Plant & Seed Ordering FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
- 1How do you ship live plants in the mail?
- 2When will my plants arrive?
- 3How do I request a catalog?
- 4What is your refund and replacement policy?
- 5Where can I get extra Order Forms?
- 6How can I track my shipment?
- 7Does Burpee sell GMO seeds?
- 8What payment methods do you accept?
- 9Do you offer expedited shipping?
- 10Can I change my order?
- 11Can I preorder a “currently unavailable” item
- 12Why can’t you ship live plants to my state?
- 13Why am I being charged sales tax?
Q: How do you ship live plants in the mail?Back to top
At Burpee, we guarantee you will receive the best quality plants. We provide uniformity in all the plants we ship, and we package all plants securely for safe transit. Please visit the full Plant Shipping page to view a complete description of the methods we use to package our plants based on their type and size.
Q: When will my plants arrive?Back to top
We ship your plants to arrive at just the right time for planting in your area. In the spring, we make sure your plants ship at a time after any danger of freezing could occur during the shipping process. Click here to visit the shipping information page.
Q: What is your refund and replacement policy?Back to top
Click here for more information on our Burpee guarantee.
Q: How can I track my shipment?Back to top
If you place your order online or provide your e-mail address when ordering over the phone, you will immediately receive an order confirmation e-mail with a shipment tracking number provided. Seeds will have a U. S. Postal Service (USPS) tracking number. Most live plants will have a UPS tracking number. However, First Class Mail tracking information cannot be provided for sweet potato and onion plants. (Please note that onion sets arrive via UPS and will have tracking numbers.)
If you place your order by mail or do not have an e-mail address you wish to provide for your account, please call our toll-free customer service line, 1-800-333-5808, to receive shipping information for your order.
Q: Does Burpee sell GMO seeds?Back to top
Burpee has never bred or sold GMO seeds, and we do not intend to do so in the future. Click here for more details.
Q: What payment methods do you accept?Back to top
We accept the following payment methods; Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, Pay Pal, and Burpee Plastic & E-Gift Cards. If you prefer to pay by check, please Click here to Download Printable Order Form
Q: Do you offer expedited shipping?Back to top
Yes. If you want your order expedited, you can choose your shipping method online or call 1-800-888-1447, and requesting UPS 3-Day. Additional costs vary by the type of merchandise you order and some items are excluded from expedited shipping. PLEASE NOTE that we can only expedite orders for live plants once the zones are opened. Live plants will always arrive according to your USDA growing zone. If your order includes both seeds and plants, we will be able to expedite the seeds, and your plants will arrive separately if your zone is closed. If your order includes both seeds and plants, we will be able to expedite both if your zone is opened. They will arrive separetly as they are shipping out of two different locations. For more information about shipping rates and expedited options, please Click here for more details.
Q: Can I change my order?Back to top
Should you need to change or cancel an order, please call our toll-free customer service line, 1-800-333-5808, as soon as possible. Seeds usually go out within one to two days of an order placement, so if you need to cancel or change a seed order, it is best to call back the same day you place that order to do so. Our live plant orders are filled at the nursery according to the shipping time for your USDA growing zone. For live plant orders placed before plant orders begin to ship, contact us immediately.
Q: Can I preorder a “currently unavailable” item?Back to top
You cannot preorder an item that is currently unavailable. Because our nursery stock is sold on a seasonal basis, we cannot back order our products.
Q: Why can’t you ship live plants to my state?Back to top
Certain plants and seeds cannot be shipped to some states due to USDA restrictions.
Click Here for a full list of USDA State Restrictions.