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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
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas? (Begonia)

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas? (Begonia)

Posted by John Friel on Sep 28th 2021

The Dog Days are past. Bring on the Holidays!We’re known for hardy grasses and perennials, but we have a tender spot for irresistible tender plants. And the breeding wizards at Terra Nova Nurseries have outdone themselves – again! – with their world-class Begonias.These multi-purpose beauties are sensational as houseplants, in mixed containers, or in the shaded summer border. And they shine brightest as seasonal decor.We couldn’t resist them. Your customers won’t either!Holiday® SeriesSpectacula
Let It Snow (Cap)! Let It Snow (Lady)!

Let It Snow (Cap)! Let It Snow (Lady)!

Posted by John Friel on Sep 21st 2021

Leucanthemum xsuperbumFew perennials are better known or more appreciated than the beautiful and talented Shasta daisy. Its cheerful white-petaled, gold-centered blooms brighten any sunny border. In very hot or dry climates, light shade is welcome. Wet feet in winter? Not so much.Varieties span a wide range including single, semi-double and fluffy double forms. Heights range from under a foot to over three feet. Two of our best-sellers are in the compact category.L. xs. ‘Snowcap’: This low-growe
Tie One On! Pennisetum ‘Yellow Ribbons’

Tie One On! Pennisetum ‘Yellow Ribbons’

Posted by John Friel on Sep 17th 2021

The “fountain grass” genus is large and multifaceted. We grow over two dozen varieties, spanning a wide spectrum of colors, statures and uses.Most are hardy, like the famous ‘Hameln’, but stellar sellers ‘Rubrum’ and ‘Fireworks’ are annuals. ‘Burgundy Bunny’ is a sturdy little cutie just over a foot tall. The tender Royal Collection ranges from three to over six feet.With so much variety, you’d think we had all the bases covered. But those clever plant breeders always have something unexpected u
Meet our August Rock Star...Jhaimal “J” Johnson.

Meet our August Rock Star...Jhaimal “J” Johnson.

Posted by John Friel on Sep 14th 2021

About the Rock Star AwardOur Rock Star award honors ECG employees who demonstrate a sustained high level of performance and inspire others.That description fits Jhaimal “J” Johnson. Jhaimal rose to Rock Stardom faster than any winner to date: He’s been with us for just a little over a year. But he’s quickly established himself, as these quotes from his co-workers will attest.“One specific employee consistently pushes himself and those around him to do better, and that employee is Jhaimal Jo

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