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Botanical Gardens’ Great Plant Sale Pre-Orders due April 7

Erin Grajek

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announces their Great Plant Sale Pre-Order. The Horticulture team and Volunteer Committee have 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 7.

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. For another year the Botanical Gardens is honored to welcome back 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 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.

Perennials include: the statuesque shrub Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’; the first hot pick, Astilbe ‘Amber Moon’, a strong stemmed plant that sprouts rose-pink plumes; another hot pick, Baptisia ‘Lemon Meringue’ (PW), a beautiful and vigorous plant; Heliopsis Summer Sun, is a cheerful golden-yellow perennial; Heuchera DOLCE ‘Silver Gumdrop’ (PW), is a dark purple Coral Bells; Lavendula angustifolia SWEET ROMANCE Kerlavangem’ (PW), boasts fabulous foliage, flowers and fragrance; Panicum virgatum PRAIRIE WINDS ‘Cheyenne Sky’ (PW), is a compact blue-green grass; Penstemon ‘Prairie Dusk’, is a low maintenance purple plant; Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Denim ‘n Lace’ (PW) displays lacy, bright blue flowers and Phlox paniculata ‘Nicky’, a summer long bloomer of vibrant magenta-purple flowers.  Perennials are $10 each.

Shrubs include; the misty blue Ceanothus ‘Marie Bleu’ (PW; the dark and glossy Diervilla ‘Kodiak Black’ (HP) (PW); the showy Exochorda SNOW DAY ‘Blizzard’ (HP) (PW); a hardy Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bobo’ (PW); the showstopper Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Let’s Dance Diva!’ (PW); the most colorful and unusual Spirea on the market, Spirea japonica ‘Double Play Candy Corn’ (PW) and a super versatile shrub, Viburnum opulus ‘Oh Canada’ (PW).  Shrubs are $15 each.

Annuals Include; the mint scented hybrid Agastache ‘Sandstone’; the fiery Amaranthus ‘Carnival’ (HP);  the bright pink Begonia Go Go Rose Bicolor; the vibrant Cleome ‘Color Fountain’; the brilliant Cosmos ‘Limara Lemon’; a bicolored large bloomer, Dianthus Super Parfait ‘Crimson Star’; the super resilient Gazania New Day Mix; the striking Gomphrena ‘Ping Pong Purple’; a brightly colored Lantana ‘Bandana Cherry’; a bold French variety, Marigold ‘Safari Bolero’; An All American Selections Winner, Nicotiana Deep Purple;  the feathery Ornamental Kale ‘Peacock Red’; the double blooming Petunia ‘Double Madness’ Rose White; an All American Selections Winner, Petunia ‘African Sunset’; the vibrant Phlox Gisele Hot Pink; a resilient Portulaca Happy Hour Peppermint; a variety that boasts outstanding cut flowers, Rudebeckia ‘Cherokee Sunset’; a very vibrant Salvia Vista Mix and a super unique and stunning Silene ‘Ray’s Golden Campion’.  Annuals are priced individually and range from $3-$5 each.

Orders can be placed online and will be available for pick up at the Botanical Gardens’ Great Plant Sale May 18 through May 20.

Use #GreatPlantSale and @Buffalogardens when posting and tagging on social media. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum.

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