- What's the status of my order?
Wildflower Seed orders ship year round, while plants and bulbs ship seasonally based on planting season and your region. Seeds and plants are shipped separately.
After placing an order, you will be emailed an order confirmation with a scheduled ship date. Once your order has been shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email.
- Do you have a printed catalog?
- No, we do not publish a catalog. You can find all of the products that we offer on our website. Place your order online or call us toll-free at (877) 309-7333 to place your order.
- Can I mix and match promotional seed favors for a discount?
- Yes, you can order multiple styles of promotional/event seed favors to receive the bulk discount. Please call us toll-free at (877) 309-7333 to place your order.
- What is my hardiness zone?
- You can find your USDA hardiness zone by entering your zip code on our US
Hardiness Zones page. When ordering, you can determine if an item will be "Winter Hardy" in your area
by checking the "Zone" information on the item's description page.
- How are your plants and bulbs shipped?
We ship plants in a form that minimizes transplant shock, so they can adapt quickly to their new home in your garden. Your plants and bulbs may range from being fully leafed out and actively
growing to being in a dormant (resting) state, depending upon the variety and the time of year. Rest assured that all our varieties are ready to spring to life once they're planted. See details: How Our Plants Are Shipped.
- What if I can't plant right away?
Seed - If seed is not sown soon after purchase, don't worry. You can store it in any
cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations. Viability (seed
life) varies species to species, but all wildflower species in most mixtures will maintain good
germination quality for at least a year or two. In fact, most are viable for 5 years or more, some for
Perennial Bareroot Plants should be opened immediately and the peat should be
moistened. Keep the package in a cool place out of direct sun and protect from freezing. More information on storing perennials.
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. More
information on storing perennials.
Spring Planted Bulbs - Bulbs need to be kept dry and cool to keep them from sprouting
before you plant them. If you have a dry basement, and things down there don't freeze on cold nights,
that's probably the best place. Lots people find the perfect places are in unheated closets that stay
cool or utility rooms where the household heat is weak. More
information on storing bulbs.
Fall Planted Bulbs can be stored for a month or longer if you keep them in a cool, dry
place. However, they do need to be planted in the fall that you received them. They won't last till next
season. More information on planting fall bulbs.
- How and when do I plant this?
Visit the Tool Shed for planting guides to help you grow with confidence!
Seed can be planted in spring, summer or fall depending on your region. Read
our full instructions on how to plant wildflower seeds.
Spring Perennials need to be planted as soon as you get them, even if there is still a
danger of frost. As long as your plant is recommended for your USDA Hardiness Zone you can plant 1-2
weeks before the last frost date.
- Bareroot Perennials: dig a hole slightly larger than the root and plant so the top of
the root is level with the soil line.
- Potted Perennials: dig a hole that is slightly larger than the pot the plant came in. Place
the root in the hole, gently loosen the roots, fill dirt in around the roots and gently pack down the
soil with your hands. Water deeply once the hole is filled in.
Spring Planted Bulbs should be planted after all danger of frost is past and the soil
temperature is above 55 degrees F. Dig a hole to the required depth, place the bulb (with roots facing down) at the bottom, and fill in dirt on top of the bulb.
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. We recommend planting at least six weeks before the ground freezes. Dig a hole to
the required depth, place the bulb (pointed side up with roots facing down) at the bottom and fill in
dirt on top of the bulb.