ePlantSource Partners With Five New Growers, Adds Tropicals And Ferns

Acalyphya 'Tropical Tempest'ePlantSource has announced five additional partner companies who will be selling products through its eCommerce site, www.ePlantSource.com. These five partners continue to round out the assortment available to professional greenhouse growers for online ordering.

As a result, two new categories will also be added to the site with tropicals and ferns now included in the more than 13,800 varieties available to purchase on ePlantSource.com

New partners added for the 2014-2015 season are:

  1. AgriStarts
  2. Gulley Wholesale Greenhouse
  3. Hardystarts by Welby Gardens
  4. Santa Rosa Tropicals
  5. Wenke/Sunbelt Greenhouses

“ePlantSource is providing customers a new way of ordering their live goods and it is exciting to see so many producers get behind the concept,” says ePlantsource President and CEO Gary Falkenstein. “We are looking forward to the 2014-2015 season and working with such professional and high-quality suppliers to provide our customers with the best in the industry.”

Program details, pricing and catalog information is currently being loaded to the site for the new partners and will be available soon for customers to place orders.

Get To Know ePlantSource.com’s Newest Partners

Agri-Starts specializes in tropical foliage and edible plants from tissue culture, from its on-site labs in Apopka and Mt. Dora, Fla. As a leader in the industry of tissue culture and new plant introductions, the operation recognizes the benefits of producing edible plants via tissue culture and has long been known for service, attention to detail and state-of-the-art production techniques.

Located in Southwest Fort Collins, Colo., Gulley Wholesale Greenhouse benefits from a climate that allows for favorable growing conditions 365 days a year. It offers a wide range of annual, perennial, ornamental grass and herb poppers for greenhouse growers that are fully rooted plugs and liners ready to pop into larger containers for finishing. It has been in business for more than 35 years and is committed to staying at the forefront of new technologies and advancements.

Welby Gardens produces more than 3,000 different varieties in the favorable high light and arid environment of Denver, Colo. Its vast selection makes it simple for growers to receive a wide variety of plant materials from one source. The Hardystarts brand of professional liners is available to professional greenhouse growers and currently the Selecta varieties will be the only ones offered through ePlantSource.com.

Nestled in the hills in Santa Rosa, Calif., Santa Rosa Tropicals expansive greenhouse facility has been producing ferns for more than 40 years. Its commitment to quality shows in the careful attention paid to every plant at each stage of the growth process to ensure that its customers are receiving the finest ferns available.

With more than 40 acres of greenhouses located in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Douglas, Ga., Wenke/Sunbelt Greenhouses is one of the largest growers in the country. It provides the highest quality in plants and the operation is dedicated to on-time deliveries to meet the needs of greenhouse growers. With its wide variety of plants and commitment to quality, Wenke/Sunbelt is a highly esteemed wholesale producer for garden centers, landscapers and other greenhouse growers.

Visit the company’s website to learn more about ePlantSource.com’s full list of partners.

Source: ePlantSource.com 

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