Plant Delights may be in Raleigh, North Carolina – no short hop from the Hudson Valley – but it’s a mail-order nursery so anyone, anywhere can reap the rewards of their plant breeding efforts, exploration, humor, dedicated research and enthusiastic plant love. Owner, Tony Avent, leads the way and writes personal catalog entries for the unusual and hard to find perennials they offer like none other. Not on their mailing list? You can request a catalog here.
If you’re in the Raleigh area you can pay Plant Delights an in-person visit. According to their website, the nursery business exists to support the Juniper Level Botanic Garden which is located at the nursery and is open to the public on select weekends. A fantastic destination for any gardener who excites to see plants they’ve never seen before (and some you’ll see no where else)!
Sauls Road Drought Border
Heuchera ‘Delta Dawn’ - I’m not usually a heuchera kind of gal,
but this plant immediately went on the “must get” list.
Podophyllum difforme (Deformed Leaf May Apple)
Hosta Seedling Trial Beds
Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ (Pineapple Lily) as a bedding plant. Dianthus in front.
Plant Delights Nursery and the Juniper Level Botanical Garden was a must see garden destination in the Raleigh area, and with only a brief, 90-minute window to explore on my first visit, I can’t wait to go back!
Plant Delights Nursery
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC 27603