UGA Extension Office

Plant Sale

Pickens County Master Gardeners Plant Sale

MAY 11, 2024  8:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Lee Newton Park- Veterans Memorial Parking Lot



FS = Full Sun (more than 6 continuous hours daily),
PS = Part Sun
PSh = Part Shade (dappled sunlight)
FSh = Full Shade (diffused light)

First Come, First Served. No pre-orders.

FS = Full Sun (more than 6 continuous hours daily), PS = Part Sun, PSh = Part Shade (dappled sunlight), FSh = Full Shade (diffused light)


Herbaceous Perennials:


Archangel lamium (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) – low-growing groundcover in the mint family, yellow blooms in spring are held above the

silver marked foliage will readily colonize, PS-PSh, 8in.


Beebalm, bergamot (Monarda didyma) - a native herb with unkept mop head blooms in summer, minty fragrance, various bloom colors, need evenly moist soil, attracts pollinators, easy care, a traditional favorite! FS-PSh, 3ft.


Beeblossom (Gaura lindheimeri) - upright heirloom perennial with delicate white flowers in summer, flowers high above basil rosette, spreads through rhizomes, deer resistant, native, FS, 2ft.


Begonia (B. grandis) – tender perennial version of the classic angel wing with small pink flowers all summer, attracts hummingbirds, makes a nice colony, PS-FS, 1.5ft.


Bellflower (Campanula puntata) – sweet perennial groundcover with bright green foliage and dangling wine-colored bell-shaped blooms in summer, PS, 1ft.


Blackberry lily (Belamcanda chinensis or Iris domestica) - perennial wildflower in our area, flowers in orange with darker flecks, summer flowers open daily, seed pods open to blackberry-like seed clusters used in dried arrangements, will naturalize, native, FS-PSh, 30in.


Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida) – flowers of bright yellow rays with brown centers appear in mid-summer, heirloom, prolific bloomer, easy and reliable, attractive to butterflies, winter food for songbirds, deadhead to encourage additional blooms, will colonize, native, FS, 2ft.


Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) - native biennial or short-lived seeding perennial, blooms with yellow rays/brown centers mid-summer through fall, tolerates heat and drought, easily grown in average soil, attracts butterflies, FS, 3ft.


Blanket flower (Gaillardia pulchella indeterminant) – heat-loving plant that blooms longer than most all other perennials, grey-green basil rosettes with bright flowers in colors of yellow, orange, and red, will self-seed, FS- PS, 1.5ft.


        Blazing star (Liatris spicata) - clump-forming native heirloom perennial, showy purple flower spikes in summer, attracts pollinators, FS-PS, 2ft.


Blue star (Amsonia indeterminate) – native wildflower that attracts butterflies and is deer resistant, green lance-shaped foliage turns bright yellow in fall, small star-shaped flowers are lovely in spring, prefers moist soil, FS-PSh, 2ft.


Canna lily (C. indeterminant) - an heirloom that is not a true lily, easily grows from a large rhizome, big beautiful tropical-looking foliage plant with orange blooms in summer, this variety does not require lifting in Fall,  FS, 4ft.


        Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) - award-winning perennial native, bronze foliage in a basil rosette followed by brilliant scarlet red blooms summer-fall, attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, PS-PSh, 4ft.


        Catmint (Nepeta mussinii) – imagine a mint that is not invasive, clump-forming pollinator magnet with mint-like spring blooms in blue-purple and soft grey-green foliage, FS, 1ft.


       Chives, garlic (Allium tuberosum) – ornamental chives with flattened blades and small star-shaped white flowers in summer or fall, attracts butterflies, FS, 1ft.


       Chives, onion (Allium schoenoprasum) – culinary chives with globe-shaped violet flowers in spring, FS, 1ft.


       Chrysanthemum (C. morifolium) - popular fall-blooming heirloom, taller and more perennial than the typical cushion nursery mums, upright spreading woody stems produce lavender blooms with yellow centers, easily transplanted, will slowly colonize, FS-PSh, 2-3ft.


Chrysanthemum or Dendranthema (C.x  rubellum ‘Clara Curtis”) – ground covers chrysanthemum with finely cut foliage and soft pink daisy-like flowers with yellow centers in spring, FS-PS, 1ft.


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       Columbine (Aqualegia indeterminant) - dramatic nodding lantern-shaped flowers appear above interesting foliage in late spring through summer, various color flowers, good plant for small spaces, rabbit and deer resistant, bred from a native perennial, PSh-FSh, up to 2ft.


        Coreopsis, mouse ear (C. auriculata ‘Nana’) – a ground cover version of our reliable yellow blooming native with a dense colonizing growth habit,  FS, 6in.


Coreopsis (C. lanceolate) – native spring blooming perennial with dark green lance-shaped foliage and bright yellow flowers that pollinators love, FS, 2ft.


Crocosmia (C. indeterminate formally Montbretia) - grass-like foliage grows from corms, has bright red blooms that appear horizontally on branched stems in summer, hummingbird magnet, this perennial will colonize, FS-PSh, 2–3ft.


Evening primrose yellow (Oenothera biennis) – lovely native perennial wildflower with two-inch yellow flowers in spring, pollinator attractor, does not spread quickly like the pink version,  PS, 1ft.


Evening primrose pink (Oenothera speciosa) - native perennial wildflower, will colonize as a ground cover, two-inch fragrant white flowers mature to pink in spring, flowers close in full sun, supports native bees! FS, 1ft.

False indigo (Baptisia australis) - a native perennial with pea-like blue, white, and yellow blossoms, foliage has three leaflets that give the plant a shrub-like appearance, racemes or flower spikes add 12 to 24 inches to the height, can bloom up to six weeks in spring, FS-PSh, 2-3ft.

False sunflower, dwarf (Helenium amarum) – tiny front of the border plant with a yellow daisy-like flower, these hard-working perennials will take sun and heat, will readily self-seed, FS, 6in.

Four o’clock (Mirabilis jalapa) – an old garden favorite with shrub-like growth habit, red, pink, white, or yellow, petunia-like flowers open in cool weather, FS-PSh, 2-3ft.

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) - native biennial or short-lived re-seeding perennial, three-inch white or purple tubular blooms are on tall spikes above a basal rosette of leaves, deer resistant, attracts hummingbirds and pollinators, FS-PSh, 2-4ft.

        Georgia aster (Symphyotrichum indeterminant) - native that tolerates drought and poor soils, bush-like stiff compact plant with hairy stems, attracts birds and butterflies, profuse fragrant blue-purple flowers appear August through September, FS, 2.5ft


Green and gold or golden star (Chrysogonum virginianum) - native heirloom ground cover with oval toothed green leaves and star-shaped yellow blooms in spring, blooms rise above the foliage, will naturalize, PS-FSh, 3in.


Hosta, plantain lily (H. indeterminant) – most popular shade-loving heirloom, clump-forming plant with white to lilac summer blooms held well above the basal rosette, a variety of hostas from our own gardens, FSh, 1 to 2 ft.


Iceplant (Delosperma cooperi) - how unusual! a perennial evergreen succulent groundcover that blooms early spring through fall, two-inch magenta-pink flowers, vigorous and easy to care for succulent, attracts honeybees, FS, 3in.


Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) – native grass that stays a greyish blue-green all summer with golden grain-like flowers in fall, FS-PS, 2-3 ft.


Iris, crested (I.  japonica) - small iris, clusters of narrow pointed leaves, pale blue 2” orchid-like flowers bloom in spring, mostly evergreen in our area, lovely groundcover that will readily colonize, PS-PSh, 6-12in.


Iris, Siberian (Iris siberica) – among the 200 species of iris these (unlike bearded iris) have darker green strap-like foliage, bloom in spring in shades of white, blue-purple, and yellow, will self-seed and colonize, are easy to grow, deer and rabbit resistant, and like moist soil, FS, 2.5ft.


Iris, woodland crested (I. cristata) – native iris with similar foliage to I. japonica with blue to purple blooms in spring, reliable and easy to grow,  PS-PSh, 6in.


