Plant Sale

Spring Native Plant Sale fundraiser

Spring Native Plant Sale fundraiser

Event overview

Spring Native Plant Sale

The 34rd Annual Spring Native Plant Sale fundraiser at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will feature a huge selection of native plants, hard-to-find herbs, and well-adapted plants.



For over 30 years, veteran and novice gardeners alike have anticipated this rare opportunity to purchase some of the best plants for North Central Texas gardens and obtain many rare plants. The Heard’s plant sale will also feature a selection of native milkweed plants.


Moreover, volunteers from the Native Plant Society of Texas Collin County Chapter and the Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists will be available to help you select your new plants.

Plant List

Remaining List as of 3 p.m. 4/30/22

(Note: two species not recorded)

Allium canadense canadense                  Wild Garlic

Allium canadense var. hyacinthoides       Hyacinth Onion

Allium stellatum                                           Fall Onion

Amsonia ciliata                                           Creeping Blue Star

Berlandiera lyrata                                       Chocolate Flower

Bouteloua dactyloides                                Buffalo Grass

Calyptocarpus vialis                                    Horseherb

Carex sp.                                                      Webberville Sedge

Dalea sp. Mixed                                           Mix and Match White, Purple Daleas

Desmanthus illinoensis Illinois                       Bundleflower

Hedeoma reverchonii v. reverchonii            Reverchon’s False Pennyroyal

Liatris hesperelegans                                     Pinkscale Blazing Star

Liatris squarrosa                                             Scaly Blazing Star

Marsilia macropoda                                     Clover Fern

Packera obovata                                           Golden Groundsel

Phemeranthus parviflorus                              Flame Flower

Rynchospora colorata                                    White Top Sedge

Silphium laciniatum                                        Compass Plant

Silphium radula                                              Rosinweed

Sorghastrum nutans ‘Sioux Blue’                   Sioux Blue Indian Grass

Thelesperma filifolium                                    Greenthread

Tradescantia tharpii Tharp’s                          Spiderwort


All plant species are subject to availability, which may vary, particularly as the sale progresses. Prices are determined by pot size, which varies by plant species.

Spring Native Plant Sale Fundraiser At a Glance

  • Native plants
  • Hard-to-find herbs
  • Well-adapted plants
  • Native milkweed plants
  • Nectar plants for butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators
  • All sales tax-free
  • Free parking
  • Admission to museum not required to attend Plant Sale
  • Get free information about the available plants
  • Guests welcome to bring their own cart and carrying crates
  • COVID-19 Safety Guidelines In Place (See Below)
  • Proceeds from the Spring Native Plant Sale fundraising event benefit the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

2023 Schedule

Open to the Public
April 22, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. 

April 23, 1 P.M. – 5 P.M. 

Pre-sale (Heard Museum Members-Only)
April 21, 4- 7 P.M. 


*Memberships will be available for purchase at the Pre-sale. They are also available online before the event through our Membership page. The presale event is reserved for current Heard Museum members only. As a result, guests may not be admitted.


Museum admission is not required to attend the public days of this sale.

Additional Information & Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits of Gardening with Native Plants

There are a number of other benefits to using native plants in landscaping. In fact, using these plants that are naturally suited to Texas’ hydrologic issues is an excellent way to reduce supplemental watering. As a result, many of the native plant species are also better suited to Texas’ climate and provide food sources and habitat for many kinds of wildlife.

Milkweeds for Monarchs

Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies at the Spring Native Plant Sale fundraising event

The plant sale will feature a selection of native milkweed plants. Monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus, a species suffering from major decline in recent years, is dependent on milkweeds. This is the only plant species that their caterpillars can eat. With shifting land management practices, we have lost much of the milkweed from the landscape, leaving them with a limited food supply. Scientists believe this to be one of the causes of the Monarch population decreases. By purchasing and planting milkweed to help feed Monarch butterfly caterpillars, North Texans will be able to both help the recovery of this species and support the Heard, a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Butterfly Gardening

Learn more about gardening for butterflies and other pollinators in the Butterfly Gardening section of our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden page.

About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. Miss Heard was 80 years old when she saw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. Today, the Heard’s mission of bringing nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore, and preserve our priceless environment is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation. The Heard is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Please visit our Directions and Parking page for more information.

Plant Sale List

Pre-Sale (Members* Only)
April 29, 4 P.M. – 7 P.M.


Open to the Public
April 30, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. 
May 1, 1 P.M. – 5 P.M. 


*Memberships will be available for purchase at the Pre-sale. They are also available online before the event through our Membership page. The presale event is reserved for current Heard Museum members only. As a result, guests may not be admitted.

Event overview

Meet the Plants

Native Plant Sale Virtual Preview

A Program for Heard Museum Members

Would you like to learn more about the plants available at the Heard’s Spring Plant Sale before you arrive? We’re offering Heard Museum Members a unique benefit: a virtual sneak preview webinar on April 13 at 7 p.m. (via Zoom).


At this exclusive presentation, the Heard’s Native Gardens Manager, Amy Monroy, will offer a segment on gardening for butterflies and other pollinators. Carol Clark and Dr. Bill Woodfin, knowledgeable native plant enthusiasts and members of Collin County Chapter of Native Plant Society of Texas, will present segments about using native plants in shaded settings and gardening for birds (including hummingbirds). Bill Freiheit will also share his insights into several of the rare plants he has grown for our sale.


We’ll also offer a Q&A segment so that participants will have a chance to get answers to follow-up questions that may arise. You’ll gain a new appreciation for many wonderful native Texas plants!

Drawings for Private Consultations

If you attend this virtual preview of the plant sale, Meet the Plants, you will automatically be entered into two drawings. The winners of these drawings will receive access to a separate, private half-hour consultation held at a later date. In these additional sessions, Amy or Carol will help the winners of the drawings plan out their native plant needs. And, they’ll be able to ask further questions they might have about problem areas.

Plant Sale List

Plant Sale List as of End of Day 4-23-21

Very Limited Quantities Available

(revised 4.23.21)


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This program is free for Heard Museum members. 


April 13, 2022

7 P.M.


*Memberships are also available online before the event through our Membership page. This event is is reserved for current Heard Museum members only. As a result, guests may not be admitted.


Pre-registration is required and limited to Heard Museum members.* To participate, please sign up here.

*Heard Museum members: to gain access to this members-only event, please sign in or register for our site. (You can find the “sign in” or “register” links in the top right-hand corner of any page that you use to purchase tickets, program reservations, or memberships.) When you register for our site, your membership is automatically linked to your log-in!

Accessing the Zoom Presentation

The Zoom link will be sent to you by email on April 11.** 


**Please make sure the email address you use to access registration is subscribed to our e-news as the link will come through our email service. Adding to your safe-senders list will help ensure it arrives in your inbox.

Zoom Meeting Etiquette and Best Practices


  • Mute your microphone 
    To help keep background noise to a minimum, make sure you mute your microphone when you are not speaking. Make sure to not accidentally press the space bar as it may also unmute your microphone.
  • Be mindful of background noise
    When your microphone is not muted, avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers.
  • Utilize the chat function to suggest questions for the Q&A segment.