Delaware Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Heiler Hybrid', Epimedium versicolor 'Sulphureum', Pulmonaria cv., Phlox subulata 'Ellie B.', Bukiniczia cabulica, Mertensia virginica, Arabis alpina

Plant Sales


  • Plant sale at Morris Arboretum, May 10-12
  • Chapter plant sale, June 9
  • Chapter plant sale, September 8

Plant Sale at Morris Arboretum, May 10-12

The Delaware Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society is represented at the Morris Arboretum Plant Sale. We offer a range of rock garden plants and hypertufa containers. For 2018, the plants will include the following:

Aethionema grandiflorum (Persian stone-cress)

Aethionema grandiflorum (Persian stone-cress) planted in a stone wall


Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Stanfieldii' (hen and chicks). Our plant sale will include sempervivums in a range of colors and sizes.

Saponaria 'Bressingham'

Saponaria 'Bressingham'

  • Achillea tomentosa 'Golden Fleece'
  • Adonis amurensis
  • Aethionema grandiflora
  • Allium senescens 'Glaucum'
  • Antennaria dioica 'Rubra'
  • Anthemis carpatica 'Snow Carpet'
  • Arabis procurrens 'Variegata'
  • Asarum takaoi
  • Aubrieta 'Dr. Mules Variegata'
  • Campanula garganica 'Dickson's Gold'
  • Campanula portenschlagiana 'Lieselotte'
  • Campanula punctata 'Little Punky'
  • Campanula portenschlagiana 'Resholdt's Variety'
  • Carex caryophyllea 'Beatlemania'
  • Chiastophyllum oppositifolium
  • Cymbalaria aequitriloba
  • Delosperma 'Fire Spinner'
  • Dianthus deltoides 'Flashing Lights'
  • Edraianthus graminifolius
  • Erodium chrysanthum 'Yellow Form'
  • Erodium reichardii
  • Erodium x variabile 'Roseum'
  • Erodium x variabile 'Flore-Pleno'
  • Geranium dalmaticum
  • Geum coccineum 'Koi'
  • Gypsophila cerastioides 'Pixie Splash'
  • Gypsophila repens 'Filou Rose'
  • Haplopappus glutinosus
  • Heuchera pulchella
  • Penstemon hirsutus 'Pygmaeus'
  • Penstemon pinifolius 'Mersea Yellow'
  • Phlox douglassii 'Red Admiral'
  • Phlox silenefolia 'Betty'
  • Phyteuma scheuchzeri
  • Pratia pedunculata 'County Park'
  • Primula 'Wanda Blue Shades'
  • Primula elatior 'Victorian Gold Lace Red'
  • Primula veris 'Sunset Shades'
  • Rosularia sempervivum ssp. glaucophylla
  • Sanguinaria canadensis 'Multiplex'
  • Saponaria 'Bressingham'
  • Sedum 'Golden Queen'
  • Sedum album 'Coral Carpet'
  • Sedum anglicum 'Love's Triangle'
  • Sedum dasyphyllum 'Blue Cadet'
  • Sedum makinoi 'Limelight'
  • Sedum stefco
  • Sedum tetractinum
  • Sempervivum, assorted varieties
  • Silene uniflora 'Druett's Variegated'
  • Solidago cutleri
  • Solidago 'Goldrush'
  • Stachys byzantina 'Silky Fleece'
  • Stachys officinalis 'Nana'
  • Thalictrum thalictroides 'Pink Pearl'
  • Thymus cherlerioides 'Silver Needle'
  • Thymus praecox 'Highland Cream'
  • Thymus praecox 'Albus'
  • Trillium recurvatum
  • Veronica liwanensis
  • Veronica prostrata 'Aztec Gold'
  • Veronica repens 'Sunshine'
  • Waldsteinia fragarioides

Chapter Plant Sales

Chapter plant sales are open only to members of DVC-NARGS and their guests. They are held at Robbins Park in Ambler, PA. Directions.

Our fall and spring plant sales are special benefits of belonging to our chapter. The are suited to our climate and are very reasonably priced, starting at a dollar a pot. Our silent auction plants are legendary for offering unusual plants, as well as hypertufa troughs and other sought-after items.

Instructions for donors: Plants must have a white label with the botanical name of the plant on one side and donor's name on the other side. Donors receive one free plant label for every plant donated. In addition, donors are entitled to select up to five first choice plants, one for every ten plants donated, and are allowed several minutes to do this before non-donors are allowed to start shopping. Members pay for their first choice plants. Plants of exceptional rarity, quality, or size are welcomed for the silent auction; extra donor credits will be given.

Some of the plants that were available at our September 2017 sale:

Pogonia ophioglossoides

Pogonia ophioglossoides (rose pogonia), a native orchid that grows well in bog gardens.

  • Adiantum venustum
  • Aethionema 'Warley Rose'
  • Allium cernuum (provenance southeast Pennsylvania)
  • Allium stellatum
  • Alyssum oxycarpum
  • Aquilegia alpina
  • Aquilegia canadensis (provenance southeast Pennsylvania)
  • Aquilegia flabellata v. pumila
  • Arabis androsacea
  • Arabis procurrens
  • Arabis sturii
  • Asarina procumbens
  • Aster alpinus
  • Campanula 'Sarastro'
  • Campanula incurva
  • Campanula poscharskyana
  • Delosperma congestum
  • Dianthus 'Blue Hills'
  • Dianthus 'Joan's Blood'
  • Dianthus 'Karlik'
  • Dracocephalum ruyschiana
  • Erigeron scopulinus
  • Geranium maculatum album
  • Globularia repens 'Zander'
  • Gypsophila repens 'Roseum'
  • Hypericum kazdaghense
  • Limonium minutum
  • Lychnis yunnanensis
  • Lysimachia japonica var. minutissima
  • Meconopsis cambrica (yellow flowers; easy)
  • Pardancanda norrisii
  • Penstemon 'Jingle Bells' (tall coral)
  • Penstemon hirsutus 'Pygmaeus'
  • Penstemon pinifolius
  • Penstemon smallii
  • Phlox subulata 'Ellie B.'
  • Pogonia ophioglossoides
  • Scabiosa crenata
  • Scutellaria orientalis
  • Sempervivum cvs.
  • Solidago nemoralis (provenance southeast Pennsylvania)
  • Spiranthes odorata 'Chadd's Ford'
  • Talinum sp., probably Talinum calycosus
  • Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'
  • Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Ripple'
  • Tricyrtis 'Dr. Hirao's Strain'
  • Veronica prostrata 'Nestor'
  • Viola variegata
Campanula portenschlagiana 'Resholdt's Variety'

Campanula portenschlagiana 'Resholdt's Variety' (Dalmatian bellflower). We have offered this plant at the plant sale at Morris Arboretum. Photographed May 6, 2010 in Philadelphia. Photo by Janet Novak.