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March through November

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10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday
March through November


The Conservatory is currently closed for renovations.


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Kansas State University Gardens

Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources
2021 Throckmorton Ctr
1712 Claflin Road
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6949 fax

1500 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

Plant Sale Information

Poinsettia and Amaryllis Sale

The 2022 sale was a success and we plan to do it again in November, 2023.

The 2022 Friends of the Gardens poinsettia and amaryllis sale was a hybrid event with online sales starting on October 31 through November 11 and in person sale on November 18. There were red, white and pink poinsettias, 10" poinsettia centerpieces, and two types of red and white amaryllis bulbs. Foil color options were silver, gold, green, purple, and red.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the Gardens to help defray expenses for student labor, plantings, and necessary materials.

1. Online sales 

  • Online store link is live from October 31 through November 11 with plant and foil pictures
  • Prices - poinsettias - $11, centerpeices - $25, amaryllis bulbs - $16.50
  • Payment - debit or credit card only
  • Pick up - after ordering, email marcia-c@cox.net to arrange for pickup on Thursday, Nov 17, between 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 
  • Pick up location - plants will be distributed from the loading dock at the rear of the Gardens Visitor Center at 1500 Denison Ave.  Signs in the parking lot will direct you to the loading dock.

2. In person sales - plants remaining from the online sale (we expect a limited selection) will be sold from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18.

  • Where - The K-State Gardens Visitor center, 1500 Denison, Manhattan, KS
  • Prices - poinsettias - $11- amaryllis - $16.50, centerpieces - $25
  • Payment - cash or check only

Students in the  K-State Greenhouse Operations Management class produce poinsettias and amaryllis in the Throckmorton Plant Sciences Greenhouse complex each fall semester. Hands-on production allows students to learn about light and temperature manipulation, and nutrient and greenhouse environment management. The students are responsible for all production decisions and practices. 

Questions - Call 785-532-3271 or email ksugardens@k-state.edu

Where - KSU Gardens, 1500 Denison Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66506

Plant Care Sheets: 

Poinsettia Care Sheet  and  Amaryllis Care Sheet

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