Rare Plant Auction

Friday, June 9, 2023 – 12:00 pm through Saturday, June 17, 2023 – 3:00 pm

Does the prospect of aiding in conservation by providing a refuge in your garden for sustainably propagated endangered plants fill your heart with joy? What about the idea that you can obtain cultivars of plants that are so newly introduced that nobody has any idea how large they'll grow, or even what their flowers look like yet? Do you want plants that are so rare that internet searches for information about them yield literally zero results? Then you aren't going to want to miss a second of the Rare Plant Auction of the Southeastern Plant Symposium hosted by the JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden!

Rare Plant Auction

Browse our plants and place your bids online.


Double Play Candy Corn Spiraea

This Rare Plant Auction is going to be our biggest and best auction to date. When the auction goes live on Friday, we'll have over a hundred plants ready for bidding. Plants will be added as we get them (possibly daily), including the days of the Southeastern Plant Symposium itself. Because when cool plant people get together, they share cool plants!

Auction proceeds benefit the JC Raulston Arboretum and the Tony & Anita Avent Juniper Level Botanic Garden Endowment. Funds supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum are managed by the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Tax ID 56-6049304.

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Please write jcra-events@ncsu.edu for more information about this auction.