High Country Gardens Shipping Information

Shipping Methods & Planting Info

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. Plants are grown in New Mexico and Utah and ship from our Clinton, Utah greenhouse. Grass plug orders ship from Nebraska; Wildflower and grass seed orders ship from Vermont. (We can only ship wildflower seeds, seed packets and hard goods to Alaska, Hawaii and Canada. We're sorry, but plants or bulbs cannot be shipped to locations outside the continental United States.)

You will be notified by email when your plants are ready to ship. Plant orders usually arrive within 2-6 days (or less) 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. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day.

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

Merchandise Shipping Charge
Seed Packets Ship Free
Up to $4.99 $4.99
$5 to $9.99 $6.99
$10 – 19.99 $8.99
$20 – 29.99 $9.99
$30 – 59.99 $11.99
$60 – 99.99 $13.99
Greater than $100 15%

Spring-Planted Bulbs and Perennials

Spring-planted perennials will start shipping the week of February 24th, 2020 based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.Spring-planted bulbs will start shipping the week of March 2nd, 2020 based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Spring shipping runs through June 30, 2020, 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
2 - 4 May 18th, 2020
5 April 27th, 2020
6 April 13th, 2020
7 March 23rd, 2020
8 (9 + 10 for Spring Bulbs) March 2nd, 2020
9, 10 (Spring Perennials Only) February 24th, 2020

Fall-Planted Bulbs and Perennials

Fall-Planted Bulbs (Tulips, Daffodils, etc.) and 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. Our Fall-planted Bulbs are grown in the Netherlands, arriving at our growing centers in early fall and will ship to you at the perfect time for fall planting in your area. 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 Sept. 2nd, 2019
5 Sept. 9th, 2019
6 Sept. 16th, 2019
7 Sept. 23rd, 2019
8 Sept. 30th, 2019
9 - 12 Oct. 14th, 2019

Bearded Iris, Saffron Crocus, and Amaryllis

Bearded Iris and Saffron Crocus begin shipping the week of August 12th and will continue through early October. Amaryllis bulbs begin shipping in mid-october.

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.

Non-Plant Merchandise

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

If you have more questions please feel free to call us at (800) 925-9387 (M-F 7 am - 5 pm) or by email.

US Hardiness Zone Shipping Time Frame
2 May 11, 2020 - Aug. 3rd, 2020
3 May 4, 2020 - Aug. 10, 2020
4 April 27th, 2020 - August 31st, 2020
5 April 27th, 2020 - Sept. 9th, 2020
6 April 13th, 2020 - Sept. 14th, 2020
7 March 30th, 2020 - Sept. 28th, 2020
8 March 9th, 2020 - Oct. 5th, 2020
9 March 2nd, 2020 - Oct. 12th, 2020
10-12 March 2nd, 2020 - Oct 26th, 2019

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, healthy and take off fast! Plant them as soon as possible. Occasionally a plant 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


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.