Salvia splendens ‘Grandstand’

Salvia Grandstand

While attending a Cultivate15 for greenhouses, I notice this Salvia in a 6″ pot at the Green Fuse Botanical booth. Usually we sell this type of salvia in landscaper flats. I asked what made this salvia so special it should be grown in a pot. The rep from Green Fuse told me this salvia will finish 18″ to 24″ in early spring but what makes it special is that once in flower, this salvia will not cycle. What?! That means I won’t have to look at a green, naked plant during bloom cycles – it continuously promotes new flower spikes during the growing season. That’s crazy!

Instead of growing from seed, these are grown from a cutting. We are trialing them this year (2016) in our 4.5″ annual product line .I will say this much, these little buggers a quite vigorous. They’re already starting to throw up blooms and it’s only mid April!

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Summer Survivors – Beat the Heat!




When other annuals are wilting in the heat, Zinnias, Vinca Periwinkle, Portulaca, and Gazania love to bask in the sun.  These plants can be planted later, either as late plantings or replacement plantings, and will thrive if given at least minimal attention.

ZINNIA ‘Profusion Mix’

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We have Profusion Series Zinnias, an AAS award winner, known for its high degree of disease tolerance and offering a continuous flower canopy with a self-cleaning habit, and it blooms over an extended period of time.  These plants grow to 10-12” tall and have a 12-15” spread.  We grow Cherry, Fire, Orange, White, and Mix, please call for current availability.

VINCA ‘Periwinkle’

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Vinca is known for its love of the heat, drought and disease tolerance, and colorful show (even in a shadier spot).  They will grow approximately 12-14” tall and equally in spread.  As of Mid-June we have White, Pink, Raspberry, Grape, and Red, please call for up to date availability.


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Portulaca, a succulent ground-hugging plant is best used in a sunny location with well-drained soil.  It is the most drought tolerant of these plants and has vibrantly colorful flowers.  It works well in rock gardens and situations where deep root systems are not possible.  The colorful flowers do close up at night. As of Mid-June we have mixed flats available, please call for up to date availability.



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Gazania, although not technically a succulent plant, shows almost as much drought tolerance as Portulaca.  It is best used a sunny location with well-drained soil.  The 1-2” Gazania flowers will close at night and partially close on cloudy days.

Just Like the Workshop at the North Pole

This is the next best thing to Santa’s workshop. We are like the elves (although most are taller), working all day to build wreaths, grave blankets and anything else you can think of for holiday sales.  While poinsettias grow in the next greenhouse, we use all available daylight to get our orders out for our customers to sell in this short season.


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The Moose & Squirrel elves hard at work making wreaths & grave blankets.

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Decorated 10″ Patio Pots lined up like soldiers.


Greens Shipping

Patio Pots, wreaths & grave blankets ready for loading for next day’s ship.