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NO MINIMUM Plant OR Seed Packet order!

All plants are in 3.5" square pots (473 ml) & are perennials native to eastern North America unless otherwise noted. Other pot sizes used include 4" square pots (701 ml), Quart square pots (946 ml) & 'Gallon' square pots (2600 ml).

All of our seed is hand harvested & processed. Each seed packet contains a generous amount of seed (between 25 & 1000 seeds, depending on species & seed size) as well as specific germination instructions based on our own experience with the seed.

Shipping Season:Plants weekly from April 1st thru November 30th. Seed packets are shipped year round. Spring shipments will be timed to coincide with your growing conditions and/or the needs of the plants. June through August plant shipments may be postponed if extreme heat is predicted.

Plants: Standard shipping is USPS-Priority Mail (see rate table below). Optional: UPS shipping (contact us for quote).

Seed Packets are shipped First Class Mail.

Tall Shipping Surcharge for Woody Plants > 2' tall. Due to rising shipping costs and the increasing implementation of dimensional weight pricing, we have had to add this surcharge for woody plants over 2' tall based on postal zone (see map and rate table, bottom left).

Special Delivery or Pickup: Toadshade is primarily a mail order nursery and the farm itself is not open to the public. We have, however, recently partnered with our terrific local hardware store (Frenchtown Home & Hardware), which is now a ‘pick-up’ point for orders, allowing order pickup 7 days a week in beautiful downtown Frenchtown (contact us to make arrangements). Plants can also be pre-ordered and picked at the Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market in Flemington or at other events we attend over the course of the year (see our web site at for our latest schedule). For large orders within 100 miles of Frenchtown, contact us regarding truck delivery rates.

Plants are usually shipped within one week of receiving an order during the shipping season. We ship our plants so they arrive in the best possible condition. This may, at times, necessitate delaying an order for a week or more. We will notify you if this is the case.

Every single one of our plants is carefully prepared, wrapped, & hand packed just before shipping. You receive healthy plants, ready to transplant. We don't make any money off of shipping - our shipping charges simply cover the freight costs, care, & materials it takes to get your plants to you in the best possible condition.

Our Guarantee to our Customers

If any customer is not satisfied with the condition of plants they receive, we will replace those plants one time, free of charge!

Due to and/or federal quarantine restrictions plants are shipped bare root to the following locations: AL, AR, AZ, ID, IN, KS, MS, MT, ND, NE, MN, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY, & Canada. NOTE: Plants shipped to MT, OR, & Canada must be individually inspected before shipping and a special handling fee of $20 will apply ($30 for Canada). Some shipments of woody species outside the Northeast & large orders of woodies to the west coast may also require Bareroot inspections or other fees due to specific State or Federal Quarantines or shipping requirements - we will notify you if this is the case before any charges are processed. Sorry, we do not ship plants to California, nor do we ship plants or seeds overseas or to the state of Hawaii due to the stringent quarantine laws involved.

Standard Plant Shipping^

Plant order Total Shipping
<$20.00 $15.95
$20.00-$34.99 $17.95
$35.00-$49.99 $19.95
$50.00-$74.99 $23.95
$75.00-$99.99 $27.95
$100.00-$124.99 $31.95
$125.00-$149.99 $35.95
$150.00-$499.99 17% of plant order total
>$500.00 11% of plant order total

^ $9.95 flat plant delivery fee for orders >$50 to locations within 10 miles of Frenchtown, NJ

Seed Packet Shipping*

Seed Packet Order Shipping
1-10 packets $5.95
11-25 packets $7.45
>25 packets 5% of seed
order total

* Free seed packet shipping for seed packets shipped with any plant order

Tall Shipping Surcharge
for each Woody Plant >2' tall

Height Postal Zones 1&2 Postal Zones 3&4 Postal Zone 5+
2-3' tall $7 $10 Contact us for quote
3-4' tall $10 $15
4-5' tall $15 $23.50