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Here’s an oldie but goodie fairy wing that I wouldn’t garden without, Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Frohnletien’...love the foliage and the flowers.
Here's an oldie but goodie fairy wing that I wouldn't garden without, Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnletien'...love the foliage and the flowers.
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At the end of the epimedium alphabet, but no less wonderful is the little-known, but stunning Chinese Epimedium zhushanense….what a superb garden presence!
At the end of the epimedium alphabet, but no less wonderful is the little-known, but stunning Chinese Epimedium zhushanense....what a superb garden presence!
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I just took this photo of another Plant Delights Introduction…the dwarf, spreading Epimedium ‘Sunny and Share’.  This one is sure to get noticed by garden visitors, and because it spread so nicely, you’ll have plenty to “share”.
I just took this photo of another Plant Delights Introduction...the dwarf, spreading Epimedium 'Sunny and Share'.  This one is sure to get noticed by garden visitors, and because it spread so nicely, you'll have plenty to "share".
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I can’t imagine any lover of epimediums hasn’t grown this fantastic fairy wing selection by now…a Darrell Probst introduction.  Here is a clump of Epimedium ‘Pink Champagne’ flowering now in the gardens here at Juniper Level…so showy!
I can't imagine any lover of epimediums hasn't grown this fantastic fairy wing selection by now...a Darrell Probst introduction.  Here is a clump of Epimedium 'Pink Champagne' flowering now in the gardens here at Juniper Level...so showy!
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Here’s an odd one from the garden…the unique Solomon’s seal, Polygonatum ‘Koryu’.  Each leaf is adorned with a central raised dragon ridge, giving the leaf an interesting multi-colored appearance.  Like most of the Solomon’s seals, this one is very easy…
Here's an odd one from the garden...the unique Solomon's seal, Polygonatum 'Koryu'.  Each leaf is adorned with a central raised dragon ridge, giving the leaf an interesting multi-colored appearance.  Like most of the Solomon's seals, this one is very easy to grow in moist to dry woodland soils, although very deep shade slows down the growth too much.
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Here’s Epimedium ‘Atlas’ in the gardens today…the range of great fairy wings available now is truly amazing.  What a great way to add interest to the spring woodland garden.
Here's Epimedium 'Atlas' in the gardens today...the range of great fairy wings available now is truly amazing.  What a great way to add interest to the spring woodland garden.
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Here’s our clump of Epimedium ‘Domino‘ putting on quite a show in the garden today.  How can you not fall in love with these fairy wings?
Here's our clump of Epimedium 'Domino' putting on quite a show in the garden today.  How can you not fall in love with these fairy wings?
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New this year is the incredibly floriferous Epimedium ‘Songbirds’, developed right here at Plant Delights.  Do your epimediums flower this well?
New this year is the incredibly floriferous Epimedium 'Songbirds', developed right here at Plant Delights.  Do your epimediums flower this well?
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There are few plants in the spring garden with more unique, three-dimensional foliage than the hardy aroid, Helicodiceros muscivorus or pig-butt arum.  Pig-butt arum emerges in late winter, and will flower in another couple of weeks before going dormant…
There are few plants in the spring garden with more unique, three-dimensional foliage than the hardy aroid, Helicodiceros muscivorus or pig-butt arum.  Pig-butt arum emerges in late winter, and will flower in another couple of weeks before going dormant in late spring.  Hot, sunny sites for at least half a day are best.  Flower photos will be forthcoming in a couple of weeks.
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Here’s another gem from Taiwan flowering in the garden today, Podophyllum pleianthum…one of the many great Chinese mayapples.  Moist to average soil moisture, and compost-rich soils grow the largest plants.  Unlike the US native mayapple, these don’t run…
Here's another gem from Taiwan flowering in the garden today, Podophyllum pleianthum...one of the many great Chinese mayapples.  Moist to average soil moisture, and compost-rich soils grow the largest plants.  Unlike the US native mayapple, these don't run or go summer dormant.
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9241 Sauls Rd Raleigh, NC 27603
9241 Sauls RdUSNCRaleigh27603
(919) 772-4794plantdelights.com
Plant Nursery, Botanical GardenToday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 4:30 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 4:30 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 4:30 pmThursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pmFriday 8:00 am – 4:30 pmSaturday ClosedSunday Closed

Juniper Level Botanic Garden is a private research and ex-situ conservation garden for plants from around the world, with one of the most extensive plant collections in the United States.  Plant Delights Nursery is the mail order division that propagates those plants and makes them available to gardeners around the world, thereby funding the research, plant exploration, and conservation work.
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reviewed 3 months ago
I ordered two plants from this nursery. One clematis looked dead when it arrived and it stayed dead. The hosta they sent me looked absolutely nothing like the catalog picture no matter what sun exposure I gave it. Although the hosta did survive, it just reminds me of the fifty bucks I could have given to reliable, responsible nurseries in my own community.
Cary Opteris
reviewed 10 months ago
This is a wonderful nursery with excellent quality and interesting varieties of perennial plants. There is helpful information on the website and in the catalog to make sure you understand zones and the requirements for each plant. As far as shipping, they take great care with their shipping techniques and timing of shipments. I have even seen a YouTube video of a customer opening her package from PDN, so you can see the care they take.
John B.
reviewed 2 years ago
Great nursery, great staff, amazing selection of rare and unusual plants available nowhere else.
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Rick Nipper
reviewed 6 months ago
Plants Delight Nursery is a mail order plant nursery specializing in perennials located in Raleigh, NC. Tony Avent, owner, started the nursery in 1988. This nursery has a vast selection of many varieties of plants and specializes in quality. Some of these plants are unique and hard-to-find. Hence, prices reflect the quality and are more expensive than for ordinary plants at the big box stores. The website and catalog have a ton of educational information. This is a firs-class operation. Though not normally open to the public, several times a year, the nursery has open house weekends when you can go and make purchases on site where you can actually see the plants you will be buying. You can also tour Juniper Level Botanic Gardens which is adjacent to the nursery. There is no fee to visit. The gardens are simply amazing. The amount of time, effort and money that has gone into creating these gardens is simply amazing. You would think you are in one of the great public gardens. Yet, you find little hints of the owner's humor sprinkled throughout the property in the garden art or in the T-shirts they sell. Plants Delight Nursery and Juniper Botanic Gardens are an amazing gem to have in the area. They are definitely worth a visit.
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Barry Morse
reviewed a year ago
Do not buy plants from here if you are from another state. My friend bought a lot of elephant ear plants and others from here. By the time , he received it in California, they looked dead . The quality was so poor that he tried to plant them unsucessfully. He called them back in 10 days to ask for a refund and exchange. They asked him to take pics and send them there. Haven't heard anything from them. AGAIN DONOT BUY PLANTS FROM HERE IF YOU ARE FROM ANOTHER STATE.
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A Google User
reviewed 2 years ago
High quality plants, and a very very friendly and helpful staff! I have been shopping through their webshop the last few years, and they are really outstanding! Highly recommended and 6 out of 6 possible stars with an extra bonus star added to it. !