Spring Plant Sale

They say you can't buy happiness. But gardeners know they can - in the form of plants.
Happiness will be for sale at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens 19th Annual Spring Plant Sale. The sale is open to the public, rain or shine, under a big-top tent.


Friday, May 4, 2018  -  9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 2018  -  9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Spring Plant Sale ShoppersThe Spring Plant Sale will feature

native plants, butterfly plants, and pollinator plants

colorful annuals

hanging baskets and planters

wide selection of perennials for shade and sun - including varieties featured in Arboretum beds

great herbs, tomatoes and small fruits for cooks


young native trees and shrubs

"The Arboretum Spring Plant Sale is unique because of its emphasis on helping to create a sustainable world for butterflies, bees and other wildlife," says Pat Blanchat, plant sale chair. "People who garden just naturally want to share what they know and love about the environment, and that's one thing that makes our sale special - knowledgeable gardeners are always on hand to 'talk plants' and assist shoppers.

A preview sale and reception for Friends of the Arboretum members only will be held on Thursday, May 3, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Non-members may join at that time. We'll have many of the most interesting new varieties this year," notes Anne Wildeboor, Arboretum Horticulturist. "This is your chance to support the Arboretum while adding some fresh appeal to your 2018 garden."

All plants sold at the Spring Plant Sale are grown locally, and proceeds to toward expansion of the gardens. Karen Kerkhoff, Arboretum Supervisor, reminds us all that it's a great opportunity to shop for Mother's Day. "Bring a friend - bring a neighbor -introduce someone to the Arboretum.

Arboretum admission fee does not apply to those visiting the sale only.

Special Spring Plant Sale Preview and Reception for Friends of the Arboretum Members Only
Thurs., May 3, 2018 - 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Reception with food and beverages at 5:00 p.m.
Get the Pick of the Crop!


Become a Friend of the Arboretum Today!


Full list of plants for sale (subject to change):

