EverColor brings new distinctions and Carex varieties to its oeuvre

EverColor now has new breeder rights in Japan and a new variety added to the eight already popular with gardeners, growers, and retailers in North America.

Recently Pat FitzGerald, the breeder of EverColor from FitzGerald Nurseries in Ireland, received quite an accolade for his receipt of two Japanese Plant Breeders' Rights certificates. His two varieties, Carex EverColor ‘Everlime’ and Carex EverColor ‘Eversheen,’ are now protected in Japan.

Breeder Pat FitzGerald

EverColor ‘Everglow’ is the newest addition to the eight EverColor varieties already in North America. This new variety has a unique color pattern that changes throughout the seasons. Leaves have a unique green central stripe with margins that are orange from early autumn to late winter and cream from spring to summer. With the cream margins, plants take on a more traditional variegated look. As with all evergreen EverColor, 'Everglow' is easy to grow, low maintenance, and mound forming. EverColor ‘Everglow’ as well as all of the EverColor varieties can be found at Emerald Coast Growers and Skagit Gardens.

The 2018 Plantarium also awarded EverColor ‘Everglow’ a gold medal. Pat FitzGerald received the award at the recent Plantarium held at the International Trade Centre Boskoop, Hazerswoude-Dorp, Netherlands.

The addition of EverColor ‘Everglow’ this year brings the list to nine EverColor varieties available to growers, wholesalers, independent garden centers, and landscapers in North America. The following eight varieties have already proven their popularity in the garden market:

EverColor plants will grow almost anywhere — in good garden soils from full sun to shade and even in light substrates and rock wool used for vertical gardening. Ideal as terrace or garden plants, they also thrive in a combination with other plants. Evergreen leaves lend year-round interest.

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