You know our grasses
because we know our grasses.
Emerald Coast Growers is firmly established as the go-to source for ornamental grass starters. Grasses were our first crop over 20 years ago. They remain our signature specialty to many of you, even as we expand our offerings of herbaceous perennials and other carefully-selected flowering annuals and tropicals.
This year, we’re excited that one of our favorite and best-selling grasses, Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’, has been selected by the Perennial Plant Association as its 2014 Perennial Plant of the Year. This worthy native variety was introduced by Roy Diblik, who named it for his beloved Northwind Farms in Wisconsin.
Roy is known to friends as “The plant whisperer.” Like Luther Burbank, he believes that plants communicate with humans. They may be right: This tough, beautiful selection has certainly spoken to, and been embraced by, gardeners, growers and landscapers worldwide.
‘Northwind’ is just the third ornamental grass to receive this prestigious award. Naturally, we also grow and sell the other two winners: Calamagrostis xacutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ (2001) and Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (2009). Their inclusion in this exclusive list underscores the fact that grasses aren’t an oddity anymore; they’re an expected, respected garden element. There’s truly a grass for every situation.
There are many reasons why you should turn our grasses into your grasses. Throughout our website, you’ll meet several hundred of them. As always, when you start with starters from Emerald Coast Growers, you finish out in front.