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.
Spring 2019 Plant 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.
Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Times'
|$12||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.|
Chrysanthemum x 'Miss Gloria's Thanksgiving'
|$10||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.|
|Gold Doubloon Cape Jasmine
Gardenia jasmenoides ‘Ogon no Hana’
|$15||Without a doubt, this is the most incredible variegated Gardenia of all time. On top of this, it has double fragrant flowers which measure between 4.5-5" across. The leaves are also the largest of any Gardenia that I have seen. Overall, this plant is a "traffic stopper!" For best foliage color, plant it where it gets at least a half day of full sun. We don't know why, but for some reason we don't have near the problem with white flies that we have on green-leaf varieties.|
|Viburnum nudum 'Possumhaw'||$10||Fragrant, creamy white flowers, followed by white fruit that darkens to pink before maturing to blue. Shiny deep green foliage turns cinnabar red in the fall. Attractive in shrub borders, hedges and foundation plantings. Works well for low spots or at the damp edges of streams and ponds.|
|Bush Clover Lespedeza liukiuensis 'Little Volcano'||$15||Lespedeza 'Little Volcano makes a 6' tall x 12' wide mound of branches, clothed with small, dark green leaves, explodes, starting in mid-September, as the stems are smothered with bright red-purple flowers that last until mid-October...stunning!|
Vitis rotundifolia 'Triumph'
|$20||Extra-large and juicy! These vigorous vines produce large clusters of bronze-pink muscadine grapes. Fruit is excellent for fresh eating with its cool, sweet crunch. Ripe fruit may develop a slight reddish hue on the sunny side. A cross between Fry and GA 29-49. Introduced in 1971. Disease-resistant. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in August and into September. Self-pollinating.|
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.