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For Holiday orders: Because of weather risk, all non-gift tender plants orders will be shipped
immediately on receipt of your order (see individual items for ship dates) and we recommend ordering
December 1 to avoid delay or disappointment. We will ship all tender plant gift orders beginning in
early November, except as noted, because of weather risks. Growing instructions are included with
every order and every plant or bulb gift, including Amaryllis. If cold temperatures prevent us from
shipping a gift plant safely, we will send a card for the holiday and ship the plant as soon as it is
to do so.
We will have later holiday shopping hours this year. Our Contact Center will be open from 9AM-6PM,
Eastern Time, from November 30th until December 20th, Monday through Saturday and most Sundays, for
Please note: Orders with Fresh Greens and Wreaths (that are
available for Thanksgiving) must be placed by 5PM on the dates shown above for
Thanksgiving delivery and by 6PM on the dates shown above for delivery by Christmas.
Please also note specific delivery times for many tender gift plants and some of our hard good items
and specific fresh wreaths as shown above.
Fralsam™ Christmas Trees: Choose the week you would like your tree
shipped (may not arrive the week that it ships) then place your order by 6 p.m. Eastern
the date given below. A street address is required for delivery. Sorry, no Express or Priority delivery,
and decorations are not included. Please also note our Christmas Trees are not guaranteed for
X56682 & X56805 & X56948 - Ships week of November 18, order by November 13
X56683 & X56806 & X56949 - Ships week of November 25, order by November 20
X56684 & X56807 & X56950 - Ships week of December 2, order by November 27
X56685 & X56685 & X56951 - Ships week of December 9, order by December 4
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. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other hard goods 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.
Spring: We begin shipping the most cold-tolerant, dormant perennials and
bulbs in early March to Zones 7-9, with Zone 5 commencing in early April; less cold-tolerant annuals and
perennials start shipping in April, in the latter part of the month to Zones 5 and 6. We will continue
to ship during the summer months with temperatures determining when it is safe to ship.
We begin shipping Tuberous Begonias in later March to all zones, because these plants
perform best if started early indoors.
Other shipping times: Citrus plants begins shipping in mid-March, beginning with the
warmest parts of the country, weather permitting. Scented Geraniums and Tomato and Vegetable plants
begin shipping in late April to the warmest zones. Garlic, Daffodils (The Works) and Tulips are shipped
in the fall.
Please also note that Gift Plants such as our Clivia, Orchids, Primrose,
Lavender, Gardenia and other varieties of houseplants ship at varying times and as weather permits.
refer to the sub-title information under each of these for more information. Gift cards will be sent if
Your order may arrive in more than one shipment, but this will not affect shipping charges. If we
have your e-mail address on file, we will notify you when your order is shipped from our Connecticut
Fall: We ship our spring-flowering bulbs and fall catalogue plants at the right time
for fall planting in your area, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis shipping to
colder zones first beginning in early September.
Orienpet, Asiatic, Trumpet & Oriental Lilies for fall shipping only, begin
shipping in mid to late October. Species Lilies start shipping in mid to late September for
fall shipping only. Tree Peonies, for fall shipping only, must be
harvested late and therefore begin shipping in mid to late October.
South African Amaryllis start shipping in early October; Paperwhites in late September; Dutch Amaryllis
in mid November. We prepare Lily-of-the-Valley for forcing, so delivery begins in mid December, when
the pips are ready to produce flowers for you.
If you have ordered fall-shipped bulbs,
perennials, or other plants as a gift, we will send a gift card at the appropriate time that you
request, and will deliver the bulbs or plants at the right time for planting in the fall..
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 plants in 3" Plastic Pot - 25.8 cu. in., 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, vines, and other
woody plants may be shipped bareroot or potgrown. The size of the pot is noted in the individual
Our shipments may travel via UPS, which requires a street
address for delivery,
OR by Priority US Mail, so please provide both street and postal addresses, if applicable. If
you select Express or Priority shipping, please supply a street address since these orders will not be
able to be sent to a postal address. Large or heavy items are generally shipped via UPS. We ask that,
when possible, you please provide an address where there is a daytime recipient available.
We cannot be responsible for delivery problems due to incorrect addresses. Please check that you have
typed in the correct address and ZIP code.
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For problems with or questions about your order, please call 1-800-411-6159. The call center is
staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eastern Time, Monday through Saturday. (Please note: We are closed on Saturdays through the summer
months.) We are closed on Sundays. Please
have your order number or customer number (from the catalogue mailing label) ready when you call. Or
you may send an email; again, please help us serve you
better by giving us your complete name and address, and an order number if possible. You can also reach
us by sending mail to White Flower Farm, PO Box 50, Litchfield, CT 06759-0050. (Back to
When To Order
We are pleased to accept orders until the last realistic planting date in your area. For
northern gardeners in spring, this
generally means early June, weather permitting. We encourage gardeners in the South to order early so we
can deliver while nights are still cool. In the fall, weather permitting, we ship bulbs to Northern
gardeners until early November; to warmer zones, through November. We cannot deliver any orders to
Alaska or Hawaii, and we cannot ship any orders outside the continental U.S. or to an APO/FPO/DPO
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Our shipments may travel via UPS, which requires a street address for delivery, OR by
Priority US Mail, so please provide both addresses, if applicable. Large or heavy items are generally
shipped via UPS. We ask that, when possible, you please provide an address where there is a daytime
In the rare case when severe weather prevents timely delivery of tender plants intended as
gifts, we will send an announcement of your gift. We cannot be responsible for delivery problems due to
Additional charges apply for Express and Priority Shipping per address. If you select Express
or Priority shipping, please supply a street address since these orders will not be able to be sent to
a postal address. Product details note any items that require additional lead-time or that can only be
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Prices are set seasonally by variety, and quantity discounts apply only to multiple purchases of a
single item number. Due to increasing energy costs, prices and delivery charges are subject to
Sales tax is charged on orders delivered to Connecticut. According to state regulations, the tax is
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To reserve from a finite and perishable inventory, we must request payment upon receipt of
orders. We accept Visa, Master
Card, American Express, and Discover cards. On orders to Connecticut only, delivery charges must be
added before sales tax is applied, as required by state law.
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We cannot deliver any orders to Alaska, Hawaii, APO/FPO or DPO addresses, or to any addresses
outside the continental U.S.
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Regulations Agricultural regulations restrict the shipment of certain plants.
When (No AL, AR, CA, ...) appears in a description, it means these plants cannot be shipped to the
states indicated. We cannot ship any orders outside the continental
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About Our Hardiness
To account for the differences between the climates of the Southeast and West, we have split the
"warm" end of our hardiness ratings. For example, Zones 4-7S/9W; as always, the first number
indicates cold hardiness. The numbers on the right side of the dash indicate the limits of a plant's
range in the Southeast (S) and West (W). (Back to top)
Range of average annual minimum temperatures for each zone. (In degrees F)
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