Emerald Coast Growers resource guide highlights new varieties
Emerald Coast Growers has released the 2023-24 edition of its Resource Guide. The guide includes a Fresh Picks section, which highlights newcomers to its lineup including new perennials, ornamental grasses and succulents. With six new ornamental grasses and grass-like plants, and 12 new perennials and succulents, Emerald Coast Growers’ assortment has grown to more than 700 selections.
The new introductions include:
Miscanthus sinensis ‘High Frequency’ (‘NCMS3’) PPAF, an infertile grass that won’t self-sow. It forms 5-foot upright columns of showy blades heavily cross banded with gold. ‘High Frequency’ is a rust resistant Japanese silver grass. Feathery red seed heads provide autumn interest. Prefers full sun. Hardy in Zones 5 to 10.
Farfugium japonicum var. Giganteum, an outstanding clump-forming shade plant with large round, glossy green leaves up to 18 inches. Yellow blooms appear above the foliage in late summer to fall.
Carex ‘Feather Falls’ PP26199. With an arching/cascading habit, ‘Feather Falls’ is perfect for containers or massing in the landscape. Long blades spread or tumble two feet or more. Gleaming green blades sport bright white edges. Prefers part to full shade. Hardy in Zones 5 to 9.
“Creating our Resource Guide is a well thought out process; we take the time to put together a representation of what we think the market will need,” says Cheri Markowitz, sales manager. “Our customers trust us to find the best for their programs year-after-year with a collection of new varieties, and we take that task seriously.”
For more information on Emerald Coast Growers’ 2023-24 catalog or to order, call 850.944.0808 or visit ecgrowers.com.