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Featured Plants

Information on new, rare, or little-known plants can be difficult to find. Here are some plants that we feel deserve some extra consideration. Watch for the plant that may be just right for you.

Ceratostigma willmottianum
Common Name: Chinese Plumbago

This "Plumbago" is a small shrub with small bristly leaves which turn reddish in fall. It has rich blue flowers in summer and fall.  It should have sunny or semi-shady site with well-drained soil and good air circulation.  It is native t...


Zenobia pulverulenta 'Woodlanders Blue'
Common Name: Zenobia, Dusty

This is the blue-foliaged form of this fine semi-evergreen ornamental shrub native to the coastal Carolinas. Our introduction, the 'Woodlanders Blue' selection with blue foliage, has become more widely available.   Zenobia was virtually ...


Hibiscus coccineus
Common Name: Red Rose-Mallow

This tall open perennial Hibiscus with maple-like (or Marijuana-like !) leaves has bright red 3-5 inch flowers with extended stamens.  It is a striking ornamental Hibiscus that grows naturally in very wet sites in the southern U.S. but i...


Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'
Common Name: Trailing Verbena

'Homestead' is a vigorous trailing perennial Verbena with dissected leaves and royal purple flowers. This variety found and selected at a homestead in Georgia has become a popular groundcover and garden plant. Long blooming and long-lived it deser...


Erythrina x bidwillii
Common Name: Coralbean Hybrid

This very showy Coralbean is a hybrid between the Argentine E. crista-galli and our native E. herbacea. Perennial in zone 8 from large root stock. Large spikes of vivid red flowers in summer. Cut back plants after...


Lantana camara 'Miss Huff'
Common Name: Hardy Lantana

'Miss Huff' is a now popular form of this very floriferous orange-flowered shrub attractive to butterflies. Discovered in cultivation near Athens, GA, and introduced by Goodness Grows Nursery, 'Miss Huff' Lantana is a good warm climate shrub ...


Buddleia x weyeriana 'Honeycomb'
Common Name: Yellow Butterflybush

This yellow-flowered hybrid butterflybush (B. globosa x B. davidii) is better and more vigorous than  'Sungold'.   It was obtained by Dr. Mike Dirr from Crathes Castle Garden in Scotland and named 'Honeycomb'.  It was purchased...


Helianthus angustifolius
Common Name: Swamp Sunflower

Swamp Sunflower is a tall robust perennial that can be an aggressive spreader in a moist sunny location. A good perennial plant for the garden with ample space. In late summer and fall the plants are smothered in 2 1/2 inch wide bright yellow flow...


Illicium parviflorum 'Florence'
Common Name: Ocala Anisetree 'Florence' (variegated)

Native to scattered localities in Central Florida, the Ocala Anise is rare in the wild but widely cultivated in the South. It has highly aromatic olive-green foliage that smells like root beer when crushed and small yellow bell-like flowers in sum...