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.
Callicarpa americana var. lactea
white American beautyberry
These are seedlings from a plant growing at the JCRA. All the seedlings should be white fruited because the parent plant is fairly isolated from the purple-fruited varieties) but you never know what kind of hanky panky goes on in the arboretum at night!
Large, white flowers with long, narrow tepal segments in mid-summer give this plant its common name of spider lily, while the huge seeds and bulbs give rise to another common name—big fatty. Best in a moist, well-drained location in full sun to part shade. Like most members of the amaryllis family, this is a real show stopper when in flower. This large bulb is ready to burst into flower this summer, providing instant impact to the garden.
Ilex decidua 'Finch's Golden'
yellow-berry possumhaw holly
The cultivar name is derived from the golden color of the fruit. This female clone was a seedling selection from Hale County, AL by Bill Finch in the 1980's. This native species is reputed to be pollinated by Ilex opaca, hence one doesn't have to be as concerned for a male pollinator as one does with Ilex verticillata.
Iris 'Flower Shower'
dwarf hybrid iris
A delightful addition to any garden! It sports showy petals of dark red violet with violet beards and a wonderful pronounced sweet fragrance. Outstanding rebloomer that never gets old!
×Mangave 'Arctic Fox'
Another sport of ×Mangave 'Jaguar' but here the white stripe is down the center of the leaf. This cultivar can only be propagated by division of offsets, as it cannot be tissue-cultured, so it will always be scarce. Mangaves are evergreen when grown in frost-free environments.
A southeast US native plant that likes moist sunny sites and can tolerate poor drainage. The small purple flowers in spring make great cut flowers. This Penstemon will reseed around your garden if the conditions are good.
Punica granatum 'Salavatski'
An exceptionally cold-hardy pomegranate with large pinkish-red fruit. The sweet-tart juice is refreshing and full of anti-oxidants. The crunchy seeds make a delightful snack or add crunch to salads. In the garden, the showy orange flowers add pop to the landscape and the fruit are attractive as they ripen. A tough and versatile shrub.
A cross of Sinningia sellovii x Sinningia tubiflora that was selected by Jon Lindstrom. Sinningia 'Lovely' makes a mound of foliage, topped from summer into fall with 18" tall spikes, adorned with long pink tubular flowers that attract hummingbirds. Sinningia 'Lovely' clumps expand slowly unlike the stoloniferous parent Sinningia tubiflora. Well-drained soils in winter are key for success.
Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Kiifu Chirimen'
dwarf golden Asiatic jessamine
This cultivar of Asiatic Jessamine has tiny bright yellow leaves. Asiatic Jessamines are vigorous climbers if there is something to climb and they make excellent groundcovers if there is not.
An archive of what we've offered in the past is also available.