Plant Sale Buggy
Next time you are at the JC Raulston Arboretum, be sure to check out the Plant Sale Buggy located outside the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center. It’s a great spot for visitors to find a wide assortment of choice and unusual plants for your garden. Self-service purchases are made by cash or checks only, and it is open rain or shine during regular Arboretum operating hours. New plants are added weekly, so visit often. Here's what we're offering this week.
canna lilySpecies canna with upright, bright green stems and tropical-looking foliage and flowers. Blossoms are bright red with a yellow throat. Leaf roller resistant. (rhizome)
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Golden Fern'
dwarf Hinoki cypress
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Plumosa Aurea Nana'
dwarf goldplume Sawara falsecypress
Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Barton'
Atlantic white-cedarBarton’ matures into a handsome and very stately tree. The foliage has a blue cast and is soft in appearance. Atlantic white-cedar is native to the Eastern United States and along the Gulf coast from Florida to Mississippi. Easy to grow, tolerating moisture and part shade.
Crocosmia ×crocosmiiflora 'George Davidson'
Cryptomeria japonica 'Giokumo'
Tianshan carnationIf visiting the rugged country of Kyrgyzstan in central Asia, be sure to look for the single, pink or white carnation-like blossoms of this native. Flowers arise from attractive 1' tall mounds of thick gray-green leaves.
Juniperus communis 'Gold Totem Pole'
gold columnar common juniper
Kniphofia uvaria 'Lola'
red-hot pokerLola is perfect for a big garden. It's definitely not for the faint of heart! Hummingbirds love it and it's deer resistant. Take one home today!
dwarf palmettoThis common, fan-shaped palm is a small shrub is usually stemless with the leaves arising from an underground stock. White blooms are followed by black fruit about 1/2 inch wide in long clusters. Plant forms a trunk when grown in standing water.
Thuja occidentalis 'Yellow Ribbon'
golden American arborvitae‘Yellow Ribbon’ is a slow-growing American arborvitae cultivar with an upright, pyramidal form. Flat soft, sprays of scale-like, evergreen foliage are yellowish-orange in spring, then mature to medium green in summer. It's an excellent screening plant. It can also be used as a hedge, background, or foundation plant.
Weigela (yellow leaf)Weigela is a small deciduous shrub that grows best in a sunny location with moist soil. The flowers are long and trumpet-shaped. In fact, they are a part of the honeysuckle family!
An archive of what we've offered in the past is also available.