A variety of plants, propagated from our historic properties, are now available for sale at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills. The plants available for sale will rotate throughout the year based on season and availability. As you plan your garden, consider adding some plants from our historic gardens! Plus, all proceeds support Historic Columbia.
Plants for Sale
The following plants are currently available for sale at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills during normal Gift Shop hours. Please note that our plant inventory is subject to change and based on demand, some plants may not be available.
|Chrysanthemum x 'Niche's October Glow'||$6||Chrysanthemum is a staple of the cottage garden, incorporating this tough perennial into a garden border will extend your flowering season into the early winter.|
|Dahlia imperialis||$10||Mexican Tree Dahlia is an awesome late season perennial. Its bold, tropical-like foliage fills out the back of the border from late spring through summer. In mid-fall, the 5” wide nodding lilac flowers open to show their golden yellow centers.|
|Abutilon x 'Ab1607'||$8||This “Flowering Maple”, a member of the Hibiscus family, is constantly in flower from spring to frost. Easily root hardy, the stems and leaves of this plant will also persist through most of our winters.|
|Chrysanthemum x 'Miss Gloria's Thanksgiving'||$8||This old fashioned garden mum is named after plantsman Jenks Farmer’s mother, Gloria. It is tough as nails and a reliable performer late in the season.|
|Tradescantia pallida 'Variegata'||$8||Equally at home in an annual display, containers, or the front of the border, this variegated “Purple Heart” loves the heat. While the foliage is absent in the winter, it will burst forth in the spring to cover the ground and increase its footprint.|
|Abutilon x 'Biltmore Ballgown'||$12||An heirloom variety from the famous Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, this “Flowering Maple” blooms continuously from Summer to Fall. We are not certain that this cultivar is winter hardy for us.|
|Brugmansia x 'Supernova'||$12||This is one amazing “Angel’s Trumpet”! Use it as a specimen in a container or plant it in the middle of the border, where its incredible blooms can be mingle with larger shrubs. This plant has not yet proven ground hardy for us, but can be easily rooted indoors.|
|Buddleja tubiflora 'Orange Sceptre'||$12||Delightfully different, this “Butterfly Bush” sports velvety silver leaves and cheery orange flowers. Extremely hardy here, it remains evergreen in most winters.|
|Chrysanthemum x 'Shaman's Vision'||$12||A stunning success from our “Show Mum” collection, Shaman’s Vision features 2-3” double white “spoon” form flowers. This cultivar has proven fully winter hardy for us.|
|Forsythia giraldiana 'Golden Times'||$15||An exciting variation on the familiar heirloom forsythia, ‘Golden Times’ puts on the same bold late winter show, but follows up with beautiful chartreuse and green foliage that holds its color throughout the season.|
|Salvia macrophylla 'Tingo Blue'||$12||A South American native, ‘Tingo Blue’ lends a dramatic tropical effect to containers and borders. It is also an absolute favorite of hummingbirds!|
|Salvia madrensis 'Red Neck Girl'||$12||‘Red Neck Girl’ provides bold structure for the middle and back of the border with its large textured leaves, bright red angular stems and, in the fall, its brilliant yellow flower spikes.|
There's more where that came from!
The above selections are just a small portion of the wide variety of plants cultivated on four of our historic properties. Visit our Garden Database to find exactly what you're looking for.