Native Plant Sale Slated at Museum

 Sulfur buckwheat is among the native plants being offered in a plant sale May 19 at the Klamath County Museum. (Submitted Photo)

Sulfur buckwheat is among the native plants being offered in a plant sale May 19 at the Klamath County Museum. (Submitted Photo)

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Klamath Falls, Ore. – A native plant sale will be held at the Klamath County Museum starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19.

A variety of nursery-grown plants will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We encourage people to come right at 9 o’clock for the best selection,” said Todd Kepple, museum manager. “We’ve doubled our order for plants this year, but we still expect to be pretty well sold out within the first half-hour.”

The native plant sale is cosponsored by the museum, the Klamath Basin Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon, and the Klamath Soil and Water Conservation District.

Species expected to be available include buckwheat, scarlet gilia, sand lily, phlox, aster, geranium, prairie smoke and pussytoes.

There will also be a variety of native shrubs and grasses available. Prices will range from $5 for a 4-inch pot to $10 for a 1-gallon pot.

“Everything we’ll be selling has been tried and tested in our native plant gardens at the museum, so we know they can thrive in the Klamath Falls area,” Kepple said. “Native plants are resistant to pests, tolerant of our hot and dry summers, and hardy enough to withstand a summer frost.”

Other nature programs slated by the museum include a native garden walk on June 2, and a Pollinator Day on June 22.

For more information contact the Museum at (541) 882-1000.

Press release provided from the Klamath County Museums.