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Meet our September Rock Star...Juan Dominguez

Meet our September Rock Star...Juan Dominguez

Posted by John Friel on Oct 13th 2021

About the Rock Star AwardOur Rock Star award honors ECG employees who demonstrate a sustained high level of performance and inspire others. Juan Dominguez is this month's award recipient. Juan was praised by his peers for his ability to tackle tough jobs and work well under pressure. “Juan is a key essential part of the grass production team. He can follow instructions, lead groups, stick, cut, drive equipment, gather stock, and the list goes on. Juan brings a sense of relief to everyone wh
Grail for Sale (Gallardia )

Grail for Sale (Gallardia )

Posted by John Friel on Oct 13th 2021

“Why do you think I have this outrageous accent?”GaillardiaA backbone of the sunny border, “blanket flower” is loved world-wide for its array of bright, cheerful, often bicolor blooms. Butterflies and goldfinches are also big fans.Multiple petals on daisy-like flowers feature toothy fluted tips. Puffy gold/red centers remain attractive and interesting even after petals drop. Flower colors cluster in the warm end of the spectrum – fitting for this American native, which is most widespread in the
Aaaahh! Refreshment! Sedum SunSparkler® ‘Lime Zinger’ PP24632

Aaaahh! Refreshment! Sedum SunSparkler® ‘Lime Zinger’ PP24632

Posted by John Friel on Oct 8th 2021

Doesn’t ‘Lime Zinger’ sound like a sparkling, citrus-y summer cocktail? Perfect for Sunday brunch, or tailgating at the polo match? Another round of Lime Zingers, please!Well, our version is as succulent as it sounds, but it brings a different kind of sparkle to a sunny, late-summer setting. ‘Lime Zinger’ is a fave from the famous SunSparkler® series of nifty, hardy, low-growing Sedum. Your customers will love the firm, lime-green leaves with nicely-contrasting cherry-red picotee edges. Ros
IT’S A GRASS GRASS GRASS! Carex ColorGrass® Series

IT’S A GRASS GRASS GRASS! Carex ColorGrass® Series

Posted by John Friel on Oct 6th 2021

Jumpin’ Jack jumped for joy when he saw these at the garden center. Picked precisely for perfect pot performance, the ColorGrass® collection is irresistible at retail.Their trademark upright/cascading clump-forming habit can anchor stand-alone patio pots, or serve as the filler or spiller in mixed containers. That form also makes them a fine candidate to edge a border in full sun or part shade. Carex buchananii Red Rooster™Go ahead, count your chickens! The cock of the flock features red/
The Triumphant Return of the Native (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

The Triumphant Return of the Native (Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’)

Posted by John Friel on Sep 30th 2021

For centuries, countless American native perennials have gone to Europe for an education, returning with new names and improved forms. Case in point: Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’, Perennial Plant of the Year in 1999. We know the genus Rudbeckia was collected here and studied across the Atlantic by at least the 18th Century, because the great Linnaeus (1707-1778) himself named it.‘Goldsturm’ is a classic top seller for all perennial growers and retailers. Its trademark long-flowering golden flowers

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