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For Immediate Release: June 29, 2011

Botanical Garden’s Online Bulb Sale Kicks Off Friday

[Columbia, SC] - Riverbanks Botanical Garden is giving growers a jump on fall planting with its annual bulb sale that begins online this Friday.

Riverbanks horticulture staff has selected some of their most treasured and reliable bloomers, including several varieties of daffodils, annual and perennial tulips, and crinums.

Shoppers will also have their pick from other flowering favorites. Highlights include:

  • Allium ‘Purple Sensation’: Baseball-sized globe filled with amethyst-violet flowers. Great for containers or in the ground.
  • Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Blue Jacket’: Large dark and blue flower with purple striping. Extremely fragrant.
  • Iris ‘Symphony’: Each May, this Dutch iris treats us to yellow and white blooms atop 20 inch stems. Great for cut flowers and one of our new favorites here at Riverbanks.
  • Narcissus ‘Tahiti’: Wild looking daffodil with multiple layers of soft yellow petals and orange segments in the middle. Very showy.

Bulb purchases must be placed in advance by ordering online at www.riverbanks.org. There will be no public sale! Prices range from $4 to $20.

The first pick-up date will take place on Saturday, November 19 from 9am until noon in the Bog Garden Plaza. Alternate pick up dates are scheduled for Tuesday, November 22 and Friday, November 25.

PR Department: 803.602.0840

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