Shipping Policies

Shipping & Handling

Our Delivery Rates for Standard Delivery are per address:

$0.02 - $9.94 $5.95
$9.95 - $24.99 $8.95
$25.00 - $39.99 $10.95
$40.00 - $49.99 $12.95
$50.00 - $74.99 $14.95
$75.00 - $99.99 $17.95
$100.00 - $124.99 $19.95
$125.00 - $149.99 $21.95
$150.00 and over 16% of Merchandise Total

*Expedited shipping options are available for most items at an additional charge, please read below

April 1, 2022 - What is the “fuel surcharge”? Like many companies, we are facing unprecedented increases in shipping costs due to high fuel prices. Unfortunately, while we have absorbed these costs in early 2022, the sustained high prices make it impossible for us to completely absorb moving forward. We will continue to monitor fuel and related shipping prices. We appreciate your understanding of this issue.

Plant Shipping Schedule

To ensure your plants thrive, we ship at the perfect time for planting in your region, based on your Planting Zone.

Not sure what your Planting Zone is? Click here to find out.

Fall Shipping Schedule and Zone Opening Dates
Shipping For Earliest Ship Dates
Zones 1-6 Most products begin shipping mid-September
Zones 7-13 Most products begin shipping late September
Peony Begins shipping early October to all zones

Spring Shipping Schedule and Zone Opening Earliest Ship Dates

Note: At Park Seed, we are committed to shipping healthy live plants at the ideal planting time for your Zone. In order to ensure our plants are shipped at the optimal conditions, we regularly adjust our shipping timeframes as needed. The below table reflects our current estimate of timing for rose, live plant and bulb shipping this season.

Zone Bare root Roses Container Roses Plants & Bulbs Sweet Potato & Avocado Citrus Blooming Blocks
1-3 Mid May Mid May Mid May Late May-Mid Jun Early-Mid May Early-Mid May
4-5 Early-Mid Apr Late Apr-Early May Late Apr-Early May Mid-Late May Late Apr-Early May Early-Mid May
6 Mid-Late Mar Mid-Late Apr Mid-Late Apr Early-Mid May Early-Mid Apr Early-Mid May
7 Early-Mid Mar Mid-Late Apr Early-Mid Apr Late Apr-Mid May Early-Mid Apr Early-Mid May
8 Mid-Late Feb Mid-Late Apr Late Mar-Early Apr Mid-Late Apr Early-Mid Apr Early-Mid May
9-13* Late Jan-Mid Feb Mid-Late Apr Late Mar-Early Apr Mid-Late Apr Early-Mid Apr Early-Mid May
*For Zones 9-13, some bareroot roses may ship as early as January 18th.

The first available shipping dates are not guaranteed. We take weather conditions (heat, etc.) into consideration, and we ship your plants at the optimal time to ensure the best condition possible upon arrival.

Shipping & Handling Information

  • Plants are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.
  • To ensure fresh delivery, all annual and perennial 3- and 6-packs are sent via Express Delivery.
  • For seeds and accessory orders, allow up to two business days for order processing.
  • An order cannot be cancelled once it has been prepared for shipping.
  • Your credit card is not charged until your order ships.
  • Ground rate shipping takes 5 to 7 business days on average after leaving our building.
  • Your order may arrive in separate boxes. This will not affect your total shipping charges.
  • Bulky or heavy items may require additional delivery charges.
  • Refunds may be made in the form of merchandise credit.
  • All orders are shipped FOB Origin.

Garden Fresh Express
If the product description notes “Garden Fresh Express”, we provide Express Shipping at no extra charge.

Express Shipping
Two-Day and Priority Overnight shipping via UPS are available for an additional charge for most products.

Heavy / Oversize
If an item requires added handling due to size or weight, you will see any added charge listed in the product description.

P.O. Box Shipping
Add $5.95 per item.

Alaska and Hawaii Deliveries
We send orders to these states using Express Delivery. One added day is required, and we charge $20 extra per shipment.

Canada and Foreign Deliveries
We cannot ship to Canada, Internationally, or to APO / FPO addresses.

Delivery Guarantee

While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information, we reserve the right to make corrections if an error does occur. Please check all addresses carefully. Postal and delivery services will not forward. We guarantee delivery only to the addresses we are given.

Tax Information

Sales Taxes will be estimated when orders are placed on the web or through our Call Center. Actual Taxes will be computed at the time the product is shipped and you will be emailed with the final order total including actual tax. If no tax is collected you may owe Use Tax to your state on this purchase.

Mississippi State Residents: The amount of sales/use tax above is a collection of use tax as a convenience to you, collected per guidance provided by the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

Alabama State Residents: Seller has collected the simplified sellers use tax on this transaction(s) delivered into Alabama and the tax will be remitted on the customer’s behalf to the Alabama Department of Revenue. Seller’s program account number is SSU-R010195503.

Colorado State Residents: Effective July 1, 2022, Colorado imposes a retail delivery fee on all deliveries by motor vehicle to a location in Colorado with at least one item of tangible personal property subject to state sales or use tax. The retailer or marketplace facilitator that collects the sales or use tax on the tangible personal property sold and delivered, including delivery by a third party, is liable to collect and remit the retail delivery fee. Deliveries include when any taxable goods are mailed, shipped, or otherwise delivered by motor vehicle to a purchaser in Colorado.

If placing an order with a catalog mail in order form, follow the steps below. If you prefer to have us guide you through this, please email or easily place your order online and leave the rest to us.

  • Step 1 - If your state is listed below, please click on the state specific link to find your tax region and tax rate. If your state is not listed, you do not need to include estimated sales tax with your order.
  • Step 2 - Multiply the merchandise subtotal from your catalog mail in order form by the state sales tax rate to calculate your estimated tax. Write the estimated sales tax amount on your catalog mail in order form and include it in your order total.
  • Step 3 - Mail in your completed catalog mail in order form with your full payment including estimated sales tax. We will contact you directly with any questions on your order once we receive it.

Click to see tax rates by state: Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Nebraska | Nevada | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming.