HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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Buck in the Sierras from Grass Valley, CA
I had the same impression as many others that purchased this plant, a twig. I live in the foothiils of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California. Our soil is clay and we can reach 25 degrees in winter with a few dustings of snow and we average 90's in summer I planted this "twig" last spring (2012) and not only did it grow foilage within a month but also produced 6 blooms. I plan to order more of this plant as it requires very little attention once established. I have recieved many compliments.
I have ordered other plants from WFF and have never been dissapointed. The plants ship at the right time and are packaged with great care and it takes a bit to ship to California. WFF is now my nursery of choice.
Buddha from Griffith, Indiana
WOW! My Vanilla Strawberry Hydranhea was only planted a couple of momths ago and it has already begun producing flowers. I expected that I would have to wait until next summer for results. Amazing!!!
#1 Display for Fall from McCutchenville, OH
I bought 2 plants and planted them in June for "Show Pieces" in our front yard, and I must say the blossoms are beautiful! Currently, Mums are the only color anyone has around us here in Ohio, but not in our yard, our Hydrangeas make the cars slow down and gaze!!!!!!!!!!!
Cannot wait till next year for even a bigger display of color!
Sr.Kathy from Binghamton, NY
When we first got the plant I was so disappointed- it was nothing more than a pot with a twig. So I bought another hydranga from a store. White Farm's bush blossomed the second year and I could't be more happy with it. The other plant is still struggling. You get quality at White Farms!
Growing H. paniculata
Light/Watering: Most varieties thrive in full sun in the North, but in the South require afternoon shade. Moist soils that do not dry out are best; do not plant in hot, dry, exposed sites. Mulch to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15). Soils should be moist but well drained, and rich in organic matter.
Pests/Diseases: None serious. Occasionally powdery mildew will infect the foliage, especially in humid areas with poor air circulation. Treat with an appropriate fungicide if the problem is serious, and be sure to rake up and destroy all fallen foliage in the autumn.
Pruning: Little pruning is needed beyond removing any dead wood whenever seen. If desired, plants can be cut back as needed in early spring. Hydrangea paniculata blooms on new wood.
Tree form Hydrangea paniculata: Prune in early spring, removing lower suckers and up to half the older top growth.
Transplanting: Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring. Prune top growth after transplanting to reduce water loss.
End of Season Care: Rake up and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew or other fungi.
Calendar of Care
Early Spring: If desired, prune as indicated above. Feed plants with a fertilizer high in phosphorus (such as 15-30-15) to encourage blooms. Complete any transplanting before leaves unfurl.
Mid-Spring: Mulch plants after soil has warmed to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures. Watch for powdery mildew and treat as needed.
Summer: As soon as blooms fade, remove old flowering stems.
Fall: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew.
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