Achillea millefolium ‘Pomegranate’ (Yarrow) Daylily Lawless Woman Herb Rumex
Actinidia arguta (Artic Kiwi) Daylily Little Miss Lucy Herb Sage
Aesculus flava (Yellow Buckeye) Daylily Mask of Time Herb Sage, Culinary
Agastache 'Mango Tango' Daylily Mississippi Masquerade Herb Sage, Golden Pineapple
Agastache rugosa ‘Honey Bee Blue’ Daylily Mom's Pink Divinity Herb Sage, Mexican Bush
Ageratum houstonianum 'Artist Purple' Daylily Nagaski Herb Sweet Woodruff
Ajuga reptans ‘Mahogany’ (Bugleweed) Daylily Never Say Never Herb Tarragon, French
Allium 'Millenium' Daylily Nivea Guest Herb Thyme
Amelanchier canadensis (Shadebush Serviceberry) Daylily Notify Ground Crew Herb Thyme, German Winter
Amorpha canescens (Lead Plant) Daylily Octopus Hugs Herb Thyme, Lemon
Amorpha fruiticosa (False Indigo) Daylily Palladium Herb Thyme, Lime
Amsonia ciliata (Threadleaf Bluestar) Daylily Pandora's Box Herb Thyme, Red Creeping
Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Storm Cloud’ (Shining Bluestar) Daylily Pastel Rainbow Curls Herb Thyme, Variegated, Lemon
Andropogon 'Blackhawks' Daylily Peach Magnolia Heuchera 'Lava Lamp'
Andropogon 'Dancing Wind' Daylily Primal Scream Heuchera 'Primo Black Pearl'
Anemone 'Curtain Call Pink' Daylily Rainbow Candy Heucherella 'Pumpkin Spice'
Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ Daylily Rebel Boy Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel'
Angelonia 'Angelmist Spreading Blue' Daylily Rhodesian Red Hibiscus 'Mocha Moon'
Angelonia 'Angelmist Spreading Pink' Daylily Rose Storm Humulus lupulus (Hops Cascade)
Aquilegia ‘Black Barlow’ (Columbine) Daylily Roses in Snow Ilex verticillata (Winterberry)
Aquilegia canadensis (Columbine) Daylily Santa's Little Helper Impatiens 'Celebration White' (New Guinea Impatiens)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-Pulpit) Daylily Scarlet Marie Iris cristata (Dwarf Crested Iris)
Aristolochia fimbriata (Dutchman's Pipe) Daylily Scarlet Orbit Iris pallida ‘Albo-Variegata’
Aronia melanocarpa (Viking Aronia Berry) Daylily Score Juncus effusus ‘Spiralis’ (Corkscrew Rush)
Asclepias 'Butterfly Red' Daylily Scrambled Legs Kniphofia uvaria ‘Flamenco’ (Red Hot Pokers)
Asclepias 'Silky Gold' Daylily Shades of Darkness Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver'
Asclepias incarnata ‘Cinderella’ (Pink Swamp Milkweed) Daylily Smugglers Gold Lantana 'Bandana Lemon Zest'
Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ (White Swamp Milkweed) Daylily Soft Summer Nights Lantana 'Bandana Pink'
Asclepias longifolia subsp. hirtella (Tall Green Milkweed) Daylily Spacecoast Sweet Eye Lantana 'Dallas Red'
Asclepias speciosa (Butterfly Milkweed) Daylily Star Over Oz Lantana 'Luscious Citrus Blend'
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) Daylily Still Night Lantana 'New Gold'
Asclepias verticillata (Whorled Milkweed) Daylily Strawberry Patch Leucanthemum ‘Becky’
Asimina triloba (Native Papaw) Daylily Suzy Creamcheese Leucanthemum ‘Goldfinch’
Aster novi-belgii ‘Wood’s Purple’ Daylily The Tingler Liatris microcephala (Dwarf Gayfeather, Tiny Headed Liatris)
Aster tartaricus Daylily Topguns Dragon Slayer Liatris pycnostachya ‘Eureka’ (Button Snakeroot)
Astilbe ‘Amber Moon’ Daylily topguns okie twister Liatris spicata ‘Alba’ (White Blazing Star)
Astilbe ‘Flamingo’ Daylily Topguns Okie Twister Limonium latifolium (Statice)
Athyrium 'Godzilla' Daylily Trickster Lindera benzoin (Spicebush)
Athyrium nipponicum ‘Ghost’ (Japanese Painted Fern) Daylily Twist and Shout Lirodendron tulipifera (Tulip Tree)
Baptisia 'American Goldfinch' Daylily Violet Explosion Lonicera caerulea (Haskap)
Baptisia 'Decadence Pink Lemonade’ (False Indigo) Daylily Waterpocket Fold Lyceum barbarum (Goji Berry)
Baptisia 'Grape Taffy' Daylily Wild Mustang Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ (Moneywort)
