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It’ll Fit You to a Ti! Cordyline australis

It’ll Fit You to a Ti! Cordyline australis

Posted by John Friel on Oct 28th 2022

We’re known for our tough-as-nails perennials and ornamental grasses, but we have a soft spot for a few really special tender plants.Case in point: Cordyline australis. Known as Ti plant, Cabbage palm and other nicknames, Cordyline is a great fit for containers. Our two varieties make striking companions for other tropicals and semi-tropicals like Colocasia. They love full sun and are hardy in Zones 9 – 11.‘Red Sensation’ features erect clumps of burgundy-red, sword-like leaves. It can
Baptisia australis  It’s To Dye For!

Baptisia australis It’s To Dye For!

Posted by John Friel on Oct 26th 2022

The native known as “false indigo” has deep roots – in the garden, and in American history. Now an ornamental favorite, it was once prized and even subsidized by the British government for the blue dye made from its sap.Baptisia sends up erect racemes of purple/blue lupine-like flowers in late spring. The blooms give way to decorative green seed pods that ripen to charcoal black. Flowers, foliage and seed pods in all color stages are all valuable as cut flowers, with exceptional vase life.Native
Raise Your Grass Game. Strike Gold! Sorghastrum nutans Golden Sunset™ PPAF

Raise Your Grass Game. Strike Gold! Sorghastrum nutans Golden Sunset™ PPAF

Posted by John Friel on Oct 24th 2022

Looking to enhance your ornamental grass selection? Native to the American prairie, Sorghastrum makes itself at home in any sunny border.Golden Sunset™ is a warm-season grass that forms neat clumps of wide, olive-green blades. Shapely and graceful, it has an upright/arching habit. Full, rich golden plumes rise to an impressive, but not overwhelming, height. Golden Sunset™ is a warm-season grass that forms neat clumps of wide, olive-green blades. Shapely and graceful, it has an upright/archi
Delosperma Ocean Sunset™ Ever watch the sun set over the sea?

Delosperma Ocean Sunset™ Ever watch the sun set over the sea?

Posted by John Friel on Oct 18th 2022

Remember how huge it looked as it slowly sank, closer and closer to the water? Didn’t it seem twice as big as when it was high overhead?That’s Ocean Sunset™ for you. This series was bred for brilliant blooms that open wide, significantly larger than any other on the market. We’ve grown them all, and they’re all good, but oh, these flowers! They’re not just bigger, the colors are hot hot hot! Orange Glow PPAF Unusual bicolor blooms are pumpkin orange with purple tips.Orange Vibe PPA
Meet Our September 2022 Rock Star . . .Keena Furr

Meet Our September 2022 Rock Star . . .Keena Furr

Posted by John Friel on Oct 18th 2022

About the Rock Star AwardOur Rock Star award honors ECG employees who demonstrate a sustained high level of performance and inspire others. This month’s kudos go very deservedly to Keena Furr. Keena came onboard at our HQ in Pensacola in 2018. Besides working as a Customer Service representative, she also fills another important role: As our Social Commerce Specialist, Keena manages ECG’s social media content.“I vote for Keena Furr! She does such a phenomenal job! She always goes above and beyo

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