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AND NOW FOR SOMETHING JUST DIFFERENT ENOUGH...Festuca Eilers Beauty™

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING JUST DIFFERENT ENOUGH...Festuca Eilers Beauty™

Posted by John Friel on Jul 6th 2022

We work in the green industries. We celebrate our world’s greenery. The word “green” isn’t just an adjective, it’s an eco-friendly accolade.But sometimes, oddly enough, green is a surprise.When someone mentions the genus Festuca, “blue fescue” is the term that comes to mind. It’s an unwritten law that every new Festuca must be bluer than the last one.Eilers Beauty™ is an outlaw: Its slender, hair-like blades are a rich, subtle matte green.Named for a distinguished Illinois nurseryman, Eile
HELLO, COLUMBUS! Or... not.

HELLO, COLUMBUS! Or... not.

Posted by John Friel on Jul 6th 2022

Every July, the green industry converges on Columbus, Ohio. As surely as monarchs migrate to Mexico, plantsfolk flock (say that three times fast) to get their new, warm-from-the-oven Emerald Coast Growers starter plant catalog.OK. We know you’re really coming to Ohio for Cultivate. Even our most loyal customers know Booth #2313 isn’t really the navel of the hardy plant world. The green industry’s best trade show/education combo wasn’t really built around our industry-leading selection. But it’s
Mmmmm… What’s That Smell? Wait, don’t tell me – it’s lavender, of course!

Mmmmm… What’s That Smell? Wait, don’t tell me – it’s lavender, of course!

Posted by John Friel on Jun 30th 2022

Yes, it’s Lavandula, all right. Nothing else can match the fresh, clean fragrance of this legendary herb. We know that fragrance well, since we grow 12 varieties in several species. Let’s look at four of them, shall we?L. angustifolia The specific epithet means “narrow-leaved.” Which is much more accurate than the common name “English lavender”, since it’s of Mediterranean origin. It acquired its nickname because it grows great in Great Britain.Big Time Blue PP24827 Wider than it is tall at ma
Nothing Rhymes with Festuca ~ But it plays well with almost everything!

Nothing Rhymes with Festuca ~ But it plays well with almost everything!

Posted by John Friel on Jun 24th 2022

Consistently among our best-selling genera, “Blue fescue” is a compact, easy-care, multi-purpose, cool-season grass that fits a multitude of situations. It shines in borders in sun or part shade, adds intriguing texture to mixed containers, and can even handle the feast-or-famine irrigation cycle on green roofs. What’s your pleasure?‘Boulder Blue’ This classic variety features cute, compact tufts of wiry/spiky blue foliage. Selected in Colorado, so you know it can handle heat. Height 6 – 10”, h
Maiden Grass Voyage ~ A NEW! Infertile Miscanthus

Maiden Grass Voyage ~ A NEW! Infertile Miscanthus

Posted by John Friel on Jun 22nd 2022

From the breeding wizardry of North Carolina State University comes another unique, garden-worthy, infertile grass: Miscanthus High Frequency™.High Frequency™ stands five feet tall in flower, and is hardy in USDA Zones 5–10. Gracefully arching, rust-resistant blades are heavily cross-banded with gold bars. And it’s bred to be infertile, so you can be confident that its gleaming presence will remain exactly where it’s planted. CULTURAL INFORMATION Cell Size: 38 cell tray.&n

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