Raulston, J. C.
|Birthname||James Chester Raulston|
|born on||24 November 1940 at 14:27 (= 2:27 PM )|
|Place||Enid, Oklahoma, 36n24, 97w53|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||02°26' 00°37 Asc. 04°01'|
American horticulturist who was the director of the JC Raulston Arboretum which he established in 1976. The 10-acre (40,000 m2) arboretum and botanical garden are administered by North Carolina State University and located in Raleigh. The arboretum has a collection of plants from over 50 countries. Its plant collections now include over 6,000 total taxa of annuals, perennials, bulbs, vines, ground covers, shrubs, and trees.
Raulston, described by the New York Times as "a generous-spirited giant among horticulturists who ... devoted his life to growing and distributing new plants," died late on the night of 21 December 1996 in a car crash just east of Asheboro, North Carolina. He was 56.
Sy Scholfield quotes from Chlorophyll in His Veins: J.C. Raulston, Horticultural Ambassador by Bobby J. Ward and Roy C. Dicks (BJW Books, 2009): "J. C. Raulston was born at 2:27 pm on November 24, 1940, at University Hospital in Enid, Oklahoma, when Dee was 34 and Aileen was 21. Aileen named the newborn “J. C.” and wanted it that way on the birth certificate ..., the attending physician recorded that James Chester Raulston weighed 6 and 5/8 pounds."
- Personal : Death : Accidental (Car crash)
- Vocation : Misc. : Outdoor vocations (Horticulturalist)
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator