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.
November 2019 List of Botanical Plant Samples
Acer palmatum 'Kurui jishi' Japanese maple -Name means "confused lion" - tiny leaves with incurved serrated margins, clear yellow fall color
Acer palmatum 'Ō sakazuki' Japanese maple -A variety grown since the late 1800's. The name means leaf like a saki cup
Arbutus unedo 'Compacta' -Strawberry arbutus -Large shrub, smaller than the species, better size for gardens, fruit, edible, and flowers at the same time
Callicarpa japonica Beautyberry -Shrub, purple flowers in spring purple berries in fall, birds eat berries in winter
Camellia sasanqua 'Hana jiman' -Fall blooming camellia
Ceanothus 'Dark Star' California lilac -"Already in bloom, the smaller the leaf, the hardier the ceanothus"
Ceanothus gloriosus 'Point Reyes' California lilac -Ground covering, grows about 6' tall and 10' wide, zone 7-9, likes well-drained, sunny site
Chrysanthemum cv. -Yellow flowered mum, fades to white, small single flowers in clusters, very fragrant "So hardy and welcome after first frost. Grown for over 50 years. Easy to propagate"
Euphorbia cv. -Red leaved perennial with yellowish bloom, evergreen with red leaf color all winter
Nandina domestica 'Monum', Heavenly bamboo -Evergreen shrub 2'-4' with wine colored new growth and lime-orange-red fall color
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Tiny Wine' Ninebark -shrub growing to 4'max, much smaller than other varieties, good fall color
Rosa 'Kiss Me' -Rose, Deep pink flowers, blooms on and off all season with wonderful scent
Rosmarinus 'Prostratus' -Ground cover rosemary grows to 6" "hardy for me for many years, can be grown over a rock wall or in well-draining soil in sun
Spiraea bumalda 'Gold Flame' -Shrub with good fall color
Vaccinium cv. Blueberries -Various cultivars, nice fall color
"Guess what this is" Mespilus germanica Medlar -Related to apples, native to SE Europe and SW Asia; fruit is edible after first hard frost when softened, a process called "bletting"; white 2" flowers, yellow-brown leaves in fall
Monthly Botanical Sample List is at Bottom of Page