YOUR DISCOUNT SOURCE FOR SPECIALTY FRAGRANT GARDEN LILY BULBS, DAYLILY ROOTS, PEONY ROOTS AND SPECIALTY PERENNIALS FIELD GROWN WITH CARE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND IN HOLLAND
The Lily Pad Bulb Farm
Olympia, Washington since 1985 - serving the contiguous United States and Alaska. We supply big, healthy, productive bulbs, garden-tested for outdoor growing in temperate regions, USDA zones 4 - 9, with a definite change of season. Orders placed from this listing will be fulfilled beginning October 15, 2013.
SHIPPING BEGINS MARCH, 2014. ORDER NOW to reserve your bulbs. We recommend prompt planting to avoid deterioration and over-sprouting . Bulbs should be kept in cold storage above freezing if a planting delay is foreseen.
OUR LILY BULBS, DAYLILY ROOTS PEONY ROOTS AND MOST PERENNIALS ARE GROWN IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. Each year we will import and introduce some new varieties from Holland. We honor patent rights and do not ourselves propagate from patented stock. Tree Peonies are all imported as U.S. sources are almost non-existent.
WHEN ARE ORDERS SHIPPED? Lily bulbs ordered at this time will be shipped beginning March 1 and will continue until April 1, 2014. Any orders requested after this point will need to be evaluated for quality before we can offer them. Items remaining on our website at this point can be considered available and top quality. We ship in the sequence that orders are received, but are willing to prioritize by special request. Just insert a note in the “comments” field of your online order form to request ship time.
WHEN SHOULD LILY BULBS AND BARE ROOT PERENNIALS BE PLANTED? Regardless of shipping time, bulbs should be planted as soon as they are received to receive benefit of our quality guarantee. Delayed planting invalidates the guarantee. Prolonged storage of bulbs and bare root plants requires special conditions, which the average gardener may not be capable of providing. All our stock is perennial, meaning there is no need to dig and store over the Winter, once planted.
BULB-ZILLA sized Lily Bulbs (over 24 centimeters circumference) still remain from our Fall harvest, as well as extra large size grade (Between 20 and 24cm. Quantities are limited and only available in certain varieties, as indicated on our website). So please place your order early in order to reserve these items.
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For every $50 purchased we will automatically include a free gift bulb (packaged and labeled) from our regular inventory of premium top-sized varieties (values ranging from $2.99 to $4.00). See complete offer details »
Our Size Grades
We specify for each product the bulb size or grade. That is more than some companies will venture to do, thus you are assured of getting the size (or larger) that you ordered. Lily bulbs are measured by their circumference, ie: a 18/20cm. bulb would measure 18 to 20 centimeters around. Daylily roots are measured in number of "fans" and Peony roots in number of eyes. The more eyes or fans, the bigger the roots. For tree peonies, we use age as the size grade, ie: one-year, two-year, three-year, and so forth.
In general the bigger or older the size grade the more readily the plants get established and the sooner and more heavily they bloom.
Pricing on our website is per plant or bulb. Whenever supply permits, we also list 3-pack pricing and in some cases 10-pack pricing. We cannot mix or split our multi-packs for this pricing. Many bulk offers and combos can be found on our web site. Contact us for quotes on larger quantities.
When are credit cards processed?
Credit cards will be processed prior to shipping time (soon after your order is submitted) to reserve your bulbs and avoid last minute processing delays. All online orders are immediately followed by automatic email confirmation. If you do not receive this, please contact us to verify the status of your order.
To change your order
If you wish to add to an existing order, there is no need to submit another order. Simply email us and request the items you want to add to your prior order. We will re-caculate charges. Usually this saves you money in the final analysis. If you wish to diminish your order or cancel the order, you will be responsible for any processing fees incurred to reverse the transaction. That is usually a nominal ammount. Please give us ample notice if you wish to cancel.
The Lily Pad
Sorry we do not ship outside the U.S. or to Hawaii due to agricultural restrictions.