High Country Gardens Shipping Information

Shipping Methods & Planting Info

We want to thank you for your patience as we implement safety measures for staff in our greenhouse and shipping centers. 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 $4.99 $10.60
$5 to $299.99 $10.60 + 8% Merchandise Total
$300 and Over 11% Merchandise Total

Spring-Planted Perennials and Bulbs

We start shipping our Spring-Planted Perennials and Spring-Planted Bulbs in late February, based on ground temperatures, with the warmest 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 Hardiness Zones. If you wish to have your plants ship earlier than suggested for your zone, please contact customer service.

All of our Spring Shipped Perennials and Bulbs are marked on our website with a Spring badge that says "Ships In Spring".

Pre-Order | Ships In Spring BadgePre-Order | Ships In Spring Badge
For Spring Shipped Products, This Badge Will Show On The Product Page
Flower Icon | Ships In Spring Image TagFlower Icon | Ships In Spring Image Tag
For Spring Shipped Products, This Badge Will Display On Category Pages
US Hardiness Zone Spring Perennial & Bulbs Shipping Schedule*
1, 2, 3, 4 Begins May 15th, 2023
5 Begins April 24th, 2023
6 Begins April 10th, 2023
7 Begins March 20th, 2023
8 Begins Feb 27th, 2023
9, 10 Begins Feb 20th, 2023

*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 and Bulbs

We start shipping our Fall-Planted Perennials and Fall-Planted Bulbs in September,based on ground temperatures, with coolest zones shipping first. Fall shipping will continue through November, 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 new orders to your zone. 

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

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

All of our Fall Shipped Perennials and Bulbs are marked on our website with a Fall badge that says "Ships In Fall".

Pre-Order  | Ships In Fall BadgePre-Order  | Ships In Fall Badge
For Fall Shipped Products, This Badge Will Show On The Product Page
Flower Icon | Ships In Fall Image TagFlower Icon | Ships In Fall Image Tag
For Fall Shipped Products, This Badge Will Display On Category Pages
US Hardiness Zone Fall Bulbs Shipping Schedule*
1 - 10 Now Shipping
US Hardiness Zone Orders For Fall Bulbs Start Shipping*
1 - 7 Sept. 19th, 2022
8 Sept. 26th, 2022
9 October 3rd, 2022
10 Oct. 10th, 2022

*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.

 

US Hardiness Zone Pre-Orders For Fall Perennials & Bulbs Start Shipping*
1 - 10 We are currently only offering Spring Perennials & Bulbs. Check back in June for info on our Fall Perennials & Bulbs.

Bearded Iris, Saffron Crocus, and Amaryllis

Bearded Iris and Saffron Crocus begin shipping in August and will continue through early October. Amaryllis bulbs begin shipping in mid-October.



Fall-Planted Perennials

Fall-Planted Perennials will start shipping the first week of September, coolest zones first. Fall shipping for perennials runs through November 5, depending on temperature and weather conditions.

If you wish to have your plants ship earlier than suggested for your zone, please contact customer service.

US Hardiness Zone Shipping Starts
1 - 4 August 30th, 2021
5 Sept. 6th, 2021
6 Sept. 13th, 2021
7 Sept. 20th, 2021
8 Sept. 27th, 2021
9 October 4th, 2021
10 - 12 Oct. 11th, 2021

Grass Plugs

Shipping for Grass Plugs begins the first week of March, based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Shipping concludes August 3rd - October 28th, depending on your US Hardiness zone.

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


US Hardiness Zone Shipping Time Frame (New Orders)
2 Begins May 8th, 2023
3 Begins May 8th, 2023
4 Begins April 24th, 2023
5 Begins April 24th, 2023
6 Begins April 10th, 2023
7 Begins March 27th, 2023
8, 9 Begins March 13th, 2023
10-12 Begins March 6th, 2023

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 (800) 925-9387 (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 SizesHigh Country Garden Three Pot Sizes

Payment

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.