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High Country Gardens Shipping Information

Shipping Methods & Planting Info

For the most accurate date of your shipment, please reference the date listed when you are checking out.

Your plant order will arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant. We use UPS and the US Post Office to ship our orders. Your order may arrive in multiple packages.

Plants are grown in New Mexico and Utah and ship from our Clinton, Utah greenhouse. Grass plug orders ship from Nebraska, and Wildflower and Grass Seed orders ship from Vermont. 

You will receive a shipping confirmation email when your plants are shipped. Plant orders usually arrive within 2-6 days of leaving our Clinton, UT greenhouses, depending on shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the unlikely event of a delay. 

Open your box right away after receiving it. Refer to our Planting Guide for guidance on successfully transplanting your new plants.

We're sorry, but plants and bulbs cannot be shipped to locations outside the continental United States. We can ship wildflower seeds, seed packets, and hard goods to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada.

Shipping Rates

Our live plants require careful handling and packaging. We use a variety of shipping methods to ensure your order arrives as efficiently as possible. If your address does not allow for both USPS and UPS delivery, please contact customer support at 800-925-9387. Our shipping rates reflect our average costs, regardless of where you live or how many shipments your order may require.

Merchandise Total Shipping Charge
Seed Packets Ship Free
Up to $9.99$9.99
$10 to $19.99$10.99
$20 to $29.99$11.99
$30 to $39.99$12.99
$40 to $49.99$13.99
$50 to $59.99$14.99
$60 to $69.99$15.99
$70 to $79.99$16.99
$80 to $89.99$17.99
$90 to $99.99$18.99
$100 to $109.99$19.99
$110 to $119.99$20.99
$120 to $129.99$21.99
$130 to $139.99$22.99
$140 to $149.99$23.99
$150 and Over$24.99

Spring-Planted Perennials & Flower Bulbs

We start shipping our Spring-Planted Perennials and Spring-Planted Bulbs in late February, based on ground temperatures, with the warmest Growing Zones shipping first. Spring shipping will continue through June, depending on temperature, weather conditions, and plants remaining.

Our earlier ship weeks may fill, so please refer to the chart for when we start shipping in-season orders to your zone. 

Your expected ship week is also displayed in check-out, and in your order confirmation email.

We plan our seasonal shipping of plants and bulbs to correspond with the USDA Zones. If you wish to have your plants ship earlier than suggested for your zone, please contact customer service.

Growing Zone Pre-orders Begin Shipping*
2, 3, 4 Begins May 13th, 2024
5 Begins April 29th, 2024
6 Begins April 15th, 2024
7 Begins March 25th, 2024
8 Begins March 11th, 2024
9, 10 Begins Feb 26th, 2024

*In order to get your plants at the earliest time available for your planting area, please be sure to pre-order as early in the season as possible to reserve the first ship weeks available in your area.


Fall-Planted Perennials & Flower Bulbs


  • Fall-Planted Bulbs are done shipping for the current season.
  • Fall-Planted Perennials are done shipping for the current season.
  • Perennials For Spring-Planting are available for Pre-Order, and will ship out to you at the recommended time to plant in your Growing Zone.


Bearded Iris and Saffron Crocus

Bearded Iris and Saffron Crocus begin shipping in August and will continue through early October.

Grass Plugs

Shipping for Grass Plugs begins the first week of March, based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Shipping concludes August 12th - October 30th, depending on your US Growing Zone. Pre-Orders for the next growing season will then become available.

During our shipping season, Buffalo Grass Plugs are shipped within 5-8 business days.

US Hardiness Zone Shipping Time Frame (New Orders)
2, 3 Begins May 6th, 2024 - August 12th, 2024
4 Begins April 29th, 2024 - August 26th, 2024
5 Begins April 29th, 2024 - September 2nd, 2024
6 Begins April 15th, 2024 - September 9th, 2024
7 Begins March 25th, 2024 - September 30th, 2024
8, 9 Begins March 11th, 2024 - October 14th, 2024
10 Begins March 4th, 2024 - October 28th, 2024

Non-Plant Merchandise

Garden goods, soil amendments, gifts and books ship all year long. During spring and fall planting season when perennials are shipping, non-plant merchandise ships daily from our Clinton, Utah greenhouse. In the months of July, August, November, December, and February, they will ship twice weekly from our greenhouse on Mondays and Thursdays.

If you have more questions please feel free to call us at (801) 769-0300 (M-F 7 am - 5 pm) or by email.

About Our Plants

  • All our plants are grown in pots. We don't sell or recommend bare-root perennials or shrubs for planting in harsh western climates, with the exception of Daylilies and plants grown from tubers or bulbs, such as Bearded Iris. Learn more: How Our Plants Ship
  • Our potted plants arrive fully rooted and healthy, ready to take off in your garden. Plant them as soon as possible. Some plants will ship dormant (sleeping). Plant it right away with your other plants; dormant plants do best waking up in the garden as soil temperatures warm. Learn more about Dormant Plants.
  • Our plant pot sizes are shown. Most of our plants are sold in Premium 5" deep (1.5 pint volume) pots, unless otherwise noted in the plant description. Other sizes are 2.5" standard pots (3.25" deep) and 2.25" cactus pots. Our pots have been specially designed as the optimal size for propagating water-thrifty plants. They are vigorous and will take off quickly in your garden, usually outgrowing plants sold in gallon containers.
High Country Garden Three Pot Sizes


Your advance order allows us to make growing commitments for our perennial nurseries and Dutch bulb growers. As has been traditional in the mail-order business for many years, your credit card is charged when you place your order through our secure servers. This allows us to accurately project inventory. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.