Japanese anemone (Anemone hupehensis) – moisture-loving plant with healthy fringed green foliage and white blooms in fall, will colonize,

PS-PSh, 2 to 3ft.


Lamb’s ear (Stachys bizantina) – heirloom plant grown for its evergreen thick, soft velvety silver/gray foliage, leaves form dense rosettes, in         summer tiny purplish pink blooms attract pollinators, appreciates afternoon shade, some browning in high heat, recovers well, FS-PS, 1.5ft


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Lenten rose (Hellebore orientalis) - early-blooms in late winter/early spring, leathery evergreen foliage provides good color all year, bloom colors of purple, white, green, lavender, and pink, flowers hang down in clusters above the foliage, deer resistant, will naturalize, PSh-FSh, 20in.


Marguerite daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens) - a tight grouping of stems with bright green foliage, small double white blooms from June-August,            prefers rich, well-drained soil, well-behaved spreading perennial, deer resistant, tolerant of drought and heat, FS, 2ft.

Meadow phlox or hairy phlox  (Phlox amoena) - native perennial with brilliant red/violet blooms in spring, bright green lance-shaped leaves, will spread readily via seed, FS-PSH, 1.5ft.


Meadow rue (Thalictrum spp.) – native with pleasant green foliage on strong upright stems, fluffy white flowers are held above the foliage, dramatic,         deer resistant, FS-PS, 4-6ft.

Meadow sage (Salvia pratensis) - naturalized heirloom perennial sage with ruffled, fringed leaves and white, pink, blue, or violet flowers on hairy four-edged stems, good cut flower in early spring through summer, easy care, will reseed, attracts pollinators, FS, 12in.

Milkweed, butterfly weed (Asclepia tuberosa) – seedlings only, native perennial with bright yellow flowers in clusters from early summer to early autumn, leaves are dark green, lance-shaped, tolerates poor soil, important butterfly host plant, native, FS, 1-2ft.


Pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) - award-winning native perennial grass featuring cloudlike, airy, pink seed heads on wiry stems in fall,         hardy and easy to grow in well-drained soil, grows in tidy clumps, attracts beneficial insects such as ladybeetles, FS-PSh, 2.5ft.


Primrose, evening, yellow (Oenothera biennis) – a well-behaved primrose nothing like the wild variety, tall self-supporting stems with dark green foliage produce 2” cup-shaped yellow flowers in spring, will slowly colonize, PS, 2ft.                             


Primrose, evening, pink (Oenothera spp.) – the wildflower seen growing so carefree along our roadsides can be in your garden, pink cup shaped flowers with yellow centers, pollinator attractor, give this one plenty of room because it’s a spreader! FS, 1ft                       


Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) - coarse-leaved native heirloom, blooms summer-fall, daisy-like purplish pink blooms with spiny bronze/green centers, attracts butterflies and goldfinches (if not dead-headed), tolerates deer and poor soils, FS-PS, 2ft.


Purple heart (Tradescantia pallida) – a nice heirloom groundcover when planted against a South facing wall as it is a tender perennial in our area, radiant purple foliage ends with small three-lobed pink flowers, FS-PS, 1ft wide.


Pussytoes (Antennaria parlinii) – native woodland groundcover with grey-green basil rosettes produce a tall pussy willow-like bloom in summer, harvested from Master Gardener’s landscapes, FS, 6in.


Rose campion (Silene coronaria or Lychnis coronaria) - lovely velvety silver foliage prefers dry, poor soil, heirloom plant, short-lived perennial has a brilliant magenta spring bloom, attracts pollinators, self-seeds, FS-PS, 2ft.


Sedum (Sedum spectabile indeterminant) – tall succulent with grayish foliage, green inflorescence turns to pink or dark red in late summer, deer resistant and pollinator-friendly, FS, 2ft.                                


Sedum groundcover or Stonecrop (Sedum Angelina) – excellent evergreen ground cover, succulent, soft needle-shaped leaves, perennial becomes tipped with orange and bronze colors in fall through winter, insignificant yellow blooms in late spring, easily grown, FS, 3in.X 2ft.


