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 credit card, cash or check, and it is open rain or shine during regular Arboretum operating hours. New plants are added weekly (typically Monday morning and Thursday morning at around 11:00 AM), so visit often. And don't forget to check out all our other plant sales. too.
Here's what we're offering this week.
Agave isthmensis 'Kabuto Gani'
An oh-so-cute compact form of the Mexican Agave that features thick, deeply scalloped blue leaves with a wide cream border. The perfect houseplant.
Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud'
Black stems emerge in spring and are topped by showy clusters of Carolina blue flowers. Spectacular and easy to grow native plant.
Aspidistra omeiensis 'Jade Ribbons'
cast iron plant
This low maintenance, shade-loving, unusual, strap-leaf aspidistra forms a tight clump that looks lovely year-round in a woodland garden.
aspiring false indigo
This 2021 introduction from JLBG forms an upright clump crowded with beautiful lavender flower spikes in late spring, just as many baptisias finish flowering.
Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea'
Drought tolerant tree features heart-shaped chartreuse leaves and lovely orchid-like flowers.
Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Just Deserts'
All summer, this deciduous shrub is covered with white, spiky-spheroid flowers that attract pollinators. Drought tolerant too. We love it. Despite its warm native habitat, it has been winter hardy for us in Raleigh since 2018.
Chrysanthemum 'Country Girl'
Low spreading mum. Flowers are soft pink in October. This is a tough, easy, must-have plant for the late season garden. We wouldn't be without it.
Cyclamen hederifolium subsp. crassifolium
Highly-patterned, 2-toned, heart-shaped leaves are noticeably thick and fleshy. As with typical Cyclamen hederifolium, delicate pink to white flowers appear from late July through November.
Mounding perennial offers bright pink, fragrant, pollinator friendly flowers. Prefers rocky well-drained soils. This species hails from the Caucasus region.
Hosta 'Touch of Class'
Blue leaves with a center splash of chartreuse and purple flowers atop 22" scapes in mid-summer make this a gorgeous woodland specimen plant.
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Fuji Waterfall'
Elegant garden addition. Large flower clusters with pure-white double ray florets that cascade like a waterfall bloom against a background of large deep green leaves.
Kniphofia 'Hot and Cold'
'Hot and Cold' produces 3' tall pokers that are white at the bottom and flaming orange toward the tip. An early season flowering variety with good reblooming.
Lespedeza buergeri is an uncommon asian shrub with arching branches tipped in late summer with panicles of mauve-pink, pea–like blooms.
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii 'Big Momma'
Drummond's wax mallow
This tall wax mallow was found by Greg Grant of the Steven F. Austin Mast Arboretum. A hibiscus relative whose petals are swirled and closed to form a turk’s cap. This form is much larger in all aspects, especially the bright red flowers. Sun to light shade. Zone 7b.
This heat and humidity tolerant phlox is covered with magenta flowers in spring and summer. Deadhead to encourage reblooming.
Punica granatum 'Gosai-ryu'
Noted for speckled variegation on leaves. Doubled flowers are exceptionally showy and followed by large ornamental fruit with hard seeds making it best for juice.
Flowers have a clove-peppery aroma. This is a quite disease resistant rose. A great rose for the non-rose grower.
Sambucus canadensis 'Blonde Envy'
A bright yellow-leaved cultivar of the North American native. Perhaps the first ornamental cultivar of this native and because of its provenance, we expect it will persist in gardens. A suckering deciduous shrub from 5'–12' tall. Fragrant white lacy blooms in summer similar to Queen Anne's lace. In late summer, edible black elderberry fruits appear.
An archive of what we've offered in the past is also available.