Shipping & Returns

When will my order ship?

Shipping for the season begins mid-April. For specifics on when your order will ship, please refer to our homepage for dates and timing. Orders are shipped according to when they are received, and not according to zone. If you live in a colder zone and prefer to wait until later to have plants shipped, please let us know in your order comments.

Shipping may occasionally be delayed due to weather or plant availability. We will not ship plants that are not fully rooted.

We are a very small company with 1-2 employees working on your orders--We promise you will receive your plants, but we ask that you exercise patience with us and refer back to the website to see when your order will ship.


Shipping Information

Upon placing your order, your credit card will immediately be charged--This ensures we can grow and stock the right amount of plants for each order and for our inventory when Spring arrives. Shipping to you is always free. Our shipping season begins the third week of April and ends the last week of October. The Pollen Nation will ship plants to any of the lower 48 continental United States of America that fall east of the Rocky Mountains. We are unable to ship rooted plant material to the following states AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, TX UT, WA, & WY. The Pollen Nation reserves the right to delay shipping based on prevailing weather conditions. 

Please also note that we do not have control over where UPS leaves your packages. If you would like your plants to be placed in a particular area, we recommend placing a note on your front door that indicates where you would like them placed. 

We always ship UPS and cannot ship to PO Boxes. If you provide a PO Box for your shipping address, your order may be delayed. 

Please double check your order before completing your purchase. Once your order has been submitted, we are unable to make any changes. 


Receiving your order

When you receive your order it should immediately be unpacked and placed outside in a partially shaded area. Only water your plants if they are dry, and then thoroughly. Your plants will be fine in their plug tray for quite some time if you’re not immediately ready to plant, but you must keep a close eye on them while in the plug tray. They will need watering more frequently in the tray. Once planted, the roots establish quickly and the plant does not require frequent watering.



Your plugs top growth should be healthy and vigorous. The plug should be well rooted, filling the entire cell. Should you receive any plants that do not meet your expectations, you may request credit by sending an image of the plugs to, within 3 days of delivery. Image must include root system and top growth. The original packaging must be used for any returns. Credit will be given for purchase price only. Credit will not be given to any plants that have been left to perish, returned without notice, or defect. 



Plug Tray