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Matchstick Mums

2022 Fall Pollinator Plant Sale

August 8 - Online Sale

Sale begins at 10 a.m. - SALE LINK (live @ 10 a.m.)

September 8 - Plant Pick-up

Noon - 6 p.m.

tHE PLANTS!

Plants are potted in 4.25" compostable rice hull pots (remove pot before planting).

$9 per plant

  • Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’ - Big Bluestem Grass  - WI Nativar
    • Height: 4-6’ / Spread: 2-3’
    • Bloom Time: September to February
    • Color: Burgundy red
    • Sun: Full sun
    • Water: Dry to medium
    • Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution
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  • Anemone x hybrida ‘Pamina’ - Japanese Anemone
    • Height: 2.50-3' / Spread: 2-2.5'
    • Bloom Time: August to September
    • Color: Rose-pink with yellow centers
    • Sun: Full sun to part shade
    • Water: Medium
    • Tolerate: Deer

Big Bluestem - Anemone

Plant images in order as listed above.

 

  • Chrysanthemum hybrid ‘Matchsticks’ - Garden Mum
    • Height: 1.5-2' / Spread: 1.5-2'
    • Bloom Time: September to frost
    • Color: Yellow with red tipped spoon-shaped petals
    • Sun: Full sun
    • Water: Medium
    • Tolerate: Rabbit
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  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Rainbow Marcella’ - Coneflower - WI Nativar
    • Height: 1.5" / Spread: 1.5-2'
    • Bloom Time: mid to late summer into fall
    • Color: coral, daisy like flower
    • Sun: Full sun
    • Water: low, average
    • Attract: bird, butterflies, hummingbirds
    • Tolerate: Deer
  • Fragaria x ‘Lipstick’ - Strawberry
    • Height: 0.5-1' / Spread: 0.5-1'
    • Bloom Time: April to October
    • Color: Deep rose red
    • Sun: Full sun to part shade
    • Water: Medium
    • Attracts: Birds
    • Fruit: Showy, Edible
    • Tolerate: Deer

Garden Mum-Coneflower-Strawberry

Plant images in order as listed above.

 

  • Helianthus x. ‘Lemon Queen’ - Sunflower
    • Height: 6-8' / Spread: 4'
    • Bloom Time: Summer into fall
    • Color: Yellow
    • Sun: Full sun
    • Water: Average
    • Attracts: Bees & butterflies
    • Tolerate: Deer, Rabbits, Drought
    • Naturally occurring hybrid of Helianthus pauciflorus var. subrhomboideus x Helianthus tuberosus, both are midwestern natives now found in WI
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  • Panicum virgatum ‘Prairie Sky’ - Switchgrass - WI Nativar
    • Height: 3-6' / Spread: 2-3'
    • Bloom Time: July to February
    • Color: Pink-tinged
    • Sun: Full sun to part shade
    • Water: Medium to wet
    • Attracts: Birds
    • Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Wet Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution
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  • Rudbeckia speciosa ‘Prairie Blaze’ - Showy Black-eyed Susan - WI Nativar
    • Height: 1.3' / Spread: 1.5-1.8'
    • Bloom Time: July - August
    • Color: Yellow
    • Sun: Full sun to Part shade
    • Water: Average
    • Attracts: Butterflies
    • Tolerate: Deer, Rabbits
     

Sunflower-Switchgrass-Black-eyed Suan

Plant images in order as listed above.

 

  • Schyzachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ - Little Bluestem Grass - WI Nativar
    • Height: 2-4' / Spread: 1.5-2'
    • Bloom Time: August to February
    • Color: Purple bronze with white seed heads
    • Sun: Full sun
    • Water: Dry to medium
    • Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution
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  • Sedum hybrid SunSparkler ‘Firecracker’ - Sedum
    • Height: 0.50 -0.75' / Spread: 1-1.5'
    • Bloom Time: August to September
    • Color: Pink
    • Sun: Full sun
    • Water: Dry to medium
    • Attracts: Butterflies
    • Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Erosion, Clay Soil, Dry Soil
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  • Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’ - Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod - WI Nativar
    • Height: 3-4' / Spread: 2-5'
    • Bloom Time: Summer to Fall
    • Color: Yellow
    • Sun: Full sun
    • Water: Medium
    • Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Bees
    • Tolerate: Deer
     

Little Bluestem-Sedum-Wrinkleleaf Goldenrod

Plant images in order as listed above.

 

  • Symphyotrichum laeve (syn. Aster laevis) ‘Bluebird’ - Smooth Blue Aster - WI Nativar
    • Height: 2.5-3' / Spread: 2-2.5'
    • Bloom Time: September to October
    • Color: Violet blue rays with yellow center
    • Sun: Full sun
    • Water: Dry to medium
    • Attracts: Butterflies
    • Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
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  • Symphyotricum nova-angliae (Syn. Aster nova-angliae) ‘Vibrant Dome’ - New England Aster - WI Nativar
    • Height: 1.5-2' / Spread: 2-3'
    • Bloom Time: August to September
    • Color: Royal purple
    • Sun: Full sun
    • Water: Medium
    • Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
    • Tolerate: Clay Soil
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  • Tricyrtis formosana ‘Gilt Edge’ - Toad Lily
    • Height: 1-1.5' / Spread: 1-2'
    • Bloom Time: August to September
    • Color: White with purple spotting
    • Sun: Part shade to full shade
    • Water: Medium to wet
    • Native to shaded areas of forests, thickets and roadsides in Taiwan

Blue Aster - New England Aster - Toad Lily

Plant images in order as listed above.

 

curbside plant pick-up

Thursday, September 8

Noon - 6 p.m.

  • All customers will pick up their Fall pollinator plants on Thursday, September 8, from noon - 6 p.m.

Pick-up Procedures

  • Check out the sale area/pick-up route map before arriving at the Gardens to guarantee a smooth experience.
  • Prepare your vehicle - clear out your trunk or back seat and lay down tarps or plastic if necessary.
    • Heavy, consistent rain on the pick up date may prevent us from providing boxes - prepare your vehicle to receive wet unboxed plants.
  • Drive towards Olbrich's back parking lot area, join the plant pick-up car line queue, and wait for the next available volunteer plant loader.
  • Give the volunteer your first and last name, they will gather your order, and load it into your vehicle.

Questions?

If you have questions regarding online ordering, assigned pick-ups times or problems with an order post pick-up, contact Program Specialist Mike Gibson.

 

This annual plant sale supports the mission and daily operations of Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719