Baptisia australis (False Indigo) Daylily Wild Wookie Matteuccia struthiopteris ‘The King’ (Ostrich Fern)
Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’/’Silver Heart’ (Bugloss) Daylily Wing of Love-Lower Melinis 'Savannah'
Buddleja ‘Buzz Ivory’ (Dwarf Butterfly Bush) Daylily Wings of Love Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)
Buddleja ‘Buzz Midnight’ (Dwarf Butterfly Bush) Daylily Wise Quacker Monarda punctata 'Beebop' (Bee Balm, Wild Bergamot)
Buddleja ‘Buzz Velvet’ (Dwarf Butterfly Bush) Daylily Written on the Wind Muhlenbergia 'Fast Forward'
Buddleja ‘Monarch Dark Dynasty’ (Dwarf Butterfly Bush) Daylily Yazoo Jim Terry Nepeta 'Kitten Around'
Buddleja ‘Pink Delight’ (Butterfly Bush) Daylily Yellow Viper Oenothera macrocarpa ’Lemon Drop’ (Missouri Primrose)
Buddleja ‘White Profusion’ (Dwarf Butterfly Bush) Delosperma ‘Fire Spinner’ (Ice Plant) Ophiopogon ‘Black Beard’ (Large Black Mondo Grass)
Calamagrostis 'Lightning Strike' Dianthus ‘Bath’s Pink’ (Cheddar Pinks) Ornamental Pepper Blaze Orange
Callicarpa (Beauty Berry) Dianthus ‘Fire Star’ (Maiden Pinks) Ornamental Pepper Onyx Red
Callirhoe involucrata (Purple Wine Cups) Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ (Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart) Panicum 'Ruby Ribbons'
Calycanthus floridus (Sweet Shrub) Dicentra spectabilis (Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart) Panicum miliodes 'Jade Princess' (Millet)
Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dances’ (Variegated Japanese Sedge) Diospyros virginiana (Native Persimmon) Papaver orientale ‘Orange Glow’
Caryopteris ‘Dark Knight’ (Blue Mist Spirea) Echinacea 'Lakota Santa Fe' Pennisetum 'Redhead'
Caryopteris ‘Worcester Gold’ (Blue Mist Spirea, Bluebeard) Echinacea ‘PowWow Wild Berry’ Pennisetum 'Sky Rocket'
Castanea mollissima (Chinese Chestnut) Echinacea ‘PowWowWhite’ Pennisetum 'Vertigo'
Celastrus scandens (American Bittersweet) Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower) Perilepta (Persian Shield)
Celosia 'Dracula' Echinacea paradoxa (Yellow Coneflower) Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Little Spire’ (Dwarf Russian Sage)
Celosia 'Dragons Breath' Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ (Wild Sweet William)
Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush) Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle) Physocarpus opulifolius (Common Ninebark)
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Leadwort) Epimedium grandiflora ‘Lilafee’ (Lilac Barrenwort) Platanus occidentalis (Sycamore)
Cercis canadensis (Red Bud) Epimedium youngianum ‘Roseum’ (Pink Barrenwort) Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Hakone Double Blue’ (Balloon Flower)
Chaenomeles (Heirloom Fruiting Quince) Eupatorium maculatum ‘Baby Joe’ (Joe-Pye-Weed) Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'
Coleus 'Dark Star' Evolvulus 'Blue My Mind' (Morning Glory) Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple)
Coleus 'Gays Delight' Ficus carica (Chicago Hardy Fig) Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Variegatum' (Variegated Solomon Seal)
Coleus 'Lime Time' Filipendula ulmaria ‘Variegata’ (Queen of the Meadow) Prunus japonica x Prunus jacquemontii (Bush Cherry)
Coleus 'Redhead' Geranium ‘Rozanne’ (Geranium) Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’
Coleus 'Under the Sea Bonefish' Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium) Pulsatilla patens (Pasque Flower)
Colocasia 'Heart of the Jungle' Geranium sanguineum (Bloody Cranesbill) Punica granatum (Dwarf Pomegranate)
Convallaria majalis ‘Prolificans’ (Lily-of-the-Valley) Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke) Pycnanthemum muticum (Slender Mountain Mint)
Coryphantha sulcata (Pineapple Cactus) Gillenia trifoliata (Indian Physic, Fawn’s Breath) Ribes hirtellum (Gooseberry)
Cyperus papyrus 'King Tut' Ginkgo biloba Ribes rubrum (Currant)
