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LCMGV Annual Plant Sale

and Country Store

October 7-9, 2022
Friday & Saturday:  8am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

LCMGV Members Plant Drop-Off

Thursday Oct 6, 10am-5pm 


Midlands Fall Plant & Flower Festival 
SC State Farmers Market
3483 Charleston Highway, W. Columbia, SC

Proceeds help support the Sam Cheatham Scholarship for students majoring in horticulture/agricultural field of study

Click here to SignUp to volunteer at the Plant Sale

Perennial Plant of the Year: 1990-2023

1990 Creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera)

1991 Palace Purple coralbells (Heuchera micrantha ‘Palace Purple’)

1992 Moonbeam coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’)

1993 Sunny Border Blue veronica (Veronica ‘Sunny Border Blue’)

1994 Sprite astilbe (Astilbe ‘Sprite’)

1995 Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

1996 Husker Red penstemon (Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’)

1997 May Night salvia (Salvia ‘May Night’ (‘Mainacht’))

1998 Magnus purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’

1999 Goldsturm blackeyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’)

2000 Butterfly Blue scabiosa ( Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’)

2001 Karl Foerster feather reed grass ( Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’)

2002 David summer phlox (Phlox ‘David’)

2003 Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum ‘Becky’)

2004 Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’)

2005 Lenten rose (Helleborus x hybridus)

2006 Firewitch dianthus (Dianthus gratianoplitanus ‘Feuerhexe’)

2007 Walker’s Low catmint (Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’)

2008 Rozanne cranesbill (Geranium ‘Rozanne’)

2009 Aureola Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’)

2010 Wild indigo (Baptisia australis)

2011 Arkansas bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii)

2012 Jack Frost brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’)

2013 Variegated Solomon Seal (Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’)

2014 Switch grass, or Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’)

2015 Geranium ‘Biokovo’ (Dwarf Cranesbill)

2016 Japanese Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’

2017 Asclepias tuberosa

2018 Allium ‘Millenium’

2019 Stachys ‘Hummelo’

2020 Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’

2021 none

2022 Schizachyrium scoparium & cultivars:  ‘The Blues’ and ‘Standing Ovation’

2023 Rudbeckia ‘American Gold Rush’


For a complete description of each plant, log onto the Perennial Plant Association Website.

Plants Requested or in Short Supply at Recent Plant Sales - 2022

 If you have any of these high demand plants, please consider donating some to the plant sale.

Hearts a bursting

Button fern, and other ferns

Beauty berry

Black cohosh

Carolina Jessamine, Confederate Jasmine

Pencil cactus

Muhly bamboo

Unusual hostas, named hostas sell well

Variegated ginger lily (leaf)

Rhizomatous begonias

Tea Cup elephant ears

Silver Dragon Liriope


Day Lilies “Named”, not just color

Various sedums

Camellias, japonica

Variegated Solomon’s Seal  (this is not native)

Formosa lily

Hellebores, please note color

Variety of herbs

Mountain Mint – a native

Lipstick plant

Tea olive

Rain lily, forgotten lily

Butterfly bush

Butterfly weed

Blueberry bushes

Bearded iris


(Lady in) Red Hydrangeas

Purple coneflowers

Red hot poker