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Where Does It All Go? Oh, yeah... Everywhere! (Pennisetum Rubrum)

Where Does It All Go? Oh, yeah... Everywhere! (Pennisetum Rubrum)

Posted by Emerald Coast Growers on Jan 13th 2023

We grow so much Pennisetum xadvena 'Rubrum' – bench after bench, whole greenhouses full of it – that we sometimes wonder where it all goes. And then we take a drive, anywhere in North America, and there it is! ‘Rubrum’ barely needs an introduction. It’s that gorgeous annual grass you see wherever you go. There it is -- waving its burgundy blades and matching foxtail flowers in big containers on Main Street, in landscapes public and private, surrounding fountains and flagpoles, flanking entranc
HOW DO YOU MAKE A GREAT THING GREATER? Just add Butterscotch™

HOW DO YOU MAKE A GREAT THING GREATER? Just add Butterscotch™

Posted by John Friel on Aug 18th 2022

Amsonia x Butterscotch™ brings a fresher, richer, healthier glow to a famous native perennial genus. Like Amsonia hubrichtii, Butterscotch™ is in constant graceful motion in the slightest breeze. It, too, has starry blue flowers in spring. And like its more famous sibling, its billowy masses of fine, rich green foliage segue to a beautiful golden autumn color. So how is it different? Let us recount the ways:■ Leaf Color: Butterscotch’s slim leaves take on a deeper, richer golden hue in fal
Tie One On! Euphorbia xmartinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’ PP21401

Tie One On! Euphorbia xmartinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’ PP21401

Posted by John Friel on Aug 12th 2022

Here’s a perennial you may not have considered. Colorful, easy to grow, drought-tolerant once established – and with eye-catching fall colors, to boot! ‘Ascot Rainbow’ lives up to the colorful part of its name with striking, yet subtle, gray-green leaves edged in gold. Come cool nights, the foliage becomes suffused with ever-deepening reds. It’s an autumn display worth waiting for. Culture NotesThey don’t come much simpler. Give it full sun or very light shade, and keep it irrigated until it’s
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

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