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This Week:   Breaking News – Echinacea ‘Mellow Yellows'; The Giants!; Availabilities

Here’s a great new Echinacea being offered by Pioneer Gardens, Echinacea ‘Mellow Yellows’ -

Just 50,000 32’s available on June 4 at only $1.18 each. These large 32’s are ideal for retail ready gallons by late summer.

Order yours today!

Mellow Yellows
















Here’s what our friends at Jelitto Seed say about it:

‘Mellow Yellows’ is the newest in Jelitto’s long, successful line of seed-grown ECHINACEA strains. Jelitto took decades to establish this yellow strain. The breeding and trialing process cannot be rushed. There are twists, turns and disappointments, but we are focused on quality, uniqueness and affordability. And that requires patience and vision. ’Mellow Yellows’ array includes colorful shades from creamy yellow, lemon yellow to dark yellow. Plants are variable in color and height, and there are no pinks whatsoever.

The cost of tissue-cultured plugs, subsequent production losses, patent royalties and trademark registrations only increase your costs. It needn’t be a tough decision.

’Mellow Yellows’ joins ’Magnus’, ’Magnus Superior’, ’Happy Star’, ’Green Twister’ and 5 other wild species as the sensible, seed-grown alternative to expensive, patented clones.

Hardy zones 4-8, with an erect, upright habit – growing 30-32” tall


The Giants March 16 2018












Here are The Giants we still have available for spring shipping –


   2520 Cloud Nine (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
16,920 Guacamole (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   3744 Mega Caramel (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
     648 Mega Caramel (+0.25) 72’s 3/12 0.98
   8352 Pretty Perrine (+0.25) 72’s 0.98
   1440 Pretty Perrine (+0.25) 72’s 4/2 0.98


Heuchera Caramel in Fall colors

Heuchera Caramel in Fall colors












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One of Roger’s previous columns in GrowerTalks

Roger Grower Talks imagePioneer Gardens’ head grower Roger McGaughey recaps last season’s growing  results and successes with cost effective biological Thrips control methods in the November 2016 edition of GrowerTalks. Roger’s knowledge in the field of biological pest controls is the result of having 44 years of experience as a grower with a passion for our industry as a whole and for implementing BCA’s in particular.

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