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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
Ruellia Ragin' Cajun'™

Ruellia Ragin' Cajun'™

Posted by Emerald Coast Growers on Jan 12th 2023

We have immediate availability of our Ragin' Cajun'™ cell trays, so book your order today and make them yours!Vivid red flowers and a low growth habit with wispy flower stems turn 'Ragin' Cajun'™ into a versatile plant for flowerbeds and containers. A tough little plant that's easy to grow and holds up well through heat and humidity.Ragin' Cajun'™ won a “FlameProof Award” at Dallas Arboretum, where they know a thing or two about heat.Common Name: Texas PetuniaHeight: 14"Hardine
OUTSTANDING & UPSTANDING! Achillea Sassy Summer

OUTSTANDING & UPSTANDING! Achillea Sassy Summer

Posted by Emerald Coast Growers on Jan 4th 2023

Renowned breeder Hans Hansen selected his Sassy Summer series for several desirable traits: big, big flowers, and lots of ‘em; attractive silvery foliage with a dense, upright habit; and, drum roll please, sturdy stems that stand up to wind and rain.Mind you, these are nicely proportioned plants, not skinny skyscrapers. Sassy Summer varieties hoist cheerful flowers up to three feet over silvery green foliage. Flat topped umbels are perfect landing pads for pollinators. Hardy in Zones 3 – 8. Choo
Miscanthus sinensis Scout™ Earns a “Good Behavior” Badge!

Miscanthus sinensis Scout™ Earns a “Good Behavior” Badge!

Posted by John Friel on Dec 22nd 2022

The world’s premier genus of ornamental grasses includes lots of stunning varieties. Scout™ has a unique advantage: It's infertile. It won't self-sow and pop up where it's not welcome.Standing an impressive, but manageable, 5 – 6’ tall, this beauty features slender green blades accented with clean white midribs. The lush inflorescence is a gorgeous reddish-brown.Culture notes Miscanthus can be slow to emerge in spring in colder areas. Be patient: It grows vigorously once it gets going.Exp
You can't lose this battle of the blues! (Festuca)

You can't lose this battle of the blues! (Festuca)

Posted by John Friel on Dec 16th 2022

We grow four varieties of blue Festuca, and one that’s rich dark green. The blue ones all have similarities, but also a key distinguishing attribute, subtle or obvious. Each has its fans who claim their favorite is the best. The Blues, after all, is (are?) a very personal thing.We’ve got you covered, babe. You don’t have to suffer to sing these blues. Now that you’ve met our fabulous fescues, please don’t ask us to pick our favorite. It’s like asking a parent which child they like best. We

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