JC Raulston Arboretum Plant Sale
The JC Raulston Arboretum's first plant sale was in 2010. This plant availability list for 2018 remains on this site as an archive of what we offered that year.
Abelia ×grandiflora 'Hopleys'
Foliage emerges edged with gold for a bright spring pop before softening to a cream halo around the green center.
Miss Lemon variegated glossy abelia
Abelia ×grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
Bright yellow variegated leaves change to red, orange, and golden yellow in winter. Attractive white flowers are held by rosy calyces which last long after the flowers have faded.
variegated glossy abelia
Abelia ×grandiflora 'Minacara1'
Bright orange-copper new growth becomes yellow as it ages.
Funshine golden glossy abelia
Chenille plant gets its common name from the fuzzy plumes of tiny red flowers that trail above a thick mound of small, serrated leaves.
creeping chenille plant
Acanthus 'Summer Beauty'
part sun to part shade; 3' × 2', 4'–6' in flower
Tall flower spikes of white and pink rise to 4' topping the heavily white-splashed foliage. This is a hybrid with the extra heat and humidity tolerant 'Summer Beauty' and retains the toughness of that parent.
variegated bear's breeches
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.
Dark foliage is topped late in the season by 4' spikes of dark pink buds opening to sweetly scented rose-pink flowers which age to cream.
Agastache 'Blue Fortune'
Blue flowers held in 4" spikes top this pollinator magnet from midsummer to fall.
sun, well-drained soil; 48"
Agave lophantha 'Miniskirt'
A fast offset forming dwarf selection of a great agave. Blue-green succulent foliage has a pale yellow band up the center. Needs near perfect winter drainage.
dwarf thorn-crested agave
Agave pablocarrilloi 'Baby Booties'
sun, well-drained soil; 2'
gypsum century plant
Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca'
Black Scallop black carpet bugle
sun, good drainage; 2'
sun; 12' w/support
Amsonia ciliata var. filifolia 'Georgia Pancake'
This form of our native blue-star forms a mat of fine textured foliage topped in spring with sky blue flowers.
sun to part shade; 18" tall
Wild Swan hybrid Japanese anemone
broad-leafed perennial snapdragon
sun to part shade; 16"
Winky Mix columbine
In South Africa where it is native, this asparagus grows as a mounded shrub to 4' tall and wide. We grow ours as a vining plant up a small support.
crimped hardy asparagus fern
Aspidistra elatior (ex. 'Fuji-no-mine')
These are seedlings of 'Fuji-no-mine'. The parent plant has thin, creamy-yellow streaks on dark green leaves. These may show a range of characteristics as they mature.
Mt. Fuji cast-iron plant seedling
Aster ageratoides 'Ezo Murasaki'
This plant spreads to form thick impenetrable mats topped in fall by purple flowers.
Astilbe cf. longicarpa
A wild collection from Taiwan.
giant Japanese painted fern
Athyrium 'Lady In Red'
red lady fern
Athyrium 'Regal Red'
burgundy leaf stalks
Japanese painted fern
part shade to shade; 5'
Aucuba japonica 'Meigetsu'
Broad leafed evergreen shrub with large yellow center to leaf. Prefers shade and average drainage.
gold-stripe Japanese aucuba
Baptisia 'Pink Truffles'
sun to part shade; 30"
Begonia [Semperflorens-cultorum Group] 'Barbara Rogers'
part sun; 18"
hardy wax begonia
Berberis thunbergii 'Daybreak'
sun; 1.5' × 2'
dwarf golden barberry
Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket'
Distinctive orange foliage and upright columnar growth habit. A designer's dream.
upright Japanese barberry
You can find this low-growing barberry on sunny, well-drained, slopes, in southeastern Tibet. It is an attractive, dwarf, semi-evergreen shrub that forms a low (18" tall), wide spreading mound. Leaves are small, diamond-shaped and stems have long spines. Berries are pendent, scarlet and shiny. These plants were grown from seed obtained from National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Ireland.
Brugmansia 'Inca Sun'
One of the most floriferous of all angel's trumpets, starting earlier than most and flowering continuously through summer.
hybrid angel's trumpet
Buddleja 'Podaras #13'
Flutterby Petite Tutti Fruitti dwarf butterfly-bush
Buddleja 'Podaras #8'
Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven dwarf butterfly-bush
Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley'
Widely considered among the very best boxwood cultivars, this selection is too slow in production for most nurseries to grow it, but it is excellent in the landscape.
Buxus sinica var. insularis (spreading dwarf)
A spreading, almost ground cover form of boxwood.
spreading dwarf boxwood
sun to part shade; 8'
Camellia japonica 'Goggy'
part sun; 12 to 15'
Camellia japonica 'Lady Laura'
sun to part shade; 15'
Camellia japonica 'Turandot'
Flower buds have good cold hardiness.
