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    New Vernalized Perennials Shipping Weeks 12-16

    New Vernalized Perennials Shipping Weeks 12-16

    We are thrilled to offer a whole new line of larger, overwintered 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.

    32 cell root tutor perennial plug from Gro 'n Sell Farmer Bailey plugs
    1801 cell pot tray from Gro 'n Sell Farmer Bailey Plugs Hellebore Helleborus


    Vernalization and Dormancy

    The plants were started in summer of 2022, 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.


    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

    These are available for weeks 12-16 only, and I recommend you get them on the earlier side of that range as plants ship better when they are dormant and it will best if they "wake up" in your soil, and not in the tray.

    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) 



    Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia


    Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin


    Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming
    $70 Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington



    3 comments on New Vernalized Perennials Shipping Weeks 12-16

    • Felicia D'Ambrosio, Director of Customer Experience
      Felicia D'Ambrosio, Director of Customer ExperienceMarch 01, 2023

      Vernalized Plugs will be restocked in our big store update on October 2, 2023, for 2024 shipping.

    • Swati
      SwatiMarch 01, 2023

      For those that are sold out now, will you have more vernalized variety of plugs in the near future?

    • Jenny
      JennyJanuary 12, 2023

      For those that are sold out now, will you have more vernalized variety of plugs in the near future?


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