Products and Services
Holtex Enterprises and Coastal Nurseries primarily caters to the medium sized wholesale perennial growers. All plants are shipped in full case lots. We have found that by packing them in bulk the quality stays better since there is less handling of the plants. All plants are shipped in the deep plastic crates. These crates are all clearly labeled inside and on the outside. These crates can easily be stacked and will not crush or collapse when they get wet.
We first and foremost are a bare root supplier. We offer a huge line of quality field grown herbaceous perennials.
We receive plants from our own farm here in the US as well as growers in Europe, Asia and South America. We strive to supply you with the specific plant size/grade you need for your specific need. One size generally does not fit all. Specific plants in a specific size are produced for a specific customer. Because of this all shipments can be traced to the originating nursery. We have and continue to work with a very limited number of growers who contract produce for us. There is no middleman or broker involved. The last twelve years have proven that it is far more beneficial to stick with reliable growers for the long haul than to always chase the lowest cost plants.
We enjoy having more happy customers and very few problems. We can only be as good as our suppliers and therefore a closer cooperation with them is better than shopping around playing one grower against the other. Consistency is more important than a cheap price. We can guarantee same lot, same size and same grower from year to year. All the plants we supply are nursery grown and propagated. We do not sell wild collected plants.
We are a USDA licensed importer/distributor of plant material protected by CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Our wholesale plant list includes more that 1000 species and cultivars of perennials and bulbs. Many other varieties might be obtained simply by asking about availability.
The traditional shipping season runs from January thru early May. Custom cold storage can be arranged for shipping dormant plants outside of the traditional season. Plants like Astilbe, Hosta and Hemerocallis are excellent candidates for planting thru the spring and summer. This provides for a more efficient use of nursery space. An added benefit is that fresh crops will bloom at later than normal times of the year to take advantage of a longer selling season. Cold storage kept plants perform much better when planted in July or August that fresh dug plants at that time of year.
We also contract with a number of local liner growers who custom grow for us hard to get or difficult to store varieties in liner form. Many of these varieties are plants produced from tissue culture. Starting with virus indexed certified clean stock virtually eliminates the potential disease problems sometimes found in specific varieties. Almost all of these liners are shipped dormant or actively growing and can be easily substituted for bare root divisions. The finished result will be the same.