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, so visit often.
Here's what we're offering this week.
Maidenhair fern is a native southeast U.S. fern. Like all ferns, this is quite deer resistant while looking delicate and elegant.
This hardy Amorphophallus features a 3' flower stalk that's topped with a vase-shaped flower from which an 8" purple-tipped spear appears. A year it flowers, a 4' fleshy petiole topped with a shredded umbrella-type leaf emerges from the tuber. One of the few self-fertile members of the amorphophallus species.
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii 'Pumpkin'
Soft pumpkin-orange is a great new color twist on this old favorite. Hummingbirds and butterflies love it's nectar! This tough Texas native is also DEER RESISTANT! Cut to the ground in spring for denser growth.
Fatsia japonica (ex. 'Sparky')
Seedlings of our own selection of Fatsia japonica. An evergreen shrub with large hand-like leaves and spiky white flowers in fall. Followed by blackberries.
Lantana camara 'Citrus Salad'
A lovely pastel combination of citrus colors starting soft lemon yellow in the morning, then slowly transforming from tangerine to pink grapefruit toned. The soft colors work well in most landscapes. This is an exceptionally hardy form of lantana that is close to sterile. Propagates and grows quickly from cuttings.
Lespedeza thunbergii 'Pink Cascade'
Graceful, mounding shrub, mounding to 6' tall, flowering late summer to fall. Attractive pink flowers. Sun to part shade. Zones 5–8.
Lespedeza thunbergii 'White Fountain'
A stunning perennial bush clover, if cut to the ground in spring, 'White Fountain' will resprout rapidly. From late summer into fall, its weeping branch tips are clothed in sprays of white pea-like flowers.
A ground hugging 1" tall perennial with tiny blue flowers. Great for in between stones, in containers, etc. Prefers moist soil.
Platycladus orientalis 'Morgan'
Amazing sprays of chartreuse new growth contrast with the darker green older foliage of this great Chinese arborvitae in spring. It's even more dramatic in winter when the entire outer edges of the plant turn a rusty bronze color.
Rosa 'Peggy Martin'
"Peggy Martin Rose" was one of only two plants surviving 20' of saltwater over the garden of Mrs. Peggy Martin, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina. It has been introduced in the U.S. and is a symbol among gardeners of a tenacious plant, with a spirit of renewal and re-growth.
Sunny yellow flowers all summer long provide a beautiful accent in any landscape.
Salvia regla 'Jame'
Salvia regla is a star in southern gardens! The glossy-green, round foliage adorns this upright-growing woody salvia to nearly 4' tall. In early fall, this cultivar is adorned with 3" long scarlet-orange, tubular flowers...a hummingbird's delight.
Spiraea ×vanhouttei 'Levgold'
Firegold golden bridal wreath spirea
Firegold® is adorned with brilliant lemon-lime foliage. The new growth is soft yellow changing to lemon, and finally to lime-green. White flowers appear in spring along gracefully arching branches.
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'
Aromatic blue-green foliage frames vivid blue daisy-like flowers with bright yellow centers. This aster will tolerate poor soils.
Tricyrtis 'Fluffy Orchid'
This toad-lily offers long, leaf-covered stems that in Sept and Oct are covered with white orchid-like flowers with tiny maroon spots. Upright stems, large flowers and flor- iferous nature make it different from others we've seen.
An archive of what we've offered in the past is also available.