Showtimes is your ticket to what's in flower at the JC Raulston Arboretum where there's always something in flower.

Flower data presented in Showtimes is based upon information recorded in our photograph collection. By this, we mean we're not out in the gardens on a weekly basis taking flower data as done by some public gardens. The flower times presented here are based upon thousands of plants we've photographed at the JCRA through the years. As we photograph more and more plants, the Showtimes listing continues to grow.


At this time, we've photographed 156 taxa in flower at the JC Raulston Arboretum in December. A plain text list and graphical representation of all taxa throughout the year are also available. Click on the photographs to see additional photographs and click on the plant's botanical name to learn more about the plant.

Abelia grandiflora Kaleidoscope

Abelia ×grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
variegated glossy abelia

Abutilon megapotamicum Little Imp

Abutilon megapotamicum 'Little Imp'
flowering maple

Ageratina ligustrina

Ageratina ligustrina

Ajania pacifica

Ajania pacifica
silver and gold chrysanthemum

Arbutus unedo Compacta

Arbutus unedo 'Compacta'
compact strawberry tree

Aucuba japonica Kameba

Aucuba japonica 'Kameba'

Buddleja cordata

Buddleja cordata
Mexican butterfly-bush

Camellia Carolina Moonmist

Camellia 'Carolina Moonmist'
Cochran hybrid camellia

Camellia Cinnamon Cindy

Camellia 'Cinnamon Cindy'
Ackerman hybrid camellia

Camellia hiemalis Greens Blues

Camellia ×hiemalis 'Green's Blues'
hybrid camellia

Camellia hiemalis Rose of Autumn

Camellia ×hiemalis 'Rose of Autumn'
hybrid camellia

Camellia hiemalis Shishi Gashira

Camellia ×hiemalis 'Shishi Gashira'
hybrid camellia

Camellia japonica

Camellia japonica
Japanese camellia

Camellia japonica Korean germplasm

Camellia japonica (Korean germplasm)
Japanese camellia

Camellia japonica Professor Sargent

Camellia japonica 'Professor Sargent'
Japanese camellia

Camellia japonica Ta Fuku Benten

Camellia japonica 'Ta Fuku Benten'
variegated Japanese camellia

Camellia japonica Tama Peacock

Camellia japonica 'Tama Peacock'
picotee Japanese camellia

Camellia japonica White By The Gate

Camellia japonica 'White By The Gate'
Japanese camellia

Camellia oleifera

Camellia oleifera
tea-oil camellia

Camellia sasanqua Fuji-no-yuki

Camellia sasanqua 'Fuji-no-yuki'

Camellia sasanqua Green 01-006 October Magic Carpet

Camellia sasanqua 'Green 01-006'
October Magic Carpet sasanqua camellia

Camellia sasanqua Green 94-035 October Magic Orchid

Camellia sasanqua 'Green 94-035'
October Magic Orchid sasanqua camellia

Camellia sasanqua Reverend Ida

Camellia sasanqua 'Reverend Ida'
sasanqua camellia

Camellia sasanqua Sarrel

Camellia sasanqua 'Sarrel'
sasanqua camellia

Camellia sasanqua Tdn116 Bella Rouge

Camellia sasanqua 'Tdn116'
Bella Rouge sasanqua camellia

Camellia Snow Flurry

Camellia 'Snow Flurry'
Ackerman hybrid camellia

Camellia vernalis Egao Corkscrew

Camellia ×vernalis 'Egao Corkscrew'
contorted vernal camellia

Camellia vernalis Egao Pink Halo

Camellia ×vernalis 'Egao Pink Halo'
vernal camellia

Camellia vernalis Egao Spring Snowfall

Camellia ×vernalis 'Egao Spring Snowfall'
vernal camellia

Camellia vernalis Ginryu

Camellia ×vernalis 'Ginryu'
vernal camellia

Camellia vernalis Hiryû

Camellia ×vernalis 'Hiryû'
vernal camellia

Camellia vernalis Shibori Egao

Camellia ×vernalis 'Shibori Egao'

Camellia Winters Charm

Camellia 'Winter's Charm'
Ackerman hybrid camellia

Camellia Winters Dream

Camellia 'Winter's Dream'
Ackerman hybrid camellia

Camellia Winters Star

Camellia 'Winter's Star'
Ackerman hybrid camellia

Camellia Yume

Camellia 'Yume'
hybrid camellia

Ceanothus Minmarose Marie Rose

Ceanothus 'Minmarose'
Marie Rose summer lilac

Ceratostigma griffithii Snow Flurries

Ceratostigma griffithii 'Snow Flurries'
white Griffith's leadwort

Cercis canadensis Crosswicks Red

Cercis canadensis 'Crosswicks Red'
eastern redbud

Cercis glabra Celestial Plum

Cercis glabra 'Celestial Plum'
smooth redbud

Chaenomeles japonica Atsuya Hamada

Chaenomeles japonica 'Atsuya Hamada'
Japanese flowering quince

Chaenomeles japonica Hime

Chaenomeles japonica 'Hime'
Japanese flowering quince

Chaenomeles Orange Storm Double Take

Chaenomeles 'Orange Storm'
Double Take hybrid flowering quince

Chaenomeles superba Jet Trail

Chaenomeles ×superba 'Jet Trail'
hybrid flowering quince

Chimonanthus nitens

Chimonanthus nitens
evergreen chimonanthus

Chimonanthus praecox

Chimonanthus praecox
fragrant wintersweet

Chimonanthus praecox Luteus

Chimonanthus praecox 'Luteus'

Chrysanthemum Sheffield Pink

Chrysanthemum 'Sheffield Pink'

Colletia paradoxa

Colletia paradoxa

Cornus officinalis Kintoki

Cornus officinalis 'Kintoki'
dwarf Japanese cornel

Crocus imperati De Jager

Crocus imperati 'De Jager'

Crocus laevigatus Fontenayi

Crocus laevigatus 'Fontenayi'

Crocus ochroleucus

Crocus ochroleucus
autumn-flowering crocus

Cyclamen cilicium

Cyclamen cilicium

Cyclamen coum

Cyclamen coum
baby cyclamen

Cyclamen hederifolium Ashwood Nurseries Silver Leaf

Cyclamen hederifolium Ashwood Nurseries Silver Leaf Group
hardy cyclamen

Dahlia imperialis double white

Dahlia imperialis (double white)
tree dahlia

Dianthus ex. Blue Hills

Dianthus (ex. 'Blue Hills')

Erica darleyensis Furzey

Erica ×darleyensis 'Furzey'
Darley heath

Erica darleyensis White Perfection

Erica ×darleyensis 'White Perfection'
Darley heath

Eriobotrya japonica Coppertone

Eriobotrya japonica 'Coppertone'

Erysimum linifolium Bowles Mauve

Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles Mauve'
alpine wallflower

Fatsia japonica

Fatsia japonica
Japanese fatsia

Fatsia japonica Variegata

Fatsia japonica 'Variegata'
variegated Japanese fatsia

Ficaria verna Coppernob

Ficaria verna 'Coppernob'
fig buttercup

Forsythia intermedia White Gold

Forsythia ×intermedia 'White Gold'
variegated border forsythia

Galanthus elwesii monostictus

Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus
one-spotted giant snowdrop

Gerbera Garvinea Sweet Dreams

Garvinea Sweet Dreams Gerber daisy

Gladiolus dalenii Halloweenie

Gladiolus dalenii 'Halloweenie'
parrot beak gladiolus

Hamamelis intermedia Jelena

Hamamelis ×intermedia 'Jelena'
copper-flowered common witchhazel

Hamamelis mollis Wisley Supreme

Hamamelis mollis 'Wisley Supreme'
Chinese witchhazel

Hamamelis vernalis

Hamamelis vernalis
Ozark witchhazel

Hamamelis vernalis carnea

Hamamelis vernalis f. carnea
red Ozark witchhazel

Hamamelis vernalis Christmas Cheer

Hamamelis vernalis 'Christmas Cheer'
early Ozark witchhazel

Hamamelis virginiana Harvest Moon

Hamamelis virginiana 'Harvest Moon'
American witchhazel

Hamamelis virginiana henryi

Hamamelis virginiana var. henryi
southern witchhazel

Helleborus bocconei

Helleborus bocconei

Helleborus ericsmithii Coseh 790 HGC Shooting Star

Helleborus ×ericsmithii 'Coseh 790'
HGC Shooting Star hybrid hellebore

Helleborus ericsmithii Pirouette

Helleborus ×ericsmithii 'Pirouette'
hybrid hellebore

Helleborus foetidus

Helleborus foetidus
bearsfoot hellebore

Helleborus hybridus

Helleborus ×hybridus
Lenten rose

Helleborus hybridus double flower

Helleborus ×hybridus (double flower)
double Lenten rose

Helleborus hybridus pale pink shades

Helleborus ×hybridus (pale pink shades)
Lenten rose

Heucherella Sunrise Falls

×Heucherella 'Sunrise Falls'
trailing foamy bell

Hyacinthus Anastacia

Hyacinthus 'Anastacia'

Illicium mexicanum Aztec Fire

Illicium mexicanum 'Aztec Fire'
Mexican anise

Iris Again and Again

Iris 'Again and Again'
tall bearded reblooming iris

Iris Harvest of Memories

Iris 'Harvest of Memories'
reblooming tall bearded iris

Iris Striking

Iris 'Striking'

Iris unguicularis

Iris unguicularis
winter flowering iris

Jasminum nudiflorum Aureum

Jasminum nudiflorum 'Aureum'
golden winter jasmine

Lamium maculatum Beacon Silver

Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver'

Lonicera americana Pams Pink

Lonicera ×americana 'Pam's Pink'
American honeysuckle

Magnolia cavaleriei

Magnolia cavaleriei

Magnolia loebneri Ballerina

Magnolia ×loebneri 'Ballerina'
Loebner magnolia

Magnolia maudiae

Magnolia maudiae
smiling forest michelia

Mahonia Arthur Menzies

Mahonia 'Arthur Menzies'

Mahonia emeiense Emei Shan

Mahonia ×emeiense 'Emei Shan'

Mahonia eurybracteata ganpinensis

Mahonia eurybracteata subsp. ganpinensis

Mahonia ilicina

Mahonia ilicina

Mahonia J.C. Raulston

Mahonia 'J.C. Raulston'
hybrid grapeholly

Mahonia lindsayae Cantab

Mahonia ×lindsayae 'Cantab'
hybrid mahonia

Mahonia lomariifolia

Mahonia lomariifolia
Burmese mahonia

Mahonia Marvel

Mahonia 'Marvel'
hybrid mahonia

Mahonia media Buckland

Mahonia ×media 'Buckland'

Mahonia media Hope

Mahonia ×media 'Hope'

Mahonia media Lionel Fortescue

Mahonia ×media 'Lionel Fortescue'

Mahonia media Underway

Mahonia ×media 'Underway'

Mahonia media Winter Sun

Mahonia ×media 'Winter Sun'
Oregon grape

Mahonia napaulensis Maharajah

Mahonia napaulensis 'Maharajah'

Mahonia oiwakensis

Mahonia oiwakensis
Chinese mahonia

Mahonia Yucca Do hybrids

Mahonia (Yucca Do hybrids)

Moraea polystachya

Moraea polystachya
butterfly iris

Narcissus papyraceus

Narcissus papyraceus
paper-white narcissus

Osmanthus armatus

Osmanthus armatus
Chinese tea-olive

Osmanthus heterophyllus Ogon

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Ogon'
golden holly tea-olive

Osmanthus heterophyllus Purpureus

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus'
purple-leaf holly tea-olive

Oxalis regnellii Irish Mist

Oxalis regnellii 'Irish Mist'

Phlox nivalis Camla

Phlox nivalis 'Camla'
trailing phlox

Prunus incisa

Prunus incisa
Fuji cherry

Prunus incisa Shikizaki

Prunus incisa 'Shikizaki'
weeping Fuji cherry

Prunus jacquemontii

Prunus jacquemontii
Afghan bush cherry

Prunus mume

Prunus mume
flowering apricot

Prunus mume Bonita

Prunus mume 'Bonita'
pink flowering apricot

Prunus mume Peggy Clarke

Prunus mume 'Peggy Clarke'
pink flowering apricot

Prunus mume Tojibai

Prunus mume 'Tojibai'
white flowering apricot

Prunus NA 63480

Prunus (NA 63480)
U.S. National Arboretum hybrid flowering cherry

Pulsatilla halleri styriaca

Pulsatilla halleri subsp. styriaca
Steiermark pasque-flower

Rhododendron Conlef Autumn Cheer

Rhododendron 'Conlef'
Autumn Cheer Encore® azalea

Rosa Auscanary Malvern Hills

Rosa 'Auscanary'
Malvern Hills rambling rose

Rosa Frycentury Day Breaker

Rosa 'Frycentury'
Day Breaker floribunda rose

Rosa Meiajbeth Va Va Victoria

Rosa 'Meiajbeth'

Rosa Radprov Orchid Romance

Rosa 'Radprov'
Orchid Romance floribunda rose

Rosa Spice

Rosa 'Spice'
China rose

Rosmarinus officinalis Barbeque

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Barbeque'
upright rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis Majorca Pink

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Majorca Pink'

Rosmarinus officinalis Renzels Irene

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Renzels'

Salvia Jeans Purple Passion

Salvia 'Jean's Purple Passion'
hybrid sage

Sarcococca hookeriana digyna

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna
Himalayan sweet box

Sarcococca saligna

Sarcococca saligna
willow-leaf sweet box

Sempervivum Red Heart

Sempervivum 'Red Heart'

Serissa japonica Kyoto

Serissa japonica 'Kyoto'
Japanese snow rose

Spiraea thunbergii Mount Fuji

Spiraea thunbergii 'Mount Fuji'
variegated Thunberg spirea

Spiraea thunbergii Ogon Mellow Yellow

Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon'
Mellow Yellow golden Thunberg spirea

Stachyurus praecox Issai

Stachyurus praecox 'Issai'
golden spike-tail

Tetraneuris acaulis

Tetraneuris acaulis
angelita daisy

Tricyrtis ravenii

Tricyrtis ravenii
Raven's toad lily

Tulbaghia violacea

Tulbaghia violacea
society garlic

Verbascum chaixii

Verbascum chaixii
nettle-leaved mullein

Verbena Texas Appleblossom

Verbena 'Texas Appleblossom'

Viburnum obovatum Compacta

Viburnum obovatum 'Compacta'
compact Walter's viburnum

Viburnum obovatum Raulston Hardy

Viburnum obovatum 'Raulston Hardy'
dwarf viburnum

Viburnum pragense Decker

Viburnum ×pragense 'Decker'
Prague viburnum

Yucca gloriosa Lone Star

Yucca gloriosa 'Lone Star'
Spanish bayonet

Zantedeschia aethiopica Green Goddess

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess'

Zantedeschia aethiopica White Giant

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'White Giant'
giant calla lily