Plant Sale Spring 2018 in partnership with Atlanta Audubon Society and Beech Hollow Farms
Pre-order plants here online and pick them up during our Earth Day Celebration on April 21st between 11 am and 2 pm. We will have select plants available to purchase day-of.
The Atlanta audubon Society is selling plants that day too! To see their bird-friendly options click here and select 'Open House Plant Sale' from the Catalog Drop Down menu.
Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm supplies all the plants for sale. Each plant is native to georgia and some are found around the preserve! Join us for our Earth Day Celebration to tour the Preserve and see the plants.
Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus) $8 - Dioecious plant with a bushy habit and upright, stiff stems with dark green foliage topped with a plume of white flowers. On female plants the flowers rise above the rest of the plant on a large pyramidal spike and are followed by a brown seed capsules. Male plants produce much showier blooms in the same spike configuration. This plant does well on moist stream banks and shady borders.
Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) $8 - Perennial herb with opposite, bluntly toothed leaves that line a stalk topped with a cluster of small disk flowers. The flowers are bright blue to lavender colored with a prominent mass of stamens that give it a 'fuzzy' appearance. Forms colonies through rhizomes. This plant can spread aggressively in moist soils.
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) $8 - Upright, often multiple, semi-woody stems sprout from a tuber-like root. The stems are lined with large, opposite, lance-shaped leaves and topped with multiple clusters of small flowers. The tiny flowers are pink to light purple colored with a complex arrangement of five reflexed petals and are followed by a ribbed seed pod full of wispy cotton-like fibers attached to seeds that are wind-dispersed. Plant is toxic if ingested raw. This species does well in wet margins of ponds and streams.
Tall Thimbleweed (Anemone virginian) $12 - Low-growing cluster of deeply cleft basal leaves that put forth several 2-3' tall flower stalks topped with unique flowers. Flowers resemble an unripe green strawberry, or a thimble, and after pollination split open to release a tufted cotton-like mass of fibers that bear the seeds on the wind.
Hoary Skullcap (Scutellaria incana) $8 - Colony-forming perennial in the mint family with rounded, toothed leaves and stalks topped with multiple tiny flowers. The flowers are blue to lavender, tubular in shape with extended lower lips that curve upwards. The flowers are followed by a helmet-like seed capsule that forcibly ejects the seeds when it ripens by means of a spring-like mechanism. This species is good for well-drained sandy soils in shade to partial shade.
Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium) $12 - Clump-forming basal leaves that are coarse and toothed at the margins put forth a slender stalk topped with tiny flowers. The flowers are white, lack petals and form in dense clusters. Though they lack petals, the flowers are still showy, standing out as brilliant white globes against the shiny dark green foliage. Prefers moist loamy soil, but can tolerate drier conditions.
Maryland Golden Aster (Chrysopsis mariana) $12 - Low-growing perennial with a basal rosette of oblong leaves that are covered in fine hairs when they are young that puts up a 1-2' flowering stalk in summer. The hairy leaves lend it another common name, 'Silkgrass.' The flowering stalk is topped with multiple small yellow daisy-like blooms in late summer and fall. Will readily self-seed, and tolerates hot, dry conditions once established.
Halberdleaf Mallow (Hibiscus laevis) $12 - Multiple, erect, semi-woody stems with dark green palmate, lightly serrated leaves with multiple short lived blooms throughout the summer. Flowers are pink to purplish colored with five overlapping petals that form a conical shaped bloom with the prominent yellow stamen projecting from the center. Thrives in moist soil, but will tolerate average soils with some supplemental watering. Not drought tolerant and will need watering during dry spells.
Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus) $30 - Upright, small tree with a rounded crown with opposite, ovate deciduous leaves. Often takes on a shrub-like habit with multiple trunks. Dainty bright white flowers with drooping, lacy petals emerge in spring, and are followed by a small dark blue to purplish, fleshy fruit. Leaves turn from dark green to yellow in fall. Related to the olive, the fruit is edible and can be pickled in the same manner as olives.
River Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) $8 - Rhizomatous, clump-forming clusters of linear, arching dark green leaves on a tall arching stalk topped with loose panicles of tiny flowers. Flowers are very tiny and hard to see with the naked eye, but are followed by and ovoid mass of flat, 'oat-like' seeds that sway in the breeze on the drooping stalk. Spreads by rhizomes and tolerates occasional flooding.
St. John's Wort (Hypericum frondosum) $8 - A compact, low-growing, deciduous shrub with multiple semi-woody stems. Small blue-green elliptical leaves line the stems and brilliant golden yellow flowers cover the shrub in summer. The 1/2" flowers have five petals and a heaping mass of stamens in the middle that resemble a yellow pom-pom. The reddish, exfoliating bark gives this plant interesting color even when the leaves drop in autumn.
Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum incanum) $8 - Semi-erect stems with opposite pale green leaves topped with clusters of flowers. The flowers are small, white to pinkish colored, and attract numerous insects. The leaves under the flower clusters often appear white, or "frosted" like plants at high altitude, which is where the common name originated. All parts of the plant have a fragrant minty smell. Excellent pollinator forage plant.
Yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima) $12 - A low growing, upright, single stemmed shrub with large lobed, coarsely toothed leaves. The leaves turn from green to yellowish then red in the fall until finally becoming brown as they persist well into winter and then drop. This shrub tolerates almost any growing conditions and will form a dense colony through rhizomes that will choke out most other plants. This is an excellent border plant for landscaping.
Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) $8 - Low-growing single stalks topped with three leaflets rise from a tuberous root in early spring followed by a distinctive hooded flower on its own stalk. The green flower with dark purplish stripes resembles a pitcher plant and is followed by a conical cluster of bright red berries in late summer. Naturally occurring in moist, low-lying wooded areas, especially those that seasonally flood, this plant requires consistent moisture and rich soils.
American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) $15 - An upright, deciduous tree with dark green glossy leaves. Thrives in partial shade with rich moist soil, where it can grow over 50' tall. It maintains a shorter, shrubbier profile in open areas with full sun. Small, yellow, bell shaped flowers give way to green colored fruits that turn orange as they ripen. The flavor of the fruit improves after a frost by most accounts. Leaves turn yellow to orange in fall.
American Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia) $30 - A small, sparsely branched, colony-forming tree with dark green lightly serrated leaves that grows in moist areas along streams and in drainages. Drooping clusters of white bell-shaped flowers bloom in the early Spring. The flowers are followed by inflated, papery green seed capsules. Will spread through root suckering, especially in moist areas.