Even Our Soft Side is Pretty Tough
We’re proud to be your go-to source for sturdy ornamental grasses and hardy herbaceous perennials. But we also have a tender spot for tender plants. Two of our favorites have something uncommon in common:
Truly red flowers!
Vivid, eye-catching red red flowers, and a lot of ‘em, on a cheerful chassis of deceptively-delicate looking rich green foliage. Don’t be fooled: Ragin’ Cajun won a “FlameProof Award” at Dallas Arboretum, where they know a thing or two about heat.
Height 14” Hardy in Zones 7-11
When you hear “Cajun,” do you think of Louisiana – or Canada? Driven from their French colony by the British in the late 1700s, some Acadians (“Cajun” is a slurred form of “Acadian”) ended the bayou. Pass the jambalaya, eh?
Hop in the Jeep and get a load of this one! Sizzling lipstick-red and clear white bicolor flowers bloom heavily for months. Foliage turns bodacious burgundy in autumn. Selected at Strybing Arboretum, now San Francisco Botanical Garden.
Height 2 – 3’. Hardy in Zones 7 - 9
The Game of the Name
It’s almost a stretch to call these two “tender.” If your markets are in Zone 7 or warmer, they’ll overwinter. Farther north, they’re better enjoyed as annuals.
Get to know our softer side, with premium varieties for borders or containers. They come in fast-finishing 72-cell liners from Emerald Coast Growers – your easy choice!