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 prior to 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 safe to do so.

Ordering Deadlines for 2014 Holidays
Delivery Service In-transit time Thanksgiving Hanukkah Christmas
Standard East including Gift Certificates
(list below)
3-7 business days
unless noted in catalog
11/20 12/20 6pm EST 12/18
Standard West including Gift Certificates
(list below)
3-7 business days
unless noted in catalog
11/18 12/8 6pm EST 12/16

Express:
Additional $15 added to standard shipping

2-3 business days 11/23 12/11 6pm EST 12/21
Priority:
Additional $30 added to standard shipping
1-2 business days 11/24 12/14 6pm EST 12/22
GIFT CERTIFICATES: Priority Delivery, $17 per Address East and West   11/24 12/14 6pm EST 12/22
Honey #51761, 51791 [an error occurred while processing this directive] Syrup #58843,   11/18* 12/8* 6pm EST 12/16*
Thorncrest Candy [an error occurred while processing this directive] #58837, #58838, #58916   11/18* 12/8* 6pm EST 12/16*
Helen's Grahams #58833, #58834, #58835, #58933, #58940, #58941 [an error occurred while processing this directive]   11/18* 12/8* 6pm EST 12/16*
Cheeses #51724, #51720, #51705, #51684   11/24* 12/14* 6pm EST 12/22*
Nodine's Ham, Turkey, Chicken Breasts and Bacon   11/17 12/8 6pm EST 12/15
Pineapple #4696    11/23 12/9 6pm EST 12/21
Grapefruit/Oranges #4690, #4755, [an error occurred while processing this directive] #4708, #4757, #4758, #4759, #4711, [an error occurred while processing this directive] #4769   11/18 12/8 6pm EST 12/16
Blood Oranges #4705  (Not available to ship until January 13th, weather permitting) Gift Card will be sent. (Last ship date for season March 31, 2015)   n/a n/a n/a
Honeybells #4691, #4754 (Not available to ship until January 2nd, weather permitting) Gift Card will be sent. (Last ship date for season Jan. 31, 2015)   n/a n/a n/a
Cara-Cara Oranges #4706, #4756 (Last ship date for season Dec. 31, 2014)   11/18 12/8 6pm EST 12/16
Bearss Limes #4741 (Last ship date for season Feb. 28, 2015)   11/17 12/8 6pm EST 12/15
Persimmons #4710 (Last ship date for season Nov. 21, 2014)   11/17 n/a n/a
Satsuma Tangerines #4740 (Last ship date for season Jan. 31, 2015)   n/a 12/8 6pm EST 12/15
Honey Tangerines #4718, #4719 (Not available to ship until February 3rd, weather permitting) Gift Card will be sent. (Last ship date for season Feb. 28, 2015)   n/a n/a n/a
Meyer Lemons #4707 (Last ship date for season Feb. 28, 2015)   11/17 12/8 6pm EST 12/5
Kumquats #4739 (Not available to ship until February 3rd, weather permitting) Gift Card will be sent. (Last ship date for season June 30, 2015)   n/a n/a n/a
Minneola #4744 (Not available to ship until February 10th, weather permitting) Gift Card will be sent. (Last ship date for season March 1, 2015)   n/a n/a n/a
Bird House #56859   11/13 12/2 6pm EST 12/10
Cedar Raised Bed #50359   11/18 12/8 6pm EST 12/16
Hydrangeas (#81356, #81377 #81378) (Tender Plants: shipping starts November 17th to donors and giftees)   11/23 12/9 n/a
Orchids #35053, #35061 (Tender Plants: shipping starts November 17th to giftees)   11/23* 12/8* n/a
Orchids #35057, #35058, #35059, #35060 (Tender Plants: shipping starts November 17th to giftees)   11/16* 12/8* n/a
Orchids #34962-34967, #35043, #35055, #35056, #77967 (Tender Plants: shipping starts November 17th to giftees)   11/16* 12/8* n/a
Orchid Cymbidium #35063, #35068, #35078, #77966 (Tender Plants: shipping starts November 17th to giftees)   11/16* 12/8* n/a
Gardenia #72940, #87297 (Tender Plants: shipping starts December 8th to donors and giftees)   n/a 12/8 n/a
Dwarf Chenille (#81345) Lavenders (#83285, #83303, #83306, #83296) Citrus Plants (#4682, #4692, #4781) & Clivia (#26675, #26683)
(Tender Plants: shipping starts mid-November to giftees)
  11/18* 12/8* n/a
Cyclamen (#77951, #82546, #82549), Christmas Rose (#81344)
(Tender Plants: shipping starts November 17th to giftees)
  n/a n/a n/a
Holiday Cactus (#78304, #78305, #82841, #82760 & #82761)
Red Anthurium (#35044) & Terrariums
(Tender Plants: shipping starts November 17th to giftees)
  11/18* 12/8* n/a
Jasmine Plants (#32581, #83260, #83264, #83268, #83299, #83311, #83313#, #83326,) Rosemary (#37400) Kalanchoe (#77953, #77957, #77961, #82840) Azalea Topiarys (#79060, #79062), Lemon Cypress (#35047, #35048) & Wintergreen (#35050, #35051)
(Tender Plants: shipping starts November 17th to donors and giftees)
  11/18* 12/8* n/a

