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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.

Abutilon megapotamicum
Common Name: Trailing Abutilon

Abutilon megapotamicum is a slender branched, somewhat vining deciduous shrub with curious showy hanging lantern-shaped flowers with two tone red and yellow parts. Flowering occurs from late summer into fall. Sometimes use...


Kalmia latifolia 'Pristine'
Common Name: Mountain Laurel Cultivar

This pure white flowered form of the common Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) was found in Aiken County, SC by the late Mrs. Ernestine Law. This Woodlanders'introduction was first propagated by tissue-culture but we&...


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...


Jasminum officinale
Common Name: Poet's Jasmine
"Common White Jasmine" is a scandant twining vine with pinnate compound leaves with five to nine leaflets. It is native to the Sino-Himalayan region but has been grown in Europe for centuries. It is not commonly seen in the eastern U.S. but is satisf...

Cestrum nocturnum
Common Name: Ladies of the Night Jasmine
Scandant or spreading shrub in frost free climates but perennial in zone 8. Very fragrant clusters of tubular yellowish flowers that are fragrant at night. Plant in sheltered spot where powerful fragrance at night will be enjoyed. Cut back plants aft...

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...


x Gordlinia grandiflora
Common Name: Gordlinia

Dr. Tom Ranney of the North Carolina State University Experiment Station in Fletcher, NC recently succeeded in crossing the iconic Franklinia alatamaha (which see) with it's relative, Gordonia lasianthus (which see) to ...