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Most frequently asked questions
Spring-planted bulbs and perennials start shipping in late March depending on your hardiness zone. Click here to determine your zone or check your order confirmation for detailed shipping information.
Zones 11, 10 - shipping begins the week of March 23rd*
Zones 9, 8 - shipping begins the week of March 30th*
Zone 7 - shipping begins the week of April 6th*
Zone 6 - shipping begins the week of April 20th
Zone 5 - shipping begins the week of April 27th
Zone 4, 3, 2, 1 - shipping begins the week of May 4th
*Orders with ornamental grasses & elephant ears will ship the week of April 13th.
These dates are guidelines, and may be somewhat revised due to inclement weather anywhere along the shipping route.
Seed can be planted in spring, summer or fall depending on your region. If storing your seed, keep it in a cool, dry place. For more information see our Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions.
Fall Planted Bulbs should be planted as soon as the ground is cool. In most parts of the country, this would be around the time of the first frosts, when evening temperatures average between 40° to 50° F. But you should plant at least six weeks before the ground freezes. You can, if necessary, store bulbs for a month or longer, if you keep them in a cool dry place. When in doubt, however, the bulbs belong in the ground. They won't last till next season. Read some tips on planting.
Amaryllis: Choose a pot that allows about 1" all around and 1-2" below your bulb. Using a regular potting soil - plant your bulb with the "shoulders" up out of the soil. Once your bulb is planted, water sparingly until the sprout is well out of the bulb. Then water regularly. Amaryllis Growing Instructions.
Wreaths and Centerpieces should be opened immediately and misted with water. Continue to mist occasionally during the time it is displayed. Do not display near a direct source of heat.
Perennial Bareroot Plants should be opened immediately and the peat should be moistened. Plant as soon as possible. In the meantime, keep the package in a cool place out of direct sun and protect from freezing.
Perennial Potted Plants should be watered as soon as you receive them. Keep them in a cool room where they get some sun through a window, protect them from freezing and keep the soil moist but not soggy. They willl arrive in 1 of 3 stages of growth depending on the plant and the time of year.
1. Plants with green leafy growth: wait to plant until after the last frost date.
2. Plants with no top growth or with dried out foliage from the previous year: this plant is dormant and will sprout from the buds as the soil line. They can be planted right away.
3. Shrubs with bare twigs: The plant is dormant. Look for green bulbs or scrape the bark with your fingernail. If you see green tissue under the bark the plant in healthy. Plant as soon as possible. See more information on planting perennials.
Spring Planted Bulbs should be planted as soon as possible. In the meantime, store the bulbs in a cool, dry, dark place. More information on planting bulbs.
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