Botanical Gardens’ Great Plant Sale Pre-Orders Due April 8

Posted on March 15, 2016 by Erin Grajek | 0 Comments

For Immediate Release

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announces their Great Plant Sale Pre-Order. The Horticulture team has chosen a unique list of perennials, shrubs, and annuals to be a part of this exclusive sale. There is an impressive selection of new plants this year and orders are due April 8.

Experts have hand-picked a special group of plants called Hot Picks, (HP). Hot Picks are the newest, most unique plants that will make a splash in any garden. This year the Gardens welcome Proven Winners™, (PW) plants. Proven Winners™ is a company that searches the world to find and select plants which are clearly superior to others of their type in our trials in Michigan, New Hampshire, California, Germany, Japan, and Florida. Once a Proven Winners plant makes it to your house, you'll fall in love.

There is a wide variety of unique perennials, shrubs and annuals included in the sale.  Perennials include: the Japanese painted fern Athyrium ‘Pictum’, the first Hot Pick; Carex ‘Snow Cap’ which is a robust sedge with creamy white leaves; the gorgeous new Coreopsis ‘Berry Chiffon’; another new Hibiscus ‘Tie Dye’; Hosta ‘Lakeside Paisley Print’ (HP); Iris ‘Concertina’ (HP); yellow Oenothera Ozark Sundrops; the oriental Pennisetum ‘Desert Plains’; and Salvia ‘Pink Dawn’ (PW). 

Shrubs include: the beautiful pink Abelia ‘Ruby Anniversary’ (PW); the wonderfully fragrant Buddleia ‘Adonis Blue’ (PW), the easy to grow Callicarpa ‘Profusion’; glossy Caryopteris ‘Beyond Midnight’ (PW); Cephalanthus ‘Sugar Shack’ (HP, PW); the spectacular Hydrangea ‘Cityline Mars’ (PW); Hydrangea paniculata ‘Fire Light’ (HP, PW); the versatile Itea ‘Little Henry’ (PW); and Vitex ‘BLUE DIDDLEY’ (PW).

Annuals include: the large Apricot Peony Aster; Browallia speciose ‘Marine Bells’; the eye catching Celosia cristata ‘Bombay Bronze’; dwarf Celosia spicata ‘Kosmo Cherry’; the unusual Coleus ‘Black Dragon’; the favorite Cosmos ‘Double Click’; Eucalyptus ‘Silver Drop’; the delicate Lobelia ‘Riviera Marine Blue’; New Guinea Impatiens ‘Divine Pink’; Nigella damascene; the striking Pennisetum ‘Purple Majesty’; Petunia ‘Burgundy Velour’; Petunia ‘Espresso Frappe Rose’; the intense Salvia ‘Victoria Blue’; Snapdragon ‘Burgundy White’; the charming Thunbergia alata - Orange Eye; the beautiful Verbena ‘Waterfall Mix’; and Vinca pacifica ‘Burgundy Halo’.

Orders can be placed online at  Plants are individually priced and orders will be available for pick up at the Botanical Gardens’ Great Plant Sale May 19 through 21.

For more information, visit The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.


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