Shasta daisy (Leucanthemem X superbum indeterminant) – unlike the common ox-eye daisy it resembles these white beauties with a yellow “eye”. They are large and in charge, attract pollinators, are deer resistant, trouble-free, FS-PS, 1 to 3ft.


Solomons seal, variegated (Polygonatum falcatum ‘Variegatum’) - nodding stems of bright green edged in white brighten shady areas, in spring small bell-shaped blooms dance under the arching stems, deer resistant perennial, will colonize, PSh-FSh, 2ft.


Spiderwort (Tradescantia indeterminant) - clump-forming perennial with purple-tinged grass-like foliage, blue to purple blooms from mid-spring to early summer, native, PS-PSh, 1 to 2ft.


Stokesia (Stokesia laevis) – native perennial that bears two-inch pink, white, or blue fringed flowers over a basal rosette with dark green lance-shaped leaves, will self-sow, semi-evergreen, blooms summer, FS-PSh, 1ft.


Tiger lily (Lilium lancifolium) – year after year these bulbs will produce strappy leaves on long dark stalks with bright orange spotted re-curved flowers appearing in summer, plants will spread via seed, PS-PSh, 3-4ft.


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Toad lily (Tricyris indeterminate) – sweet part shade/part sun plant that is a tall groundcover with unique small spotted flowers in shades of

purple, PS-PSh, 2-3ft.


Trillium, spotted (T. maculatum) – a native woodland perennial that has been harvested from our Master Gardener’s gardens, three spotted leaflets sport an upright flower of red or reddish-green, ephemeral, PSh-FSh, 2ft.


Verbena or purple-top vervain (Verbena bonariensis) - tall, slender stemmed perennial that won’t shade out shorter plants, lavender blooms in tight clusters from mid-spring through frost, pollinator host plant, butterfly magnet, will self-seed, FS-PS, up to 4ft.


Wood oats grass (Chasmanthium latifolium) – native clumping upright grass with dancing drooping seed heads in spring that turn tan then purplish, spreads via rhizomes, foliage yellows in fall, PS-PSh, 2-3ft.


Woodland/celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) – native perennial with lovely lobed foliage, produces yellow poppy-like blooms in spring, will self-seed in optimum conditions, tolerates wet soils, PSh-FSh, 1ft.


 Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) - soft, fern-like foliage on this heirloom garden plant blooms white or red in tight clumps from June-        September attracts butterflies, grows best in lean soil, deer resistant, native perennial, forms colonies,  FS, 2-3ft.





       Beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana) – a striking native shrub for its bright cluster of purple berries that appear in late summer and persist until winter, berries are edible and attract wildlife, FS-PS, 6ft.


       Bridal wreath spirea (Spirea indeterminate) – heirloom shrub with an arching growth habit, small oval green foliage, small double white blooms covering the stems in early spring, FS-PS, 6ft.


       Butterfly bush (Buddleia) - continuous big blooms all season, butterfly bush holds up lovely blooms all season, lavender or pink-hued cone-shaped flowers attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, heirloom, deer resistant, FS, 3ft.


        Camellia (C.indeterminate) -  with peony-like pink or white flowers, broadleaf evergreen, upright dense growth, avoid wet soils and direct sun in afternoon settings, reliable heirloom shrub and easy to grow, deer resistant, PS-PSh, 8ft.


Forsythia or yellow bells (Forsythia indeterminant) – heirloom shrub with bright yellow blooms on arching branches, a visual attraction for your yard, early spring bloomer provides a big ball of yellow floral happiness, FS-PS, 7ft.


       Hydrangea (H.indeterminant) - heirloom bigleaf hydrangea with showy pink to blue blooms (depending on soil Ph in your garden) from July-                 September, compact rounded habit, reliable bloomer, deciduous, PSh, 3ft.


      Kerria or Easter rose (K. japonica ‘Pleniflora’) – green foliage and stems, double yellow blooms in spring, deer resistant, easy to grow, PS, 6ft.


       Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) – heirloom shrub with sweet-smelling lilac blooms in spring, PS, 6ft.


       Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) - a Georgia native, with large white panicles (loose cone-shaped floret groupings) that mature to purplish pink, multi-stemmed shrub with large lobed oak-like dark green foliage, exfoliating mature branches provide winter interest, PS-PSh, 8ft.


       Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia) – small shrub with veined green foliage and spires of small white blooms, pollinator magnet, blooms when

                little else is blooming in the heat of summer, will grow in clay soil, FS-PS, 3ft.


       Viburnum, snowball (Viburnum opulus) – a native deciduous shrub that prefers rich well-drained soil, blooms in early spring with white mophead flowers, great specimen plant, heirloom, PS-PSh, 4ft.


        Viburnum, double file (V. plicatum) – attractive toothy foliage is oval in shape and turns burgundy in fall, closely spaced spring blooms of brilliant white are held above the dark foliage on each branch, fruits will attract wildlife, FS-PSh, 16ft.


        Winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiforum) – trailing viny shrub that grows from a central crown, yellow blooms brighten winter in January, branches will root where they touch the ground, FS-PS, 10-15ft wide.


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Crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) – heirloom deciduous tree with wrinkled flowers in colors of white, pink, or red in late spring, leaves are dark green in summer changing to yellow/orange/red in fall, exfoliating bark provides interest in winter, FS, 20ft.


Patio peach, ornamental (Prunus persica) – dwarf ornamental peach with a small fruit, pink blooms literally cover the limbs in early spring,

        linear foliage stays burgundy all summer, beautiful specimen tree, FS, 15ft.


Redbud (Cercis canadensis) – native deciduous tree with small bright pink/purple blooms in spring, the foliage turns yellow in fall, FS-PS, 25ft.


Red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) – native cedar tree, lovely understory plant, bright green foliage is evergreen, PS, 30ft.


Red crabapple, ornamental (Malus indeterminant) – deciduous heirloom has burgundy foliage in spring lightens to green in summer, pink/red blooms in spring set small red fruit that hold through winter, nice ornamental tree, FS, 30ft.


        Red horse chestnut tree (Aesculus indeterminate) – in late spring panicles of red blooms sit upright above green palmate foliage, striking specimen tree, does best in afternoon shade in our area, this is the one! PS, 25ft.


        White pine (Pinus strobus) – 1-year-old seedlings, this tree is not your common “scrub” pine, soft grey-green needles clearly shine in woodland settings, this is the tree for you if you have woodland areas to fill, PSh-FSh, 40ft.



      Reseeding Annuals:


African marigold, heirloom (Tagetes erecta) – seedlings, heirloom garden plant that is great for companion planting, orange or yellow blooms all

        season, butterfly attractor, FS, 3ft.                                        


Cosmos (C. bipinnatus) – seedlings, tall fern-like foliage with daisy-like or cup-shaped blooms in colors of white, pink, or red, blooms all season,   pollinator magnet, FS, 5ft.                                                    


Love in a mist (Nigella damascena) – delicate fern-like foliage supports unique white blooms set in a ring of feathery green, this herb will readily reseed, FS, 1-2ft.                   


Masterwort (Astrantia major ‘Red Cloud’) – seedlings, star-like red flowers show well against dark green foliage, prefer well-drained soil and afternoon shade, attract hummers and butterflies, PS-PSh, 2ft.                                        


Sweet Williams (Dianthus barbatus) – seedlings, heirloom biennial that will reseed, large inflorescence can be red, pink, white, or combinations of all colors, strap-like green foliage is attractive, FS-PS, 2ft.





      Daffodils (indeterminant) – bare bulb, trouble getting your March flowers to return? reliable heirlooms, small yellow flowers in early spring.                                                                               

       Spider lily bulbs (Lycoris spp.) – bare bulb, heirloom naked ladies, unique red blooms in fall, evergreen strap-like foliage dies back in summer.



Houseplants: (indirect sunlight/tropical)


        Spider plant, variegated (Chlorophytum comosum) – strap-shaped variegated leaves send out stems with small blooms, later small plantlets form at the end of the stems, these can be detached and rooted to form new plants.



        And assorted other plants as they become available!


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