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Our plants are grown near the shore of Lake Michigan where sandy loam soil, moderate zone 5 temperatures, and semi-reliable snow cover provide ideal growing conditions.

As the largest wholesale grower of bare root perennials in the nation, we offer a broad selection of generously graded bare root perennials.

Our plants are grown near the shore of Lake Michigan where sandy loam soil, moderate zone 5 temperatures, and semi-reliable snow cover provide ideal growing conditions. Most varieties are grown for one season, though Hemerocallis and Hosta are grown for two seasons. The bulk of the soil is removed during the harvesting process and the tops of most varieties are trimmed back to the crown. They are graded, packed in shredded aspen or sphagnum moss and stored in freezers until they are ready to be shipped.




Our generously graded #1 Grade bare root perennials finish quickly in 1-gallon containers.

#1 Grade

The majority of our bare root product is sold as #1 Grade in multiples of 25, the ideal size for finishing quickly in 1-gallon containers. (Peonies and Clematis are sold in multiple of 10.) Most varieties finish in approximately 6-10 weeks, though finish times vary with variety, season, and growing environment.

 

 

 


Our #2 Grade bare root perennials are an excellent value for those looking to purchase a large number of a particular variety.
#2 Grade

A select group of perennials are sold as #2 grade in multiples of 100, the ideal size for finishing in 1-quart containers in approximately 4-6 weeks or in 1-gallon containers in 8-12 weeks. #2 grade Hemerocallis and Hosta are sold as 1 eye/fan divisions from a 2 year field clump. The majority of our #2 grade Hemerocallis and Hosta are offered during our annual Summer Special, while most other #2 grade perennials are offered in our regular catalog.