Our ornamental rhizomal perennial peanut selection is a result of clients asking for a low maintenance alternative to grass for their yards and difficult sunny areas. We grow three varieties of Arachis glabrata: Ecoturf (most commonly requested), Brooksville 67 (also known as “Waxy Leaf”) and Brooksville 68 (with a more pointed leaf).
Once established Perennial sod offers true drought tolerance, no known pests, no need for supplemental nitrogen or phosphorous fertilizer and requires very little mowing. All of this in an aesthetically attractive hardy plant with green foliage and beautiful yellow-orange flowers!
Our most popular variety of ornamental peanut, Ecoturf, is used around homes, in highway medians, for erosion control and in water restricted areas amongst the many places. The only area we would not recommend ornamental peanut is in the shade. With proper care perennial peanut will stay at about 4″ in height. This is a great turf grass alternative for Tampa, Sarasota and all of central Florida. Homeowners usually find our 1 gallon pots easiest to work with. We also sell perennial peanut in sod form, typically more suitable to larger projects and commercial applications.
Here are few links for more information on using Perennial Peanut:
- What’s New? A Peanut Lawn!
- Perennial Peanut: A Quick Reference
- Weed Control in Perennial Peanut
- Video: Tips on Perennial Peanut from News-Press, Fort Myers, FL
- Tough Flowers for the Florida Landscape