It's a clump former, not a spreader, and prefers moist soil over dry.
Carex dolichostachya 'Kaga Nishiki'
part sun to shade; 8" tall × 20" wide
gold fountains sedge
Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire'
sun to light shade; 18"
New Zealand sedge
Caryopteris ×clandonensis 'Inoveris'
Seed heads are attractive all winter.
Grand Bleu bluebeard
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Plumosa Aurea Nana'
This rounded shrub has bright yellow, fluffy foliage throughout the year. A light annual trim is beneficial.
dwarf goldplume Sawara falsecypress
Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Barton'
sun to part shade; 30'–50' tall
Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Tom's Blue'
sun to part shade; 12' at least
Chionanthus retusus 'Tokyo Tower'
Few flowering trees can match the dazzling display and uber-tough constitution of Chinese fringe tree. This upright form makes a broad column of deep green, rounded leaves which can turn buttery yellow in fall. Masses of white, frothy flowers stand out against the foliar backdrop. This is the ideal plant where space is at a premium.
upright Chinese fringe tree
Chionanthus virginicus 'White Knight'
sun to part shade; 5'
Chrysanthemum 'Golden Lida Thomas'
Chrysogonum virginianum 'Pierre'
part sun; 6" tall
Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'
Superb pollinator plant. Yellow fall foliage. Tolerant of wet-sites. Attractive form and seed heads in winter.
dwarf summersweet clethra
Coreopsis 'Star Cluster'
Big Bang perennial coreopsis
Coreopsis tripteris 'Gold Standard'
A new selection from Mt. Cuba Center.
Cornus florida 'Appalachian Joy'
Dogwoods are a perfect state flower for North Carolina, and every garden needs to have several to enjoy each spring. This selection was made by Mark Windham (University of Tennessee) for its multiple
(four to eight) bracts on each inflorescence. It has superior resistance to powdery mildew.
Cornus florida 'Cherokee Princess'
‘Cherokee Princess’ is noted for its consistently early and heavy bloom of flowers with large white bracts. Bright red fruits form in late summer and fall. Green summer foliage turns to shade of red in autumn.
Seedlings of a plant with white flowers with a yellow-green stripe down the center of the petals, so a variation on a "milk and wine" lily. Flower color of these seedlings might vary.
Wine and Chablis South African river lily
Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'
sun to part shade; 3' tall × 3' wide
a well behaved vine-ing herbaceous perennial, dying to ground each fall and returning each spring.
yellow bleeding heart vine
Dahlia imperialis (double white)
Daphniphyllum cf. calycinum
sun to part shade; 6'
Dasylirion glaucophyllum 'Marbles Park'
A dramatic architectural plant.
sun to part shade; 84"
One of the best of the hardy ice plants.
Dianthus plumarius 'Rose Tone'
sun to part shade; 10"
Dianthus 'Wp Passion'
Scent First Passion dianthus
Diervilla rivularis 'Troja Black'
full sun to part shade; 3' tall × 6' wide
purple-leaved Georgia bush honeysuckle
Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'
part sun to shade; 18"–30"
Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'
Striking architectural form for the garden designer.
South American sea holly
Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe'
sun to part shade; 3'–4'
Joe Pye weed
×Fatshedera lizei 'Angyo Star'
shade to part sun; 3'–4'
×Fatshedera lizei 'Curly'
shade; 4' tall
curlyleaf variegated fatshedera
sun to partial shade; 10'–12'
Fothergilla ×intermedia 'Mount Airy'
full sun to part shade; 5'
Gardenia jasminoides 'Leeone'
sun to part shade; 4' tall
Jubilation Cape jessamine
Gardenia jasminoides 'Shooting Star'
sun to part shade; 3'–4'
Geranium ×cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'
This geranium prefers shade over sun and is great as a small scale ground cover with attractive foliage year round.
Geranium sanguineum 'New Hampshire Purple'
One of the most long lived of the hardy geraniums.
bloody cranesbill geranium
Geranium 'Tiny Monster'
This is a hybrid hardy geranium that has performed very well here.
Geum 'Tequila Sunrise'
Best in rich, moist, well-drained soils but tolerant of average conditions. Supposedly more heat tolerant than older selections.
Grevillea 'Poorinda Leane'
sun; 5' × 5'
Though preferring moist soil, its performance is outstanding in average to dry soil of the JCRA's Perennial Border.
Hemerocallis 'Autumn Minaret'
sun to part shade; 6' flower scapes
sun to part shade; 5' (15' with support)
Heuchera 'Black Pearl'
part sun to shade; 18" to 24"
Hibiscus 'Happa Red'
Big Hit hybrid rosemallow
Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel'
purple-leaf perennial hibiscus
- A Southern heirloom
- Double flower; a large fluffy ball of petals
- Can die to the ground in exceptionally cold winters, but regrows and flowers