Frequently Asked Questions
When will my bulbs and plants ship?
Our spring bulb and plant orders are set up to ship at the proper planting time for your area, between late February and late May. Click here to view our shipping schedule.
Most fall planting products begin shipping in late September to early October.
Do you offer a guarantee?
YES! We guarantee EVERYTHING we sell on this site 100%. All plants are 100% guaranteed to grow and thrive. If you follow our simple care instructions, and if any plant still does not grow, please notify us within 1 year of purchase, and we will replace it or refund your money, with no questions asked.
What's a bulb?
A plant’s "bulb" is its storage organ, also called a geophyte, which holds the plant’s nutrients that it needs to survive. Common plants that have bulbs are tulips, lilies, amaryllis, allium, daffodils, and onions. Other types of geophytes are:
What is a hardiness zone – which one do I live in?
A hardiness zone is a geographically-defined area in which a specific category of plant life is capable of growing. Extra measures might need to be taken in areas where temperatures are high, like moving the plants from the ground to a much colder area through the winter. Click here to lookup your hardiness zone.
How do I know it will grow in my area?
For information about your local growing conditions to ensure your bulbs and plants will thrive, please contact your local extension office.
Do you offer a printed catalog?
We are able to keep our prices at the lowest you will find, by not offering printed catalogs. Everything we offer is available online. You can sign up for the FREE BloomingBulb newsletter at the bottom of this page to be notified of new items and to take advantage of email only specials and sales.
How do I order?
Do you ship outside the U.S.?
- Alaska/Hawaii: Ship via USPS Priority Mail.
- Puerto Rico: In order for us to ship to Puerto Rico a state Phytosanitary certificate is required ($150.00). After we receive this we will advise you of any additional freight charges.
Canada: In order for us to ship to Canada we will need an import permit showing import requirements for the items you've selected faxed to us at 541 772-2911. After we receive this we will advise you of the freight charges and there is a $150.00 phytosanitary certificate that is needed prior to shipping. You can call 613-225-2342 to obtain your import permit application.
Click here to view import requirements
- International: Usually only economical if ordering extremely large quantities of bulbs. In order for us to ship to you we will need an import permit showing import requirements for the items you've selected faxed to us at 541 772-2911. The permit is generally obtained through your country's Department Of Agriculture. When you fax the permit please include the physical address the product will be sent to, along with port of entry or nearest major airport (for smaller shipments). After we receive the necessary documents we will advise you of any additional import, freight and inspection costs.
We do not ship to APO/FPO addresses. If you are interested in special price quotes on large quantities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When should I order?
Most spring planting bulbs and plants are available to order January – May. Most fall planting bulbs and plants are available to order June – November.
When will my credit card be charged?
Your card will be charged at the time of placing your order.