In an effort to reduce costs and increase efficiency, we ship via several methods, and from warehouses on both coasts.
GROUND Shipping (5-9 Business Days)
|Order Amount||Shipping Charge|
|Up to $9.99||$4.95|
|$10.00 - $24.99||$6.95|
|$25.00 - $49.99||$8.95|
|$50.00 - $78.99||$10.95|
Note: We routinely offer the most generous shipping incentives in the industry; usually based on seasonality. Check with us regularly to take advantage of these offers.
EXPEDITED shipping (1-4 Business Days) - Available for all seed items
|Order Amount||Shipping Charge|
|Up to $9.99||$7.95|
|$10.00 - $24.99||$9.95|
|$25.00 - $49.99||$12.95|
|$50.00 - $78.99||$14.95|
Availability & Turnaround Time
All seeds are shipped year-round, while perennials & flower bulbs are shipped on a seasonal basis.
|Category||Shipping Period Starts|
|Zones 2 - 10||Year-Round|
|Spring Bulbs & Perennials (Warmest Regions First)|
|Zones 8 - 10||Mid March|
|Zones 7||Mid-Late March|
|Zones 6||Late March-Early April|
|Zone 5||Early-Mid April|
|Zone 2 - 4||Late April-Early May|
|Fall Bulbs & Perennials (Coolest Regions First)*|
|Zone 2 - 4||Mid-September|
|Zone 5||Mid-Late September|
|Zone 6||Late September|
|Zone 7||Late September-Early October|
|Zone 8 - 10||Early October|
We try our utmost to maintain reliable inventory of all products, and are very proud of our record in doing so. However, as we are a company engaged in what Mother Nature provides, we do sometimes experience shortages, delays, and/or crop failures beyond our control. If, for any reason, we are required to backorder any portion of your order, rest assured we will keep you apprised of updated shipping information and/or any other options that may satisfy your needs and wishes.
Standard shipping for both seeds and bulbs is through the US Postal Service. Taking both processing and transit into consideration, these orders take approximately 5-9 business days for delivery. Orders of larger weight and/or volume will be shipped via FedEX. If your shipping address requires a specific method of shipment, please include a note in the CUSTOMER NOTES section at checkout to let us know of your address restrictions and we will adjust accordingly, or contact you for further options. Please note, additional fees may be necessary for some shipping requests.
All orders will receive an email confirmation of shipping once they leave our warehouse. This confirmation will include a tracking number which will confirm the method of shipment and provide an estimated date of delivery.
Multiple Ship Dates
Every order that we process is assessed a charge only once (if at all), regardless of whether or not its contents are to be shipped on different dates. In other words, even if your order requires multiple shipping dates, you will never be charged more than once for shipping charges. For example, if a customer were to place an order in February consisting of 5 Pounds of Wildflower Mix and 50 Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs, the seed would be shipped immediately, and the bulbs would be shipped at the optimal time in the autumn based on the customer’s zip code.
Alaska, Hawaii & Foreign Destinations
We are pleased to announce that all items in our current catalog can ship to both Alaska and Hawaii at our regularly published shipping prices, and can take advantage of our generouse free shipping policy (see rates above).
We regret that we’re not able to ship any of our products to any locations outside of the United States. The myriad governmental regulations pertaining to shipping horticultural products abroad simply do not permit us to process foreign orders at this time.