Fall Plant Sale Cultural Information

Thank you for purchasing plants during our fall plant sale. For your reference, cultural information for the plants are listed below.

We encourage you to upcycle or recycle your pots after planting your HF&G plant sale purchases. Check with local and big-box garden centers near you as some accept empty plastic pot containers for recycling. Many ideas for upcycling are available on Pinterest or through other online search engines. 

Your plant purchase supports the mission of Holden Forests & Gardens to connect people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants, to inspire action for healthy communities, thank you for your support!  

Acanthus spinosus (bear’s breeches)

Acanthus spinosus

Bloom Time: Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer

Bloom Color: White

Light: Part Sun

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Average

Size: Medium

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Astilbe ‘Deutschland’ (astilbe)

Astilbe ‘Deutschland’

Bloom Time: Mid Spring, Early Summer

Bloom Color: White

Light: Full Shade, Part Sun

Moisture Needs: Moist

Size: Small

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Athyrium otophorum (eared lady fern)

Athyrium otophorum

Bloom Color: None

Light: Full Shade, Part Sun

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Average

Size: Small

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Athyrium niponicum var. pictum (Japanese painted fern)

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum

Bloom Time: Fall, Early Spring

Bloom Color: None

Light: Full Shade, Part Sun

Moisture Needs: Moist

Size: Small

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Bergenia ‘Winterglut’ (pigsqueak)

Bergenia ‘Winterglut’

Bloom Color: Pink

Light: Full Shade, Part Sun

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Average

Size: Small

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Callicarpa b. ‘Profusion’ (beautyberry)

Callicarpa b. ‘Profusion’

Bloom Time: Mid Summer, Late Summer

Bloom Color: Purple

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Moist

Size: Medium

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Deutzia ‘Nikko Blush’ (deutzia)

Deutzia ‘Nikko Blush’

Bloom Color: Pink

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Soil: Humus-Rich

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Moist

Size: Medium

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Fothergilla ‘Mt. Airy’ (dwarf fothergilla)

Bloom Time: Spring

Bloom Color: White

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Soil: Acidic

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Moist

Size: Medium

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Geranium sanguineum v. striatum (bloody cranesbill)

Geranium sanguineum v. striatum

Bloom Time: Late Spring, Early Summer

Bloom Color: Pink

Size: Small

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Indigofera heterantha (Himalayan indigo)

Indigofera heterantha

Bloom Time: Mid Summer

Bloom Color: Purple, Pink

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Moist

Size: Medium

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Kirengeshoma palmata (yellow wax bells)

Kirengeshoma palmata

Bloom Time: Fall, Late Summer

Bloom Color: Yellow

Light: Full Shade, Part Sun

Moisture Needs: Moist

Size: Small

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Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ (woodland sage)

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’

Bloom Time: Early Spring, Summer

Bloom Color: Purple

Soil: Sandy

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Dry, Average

Size: Small

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Andropogon gerardii ‘Blackhawks’ (big bluestem)

Andropogon gerardii ‘Blackhawks’

Bloom Color: None

Size: Medium

Value: Native

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Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (bearberry)

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Bloom Time: Spring

Bloom Color: White, Pink

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Soil: Sandy, Acidic

Moisture Needs: Dry, Average

Size: Small

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Asclepias incarnata ’Cinderella’ (swamp milkweed) 

Asclepias incarnata ’Cinderella’

Bloom Time: Spring

Bloom Color: Pink

Light: Full Sun

Moisture Needs: Moist, Average

Size: Medium

Value: Native

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Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed) 

Asclepias verticillata

Bloom Time: Summer

Bloom Color: White

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Moisture Needs: Dry

Size: Small

Value: Native

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Chelone glabra ‘Black Ace’ (turtlehead)

Chelone glabra ‘Black Ace’

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Bloom Color: White

Light: Part Sun

Moisture Needs: Moist

Size: Small

Value: Native

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Coreopsis tripteris ‘Gold Standard’ (tall tickseed)

Coreopsis tripteris ‘Gold Standard’

Bloom Color: Yellow

Light: Full Sun

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Dry, Average

Size: Large

Value: Native

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Helenium MARIACHI ‘Salsa’ (Helen’s flower, sneezeweed)

Helenium MARIACHI ‘Salsa’

Bloom Color: Red

Light: Full Sun

Moisture Needs: Average

Size: Small

Value: Native

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Helianthus helianthoides (ox-eye daisy, false sunflower)

Bloom Color: Yellow

Light: Full Sun

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Dry, Average

Size: Medium

Value: Native

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Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’ (coral bells)

Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’

Bloom Time: Late Spring, Early Summer

Bloom Color: White, Pink

Light: Full Sun

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Average

Size: Small

Value: Native

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Ionactis linariifolius (stiff aster)