Cut Flower Bouquets with and without a vase (#382061 #382062, #382063, #382064)
(Shipping starts December 15th to giftees)
 

  11/23* 12/09* 6pm EST 12/21

Cut Flower Bouquets with and without a vase (#V382300,#382300 #V382302, #382302, #V382306, #382306, #V382308, #382308, #V382314, #382314, #V382359, #382359 #V382366, #382366, #V382369, #382369)
(Shipping starts December 15th to giftees)
 

  11/24* 12/14* 6pm EST 12/22
All Holly and Greens, all Canella Greens, all Woodland Greens & Fruit greens (#56963, #56964), Woodland Holly & Fir Garland (#56782 & #56774), Cinnamon Centerpiece (#56739)   11/21 11/21 6pm EST 12/19

Window Box & Decorating Boughs, all Boughs & Berries Greens, Classic Simplicity Wreaths, Bells & Stars Wreath (#56771), Lavender Wreath & Holiday Ring (#56794, #56938), Gilded Age Greens, & Beachcomber's Wreath (#56787), & Victorian Holiday Wreath (#56962)

  11/14 11/14 6pm EST 12/18
Decorated Tabletop Trees (Will begin shipping to donors & giftees 12/21)   11/18* 12/8* 6pm EST 12/16*
Forced Bulb Gardens and Winterberry Stems   n/a 12/8 6pm EST 12/16*
Lily-of-the-Valley   n/a 12/8 6pm EST 12/16*
*We cannot deliver to Alaska, Hawaii, APO, FPO, or DPO addresses, or ship any orders outside the continental US.

*For states east of the Mississippi, Standard Delivery ordering deadlines are 2 business days later than the dates above.
East: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
WEST: AZ, CA, CO, ID, LA, MS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY

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 Time on 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 Thanksgiving delivery.

Agricultural regulations & Shipping Restrictions
How and When We Deliver
Customer Service
Payment
Prices
Postal and Package Delivery Addresses
Sales Tax
Packing and Delivery Charges
When to Order
Zone (Climate Zone) Information

How and When We Deliver

*Please note that these shipping times below are only estimates at this time.

If you live in Zone:
Perennial Plants, Shrubs, and Vines
South African Amaryllis
Dutch Amaryllis
Paperwhites
Fall Shipping Bulbs
Peonies & Poppies
Bearded Iris
Lilies
8,9,10
Early
October
Late October
Mid-November
Late September
Early October
Mid-
October
Early
October
Early
October
7
Mid-
September
Late October
Mid-November
Late September
Late
September
Mid-
October
Late September
Early
October
6
Early
September
Late October
Mid-November
Late September
Mid- September
Mid-
October
Mid-
September
Early
October
5
Early September
Late October
Mid-November
Late September
Early September
Mid-
October
Early September
Early
October
3,4
Early September
Late October
Mid-November
Late September
Early September
Mid-
October
Early September
Early
October

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.

Fall: We ship our spring-flowering bulbs and fall catalog 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 late September. Species Lilies start shipping in late September for fall shipping only. Tree Peonies, for fall shipping only, must be harvested late and therefore begin shipping in early October.

South African Amaryllis start shipping in late 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 descriptions.

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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Customer Service
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 have your order number or customer number (from the catalog 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.
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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 address.
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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 recipient available.

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 incorrect addresses.

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 shipped Standard (ground delivery).
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Prices
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 change.
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Sales Tax
Sales tax is charged on orders delivered to Connecticut. According to state regulations, the tax is calculated on products and on packing and delivery charges.
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Payment
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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Packing and Delivery Charges for 2014 (per address)

MERCHANDISE TOTAL STANDARD
(3-7 business days in transit)

EXPRESS  (2-3 business days in transit)
(No postal addresses please)

PRIORITY(1-2 business days in transit)
(No postal addresses please)
Flat rate (available on specific items) $7.00 $22.00 $37.00
up to $20.00 $9.95 $24.95 $39.95
$20.01 to $50.00 $15.95 $30.95 $45.95
$50.01 to $75.00 $20.95 $35.95 $50.95
$75.01 to $100.00 $23.95 $38.95 $53.95
$100.01 to $150.00 $27.95 $42.95 $57.95
more than $150.00 20% of total 20% of total, plus $15 20% of total, plus $30
Gift Certificates     $17

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Shipping Restrictions

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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Agricultural 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 U.S.
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About Our Hardiness Zones
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).
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Range of average annual minimum temperatures for each zone. (In degrees F) Not sure of your zone?  Click Here

Zone 2
-50
to
-40
Zone 3
-40
to
-30
Zone 4
-30
to
-20
Zone 5
-20
to
-10
Zone 6
-10
to
0
Zone 7
0
to
10
Zone 8
10
to
20
Zone 9
20
to
30
Zone 10
30
to
40