Frequently Asked Questions
When will my bulbs and plants ship?
Fall plants and bulbs will begin shipping in September. Click here to view our shipping schedule.
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 bulb is like a plant's lunchbox. It's a compact storage unit packed with everything a plant needs to grow - nutrients, a mini plant, and even the beginnings of roots. Think of things like tulips, daffodils, or even onions. You plant these bulbs in the ground, and with a little time, water, and sunshine, you've got yourself a new plant.
What's a root division or bare-root plant?
A bare-root plant is just like it sounds - a plant with bare, exposed roots. These are dormant plants (basically, they're taking a nap). They don't have any soil around their roots, hence the "bare-root" name. When you get one of these, you plant it in the ground, and when the weather gets warmer, the plant wakes up from its nap and starts growing. A root division is just a bare-root plant that has been divided into multiple plants. They're graded by size with #1 being the largest, and the only size BloomingBulb will usually offer. Smaller grades will do just fine, they just may take more time to become established.
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?
In our quest to keep the planet (and your wallet) green, we've ditched printed catalogs. But don't worry, you can sign up for our FREE BloomingBulb newsletter at the bottom of this page to get the scoop on new items and exclusive 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.
- APO/FPO Addresses: Due to international horticultural restrictions we cannot ship to APO/FPO addresses.
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. The earlier you reserve your bulbs the better, popular varieties can sell out months before shipping begins.
When will my credit card be charged?
Your card will be charged at the time of placing your order.