Cyphomandra abutiloides (Dwarf Tomarillo) Gomphocarpus physocarpus 'Balloon Milkweed' Rosa rugosa Rose
Datura (Angel's Trumpet) Helianthus maximilliani (Sunflower) Rubus ellipticus (Gold Raspberry)
Daylily A Green Desire Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Summer Sun’ Rubus idaeus (Red Raspberry)
Daylily America's Most Wanted Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Sunburst’ Rubus rosa (Thornless Blackberry)
Daylily Amethyst Art Heliotropium 'Atlantis' Rudbeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Daylily Andy Candy Helleborus 'Confetti Cake' Rudbeckia maxima (Large coneflower)
Daylily Arctic Clipper Helleborus ‘Green Gambler’ Salvia 'April Night'
Daylily Aztec Chalice Helleborus ‘Midnight Ruffles’ Salvia 'Black & Bloom'
Daylily Azure Wings Helleborus ‘New York Night’ Salvia 'Wendy's Wish'
Daylily Bark at Me Helleborus ‘Rio Carnival’ Salvia greggii ‘Furman’s Red’ (Red Sage)
Daylily Beauty of Esther Helleborus ‘Sandy Shores’ Salvia nemorosa ‘Pretty in Pink’
Daylily Bela Lugosi Herb Basil, Cardinal Sambucus canadensis (Native Elderberry)
Daylily Beyond the Blue Herb Basil, Genovese Scaevola 'Brilliant'
Daylily Bill Norris Herb Basil, Greek Column Scaevola 'Pink Wonder'
Daylily Bold Butterfly Herb Basil, Pesto Perpetuo Schizachyrium 'Blue Paradise'
Daylily Butter Pecan Herb Basil, Red Genovese Schizachyrium 'Smoke Signal'
Daylily Carrot Crest Herb Basil, Red Rubin Scutellaria resinosa ‘Smoky Hills’
Daylily Cherry Burst Herb Basil, Thai Senna hebecarpa (Wild Senna)
Daylily Chesapeake Crablegs Herb Catmint, Low Grow Sisyrinchium ‘Lucerne’ (Blue-Eyed Grass)
Daylily Chestnut Eyes Herb Chives Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’ (Goldenrod)
Daylily Cincy's Pat Henley Herb Cilantro Stachys officinalis ‘Cotton Candy’ (Betony)
Daylily Columbus Sunset Herb Curry, Dwarf Stylophorum diphyllum (Celandine, Wood Poppy)
Daylily Defying Serenity Herb Dill Symphoricarpos albus (Snowberry)
Daylily Deliciously Red Herb Eucalyptus, Silver Drop Tagetes 'Fireball' (Marigold)
Daylily Discover the Stars Herb Fennel, Bronze Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (Meadow Rue)
Daylily Double Leota Herb Garlic, Society Tricyrtis formosana ‘Autumn Glow Walters'
Daylily Dragon's Eye Herb Lavender, Goodwin Creek Trillium
Daylily Electric Lizard Herb Lavender, Grosso Vernonia (Ironweed)
Daylily First Twilight Herb Lavender, Provence Viburnum dentatum (Arrowwood)
Daylily Francis of Assissi Herb Lemon Grass Viburnum prunifolium (Highbush Cranberry)
Daylily French Twist Herb Malabar Spinach Zinnia 'Benary Giant Coral'
Daylily Garcia Lorca Herb Mint, Chocolate Zinnia 'Benary Giant Golden Yellow'
Daylily Gislea's Sunshine Herb Mint, Ky. Colonel Zinnia 'Benary Giant Lilac'
Daylily Gollum Herb Mint, Mojito Zinnia 'Benary Giant Orange'
Daylily Green Arrow Herb Oregano, Hopley's Purple Zinnia 'Benary Giant Purple'
Daylily Grits Ain't Groceries Herb Oregano, Hot and Spicey Zinnia 'Benary Giant Red'
Daylily Gypsy Rose Lee Herb Oregano, Italian Zinnia 'Benary Giant White'
Daylily Heavenly Starfire Herb Oregano, Varigated Zinnia 'Benary Giant Wine'
Daylily Isaacs Spiral Pass Herb Parsley Zizia aurea (Golden Alexanders)
Daylily Jan's Twister Herb Parsley, Curled
Daylily Jelly Dancer Herb Parsley, Flat Leaf
Daylily Kachina Dancer Herb Patchouli
Daylily Kama Sutra Herb Popcorn Senna
Daylily Kayla's Song Herb Rosemary
Daylily Lavender Stardust Herb Rue

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8909 W. 179 St.,
Overland Park, KS 66013
The Arboretum is open seven days a week.
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April 10-Sept. 30: 8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
(Fourth Saturday of June: closes at Noon)
Dec. 25 - Closed

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$1.00 Child 6-12
Free 5 years and younger
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