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Get your plants in Gowanus, Brooklyn!

Volunteers and students help Gowanus Canal Conservancy grow a wide array of native plants well-adapted to our urban conditions. The plants we grow are installed in gardens throughout the Gowanus Watershed and are also for sale! Discounts are available for GCC members, public schools, and community gardens.

Come to one of our seasonal plant sales around the neighborhood, or make an appointment to visit our nursery, located at the Salt Lot, by emailing plants@gowanuscanalconservancy.org or calling 718.541.4378

Great plants at great prices

Pint: $5
Gallon: $8
2 Gallon and up: $14 – $40

Discounts:

GCC Members: General, Student/Senior Members; Private Schools (10% discount)

GCC Members: Associate, Family/Dual, Supporter, Benefactor, Small Business, General Business Members (20% discount)

Public Schools and Community Gardens in the Gowanus Watershed (50% discount)

Public Schools and Community Gardens outside of the Gowanus Watershed (25% discount)

Plant availability Winter 2018

Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes:
Andropogon virginicus – Broomsedge bluestem
Bouteloua curtipendula – Sideoats Grama
Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’ – Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass
Carex albicans – White-tinged Sedge
Carex comosa – Longhair Sedge
Eragrostis spectabilis – Purple lovegrass
Eragrostis trichoides – Sand Lovegrass
Festuca glauca ‘Beyond Blue’ – Blue Fescue
Juncus effusus – Common rush
Juncus greenei – Greene’s rush
Panicum virgatum – Switchgrass
Schizachyrium littorale – Coastal bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium – Little Bluestem
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Carousel’ – Little Bluestem ‘Carousel’
Schizachyrium scoparium ‘Standing Ovation’ – Little bluestem ‘Standing Ovation’
Sporobolus heterolepsis – Prairie Dropseed
Tridens flavus – Purpletop tridens

Wildflowers:
Achillea millefolium – Common yarrow
Agastache ‘Black Adder’ – Giant or anise hyssop
Ageratina altissima – White snakeroot
Amsonia hubrichtii – Bluestar
Anenome canadensis – Canadian anenome
Aquilegia canadensis – Wild columbine
Creeping sedum
Echinacea purpurea – Eastern purple coneflower
Eryngium yuccifolium – Rattlesnake master
Eupatorium hyssopifolium – Hyssop-leaf thoroughwort
Euthamia graminfolia – Grass-leaved goldenrod
Eutrochium dubium – Coastal Joe Pye
Eutrochium purpureum – Joe Pye weed
Helenium autumnale – Sneezeweed
Helenium flexuosum – Purple-headed sneezeweed
Heliopsis helianthoides – False sunflower
Heuchera spp. – Coralbells
Liatris spicata ‘Floristan White’ – Blazing star ‘Floristan White’
Monarda fistulosa – Wild bergamot
Oenothera biennis – Evening primrose
Penstemon digitalis – Beardtongue
Penstemon digitalis ‘Dark Towers’ – Beardtongue ‘Dark Towers’
Phlox x ‘Violet Pinwheels’ -‘Violet Pinwheels’ Moss Phlox
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium – Slender mountain mint
Ruellia humilis – Wild petunia
Solidago sempervirens – Seaside goldenrod
Symphyotrichum ericoides – Heath aster
Symphyotrichum laeve – Smooth aster
Symphyotrichum nova-angliae – Aster ‘Purple Dome’
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae – New England Aster
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium – Aromatic aster
Symphyotrichum oblongifolius ‘October Skies’ – Aromatic aster ‘October Skies’
Symphyotrichum pilosum – Frost aster
Verbena hastata – Blue vervain
Veronicastrum virginicum – Culver’s root
Viola sororia – Wild violet
Yucca filamentosa – Adam’s needle
Zizia aurea – Golden Alexander

Shrubs and Trees:
Aronia arbutifolia – Red Chokeberry
Betula lenta – Sweet birch
Betula nigra – River Birch
Carpinus caroliniana – American hornbeam
Cornus sericea – Red or yellow-twigged dogwood
Crataegus crus-galli – Cockspur Hawthorn
Hamamelis virginiana – American witch hazel
Juniperus horizontalis Wiltonii – Creeping juniper
Juniperus virginiana – Eastern red cedar, Virginia juniper
Pinus virginiana – Virginia pine
Populus tremuloides – Quaking aspen
Quercus alba – White oak
Quercus bicolor – Swamp oak
Quercus rubra – Red oak
Rhus copillanum – Winged sumac
Robinia pseudoacacia – Black locust
Salix discolor – Pussy willow

Vines:
Campsis radicans – Trumpet Vine
Lonicera sempervirens – Trumpet honeysuckle or coral honeysuckle

Partners and Sponsors

Alloy
Greenbelt Native Plant Center
Apiary Studio
Stuyvesant Cove Park