Grow Native Plant Sale: 2017

Saturday, May 13
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Rain or Shine  |  Come early for best selection

Members at the Family/Advocate level and above can pre-order!

UMass Waltham Field Station
240 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA  02452

2017 Plant Sale Flyer 


Buy Native ~ 100+ species available!

Add ecological value to your garden by planting species indigenous to the northeastern United States. We work with at least ten different nursery suppliers to bring you a very diverse selection not available from a single source.  All sale proceeds support our programs and we depend upon this event to help fund our work through the year.

  • Perennials   •   Ferns   •   Grasses   •   Shrubs   •   Trees
  • We have an especially good selection of small trees and shrubs this year. Remember that native trees and shrubs do the most to increase biodiversity and to enhance the wildlife value of your landscapes. Be sure to add numerous native trees and shrubs into your gardens if you want to support birds and butterflies!!
  • What is “Native” in our sale? We emphasize species that are native to Massachusetts, New England, and
    the Mid-Atlantic region. We also include just a very few species native to the eastern United States for which
    the native range is slightly beyond this core area, especially if we believe they have good ecological value.
  • Ask the Experts: At our sale, you can get advice from experienced landscape professionals on plant selection and species best suited to your landscape needs. Any and all questions welcome.

Pre-Sale Orders: Members at the Family/Advocate level and above may pre-order plants prior to the sale. Our pre-order catalog is e-mailed to all current members in mid-April, and pre-orders must be completed and received by us no later than May 3. Please note that pre-orders for our 2017 sale are now closed.

Species Available to Purchase on May 13 at our Sale

Subject to availability. We have reserved these species from our nursery suppliers and expect to offer all listed here, but we cannot control unexpected and last-minute changes in availability.

Carex appalachica  (Appalachian sedge)
Carex pensylvanica  (Pennsylvania sedge)
Carex platyphylla  (Broadleaf silver sedge)
Deschampsia cespitosa  (Tufted hair grass)
Deschampsia flexuosa  (Wavy hairgrass)
Panicum virgatum  (Switch grass)
Schizachyrium scoparium (Little bluestem)
Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)
Actaea racemosa  (Black cohosh)
Amsonia tabernaemontana  (Eastern bluestar)
Aquilegia canadensis  (Eastern red columbine)
Asclepias incarnata   (Swamp or Rose milkweed)
Asclepias syriaca  (Common milkweed)
Asclepias tuberosa  (Butterfly weed)
Aster cordifolius 'Avondale’  (Blue wood aster)
Aster divaricatus  (White wood aster)
Aster laevis  (Smooth aster)
Aster novae-angliae  (New England aster )
Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Baptisia australis  (Blue false indigo)
Baptisia tinctoria  (Yellow false indigo)
Caltha palustris  (Swamp marigold)
Chelone glabra  (White turtlehead)
Chrysogonum virginianum 'Superstar'  (Green and gold)
Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana'  (Mouse-ear tickseed)
Cornus canadensis  (Bunchberry)
Dicentra eximia  (Wild bleeding heart)
Dodecatheon meadia  (Eastern shooting star)
Echinacea purpurea (Purple coneflower)
Epigaea repens  (Trailing arbutus)
Eupatorium coelestinum  (Blue mistflower)
Eupatorium maculatum (Spotted Joe Pye weed)
Eupatorium perfoliatum (Boneset)
Gaultheria procumbens  (Wintergreen)
Geranium maculatum  (Wild geranium)
Helenium autumnale  (Sneezeweed)
Heuchera americana  (Coralbells)
Iris cristata  (Dwarf crested iris)
Iris versicolor  (Blue flag iris)
Jeffersonia diphylla  (Twinleaf)
Liatris spicata  (Blazing star)
Lobelia cardinalis  (Cardinal flower)
Mertensia virginica  (Virginia bluebells)
Monarda fistulosa (Bee balm)
Packera aurea  (Golden ragwort)
Penstemon digitalis  (Foxglove beardtongue)
Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze'  (Wild blue phlox)
Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'  (Garden phlox)
Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple'  (Creeping phlox)
Podophyllum peltatum  (Mayapple)
Polygonatum pubescens  (Hairy Solomon's Seal)
Potentilla tridentata  (Three toothed cinquefoil)
Pycnanthemum muticum  (Mountain mint)
Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-eyed Susan)
Rudbeckia laciniata (Cutleaf Coneflower)
Sanguinaria canadensis  (Bloodroot)
Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'  (Blue-eyed grass)
Senna hebecarpa  (Wild senna)
Smilacina racemosa  (False Solomon's seal)
Smilacina stellata  (Starry false Solomon's seal)
Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'  (Wrinkleleaf goldenrod)
Solidago sempervirens  (Seaside goldenrod)
Stylophorum diphyllum  (Celandine poppy)
Thalictrum dioicum  (Early meadow rue)
Tiarella cordifolia  (Foam flower)
Uvularia sessilifolia  (Sessile bellwort or Wild oats)
Vaccinium macrocarpon 'WSU'  (Cranberry)
Verbena hastata  (Blue vervain)
Vernonia novaboracensis  (New York Ironweed)
Veronicastrum virginicum  (Culver's root)
Viola labradorica  (Labrador violet)
Waldsteinia fragarioides  (Barren strawberry)
Adiantum pedatum  (Maidenhair fern)
Dryopteris marginalis  (Marginal wood fern)
Onoclea sensibilis  (Sensitive fern)
Osmunda claytoniana  (Interrupted fern)
Osmundastrum cinnamoneum  (Cinnamon fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides  (Christmas fern)
Aesculus parviflora  (Bottlebrush buckeye)
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi  (Bearberry)
Aronia melanocarpa  (Black chokeberry)
Ceanothus americanus  (New Jersey tea)
Clethra alnifolia  (Summersweet)
Comptonia peregrina  (Sweet fern)
Cornus amomum  (Silky dogwood)
Cornus sericea  (Red-twig dogwood)
Corylus americana  (American hazelnut)
Diervilla lonicera  (Northern bush honeysuckle)
Hamamelis virginiana  (Witch hazel)
Ilex verticillata  (Winterberry)
Lindera benzoin  (Spicebush)
Myrica gale  (Sweetgale)
Rhododendron viscosum  (Swamp azalea)
Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'  (Fragrant Sumac)
Rosa virginiana  (Virginia rose)
Rubus odoratus  (Purple flowering raspberry)
Spiraea latifolia (Meadowsweet)
Spiraea tomentosa  (Steeplebush)
Vaccinium angustifolium  (Lowbush blueberry)
Vaccinium corymbosum  (Highbush blueberry)
Viburnum trilobum  (Cranberrybush)
Amelanchier canadensis  (Shadbush serviceberry)
Amelanchier nantucketensis  (Nantucket serviceberry)
Betula nigra  (River birch)
Carpinus caroliniana  (Musclewood)
Cornus alternifolia  (Alternate leaved or Pagoda dogwood)
Fagus grandifolia  (American beech)
Prunus serotina  (Black cherry)
Quercus illicifolia  (Scrub oak)
Quercus palustris  (Pin oak)
Quercus prinoides (Dwarf chinkapin oak)

THANK YOU to Our Plant Sale Supporters and Donors

Bigelow Nurseries
Hort-Sense / Weston Nurseries
Landscape Forms
New England Wetland Plants
New England Wild Flower Society
Sudbury Nurseries West
Sylvan Nursery
Van Berkum Nursery
Wilkinson Ecological Design