We are thrilled to offer a whole new line of larger perennial plants from our friends at Gro 'n Sell. Here are some things to know about this line of products.
Most are grown in a 32 cell tray (known commercially as a Root Tutor). These are large and deep plugs with big root systems, ready to jump into action as soon as they are planted.
Our Hellebores and Alstroemeria are grown in a tray of 18, 4" pots (known commercially as an 1801 tray) and have an even larger root system than our 32's.
Vernalization and Dormancy
Our spring shipped plants were started in summer and then held in a cold, but protected, facility over winter where they slowly increased their root mass. Many perennials and biennials require a cold vernalization period to initiate flowering the following year. These plants will essentially save you a year of growth time, getting them into production faster. Since they will just be coming out of dormancy on arrival, they will very likely look dead or yellowed. Never fear, these plants are dormant or just breaking dormancy exactly like your other perennials.
Fall Shipped Perennials
Perennials shipping in the fall will have also been produced during the summer months, and then shipped to you actively growing. These will not have the dormant appearance of our spring shipped plants because they have not yet gone through their first dormancy. They will do that this winter, on your farm.
These trays are much heavier than our standard plug trays and they have their own shipping rules. They ship in units of 2 trays at a time. You can mix and match varieties, but order in pairs of trays for the best shipping rate. If you order 1 tray you will pay the same shipping charge as if you order 2 trays, so by all means maximize that shipping charge. See below for shipping rates.
Orders for plugs and for vernalized perennial must be placed separately.
We hope you enjoy these new selections and are always open to suggestions if there are other perennials on your wishlist. Happy Growing!
Price per box
(each box contains 2 trays)
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