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.
This is from a wild collection in Taiwan made by Crug Farms Nursery of Wales. They think it may be a hybrid, but it looks like it is Acer oliverianum to us.
sun, well-drained soil; 48"
Arundo donax 'Peppermint Stick'
variegated giant reed
In fall, clumps are topped with 18" bronze-colored plumes.
sun to part shade; 8'
Chrysanthemum (Elizabeth Lawrence pink)
This mum came Elizabeth Lawrence's garden in Raleigh. Great for pollinators and cutting. Divide at least every few years.
Chrysanthemum 'Golden Lida Thomas'
Colocasia esculenta 'Coal Miner'
Upright growth habit
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Feuerhexe'
Firewitch Cheddar pink
Drought, heat, and humidity tolerant
Diervilla rivularis 'Troja Black'
purple-leaved Georgia bush honeysuckle
full sun to part shade; 3' tall × 6' wide
×Fatshedera lizei 'Angyo Star'
shade to part sun; 3'–4'
Hedychium 'Daniel Weeks'
Has strong honeysuckle-like fragrance
Hemerocallis 'Autumn Minaret'
sun to part shade; 6' flower scapes
sun to part shade; 5' (15' with support)
Hibiscus syriacus 'Buddha Belly'
Curious swellings at the leaf nodes give this rare rose-of-Sharon its common name.
Mt. Olympus St. John's wort
sun; 10" by 24"
Ilex crenata 'Helleri'
dwarf Japanese holly
sun to part shade; 30"
Lagerstroemia 'Ebony Embers'
Black Diamond Red Hot crepe myrtle
Mahonia ×media 'Winter Sun'
sun to shade; 5'–8'
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'
mountain fleece flower
sun to shade; 36"
Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'
contorted hardy orange
sun to part shade; 12' tall
Double Knock Out shrub rose
sun to part shade; 4" x 36"
full sun to part shade; 5' tall
part sun to shade; 36"
Seemannia 'Little Red'
This hardy gloxinia hybrid has quickly become one of the favorite plants in the JCRA's Lath House. Intense scarlet-red, tubular flowers contrast beautifully with its dark foliage and red stems. It grows best in rich, well-drained soil, not overly wet or dry. It grows in light shade, but flowers best if given morning sun. This hybrid was developed by botanist, plant breeder, and garden blogger, John Boggan (Washington, D.C.).
white velvet tradescantia
sun to light shade; 8"–12" tall
Tricyrtis 'Imperial Banner'
amethyst toad lily
sun to part shade; 36"
Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'
Weigela (yellow leaf)
sun; 4-5 feet
An archive of what we've offered in the past is also available.