Plant sizes are clearly
marked on our web site
4" nursery pot - this is the size pot that
nearly all our potted plants are grown in.
3.5" bullet transplant - this pot is tapered and shaped
some what like a bullet. We use this particular pot to control the
size of the plants root system while growing in our cold frames.
Please note that early in the year many of our potted plants may
be shipped with little to no visible top growth. Plant these
just as you would any other potted plant and as the weather warms
the plant will immediately put out new growth.
Field Grown Bare Root Divisions:
Some perennials just can not stand to be in pots. These
varieties are grown in the field and dug up in the fall. We
prune back all growth and wash the soil off the root system. The
roots are then placed in cold storage until time of shipment.
Bare root plants will often surprise the new perennial gardener.
What appears to be a lifeless tangle of roots will spring to life
within days of being planted.
As with sizes our perennials are also different ages.
Bare root plants are two year old divisions. Potted plants
if grown from seed are around 8-14 months old. Plants propagated
from cuttings are between 8 -12 months old. All plants have
been allowed to go through a winter period and have experienced
the cold winters here in the Appalachian Mountains. This ensures
that the plant will flower the first year and promotes hardiness.
We are now offering many of our perennials in a new plantable
pot called "The Ellepot".