Shipping Information

2024 Spring Shipping Schedule

Zone Onion & Leek Plants Perennial Plants, Fruits, Garlic, Onion Sets, Potatoes, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Horseradish Brassicas Annual Flowers, Vegetables, Herbs, Flower Bulbs Sweet Potato Plants
9,10,11 January 22 February 12 January 22 March 25 April 8
8 February 5 February 19 February 19 April 1 April 8
7 March 4 March 11 March 11 April 15 April 22
6 March 4 March 25 March 25 May 6 May 6
5 April 8 April 15 April 15 May 20 May 13
3,4 April 22 May 6 April 29 May 20 May 13


Burpee's shipping dates for spring 2024 are based on USDA zones as of November 1, 2023. USDA zone updates will be reflected with next season's shipping dates.

*Shipping begins for each zone according to dates listed.

**Amaryllis begin shipping mid-November

General Shipping Information

  •  All orders are processed Monday-Friday, and we do not ship on the weekends.
  •  All orders are sent standard 3-10 business day delivery via UPS or USPS.  The carrier used will depend on the type of items being shipped. 
  •  Most seed & general merchandise orders ship out within 3-5 business days, however live plant items ship out according to your grow zone (see the live plant information below).
  •  Plant items ship via UPS and we do not accept PO BOX addresses for delivery on those orders.
  •  Please note that we fill our orders from multiple locations, therefore items may deliver to you in separate shipments.
  •  All sweet potatoes & onion plants (not sets) are shipped via the USPS at the right time for planting in your area.
  •  Please note, larger general merchandise items may take 7-14 days for processing & delivery.  This delayed shipping time frame will be indicated on the product page of the item.
  • E-gift cards are sent via email only the same day of purchase.

Plant Shipping Information

  • All plant orders are shipped so they arrive at the right time for planting in your area. The map & shipping schedule below identifies your growing zone, plus the date range for when products begin shipping out.
  •  Our shipping date ranges refer to the week when orders are processed, but this date is not the arrival date of the order.
  •  All orders are processed & shipped within 14 business days from the zone open date.
  •  Our plant orders are shipped via UPS 3-10 business day delivery with the exception of sweet potatoes & onion plants.  These items are shipped via USPS and require a street address for delivery.
  • We regularly update our shipping schedule if delays occur.  Please check the comments section for updates or changes to your zone or specific products.

Important Note:
Order delays may occur when inclement weather is impacting our nursery location, our shipping carriers, or our production vendors.  These delays help us protect your plant order to ensure it is received at its highest quality.

State Restrictions

AK/ HI/ APO/ FPO/ PR/ Canada/ Islands: All Seeds, Annual Flower Plants, Bulbs, Fruit Plants, Garlic, Herb Plants, Onions, Perennial Plants, Potatoes, Shallots, Tea, Vegetable Roots, Vegetable Plants

AZ: Cilantro Plants, Hops, Grape Vines, Kiwi

CA: Grape, Lemongrass, Ornamental Grass, Pennisetum, Prunus, Apple, Cherry, Peach, Pear, Plum, Blueberry, Geranium, Dahlia Bulbs, Calamagrostis, Cortideria, Eragrostis, Hakonechloa, Miscanthus, Ophiopogon Planiscapus, Panicum, Pelargonium, Schizachyrium, Wintergreen

CO: Ornamental Grass, Pennisetum, Beach Plum, Peach, Pear, Plum, Pluot, Potato, Schizachyrium, Eragrostis, Hakonechloa, Miscanthus, Calamagrostis, Cortaderia, Ophiopogon Planiscapus, Panicum, Carex, Muhlenbergia, Nectaplum, Peacotum

DE/ ME/ NH/ NJ/ NC/ OH/ WV : Currant Plants, Gooseberry Plants, Jostaberry Plants

FL:  Miscanthus, Potatoes

GA: Blueberry Plants, Broccoli Plants, Chive Plants, Cabbage Plants, Eggplant Plants, Pepper Plants, Tomato Plants, Wintergreen

ID: Allium, Apple, Beach Plum, Chive Plants, Cherry, Dahlia Plants, Garlic, Grapes, Hops, Leek, Onion Plants, Peach, Pear, Plum, Potatoes, Shallots

MA: Currant, Gooseberry Plants, Jostaberry Plants, Lysimachia Plants

MI: Blueberry Plants, Currant, Gooseberry Plants, Jostaberry Plants

MT: Potatoes

NV: Dahlia, Wintergreen

NY: Grapes, Miscanthus

OR: Blueberry Plants, Beach Plum, Butterfly Bush, Corylus, Cherry, Dahlia Plants, Grapes, Hops, Peach, Plum, Pluot, Peacotum, Sambucus

SC, TN, WI: Tea Plants

TX: Dahlia Plants, Tea Plants

WA: Blueberry Plants, Broccoli Plants, Beach Plum, Cabbage Plants, Cauliflower Plants, Chive Plants, Dahlia Plants, Garlic, Grapes, Hops, Leek, Marigold Plants, Onion Plants, Potatoes, Shallots

WY: Mint Plants

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