Sunday, April 17, 2016

Rare Plants to be Sold in Denver:

The Plant Hunter's Market:

The Spring Plant sale of RMC-NARGS at Denver Botanic Gardens

April 22 & 23: 
Members: Friday 5-8pm
Public:  Saturday 9am-5pm

This is where perhaps the most exotic hardy plants in Colorado change hands each year.

Cypripedium parviflorum var, pubescens.

I am bringing a glorious, budded plant of our native Lady's Slipper Orchid from the humourous Plant Delights Nursery as well as a very limited number of special rock-garden plants from Arrowhead Nursery, Wrightman Alpines, and Chelsea Nursery.   You know you want it.

In fact, here they are.  The black-blooming Iris paradoxa and purple-blooming Anchusa undulata are to show, not for sale.  Sorry You'll have to beg me something big and go on the waiting list for those. Or, you could steal them and you and I will embark on a high-speed car chase down Denver's York Street, which will surely end in a ball of flames in Northern New Mexico.

A sneak peak of things I've gathered to bring, in no particular order, are:

Silene pattersonii
Catananche caespitosa
Aloe aristata
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. thornberi (orange streaked flowers)
Cylindropuntia ramosissima
Fendlera rupicola
Eriogonum corymbosum
Yucca angustissima
Cowania mexicana
Mahonia fremontii
Ephedra minima
Eragrostis trichodes
Atriplex corrugata
Amorpha nana
Begonia grandis
Gentiana farreri
and more...

Come enjoy Denver Botanic in spring and entertain some green avarice. You'll be in good company.

1 comment:

Susan in the Pink Hat said...


I'm not bitter that I tried ordering that Lady's slipper from Plant Delights for two years now and got burned both times. Not bitter at all.