Plant Sale
When:
May 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Plant Sale

This year’s plant sale will help celebrate the arboretum’s 50th
anniversary by highlighting plants with the appropriate ‘golden’
theme. Of the plant sale selections, Hosta ‘Golden Anniversary’
captures our celebratory festivities best with its altering golden
to dark-green foliage color and commanding garden size.
Discovered in the 1950s and listed for sale in the 1960s, ‘Golden
Anniversary’ hosta is one of the earliest hosta cultivars
developed in the United States, but wasn’t officially registered
with the American Hosta Society until 1998. Like the story of
its name, ‘Golden Anniversary’ deserves to be in the 50th
anniversary spotlight once more.
Several other golden-themed novelty perennials will also be
available this spring. Marvel at the old-fashioned and classic
beauty of the bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold
Heart’), but with a new variation of metallic gold leaves and
peach-colored stems. The brilliant foliage of spike speedwell
(Veronica prostrata ‘Aztec Gold’) will provide a dense gold
carpet with a pop of blue flowers in any sun-garden. For those
gardeners who dream on the more woodsy – and naturalistic
– side, the startling gold-leaves and large bright pink spring
blossoms of golden salmonberry (Rubus ‘Golden Ruby’) will
captivate your naturalism philosophy.
Of course, there are many plant sale selections that do not have
the golden theme. Other top favorites include stunning new
releases such as Geum ‘Blazing Sunset’, Heuchera (villosa
hybrid) ‘Wild Rose’, and Pulmonaria ‘Shrimps on the Barbie.’
Some tried and true favorites are also included, such as Allium
‘Millennium’, Delphinium ‘Butterfly Blue’, and Hosta ‘Wheee!’.
Mark your calendars for the Iowa Arboretum’s Spring Plant
Sale on Saturday, May 5 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM). This sale is
going to be gold!

IA Arboretum Spring Plant Sale Availability and Prices

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