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Salvia nemorosa May Night (‘Mainacht’)~ Flashback!

Salvia nemorosa May Night (‘Mainacht’)~ Flashback!

Posted by John Friel on Mar 31st 2022

Back in 1997, Emerald Coast Growers was just six years old. Bill Clinton was in the White House. A new Honda Civic cost $10,000. The Marlins beat the Indians in the World Series, the Packers whupped the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI, and Princess Diana went for her last car ride in Paris. Au revoir, England’s Rose. But the big news that year? The Perennial Plant Association chose Salvia May Night as its Perennial Plant of the Year. All other phenomena were just fighting for silver.May Night i
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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