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.
Agave schidigera 'Shira-ito-no-ohi'
queen of white century plant
This is one of the showiest of the variegated agaves available—although rarely easy to acquire! The small rosettes grow to only about 12" tall. Each of the evergreen, succulent leaves is broadly and evenly outlined with bright white and tipped with a burgundy spine. White, threadlike filaments curl along the leaf margins. This is marginally hardy at best but makes a showy container plant.
This perennial is native to the very southernmost tip of Texas. It forms a rosette of strappy leaves with spikes of showy, star-shaped yellow flowers in late summer into fall. Despite its deep south heritage, it is surprisingly hardy and is fine in zone 7b if planted in a sunny, well-drained spot.
Ficus carica 'Alma'
Have you always wanted a fig tree, but just never got around to getting one? Well, here is a great one. Ficus carica 'Alma' is one of our favorite figs at the JCRA. It produces very sweet fruit at a very young age. Enjoy numerous medium to large figs that ripen to beautiful shades of yellow or bronze.
Hosta 'Blonde Ambition'
A vigorous dwarf with bright chartreuse glossy, puckered foliage. Quite a beautiful selection. Hybridized by Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanic Garden
Lagerstroemia indica 'G2x13377'
Infinitini White dwarf crepe myrtle
A compact, white flowered crepe myrtle with an exceptionally long period of bloom.
This native deciduous magnolia features very large leaves. The yellowish-green flowers are smaller than the southern magnolia and appear in spring. Flowers are followed by large warty green fruit that doesn't look in the least bit like a cucumber. The fruit turns red as it matures.
Phlox carolina 'Kim'
A superior selection of Phlox carolina that is sturdier and less disease prone than typical. The light green foliage is topped in early summer with light pink flowers. Spreads vigorously via stolons.
Piper kadsura 'Pied Piper'
variegated Japanese pepper
This evergreen vine has small heart-shaped leaves that are irregularly variegated. Its self-clinging stems will climb tree trunks and walls. The white flowers look similar to the jack in a jack-in-the-pulpit. Marginally hardy, part shade, rich soils.
Serissa japonica 'Bumble Bee Delight'
bumble delight snowrose
Not as showy as named cultivars but much more preferred by native bumble bees making it a great plant for the pollinator friendly garden. In a container, this plant is popular as a bonsai plant due to its gnarled trunk, diminutive size and small leaves. Just don't pinch the leaves...they smell yucky when bruised.
An archive of what we've offered in the past is also available.