Frequently Asked Questions

Who is BloomingBulb?

Do you offer a guarantee?

What's a bulb?

What is a hardiness zone – which one do I live in?

How do I know it will grow in my area?

Do you offer a printed catalog?

How do I order?

What are the shipping charges?

Do you ship outside the U.S.?

When should I order?

When will my bulbs and plants ship?

When will my credit card be charged?


Who is BloomingBulb?

BloomingBulb.com was launched in 1991 by a small group of friends and family - who brought 35 years of experience working with the world’s top bulb and plant growers. The idea was to market top quality flower bulbs, perennial plants and other horticultural products exclusively over the internet, at the most economical prices for the consumer. We are buying from the same growers as many of the larger brand names you see on television, online, or in your mailbox. We chose to keep our marketing and advertising costs low, so we can pass better prices along to our shoppers! And, with our long history of both importing and exporting plant products, we're able to offer a wide variety of plant material from growers throughout the U.S., The Netherlands, and other global growers.

In order to keep our marketing and advertising costs to a minimum, we do not print or mail catalogs. Instead, we constantly update our website with new items as they become available, and use newsletters and social media to share seasonal updates and promotions.

For most of our orders, our products are shipped directly from our fulfillment center in Michigan, which specializes in the handling of seeds, perennial plants and bulbs. This affords us the ability to monitor and maintain the high quality of the products we offer. We also work with growers to direct ship from their fields, allowing us to be even more competitive with our prices. Everything we offer is delivered with a 100% guarantee to grow – or we will replace or refund to meet your satisfaction.

We have the ability to ship internationally, but because of the special agriculture inspections and shipping costs associated with international shipping of horticulture products, it is very difficult to remain price competitive on smaller orders. However, we can be very competitive with larger quantity orders, so please contact us for special price quotes on your needs.

The staff at BloomingBulb.com wish you an enjoyable and economical gardening experience. Please let us know how we can be of help.

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Do you offer a guarantee?

YES! We guarantee EVERYTHING we sell on this site 100%. All plants are 100% guaranteed to grow and thrive. If you follow our simple care instructions, and if any plant still does not grow, please notify us within 1 year of purchase, and we will replace it or refund your money, with no questions asked.

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What's a bulb?

A flower’s "bulb" is its storage organ, also called a geophyte, which holds the plant’s nutrients that it needs to survive. Common plants that have bulbs are tulips, lilies, amaryllis, alliums, daffodils and onions. Other types of geophytes are:

  • Rhizomes - (iris, cannas, strawberries)
  • Tubers/Tuberous roots - (dahlias, daylilies, potatoes)
  • Corms - (crocus, gladiolus, freesia)
  • Root divisions – (peonies, bleeding hearts)

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What is a hardiness zone – which one do I live in?

A hardiness zone is a geographically-defined area in which a specific category of plant life is capable of growing. Extra measures might need to be taken in areas where temperatures are high, like moving the plants from the ground to a much colder area through the winter. Click here to find the hardiness zone for where you live – or will be shipping your order to.

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How do I know it will grow in my area?

For information about your local growing conditions to ensure your BloomingBulb.com bulbs and plants will thrive, please contact your local extension office. Click here to find a list by state.

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Do you offer a printed catalog?

We are able to keep our prices at the lowest you will find, by not offering printed catalogs. Everything we offer is available online. You can sign up for the FREE BloomingBulb.com newsletter to be notified of new items and to take advantage of email only specials and sales.

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How do I order?

Add your plants to the shopping cart by clicking the "Add to Cart" button located on each items detail page. When all the items you'd like to order are in the shopping cart, click the "Checkout Now" button to begin the checkout process. You will be able to redeem coupons or Gift Certificates during the checkout process. All information transmitted at the time of submitting your order is encrypted. Please click here to view our privacy policy. Hours: Monday-Friday; 7:00am – 4:00pm PST. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Amex.

  • Ordering by Phone:Call us toll free at 1-800-648-2852. Please have your credit card and item information ready.
  • Ordering by Fax:To fax your order, fill in the shopping cart, print it, then fax it to us toll free at 1-800-419-8813. Please include your fax number or email address, credit card number and expiration date. You will receive a fax or email confirmation within 3 business days.
  • Ordering by Mail:To mail your order, print it out and mail it to us at: BloomingBulb.com, 3120 State Street, Medford, OR 97504. Please be sure to include credit card information and expiration date, check or money order. SPECIAL NOTE WHEN ORDERING BY MAIL: Orders won't ship until funds have cleared our account. All mail orders will also be subject to product availability upon receipt of your order. We're constantly updating the internet site, so by the time we receive your mail order, we may have already sold out of that item(s).

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What are the shipping charges?

Most orders ship directly from our warehouse in Benton Harbor, MI. Some products may ship directly from our growers in multiple locations, so your order may include separate shipments. Shipping charges are determined for each order as follows:

Product Total Cost per Shipment
$20.00 or less $8.95
$20.01 - $50.00 $10.95
$50.01 - $100.00 $14.95
$100.01 - $150.00 $18.95
Over $150.00 13% of product total

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Do you ship outside the U.S.?

  • Alaska/Hawaii: Ship via USPS Priority Mail.

  • Puerto Rico: In order for us to ship to Puerto Rico a state Phytosanitary certificate is required ($100.00). After we receive this we will advise you of any additional freight charges.

  • Canada: In order for us to ship to Canada we will need an import permit showing import requirements for the items you've selected faxed to us at 541 772-2911. After we receive this we will advise you of the freight charges and there is a $150.00 phytosanitary certificate that is needed prior to shipping. You can call 613-225-2342 to obtain your import permit application.
    Click here to view import requirements

  • International: Usually only economical if ordering extremely large quantities of bulbs. In order for us to ship to you we will need an import permit showing import requirements for the items you've selected faxed to us at 541 772-2911. The permit is generally obtained through your country's Department Of Agriculture. When you fax the permit please include the physical address the product will be sent to, along with port of entry or nearest major airport (for smaller shipments). After we receive the necessary documents we will advise you of any additional import, freight and inspection costs.
We do not ship to APO/FPO addresses. If you are interested in special price quotes on large quantities, please email us at bulbs@bloomingbulb.com.

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When should I order?

Most spring planting bulbs and plants are available to order September – May. Most fall planting bulbs and plants are available to order March – November.

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When will my bulbs and plants ship?

Our spring bulb and plant orders are set up to ship at the proper planting time for your area, between late February and late May. Click here to view our spring shipping schedule.

Most fall planting products begin shipping in late September to early October. Click here to view our fall shipping schedule.

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When will my credit card be charged?

Your card will be charged at the time of placing your order.

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