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Silent Auction- Phragmipedium Suzanne Decker

We have finally flowered our first plant of Phragmipedium Suzanne Decker (kovachii ‘Laura’ x Cape Sunset) and were blown away with the quality of this gorgeous first bloom seedling! As much as we would love to keep this beauty, we have decided to find it a good home because of our space limitations and its growing requirements.

So we are offering the complete plant in pot for the best offer with a $250 minimum, in silent auction style. If you are interested in this plant, email your bid to before July 22nd 2014 at 9 p.m. EDT.

We will be posting the current high bid on the website. If this bid exceeds your current bid, you may submit a higher bid via email before July 22nd 2014 at 9 p.m. EDT.

7/19/14- 7:00 am > The current high bid is $310.00.

View: More information on Phrag Suzanne Decker (PDF Document)

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New Carter and Holmes Summer 2014 Catalog Ready to Download! -- Monday, April 28 2014
Our new Summer 2014 Catalog will be in the mail soon!

Take advantage of this digital preview and get your order in now while supplies last!

Page through this digital version just like you would the traditional paper catalog.

Every page includes healthy virus free plants!

Most items are linked to our website shopping cart, so just click the description or associated photo to view it online and place your order.

You can order with confidence because we have been selling quality plants since 1947, and because we guarantee safe delivery and your satisfaction.

Download our Summer 2014 Catalog

Let us watch the weather for you! -- Friday, February 21 2014
We check the weather en route every morning before shipping plant orders, and we guarantee safe delivery to any address where someone will be available to accept delivery.

We can safely ship orchids in bud and bloom through temperatures of 32 degrees and above, and we can ship orchids not coming into bloom soon through colder temperatures using heat packs.

Spring Catalog Ready to Download -- Friday, February 21 2014
Take advantage of this digital catalog and get your order in now!

Page through this digital version just like you would the traditional paper catalog.

Inside we offer a wide variety of guaranteed virus free orchids and the supplies that we use to grow them. Notice the select divisions of Miltonia spectabilis var. moreliana on page 19, and the long awaited mericlones of Lc. Amphion ‘Cherry Pie’ on page 5.

We have always grown a variety of tropical houseplants for your home and hardy ferns for your yard or garden. After numerous requests from our customers, we are now offering them in our catalogs and on our website. Notice the rare staghorn ferns on page 9, and our own cultivar of Clivia on page 10.

Most items are linked to our website shopping cart, so just click the description or associated photo to view it online and place your order.

Download our Spring 2014 Catalog.

New Discounts! -- Friday, November 15 2013
We now give a 10% discount to customers who order over $100 worth of plants at our regular prices. And customers who sign up for our weekly emails and place their orders through our website also get one bonus plant for every five plants on their orders.

Updated Terms and Conditions -- Friday, November 15 2013
Please look under "Terms" and "Wholesale" for changes in when we give bonus plants, in how we charge for packing and shipping plant orders, and for changes in how we handle wholesale orders. Customers who are interested in our current wholesale availability and pricing for the items in this catalog should request that information by email to

About Us

Bill Carter and Owen Holmes began selling orchids as cut flowers in the years following World War II when corsage flowers were in great demand for Valentine's Day, Easter, and Mother's Day. As lifestyles became less formal in the 1960's and the demand for cut flowers decreased, we began producing orchids for home growing.

We started hybridizing orchids in the 1950's and developed our own modern laboratory for seed and tissue culture in the 1970's. Our hybridizing program has resulted in worldwide recognition for Carter & Holmes as a source for outstanding orchids - in particular, art-shade cattleyas. Today, we ship orchid plants of many genera to hobbyists and commercial growers throughout the United States and to many countries around the world.

If you have received an award on one of our plants, please let us know about it.

We welcome visitors to our 18 greenhouses Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you cannot visit us in person, we hope you will telephone, write or e-mail your questions about our orchids, pricing or other matters.

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Closed on Sunday

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PO Box 668
629 Mendenhall Rd.
Newberry, SC 29108
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