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The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Willis L. Jepson Chapter spring native plant sale!
Online plant sale from April 24 – 30, sales open early on April 22 for CNPS members
The single most important factor in successfully gardening with native plants is to choose plants that naturally occur in your area. The plants at these semi-annual sales are grown at the Chapter’s nursery in Vallejo, which follows best management practices to produce biologically clean and healthy nursery stock for its customers. All plants available at the Native Plant Sale are selected to thrive in Solano County and are posted on the Willis L. Jepson Chapter’s website jepson.cnps.org. Looking for the perfect native plant for your site, CNPS partnered with the UC Berkeley Jepson Herbarium to create a powerful native plant database that helps you discover the plants best suited to your property using Calscape.org.
Featured native plant – Island Alum Root (Heuchera maxima ), an evergreen perennial forming a compact mound of rounded, multi-lobed leaves in marbled dark green. Wiry stems carry small nodding bell-shaped flowers in pale pink. This plant requires a site in full sun or partial shade in hotter climates with moderate water and enough space for a 24 – 36 inches high and wide plant. Plant this plant with other California Natives such as Diamond Heights Ceanothus (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. griseus ‘Diamond Heights’) and Blue Springs Foothill Penstemon (Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Blue Springs’).
In-person plant sale is on May 6 in Benicia.