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Marin Chapter Fall Plant Sale

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - October 16 @ 6:00 pm

Marin chapter Fall 2023 Native Plant Sale

It’s almost here; the best planting time in the calendar year! And we have an amazing array of beautiful plants growing on for our October sale.

Online ordering opens: Thursday October 12th at 6pm
Online ordering closes: Monday October 16th at 6pm

A link to the sale will be posted on the chapter website at 6pm on October 12th:

Customers can collect their prepaid orders: Saturday October 21, Bon Air Shopping Center, Greenbrae, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. The shopping center is just west of the intersection of Highway 101 and Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

A preview of what we expect to have

We will have the hard-to-get white-flowered form of two well-known plants:

Ceanothus rigidus ‘Snowball’ (White Monterey Lilac): low form, gets wider than it is tall, smothered in white blooms in late winter

Ribes sanguinium var. glutinosum, white form (White-flowered Currant); to about 7 ft., likes part shade, spring blooms

Items we are offering for the first time:

Cercis occidentalis (Western Redbud): this does better when it has cold winters and hot summers, not near the coast.

Cornus sericea (Creek or Red Osier Dogwood); known for its bright red stems. Takes any exposure but will spread if it has moisture year round.

Arctostaphylos ‘John Dourley’ (John Dourley manzanita); stays under 3 feet, makes a great understory plant

Dudleya Frank Reinelt (bluff lettuce); a beautiful native succulent with silver leaves that blush rose-purple with winter chill

Penstemon palmeri (Parry’s Penstemon); tall with pink flowers, likes it hot and dry

Penstemon spectabilis (Showy Penstemon); blue to lilac to pink tubular flowers, likes it hot and dry

Two new choices that you really need if you have a habitat garden:

Euthamia occidentalis (Western Goldentop): An upright perennial to about 4 feet with yellow-orange clusters of flowers that turn into tan puffballs when in seed. Tough as nails. Full sun but likes some irrigation. Butterflies love it.

Grindelia camporum (Central Valley Gumplant): Gumplant puts out bright yellow blooms from spring to fall which the bees love. This variety is from the Central Valley which means it takes full sun and very low water. When other things have gone to seed, this will still look great. Deer don’t touch it.

Questions? Email


October 12 @ 6:00 pm
October 16 @ 6:00 pm
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