The nation's leading grower of bare root perennials Walters Gardens specializes in perennial starter plants, including plug liners and bare root material. We have grown to be one of North America’s largest wholesale perennial growers with a reputation for superior quality, excellent service, and cutting edge new varieties. Our breeding program works with almost 100 different genera of perennial and has introduced hundreds of cutting edge new perennials to date. This combination of high quality product and unique plant introductions has led to a partnership with Proven Winners® as the home of Proven Winners® Perennials.
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Walters Gardens is the largest wholesale grower of bare root perennials in North America with a wide selection of varieties. Most are grown for one season and sold as #1 grade transplants. Daylilies, Hosta, and select perennials are grown for two seasons.
Walters Gardens is the largest wholesale grower of bare root perennials in North America with an incredibly wide selection of varieties. Most are grown for one season and are sold as #1 grade transplants or divisions. Hemerocallis, Hosta, and select perennials are grown for two seasons. Our most popular varieties are offered in economically priced #2 and #3 grade divisions.
#1 Grade (G1)
Most #1 grade perennials are one year plants or generously graded divisions of a one year plant. #1 Grade Hemerocallis and Hosta are sold as 3-5 eye/fan divisions of a two year field clump depending on the variety. Intersectional peonies are sold as divisions of a two year field clump.
Count: sold in multiples of 25
Minimum order: 1 box of 25
#2 Grade (G2)
Most #2 grade perennials are one year plants or divisions of a one year plant. #2 Grade Hemerocallis and Hosta are sold as smaller 2-3 eye/fan divisions of a two year field clump.
Count: sold in multiples of 100
#3 Grade (G3)
Select Hemerocallis varieties are sold as a #3 Grade division. These are some of our most popular varieties offered in an economical 1-3 eye/fan division of a two year field clump.
Count: sold in multiples of 250
Most of the plants offered in our catalog are grown in plug form. Our plants are grown in four tray sizes: 20, 30, 72, and 128 count. The majority of our plugs are easy to transplant Elle Plugs, while others are traditional loose fill plugs.
Most of the plants offered in our catalog are grown in plug form. Our plants are grown in standardized tray sizes, including 20, 30, 72, and 128 count. The majority of our plugs are easy to transplant Elle Plugs, while others are traditional loose fill plugs. The type of plug used is based upon the specific needs of the plant.
Larger 20 and 30ct plugs are best suited to customers looking for faster turnaround times and sales the same season. Smaller 72 and 128ct plugs are better suited for growers looking to produce larger quantities at a lower input cost. They are typically planted in summer for sales the following spring.
We offer a number of perennials in economically priced 72 and 128ct plugs which are ideal for growers looking to produce larger quantities of their best selling items at a lower input cost. Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? We accept custom orders for 72s and 128s (minimums apply). Please contact us for details.
One of the most common questions we hear is why Deep Cell vs. Elle? We trial every perennial in both trays to determine which option provides the best product for our customers. Our Elle trays hold plug liners that have been wrapped in a thin paper sleeve designed for ease of transplant. The sleeve is biodegradable and in a healthy environment does not hinder root development. Deep cell trays hold loose fill plug liners and have the added depth some perennials need to encourage better root development.
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