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 since 1986 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 the bargain price of $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.
January 2020 List of Botanical Plant Samples
Ampelaster carolinians - Climbing Aster - Vine-like perennial. Late bloomer that bees love for late nectar and pollen.
Carex morrowii ‘Fisher’s Form’ – Sedge - Very tough evergreen. Cream striped leaves.
Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ - California Lilac - Small leaves. Cobalt blue flowers. Does better in coastal gardens than inland.
Cistus x corbariensis -Rockrose - Golden-green leaves, drought tolerant, evergreen shrub.
Cistus ‘Gold Prize’ – Rockrose - Yellow and chartreuse foliage year-round. Good in full sun. Needs little summer water.
Escallonia x exoniensis ‘Gold Brian’ - Evergreen shrub with golden leaves. Afternoon shade.
Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gaiety’ - Winter creeper - Compact, green leaves with white margins, tinged pink in winter.
Euphorbia x martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’- Spurge - Tiny flowers with colorful bracts and leaves. Enjoy in the garden, but kind of smelly as a cut flower.
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane' - Glowing red flowers in January-February and glowing red-purple leaves in fall.
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena' - Coppery -orange flowers that bloom off and on during summer and through the winter.
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Pallida' - Brilliant yellow flowers in winter.
Helleborus Winter Jewels ‘Sparkling Diamond’ – Lenten Rose - Very early blooming double, pure white flowers.
Heuchera ‘Carnival Watermelon’ – Coral Flower - Good shade plant with year-round interest. Long-lived hybrid.
Iberis sempervirens - Candy Tuft - Spreading evergreen subshrub with very early white flowers.
Kadsura japonica ‘Variegata’ - Kadsura Vine - Evergreen climber with winter colors of pink, creamy white and creamy yellow.
Lonicera fragrantissima - Very fragrant winter blooming with small white flowers.
Mahonia ‘Charity’ – Oregon Grape - Long, sharply-toothed leaves. Great winter color. Drought tolerant.
Nandina domestica ‘Monum’ Plum Passion- Heavenly Bamboo - Some drought tolerance. Creamy flowers and wine new foliage.
Nandina domestica ‘Nana’- Heavenly Bamboo - Very colorful, tiny (12-15” tall and wide), drought tolerant shrub.
Pieris ‘Little Heath’ – Lily of the Valley Shrub - 2-4 ft shrub, variegated leaves, pink buds (Roger says his is much taller)
Pieris japonica ‘William Buchanan’ – Lily of the Valley Shrub. Narrow green leaves, white flowers. Compact.
Phormium ‘Flamingo’ - New Zealand Flax - Mine has been hardy in a pot for 4 years in the garden. Good drainage is important
Pinus contorta ‘Chief Joseph' - From Eastern Oregon, green throughout summer turning stunning gold with the frost.
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’ – Rosemary - Evergreen spreading ground cover reaching 4′-8′. Very fragrant foliage. Needs good drainage.
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Carol's Choice'– Pin Cushion Flower -Wine flowers in summer and a few lighter ones in winter. Short-lived perennial (3-4 yrs) but will reseed.
Scrophularia auriculata ‘Variegata’ – Water Figwort - Moist semishade. Leaves are boldly marked with cream. Good in flower arrangements
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus -Coralberry shrub - Bell-shaped, white flowers in summer give way to clusters of coral-red berries which persist through most of the winter.
Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Orido Nishiki’, - Climber or ground cover, colorful leaves year round.
Viburnum bodnantense ‘Deben’- Very fragrant.
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ - Adam’s Needle - Drought tolerant, tough plant.
Monthly Botanical Sample List is at Bottom of Page