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 2015.
FALL SHIPPING BEGINS MID TO LATE OCTOBER, 2015. We anticipate a little later than usual harvest this year. Wet Spring delayed planting and Spring/early Summer heat wave retarded initial bulb growth, so bulbs will need a little extra time in the ground to make the large size grades that our customers are accustomed to in our product line. ORDER NOW to reserve your bulbs. We recommend prompt planting to avoid deterioration and pre-mature sprouting. Bulbs should be kept in cold storage above freezing if a planting delay is necessary. Leave bulbs in their packing during storage to prevent dehydration.
OUR BULBS, DAYLILY ROOTS, PEONY ROOTS AND PERENNIALS ARE GROWN DOMESTICALLY IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. Each Spring we import and introduce a few new varieties, including patented items, from Holland to keep our selections fresh and exciting each year. We honor patent rights and do not ourselves propagate from patented stock.
WHEN ARE ORDERS SHIPPED? Stock ordered at this time will be shipped starting mid-October, harvest conditions permitting. 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 preferred ship time. Orders can be shipped throughout the Fall.
WHEN SHOULD LILY BULBS AND BARE ROOT PERENNIALS BE PLANTED? Regardless of shipping time, bulbs should be planted as soon as they are received, subject to weather considerations, to receive benefit of our quality guarantee. Seriously delayed planting invalidates our 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, and hardy down to at least zone 5 (USDA), meaning there is no need to dig and store over the Winter, once planted.
BULB-ZILLA (TM) SIZED LILY BULBS: This is our trademarked term for bulbs over 24 centimeters circumference, which is at least two size grades larger than typical retail bulbs. These are capable of producing larger, taller, thicker, and more productive stems their very first year. These are offered on a provisional basis and tend to sell out early. Weather and climate conditions impact heavily upon the yield of these jumbo bulbs, so we never are quite sure how many will be harvested until the actual time comes. These are generally not available for Spring delivery.
IF YOU DON'T SEE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR: We will be enhancing this listing with additional items early January, 2016 for Spring delivery. Sold-out items are taken off the website. Please visit our site again in 2016 and also feel free to contact us anytime if there is a question of any kind.
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.