Welcome to Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens. We are
a private research and display botanic garden located near Raleigh,
North Carolina (USDA Hardiness Zone 7b). Our retail mail order division
allows us to make the best perennials from our trials available to gardeners
around the world, some of which were developed here, some from our plant
explorations, and others from breeders around the world. Between 1988 and
2010, Plant Delights Nursery introduced over 500 new perennial plants to US
horticulture. In 2002, we were honored to be recognized by the American
Horticulture Society for our lifetime of work in commercial horticulture. This
image gallery is but a sampling of the great perennial plants available for
gardeners around the world. We do not carry all plants pictured at any one time,
but since our mission is to educate and inspire, we hope these images and the
linked articles below will expand your garden horizons and interest. You will
find an array of other interesting information and fascinating perennials
throughout our website ... thank you for taking time to visit.
If you're looking for some exotic perennial plants
to add to your garden, you've come
to the right place. Since 1988, Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. has offered some
of the most unusual plants for sale in the industry. We are always trialing the
newest rare plants for sale to evaluate their habits and garden worthiness.
Depending on your definition, exotic plants could be those originally from
another country, or simply something that is strange or unusual in appearance or habit.
While many companies will offer an exotic plant for sale, few actually take the time to grow exotic plants themselves and therefore cannot give you accurate cultural information and tips so that you too can successfully grow that exotic plant. We offer a large collection of exotic perennial plants that are non-native, yet are perfectly suitable for many climates here in the U.S.
Once a gardener has made the decision to buy perennials rather than
repeatedly buying annuals every year, it is important that the consumer
is making an informed purchase in order to be successful. When you are
looking for unusual plants for sale, some important factors to consider
are zone (will these be perennial plants in MY zone?) and cultural
requirements (sun/shade, soil & moisture requirements). Since our botanic
garden serves also as a research facility, we are able to trial a varied
list of exotic plants, which allows us to disseminate first-hand knowledge
of how each unusual plant will grow best. There's nothing worse than
buying an exotic plant only to have it take over your garden! Then it's
not an exotic plant, it's an invasive plant! We also work with other
sites around the country to evaluate how exotic plants will perform in
other zones as well.
If you're bored by the perennial plants that you've been growing and want
to find some rare plants for sale, please take a look at our website.
You can buy perennials such as Agave
, and Zingiber
. There's an exotic plant for every taste! We promise to continue
offering the most unusual plants for sale so even the savviest gardener
can buy perennials new to them.