SUMMER BULB AND BARE ROOT PRE-ORDER ***RARE SOUTH AFRICAN BULBS*** For shipping or pick-up in March/April 2023 PLEASE DO NOT MIX PRE-ORDERS: The plants in each pre-order are only available for shipping or pick-up during a specific period each year. Orders for each pre-order must be placed separately from other pre-orders and our Main Catalogue.* However, the different subcategories of this pre-order can be combined. Welcome to the Summer Bulb and Bare Root Pre-Order featuring over 500 different bulbs, bare root plants, and some potted plants that will bloom in late spring, summer, and fall. This pre-order includes categories for ornamentals, edibles, plants well-suited as houseplants, super hardy plants for zones 1-4, and (exceedingly) rare South African bulbs.
About Our Rare South African Bulbs We are very excited to bring you this selection of exceedingly rare bulbs from one of the world's centres of geophyte diversity in southern Africa including South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Not only are these bulbs diverse but many of them are so strange and weird that it's as if they have descended from an alien world or been invented to star in an Avatar movie. We are also proud to be one of the very few nurseries in the world to offer these bulbs. We hope you're also excited to become some of the few people in the world to grow them! Quantities are small and we don't know what supplies will be like in upcoming years so please take advantage while we have them. Gary's already reserved one of each for himself! Have fun. Available for: Shipping and Pick-Up - Select your preference at check out. Estimated Date: Pick-ups begin in March into April. Shipping occurs through March and April as soon as weather allows in your region. We must ship these plants as early as possible so they don't come into growth in our mild climate. If you live in a cold region, we will ship once temperatures are safe for your plants to travel to you but they may arrive a few weeks before they can be planted outside which will require some protection, planting indoors, or storing in a cool, frost free area until you are able to plant which could include the vegetable drawer of your fridge. Plant Details: The number of bulbs per pack and other size details are listed above the price on the information page of each plant.
Flat Rate Shipping for Packaged Bulbs** Our flat rate shipping on bare root-only shipments will reduce your shipping costs, especially for smaller orders. When you place your order, our system will still calculate a quoted rate but we will adjust your rate right before we ship and charge you based on the table below. If you pay by PayPal, we will refund the difference when we ship. If potted plants are included or your bulbs are particularly heavy, the quoted rate will apply.
*Mixed orders will be charged an administrative fee of $5 per pre-order/main catalogue order to cover our costs of separating and organizing your orders. As a rule, all pre-orders ship separately due to timing and different packing requirements. In some cases we may be able to combine some pre-orders to ship together if you send us a detailed email listing all of your orders. While we will do our best, we cannot guarantee that any pre-orders will ship together. **Applies to shipments of packaged dry bulbs only. If potted or extra heavy bulbs or other potted plants are included in your order, the rate quoted by the shopping cart system will apply.