Monday, August 17, 2009

Native Plant Sale 8.22 & 23

Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa

I will have a plant sale of Native Minnesota/Midwestern plants this coming weekend, Saturday & Sunday August 22 & 23 from 10 am to 1 pm in my yard in Minneapolis. E-mail me for my address if you want to take a look.

The plants are growing in 2" or 4" pots. The 2" pots will be $2.00 each and the 4" will be $3.00 each. If you buy a whole flat of plants (18 x 4" or 36 x 2" in a flat) you can take them away for just $50.00.

Here's a list of all the plants available: (note both the common and botanical names for each plant; if you search the web for details about any of them, be sure to use the botanical name as it will get you more precise results)

Here are the plants followed by the number of each (in no particular order):

Showy Tick Trefoil Desmodium canadense-- 32
Sweet Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium purpureum --10
Jacob's Ladder Polemonium reptans-- 20
Culver's Root Veronicastrum virginicum-- 12
New England Aster Aster novae angliae-- 16
Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius (shrub)-- 24
Ground Plum Astragalus crassicarpus-- 12
Missouri Evening Primrose Oenothera macrocarpa-- 8
Prairie Blazing Star Liatris pychnostachya-- 12
Purple Prairie Clover Petalostemum purpureum
aka Dalea purpurea-- 9
Bottle Gentian Gentiana andrewsii-- 20
Purple Milkweed Asclepias purpurascens-- 20
Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa-- 28
Asclepias ??? Unknown spp milkweed from Hudson, WI-- 24
Blue Wild Indigo Baptisia australis-- 5
Lead Plant Amorpha canescans-- 6
Prairie Coreopsis Coreopsis palmata-- 10

If you want to dig up pictures and info about these and other species, I'll recommend 2 places here that have a wealth of information:

First is Prairie Moon Nursery in Winona, MN;

and the other is the Native Plant Information Network at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX.

I'll be happy to see you this weekend ! Stop by just to take a look at my yard if you like...

Again, e-mail me for my address......Thanks, Scott.


  1. I forwarded this info to a Mpls friend who I think might stop by. Hope your sale is a success!

  2. Thanks, Cynthia ! hope your seeds grew !

  3. Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u.
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