The RSBG Nursery is open year round with a fantastic assortment of rhododendrons and companion plants available to purchase during all garden open hours. Garden admission is not charged for those who are only coming to shop.
Some of the special plants now in stock include a fine selection of dwarf and smaller-growing Rhododendron hybrids, all loaded with flower buds and ready for spring planting in your garden. Among these are ‘Carmen’ with waxy red bells and rounded leaves, ‘Nancy Evans’ with long-lasting, deep yellow flowers, and the fabulous ‘Medusa’ with masses of hanging orange bells. For the larger garden or as a screening plant, we are featuring an exciting new hybrid, ‘Horizon Serenity,’ from one of our best local hybridizers, Ned Brockenbrough. This is a vigorous and tough polyploid plant with thick green leaves and huge masses of richly-textured white flowers with a pink blush and a strong red eye – absolutely beautiful.
We also are featuring a fine selection of our most popular species including Rhododendron williamsianum with pink bells in April, R. augustinii with deep blue-purple flowers in late April, and R. degronianum ssp. yakushimanum with apple-blossom pink flowers fading to pure white in early May.
We have the fantastic woodland wildflower, Ypsilandra thibetica , which is a RSBG introduction into cultivation from the mountains of China. This evergreen lily relative features glossy, smooth green leaves in a basal rosette with spikes of highly fragrant white flowers in February and March. Each flower is set off with bright blue anthers – a striking combination. This rare perennial is easily grown in the shaded garden with hostas, trilliums, and ferns. Large plants in full blossom are now available for purchase in our RSBG Nursery.