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Calamagrostis Caspian- Hiding in Plain Sight

Calamagrostis Caspian- Hiding in Plain Sight

Posted by Emerald Coast Growers on May 17th 2023

That’s Calamagrostis arundinacea var. brachytricha Caspian, if you want to get technical. By any name, it’s among the most underappreciated grasses we grow.Caspian is a full figured, fat flowering phenomenon. Unlike other feather reed grasses, this one’s a warm season, fall blooming form that flourishes in heat and has great salt tolerance too.The rest of the genus has pretty flowers, but these top ‘em all. Its generously sized plumes start pale pink and mature to a bright clean white. Caspian g
Another ... Crave Worthy Carex Collection - CAREX oshimensis

Another ... Crave Worthy Carex Collection - CAREX oshimensis

Posted by Emerald Coast Growers on Apr 19th 2023

We're big fans of Carex. Our 32 varieties - yes, 32 varieties! - occupy four pages of our catalog. We're hooked!The EverColor® Series brings year-round color to market with these cold hardy, evergreen selections. Versatile, and easy to grow, for ever-colorful containers, living walls, and gardens.Indulge us as we brag on a trio of our favorite Japanese sedge. Pictured above - Carex o. EverColor® 'Everest' PP20955 Shapely green blades with snowy white edges. Low maintenance, mounding f
Elevate Your Grass Game - Sorghastrum n.  Golden Sunset™

Elevate Your Grass Game - Sorghastrum n. Golden Sunset™

Posted by Emerald Coast Growers on Mar 29th 2023

Looking to enhance your ornamental grass selection? Native to the American prairie, Sorghastrum makes itself at home in any sunny border.Sorghastrum n. Golden Sunset™ is an early flowering, 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. Sorghastrum nutans Golden Sunset™ in our Lancaster, PA trial gardens.Golden Sunset™ was selected
Precious Metals - Miscanthus and Carex Bowles Golden

Precious Metals - Miscanthus and Carex Bowles Golden

Posted by Emerald Coast Growers on Mar 17th 2023

Here's some silver and gold your customers will want to put into the ground. Not to hide it, but to show it off!Miscanthus sinensis 'Gold Breeze' This maiden grass resembles a restrained, refined, 'Zebrinus', a designer's staple for over a century. Both flaunt horizontal gold banding across their long, tapering leaves, and the graceful cascading habit is similar. But the mature height of 'Gold Breeze' is shorter (5-7' with plumes), making it more adaptable to smaller spaces or containe
Miscanthus sinensis Scout™ - Earns a "Good Behavior" Badge!

Miscanthus sinensis Scout™ - Earns a "Good Behavior" Badge!

Posted by Emerald Coast Growers on Mar 10th 2023

The world’s premier genus of ornamental grasses includes lots of stunning varieties. We offer one of our favorites that has a unique advantage: it's infertile. Miscanthus Scout™ can’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 NotesMiscanthus can be slow to emerge in spring in colder areas. Be pa

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