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.

Acer

Acer

maple

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.

Agave asperrima

Agave asperrima

rough agave

sun, well-drained soil; 48"

Arundo donax 'Peppermint Stick'

Arundo donax 'Peppermint Stick'

variegated giant reed

In fall, clumps are topped with 18" bronze-colored plumes.
Not invasive.

Callicarpa oshimensis

Callicarpa oshimensis

beautyberry

sun to part shade; 8'

Chrysanthemum (Elizabeth Lawrence pink)

garden chrysanthemum

This mum came Elizabeth Lawrence's garden in Raleigh. Great for pollinators and cutting. Divide at least every few years.

Chrysanthemum 'Golden Lida Thomas'

Chrysanthemum 'Golden Lida Thomas'

garden chrysanthemum

sun; 3

Colocasia esculenta 'Coal Miner'

elephant ear

Upright growth habit

Dasylirion berlandieri

Dasylirion berlandieri

blue sotol

sun; 4'

Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Feuerhexe'

Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Feuerhexe'

Firewitch Cheddar pink

Drought, heat, and humidity tolerant

Diervilla rivularis 'Troja Black'

Diervilla rivularis 'Troja Black'

purple-leaved Georgia bush honeysuckle

full sun to part shade; 3' tall × 6' wide

×Fatshedera lizei 'Angyo Star'

×Fatshedera lizei 'Angyo Star'

variegated fatshedera

shade to part sun; 3'–4'

Hedychium 'Daniel Weeks'

Hedychium 'Daniel Weeks'

hardy ginger-lily

Has strong honeysuckle-like fragrance

Hemerocallis 'Autumn Minaret'

Hemerocallis 'Autumn Minaret'

daylily

sun to part shade; 6' flower scapes

Heteropterys glabra

Heteropterys glabra

redwing

sun to part shade; 5' (15' with support)

Hibiscus syriacus 'Buddha Belly'

Hibiscus syriacus 'Buddha Belly'

rose-of-Sharon

Curious swellings at the leaf nodes give this rare rose-of-Sharon its common name.

Hypericum olympicum

Hypericum olympicum

Mt. Olympus St. John's wort

sun; 10" by 24"

Ilex crenata 'Helleri'

Ilex crenata 'Helleri'

dwarf Japanese holly

sun to part shade; 30"

Lagerstroemia 'Ebony Embers'

Black Diamond Red Hot crepe myrtle

Mahonia ×media 'Winter Sun'

Mahonia ×media 'Winter Sun'

grapeholly

sun to shade; 5'–8'

Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'

Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'

giant catmint

Drought tolerate.

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'

mountain fleece flower

sun to shade; 36"

Pityopsis graminifolia

Pityopsis graminifolia

narrowleaf silk-grass

sun; 1'–3'

Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'

Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'

contorted hardy orange

sun to part shade; 12' tall

Rosa 'Radtko'

Rosa 'Radtko'

Double Knock Out shrub rose

sun; 4'–5'

Rubus rolfei

Rubus rolfei

creeping raspberry

sun to part shade; 4" x 36"

Salvia oxyphora

Bolivian sage

full sun to part shade; 5' tall

Sauromatum venosum

Sauromatum venosum

voodoo lily

part sun to shade; 36"

Seemannia 'Little Red'

Seemannia 'Little Red'

hardy gloxinia

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.).

Tradescantia sillamontana

Tradescantia sillamontana

white velvet tradescantia

sun to light shade; 8"–12" tall

Tricyrtis 'Imperial Banner'

Tricyrtis 'Imperial Banner'

variegated toad-lily

shade; 24"

Tricyrtis lasiocarpa

Tricyrtis lasiocarpa

amethyst toad lily

sun to part shade; 36"

Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'

chaste tree

sun; 15'

Weigela (yellow leaf)

sun; 4-5 feet


An archive of what we've offered in the past is also available.