Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group
About Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization whose primary purpose is to educate the community about perennials, shrubs and other plants for use in the garden, share each others gardens and foster the love of gardening. The WVHPG has been active for more than 27 years and we are governed by an elected Board of Directors, all of whom are volunteers. They set policy and direct the overall running of the organization.
Our meetings and programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month, September through November, and January through May. See our Events page for a list of guest speakers at our up coming evening programs and information about other special events.
The WVHPG is the sponsor of the very popular Hardy Plant Sale held at the Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds on the Saturday of Mother's Day Weekend.
Interested in learning more?
Join Us ~ Membership Information
Membership in the Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group is open to all, and entitles you to the following:
~ Free admission to monthly speaker programs and meetings
~ Seminars and Workshops
~ Invitations to field trips and private garden tours for members and guests
~ Summer picnic and barbecue
The Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group is the sponsor of the very popular Hardy Plant Sale held at the Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds on the Saturday of Mother's Day Weekend. Volunteering at the plant sale is a great way to get to know your fellow members and help with our fundraising efforts.
Membership dues are $20 for the calendar year, or $35 for two calendar years, for up to a two-person household. The dues are due annually in January. Dues for new members paid after September 1st include the end of the current year, as well as the next year.
To obtain our membership form, click on the PDF link above to view, download or print the form. If you are unable to access our membership form, to join simply send a check of either $20 or $35 along with your name, mailing address, phone number and email address to: Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group, PO Box 5942, Eugene OR 97405.
September 2018 List of Botanical Plant Samples
Plant of Month by Roger: Woodwardia unigemmata, meaning single jeweled because of the bulbil at end of the frond. Also called Chinese Chair Fern. From Japan, China, Phillipines. Named for Thomas Woodward, in the 1790's. afternoon shade, down to 5 degrees, at least.
Agastache hybrida 'Arizona Sandstone'. golden yellow, grows to 18"
Agastache hybrida 'Arizona Sun'. orange, grows to 18"
Agastache (kudos) 'Ambrosia'. multicolored = pinks + coral
Allium giganteum (ornamental onions). Lilac purple flowers, late June-July, 5-6' tall
Amaranthus. Love Lies Bleeding
Amaryllis belladonna: Naked Lady
Aster novi-belgii 'Schone Von Dietlikon'. Bees love it! to 4' tall and wide
Canna 'Alaska'. creamy white, grows to 2-4'
Caryopteris 'Hint of Gold'. Golden leaves, blue flowers in fall
Clerodendrum trichotomum. Harlequin Glorybower. fragrant white flowers with pink calyxes, followed by turquoise berries
Dahlia 'American Dawn'
Epilobium angustifolium. Native Fireweed. common in disturbed soil
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Shooting Star'. white flowers fade to pale blue.
Hydrangea 'Ayesha'. cupped petals
Polystichum setiferum. fern
Rhododendron 01-067. unnamed Nolan Blausit. dwarf cross of proteoder bambi x ?
Rhododendron voxianum oreonaslis. species, shouldn't be blooming now
Salvia (Heatwave) 'Glitter'. nice pink