We start shipping in March,
we time shipments to various zones so they may not be
subject to freezing temperatures during shipping. Bulbs shipped to
Northern Florida in March should arrive in great shape, if we
shipped to Minnesota at the same time, the bulbs may be subject to
freezing (that's bad). Generally, we forego shipping on
Thursdays and Fridays
in order to keep the bulbs from being held over the week-end and
possibly exposed to low temps.
Prolonged exposure to temps even in the 40's and 50's
can adversely affect caladium bulbs
We go by shipping zones, we set up
pre-planned dates for safe shipping to
your zone, (below) then we consult the
weather and see if the temps in your
zone are warm enough. If we think the
temp can drop below 55 degrees in your
zone, we don't ship until we see 3 or
more days above that. You can be in
zone 5 on the east coast and it is cold
- we don't ship; however, zone 5 on the
west coast is fine - we ship.
We catch some customer flack here when we delay shipping
for cold weather, we are sorry; as Sonny
Corleone said in the Godfather,
"It ain't personal... it's business." Some varieties
are low inventory and cannot be replaced
if the original order arrives damaged.
Bulbs that are damaged by cold weather
may look OK, but they may not grow
well, if at all.
Proposed Shipping Dates -
Shipping may begin on the week of the
following dates, weather and time permitting. You
will get a shipping confirmation and a tracking number when your
order has been shipped.
Zones 10 A & B - March 12th
Zone 9B - March 19thth Zone
9A - March 26th
Zone 8B - April 2nd Zone 8A -
Zone 7B - April 16th Zone 7A -
Zone 6B - May 7th Zone 6A - May
Zones 5 A/B - usually the last week in May
Zones 4 - usually the first week
Orders accepted after the zone shipping date
will be sent as received.
not wait until all other zones are
Early shipping to your zone...
If you want to have the bulbs to start them early we can ship
in an insulated carton with heat
packs but there is an extra charge
of $16.00/box. Further, this winter
packing only provides 48 hours of
protection requiring us to ship
either overnight or 2nd
day. This of course increases your
shipping expense further. If you are
interested in this service please
contact our Internet sales staff.
1. SAVE ON SHIPPING - WE USE 3 -5 DAY USPS GROUND SHIPPING
OR USPS (whichever is less expensive) - YOU MAY MAKE SPECIAL REQUESTS AND WE WILL TRY
TO HONOR YOUR SHIPPING DATE VIA ANOTHER CARRIER (SEE BOX ABOVE)
2. WE DO NOT BILL YOUR CREDIT CARD UNTIL YOUR ORDER IS SHIPPED
PLEASE NOTE, WE CANNOT ACCEPT PRE-PAID CREDIT CARDS (DEBIT CARDS ARE OK). PRE-PAID CARDS WILL NOT WORK WITH OUR
BILLING NO-PAYMENT-UNTIL-SHIPPING METHODS
No Shipping other than
the US at this time...
or pytosanitary certification, is a
government's stamp of approval on
plants, stating that they are safe
for import or export. Most
countries, including the United
States and Canada, require
certification before plants can be
shipped or sold. This may require
fees in excess of $75 or more. We can ship out of the US, just be prepared for
an extra layer of costs - this will be cost
effective for very large orders only.