Ionactis linariifolius

Bloom Time: Fall, Late Summer

Bloom Color: Purple, Blue

Light: Full Sun

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Dry, Average

Size: Small

Value: Native

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Iris versicolor ‘Purple Flame’ (blue flag iris)

Iris versicolor ‘Purple Flame’

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Bloom Color: Purple

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Clay, Neutral

Moisture Needs: Average

Size: Medium

Value: Native

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Liatris microcephala (Appalachian blazing star)

Liatris microcephala

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Bloom Color: Purple

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Size: Small

Value: Native

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Lobelia siphilitica (great blue lobelia)

Lobelia siphilitica

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Bloom Color: Blue

Light: Full Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun

Moisture Needs: Moist

Size: Medium

Value: Native

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Monarda didyma (scarlet beebalm)

Monarda didyma

Bloom Time: Summer

Bloom Color: Red

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Neutral

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Moist, Average

Size: Medium

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Opuntia humifusa (eastern prickly pear)

Opuntia humifusa

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Bloom Color: Yellow

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Sandy

Moisture Needs: Dry

Size: Small

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Panicum ‘Cape Breeze’ (switchgrass)

Panicum ‘Cape Breeze’

Bloom Time: Summer

Bloom Color: Pink

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Neutral

Moisture Needs: Moist, Average

Size: Medium

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Penstemon digitalis (foxglove beardtongue)

Penstemon digitalis

Bloom Time: Summer

Bloom Color: White

Light: Part Sun

Soil: Sandy, Acidic

Moisture Needs: Moist, Average

Size: Medium

Value: Native

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Phlox paniculata ‘Laura’ (garden phlox)

Phlox paniculata ‘Laura’

Bloom Time: Fall, Late Summer

Bloom Color: Purple

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Humus-Rich

Moisture Needs: Moist

Size: Small

Value: Native

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Physostegia virginiana (obedient plant)

Physostegia virginiana

Bloom Color: Purple, White, Pink

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Acidic

Moisture Needs: Well-Drained, Moist

Size: Medium

Value: Native

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Ratibida pinnata (grayheaded coneflower)

Ratibida pinnata

Bloom Time: Summer

Bloom Color: Yellow

Light: Part Sun

Moisture Needs: Average

Size: Medium

Value: Native

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Spirea alba (meadowsweet)

Spirea alba

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Bloom Color: White, Pink

Light: Part Sun, Full Sun

Moisture Needs: Moist, Average

Size: Medium

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Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’ (Cornelian cherry)

Cornus mas ‘Golden Glory’ (Cornelian cherry)

Halesia caroliniana (Carolina silverbell)

Halesia caroliniana

Halesia caroliniana ‘Arnold Pink’ (pink silverbell)

Halesia caroliniana ‘Arnold Pink’

Malus ‘Louisa’ (crab apple)

Malus ‘Louisa’

Tolerances: Drought

Light: Full Sun

Value: Flower

Size: Small

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Malus ‘Perfect Purple’ (crab apple)

Malus ‘Perfect Purple’

Malus ‘Cardinal’ (crab apple)

Malus ‘Cardinal’

Prunus ‘Okame’ (okame cherry)

Prunus ‘Okame’

Viburnum prunifolium ‘Dark Tower’ (blackhaw viburnum)

Viburnum prunifolium ‘Dark Tower’

River birch

Betula nigra

Koelreuteria paniculata (golden rain tree)

Koelreuteria paniculata

Parrotia subaequalis (Chinese parrotia)

Parrotia subaequalis

Quercus glandulifera (Konara oak) 

Quercus glandulifera

Zelkova serrata ‘Musashino’ (Musashino columnar zelkova)

Zelkova serrata ‘Musashino’

Zelkova serrata ‘Green Vase’ (green vase zelkova)

Tolerances: Drought

Light: Full Sun

Value: Bark

Size: Medium

Growth Rate: Fast

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Acer x freemanii ‘Autumn Fantasy’ (Freeman maple)

Light: Full Sun

Value: Fall Color, Winter Interest

Size: Medium

Form: Oval

Growth Rate: Fast

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Acer rubrum ‘Brandywine’ (red maple)

Acer rubrum ‘Brandywine’

Acer rubrum ‘Bowhall’ (red maple)

Acer rubrum ‘Bowhall’

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Carya cordiformis

Carya laciniosa (shellbark hickory)

Carya laciniosa

Ginkgo biloba ‘Princeton Sentry’ (gingko)

Ginkgo biloba ‘Princeton Sentry’

Nyssa ‘Tupelo Tower’ (black gum) 

Nyssa ‘Tupelo Tower’

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus alba

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