Frequently Asked Questions About Plant's Arrival

Do some perennials require priority treatment?

When your plants arrive, begin by transplanting all bare root plants. The evergreen-types, such as Ajuga, Dianthus, Iberis, Lavandula and Phlox subulata should be planted first before the herbaceous bare root plants. Due to their evergreen nature, this type of plant can desiccate more quickly if left exposed. Once these are potted, proceed to pot up other bare root plants, and then finish with the items in elle plugs.

How long do I have to transplant my perennials after they arrive?

You should complete all transplanting within 2-3 days of the arrival of the shipment.

My plants arrived frozen, what should I do now?

If any roots are still frozen when they arrive (many varieties are stored in freezers for a limited amount of time before they are shipped), allow them to thaw slowly in a cool (40 degrees F) room before processing. Do not put them immediately into a warm greenhouse.

What if I can't plant my perennials right away?

If you are not able to pot up your perennials immediately upon receipt, they may be stored in a cool (30-45 degrees F) area for 3-4 days at most. Open the boxes to allow for air circulation.

What should I do after my plants are potted?

After potting, keep all plants above freezing in a heated polyhouse or greenhouse. Optimum temperature is 40-50 degrees F. 

Do not put plants directly outside until the danger of frost is past. Losses due to frost, excessive rainfall, or over-watering are the customer's responsibility.