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The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

Fall Native Plant Sale

  • 10/01/2022
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Umstead State Park (2100 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513)


Registration is closed

The Plant Sale will happen rain or shine. We've moved from the grassy area at the Reedy Creek entrance parking lot to the Picnic Shelter (just to the right of the parking lot): 2100 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513.

Just added! We're thrilled to have 5 signed copies of Doug Tallamy's book, Nature's Best Hope! $30 each.

Did you know that fall is the best time to plant? With cooling temperatures and increasing rain, plants have time to establish their roots before the spring growing season. The larger root systems will help the plants be stronger and more successful in the summer.

Our Fall Native Plant Sale will be on Saturday, October 1 from 12pm-3pm.  We'll be selling locally-grown, native perennial flowers, shrubs and trees. We're excited to share that we'll have over 1,400 plants and large quantities of each species! Find us at: Umstead State Park (2100 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513). Registration is not required to attend, but feel free to let us know you're coming so we can see how many to expect.


  • Seeds: $2
  • 4": $10
  • 1 gal perennials: $15
  • 1 gal shrubs & trees: $20
  • 1 gal Pawpaw and Dwarf azalea: $25
  • 3 gal: $30
Type Common name Botanical name Size
Fern Christmas fern Polystichum acrostichoides 1 gal  
Perennial   Aromatic aster Symphyotrichum oblongifolium   1 gal
Perennial Bee balm Monarda fistulosa 4"
Perennial Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta 1 gal
Perennial Blue lobelia Lobelia elongata 4"
Perennial Butterfly weed Asclepias tuberosa 4"
Perennial Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis 4"
Perennial Common milkweed Asclepias syriaca Seeds  
Perennial Hairy mountain mint Pycnanthemum pilosum 1 gal
Perennial Hoary mountain mint Pycnanthemum incanum 1 gal
Perennial Ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis 4"
Perennial Lanceleaf coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata 4"
Perennial Marsh rattlesnake master Eryngium aquaticum 4"
Perennial New England aster Aster novae-angliae 1 gal
Perennial Obedient plant Physostegia virginiana 4"
Perennial Pink muhly grass Muhlenbergia capillaris 3 gal
Perennial Prairie coneflower Ratibida columnifera 4"
Perennial Purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea 1 gal
Perennial Scarlet rose mallow Hibiscus coccineus 4"
Perennial Slender leaf mountain mint   Pycnanthemum tenuifolium 1 gal
Perennial Spiked wild indigo Baptisia albescens 4"
Perennial Stokes aster Stokesia laevis 4"
Perennial Swamp milkweed Asclepias incarnata 4"
Perennial Swamp sunflower Helianthus angustifolius 4"
Perennial Sweet goldenrod Solidago odora 1 gal
Perennial White turtlehead Chelone glabra 4"
Perennial Whorled milkweed Asclepias verticillata 1 gal
Shrub American beautyberry Callicarpa americana 1 gal
Shrub Arrowwood Viburnum dentatum 1 gal
Shrub Button bush Cephalanthus occidentalis 1 gal
Shrub Dwarf azalea Rhododendron atlanticum 1 gal
Shrub Highbush blueberry Vaccinium corymbosum 1 gal
Shrub New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus 1 gal
Shrub Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius 1 gal
Shrub Oakleaf hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia 1 gal
Shrub Possumhaw Viburnum nudum 1 gal
Shrub Rabbiteye blueberry Vaccinium ashei 3 gal
Shrub Spicebush Lindera benzoin 1 gal
Shrub Sweet pepperbush Clethra alnifolia 1 gal
Shrub Sweetshrub Calycanthus floridus 1 gal
Shrub Virginia sweetspire Itea virginica 1 gal
Tree Black cherry Prunus serotina 1 gal
Tree Black haw Viburnum prunifolium 1 gal
Tree Dogwood Benthamidia florida 1 gal
Tree Eastern redbud Cercis canadensis 1 gal
Tree Fringe tree Chionanthus virginicus 1 gal
Tree Pawpaw Asimina triloba 1 gal
Tree Persimmon Diospyros virginiana 1 gal
Tree Serviceberry Amelanchier canadensis 1 gal
Tree Witch hazel Hamamelis virginiana 1 gal

New Things We're Trying

Starting at 11:30am, we'll be selling Umstead State Park T-shirts, fleece, hoodies, hats and more; early browsing will be allowed for clothing only.  We will be have 3 checkout lines.  For fairness to all, we will not start allowing entry to plants until noon.   

Volunteers Needed

We have vastly expanded our plant varieties and quantities for this event and we expect a large number of folks anxious to take advantage of our wonderful offerings. We're looking for up to 20 volunteers to help make this event run smoothly. If you're interested in helping out, sign up here.


We'll be set up at the Picnic Shelter to the right of the parking lot at the Harrison Ave, Cary entrance to Umstead State Park: 2100 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513.

100% of all proceeds go to support William B. Umstead State Park.

Thank you to Mellow Marsh Farm & Sorrell's Nursery for providing the locally-grown native plants!

The Umstead Coalition

We are a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.


The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.