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.

Brugmansia 'Inca Sun'

Brugmansia 'Inca Sun'

hybrid angel's trumpet

One of the most floriferous of all angel's trumpets, starting earlier than most and flowering continuously through summer.

Disporum sessile 'Tightwad'

Disporum sessile 'Tightwad'

dwarf fairy bells

This diminutive woodland lily is only half the size of the typical species but is just as great a performer. In spring the 6" stems bear full-size, nodding, white flowers with delicate green highlights. Plants will spread politely by rhizomes to make lovely patches around the bases of shrubs and larger perennials. This is truly a no-care plant once established. Plant several for a small scale ground cover.

Drimiopsis maculata 'Slow Fade'

Drimiopsis maculata 'Slow Fade'

'Slow Fade' was collected in Thailand by Wade Roitsch of Yucca Do Nursery at the Chatuchak plant market. 'Slow Fade' features slightly larger leaves than typical for a Drimiopsis and the foliar spot pattern lasts longer in the summer heat before fading to green. Drimiopsis is a small 6" tall × 8" wide perennial for the rock garden with a hosta-like stature. The smooth, somewhat rubbery leaves are covered with purple spots in spring and fade to green in the heat. In May, Drimiopsis also produces small 6" whitish flowers.

Hosta 'Pineapple Express'

Hosta 'Pineapple Express'

plantain lily

Hosta 'Pineapple Express' is a sport of 'Pineapple Upside Down Cake' discovered by Hans Hansen and released by Plant Delights Nursery. A small hosta, the narrow leaves rise to 15" with long petioles, wavy edges and pointed tips.

Hosta 'Sunshine Floozie'

plantain lily

Hosta 'Sunshine Floozie' is a 2019 Plant Delights Nursery introduction that forms a small, 15" tall × 3' wide clump of long, pointed, golden leaves that age to chartreuse in the fall. Clumps are topped in late June with light lavender flowers.

Iris brevicaulis

Iris brevicaulis

zig zag iris

Beardless blue to blue-purple blooms grow up to 2 feet tall atop the typical floppy fans of iris foliage. Full sun and moist areas are best. Hardy to zone 3.

Manfreda 'Helen Wynans'

Manfreda 'Helen Wynans'

hybrid deciduous agave

'Helen Wynans' is an excellent landscape plant. It's abundant foliage is broad and widely marked by dark spots. It makes an excellent ground. Proven over time to be tolerant of heat, humidity and heavy soils.

Ocimum 'Amazel'

Italian basil

Downy mildew resistant basil. High yield. Pinch off flowers to increase harvest. Great culinary herb. This cutting grown selection should last summer long up to frost in the fall.

Origanum 'Amethyst Falls'

Origanum 'Amethyst Falls'

ornamental oregano

This oregano is a long blooming hybrid with aromatic, spicy foliage that can be used in cooking. Sprays of pale purple blooms hang at the tips of light green cones that resemble Hops. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Needs well drained soil.

Phegopteris hexagonoptera

Phegopteris hexagonoptera

broad beech fern

Native fern prefers rich, well-drained, shady garden location. Fronds up to 30" long.

Salvia puberula 'El Butano'

Mexican sage

Salvia puberula has particularly large and colorful flowers.The velvety green leaves adorn the 4' tall upright stalks that are topped, starting in late October, with a flower head of deep magenta-pink resembling a pink cotton ball that was plugged into an electrical outlet...a great form of this wonderful salvia.

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Fragrant Gold'

hardy Confederate jessamine

Climbing or groundcover vine with highly fragrant yellow flowers. Evergreen, it will maintain yellowish leaf color in partial shade.


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