Welcome to our online plant catalog!
The Preferred Plants link to the left showcases our core list of the most reliable and versatile extensive green roof plants that we carry. These are the plants that have been proven across a broad range of hardiness zones, geographical areas, and roofing systems. The Full Catalog listing includes all the plants we currently grow.
Over the years, Emory Knoll Farms has tested several hundred varieties of plants. As we continue to evaluate plant performance on green roofs over time, we will continue to add new plants to our inventory.
Please contact us if you have questions about the availability of plants for your project. If you don’t have a plant list, feel free to call us to discuss what plants would be best for your specific site needs.
We are happy to provide our customers with plants grown to specification – call us for an estimate!
A Note on Taxonomy and Botanical Nomenclature
As more botanical research is completed, plants are often reclassified into different ranks, causing their names to change. As a horticultural business, we do endeavor to keep up with the latest taxonomic changes, and try to show these changes in a user friendly way. We express fairly recent changes in nomenclature by listing both names. The older – usually more recognizable – name is listed first, and then the new name is listed as a synonym. For example, Talinum calycinum syn. Phemeranthus calycinus is listed first by the name most customers will know (Talinum calycinum) and then second by the most recent name (Phemeranthus calycinus) that we know of.
What if I only know the common name of the plant I need?
In our catalog, we list botanical names as a rule because common names tend to be confusing; sometimes different species of plants share a single common name, and common names also tend to vary by region. If you have a question about plant names, please call us!