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SUU Greenhouse Hosts Annual Plant Sale

Published: May 08, 2019 | Author: Kenzie Lundberg | Category: Community Outreach

Potted plants in a greenhouseThe Cline M. & Jane O. Dahle Greenhouse at Southern Utah University is hosting a plant sale starting Wednesday, May 8, continuing while supplies last. The Greenhouse is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will feature a variety of plants including indoor trees, perennial houseplants, organic vegetables, herb starts, and native plants.

Money raised from the annual plant sale goes back to the Greenhouse and student research projects as well as outreach programs with local schools and farmer’s markets. All the plants are grown at the Greenhouse with the help of SUU students.

The vegetable and herb starts available include different varieties of tomatoes and peppers, eggplants, squash, chives, rosemary, sugar snap pea, cauliflower, collard greens, broccoli, basil, lemongrass, thyme, stevia, lavender, carrots, and chamomile.

Houseplants include succulents, cacti, scented geraniums, spider plants, snake plants, ferns, palms, hoyas, peperomias, aloe plants, jade plants, baby’s tears, mints, white ginger, and more. A variety of species of fig trees will also be available.

A limited supply of native plants, all drought tolerant and perfect for xeriscaping, will be available this year. Those available for purchase are penstemons, Joshua trees, yucca species, Mexican hat, blanket flowers (Gaillardia), zinnias, sage, lavender, and Mountain Mahogany. Supplies are limited as plants are being transferred to the SUU Native Garden Center, seeds will be available for a few species of native plants.

Prices will vary depending on the size and type of plant. The Greenhouse is located on the third floor of the L.S. & Aline W. Skaggs Center for Health & Molecular Sciences and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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Contact Information:

Nikki Koontz, executive director of marketing communication
435-586-5400
nikkikoontz@suu.edu