Plant Shipping Information
During the spring/early summer season please allow 2-3 weeks for your plants to arrive!!
During the months of December through May, we hold plant orders until they are zone-ready to ensure the plants will live. If your zone is not ready, and you want your order before zone-ready*, then you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request that you would like your order shipped now. Zone shipping dates are approximate. We watch temperatures closely to ensure that the plants arrive at a time when they can safely be placed in your pond. If your order contains tropical plants your order may be held for an additional 2-3 weeks depending on your zone and its temperatures.
**Plant Orders are usually shipped via U.S.P.S Priority Mail.
These orders are ONLY shipped on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, to Prevent your plants from "sitting" over the weekend should a shipping delay occur. All plant orders will be Shipped Separate from Dry good orders!
ATTENTION! On some of our plants you will see this note:
**CANNOT SHIP TO:**There are certain states that do not allow shipping of certain plants. If your state is listed here we will be unable to ship these plants to you.
If you order a plant that is NOT allowed in your State, then if and when possible we will sub with a similar plant, if not we will notify you and refund or credit for the plant. PLEASE make sure the plant can ship into your state before ordering!!!
Check the USDA Zone map Below to determine your zone and approximate shipping time.
- Zones 9 and Zone 10 can be shipped year round. During the winter, we do hold orders if they would freeze in transit.
- Zone 8 ships around mid March
- Zone 7 ships around the first of April
- Zone 6 ships around mid April
- Zone 5 ships around the first of May
- Zone 3 and Zone 4 will ship around mid May
Click here for a more defined Zone Chart for Your Area
Click the link below to Download/Print Planting instructions.
Most shipped "Aquatic Plants" have been out of water for approximately 48 hours. Although they have been kept moist/damp in shipping it is IMPERATIVE that they be returned to water AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. The use of planting containers rather than planting directly on the bottom of the pond is highly recommended. This allows for ease of retrieval of plant for maintenance. When planting, leave approximately 1-2" between soil line and rim of container. Use a layer of washed gravel or sand in this area to: Enhance appearance, keep soil inside the container and prevent fish from disturbing soil and fouling pond water. Most plants need at least 5-6 hours or more of sunlight per day for maximum growth. All plants should be fertilized at regular intervals during the growing season, Pondtabbs, Aquatic Plant Tabs, Lily Gro, or Pond Care Aquatic Tablets. Old Foliage and blooms should be removed every 3-4 weeks.
Packing of your plants
Special care has been taken in the packaging, handling and shipping of your plants. Additional wrapping such as bubble wrap is used in shipping the Lotus Tubers. We take pride in shipping only healthy, viable plants. Please notify us within 24 hours of your receipt of any unhealthy or damaged plants.This guarantee excludes all Lotus plants as they are shipped as tubers and are therefore not an established plant. However, all Lotus are shipped as a live, viable tuber and if properly handled, can survive the harshest water conditions.