2021 Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale Plant Descriptions

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Woman with plantsThank you for buying plants from the Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Haywood County Plant Sale this year and helping support educational horticultural projects here in Haywood County. Below are links to descriptions of each plant.

F=Full Sun   PS=Part  Sun    S=Shade

(Click on the name of the plant for more information.)

Butterfly Weed (F) Asclepias tuberosa

A nectar source for many butterflies and insect pollinators. Plant is a larval host for monarch gray hairstreak, queen, and milkweed tussock moth caterpillars.1-2’ H. Bloom: Spring/Summer

Swamp Milkweed (F) Asclepias incarnata

Flowers are a nectar source for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Larval host for the monarch butterfly. Native to wet sites but adapts to drier conditions. 4 -5 ft H. Bloom: Summer

Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Super Star’(F) Tickseed

With the largest blooms of all the coreopsis, ‘Super star’ brings massive flowers that keep coming and coming. Forms a dense mound of highly disease-resistant foliage.


Columbine (F/PS) Aquilegia canadensis

Native perennial found in woodland habitats in shade to part shade. 3’ H x 1.5’ W. Deeply lobed leaves with red and yellow flowers. Attracts pollinators. Bloom: Spring


Culver’s Root (F/PS) Veronicastrum virginicum

Native wildflower with flower spikes, ranging from white to purple, blooming top down in late Spring. Height 4-7’. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Deer resistant.

Pink Muhly Grass (F) Muhlenbergia capillaris

Creates a striking pink haze above the dark green, glossy foliage. Height: 1–3’. Spread: 1.4 – 3’. A “show-stopper” source of late-season color.

Give it plenty of sunshine.

Cinnamon Fern (PS/S) Osmundastrum cinnamomeum  Native. 2-3’H in a fountain-like manner. Fiddleheads emerge silvery in the spring. Prefers well-drained soils. Deer resistant.


Green and Gold (PS/S) Chrysogonum virginianum.  Low growing 1″-2″ H and can spread to 18″W. Prefers moist soils. Growth rate is moderate to rapid which typically forms an easily controlled foliage mat.


Virginia Bluebells (S) Mertensia virginica

Large clusters of bell-shaped, sky blue flowers bloom atop 16 to 24 in. stems. Partial shade and moist, cool soil. Spread: 1–1.5’. Bloom: Spring, Summer


Great Blue Lobelia (F/PS/S) Lobelia siphilica

Can grow 3′-4′ tall. Blue flowers first mature in mid-summer and continue into early fall. Prefers moist soil. Full sun to deep shade. Bloom: July to October.

Coral Bells ‘Caramel’ (S) Heuchera

Prized for its vigor and densely robust habit. Caramel-colored foliage with pink undersides.

Resistant to deer and rabbits. Bloom: June to July.