant & Soil Science Club Plant Sale May 5-7

Wednesday, May 5 2010 at 5:30 PM to Friday, May 7 at 3:00 PM

The Plant & Soil Science Club is having their Spring Bedding Plant Sale this week. A number of annuals and selected perennial plants will be available for sale. In addition, the club will be selling some house plants and some miscellaneous landscape plants including a few woody or herbaceous native plants.

All sales will be held at the Sixth Street Greenhouse. The sale dates and times are:

  • May 5th – Wednesday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Preview Sale – best selection
  • May 6th – Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • May 7th – Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parking is available at the Sixth Street Greenhouse Lot 62. Be sure to look for specially marked parking places (the club is purchasing SIX parking spaces) for your use, and the spaces should be close to the Environmental Health and Safety Office. Be sure to use only the specially marked spaces during the sales on Thursday and Friday. No permit is needed Wednesday evening.

Many colorful plants are being sold, including:

Annuals: - available as single plants or in planters or hanging baskets:

Flowering Plants:

Raspberry Rum Alternanthera – plant with purple and red foliage
Misty Yellow daisy – (Argranthemum)
Gulliver Blue Sensation bacopa
Dragon Wing Red begonia
Ultra purple calibrachoa (purple flowers)
Yellow Noa calibrachoa (yellow flowers)
Alabama coleus (red and some bright yellow green foliage)
Defiance coleus (yellow leaf margins surrounding red centers of leaves)
Seedling coleus – many colors
Dark pink diascia – unique flower color on many stalks
Red dracaena (indivisa) spikes
Fiber optic grass
Dark Eyes Fuchsia (red outer petals with purple inner petals)
Geranium – some zonal types with scarlet, white, pink, or lavender flowers
Fragrant Delight heliotrope – purple flowers
Dallas Red lantana
Orange New Guinea impatiens
Raspberry Crème New Guinea impatiens
Purple Improved sunscape daisy (Osteospermum)
Petunia – several cultivars
Flowering tobacco – white flower color
Dianthus – pink flowered cultivar
Miscellaneous plants – cleome, black eyed Susan, celosia, cosmos – limited numbers
Red foliage Cordyline plants – large plants but will not tolerate frost; could be used as a house plant


Tomato plants – several cultivars
Basil – very few plants


Tequila Sunrise coreopsis – variegated foliage with nice flower
Victoria Blue Forget-me-not (Myosotis)
Grace Ward lithodora – blue flowers on unique foliage with a compact growth habit; tolerates dry areas once established
Miscellaneous perennials available in limited numbers

House plants:

Wandering Jew cultivars
Aloe vera plants

Native landscape plants: limited numbers available

Rocky Mountain penstemon

Landscape plants: limited numbers available

Purple wintercreeper euonymus
Blue princess holly

Prices vary from $2 (geraniums in 3.5-inch pots) to $16 for hanging baskets. Plants are sold in a variety of containers from cell packs (4 plants per pack) to 3.5 inch pots (most plants), to 8-inch pots to 10-inch pots to 10-inch hanging baskets.

Proceeds from the sale go to support a student scholarship, various charities that the club supports (such as Christmas for Kids), and club members' spring field trip. We hope you’ll stop by and see some new plants for this spring. As always, thank you for supporting the Plant & Soil Science Club.