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  • Shipping and Handling Charges

    We begin shipping Bearded Iris mid-July. During the shipping season, we hand dig the orders within two weeks upon receipt of the order. Please allow up to two weeks from the date you place your order for it to ship. If you would prefer to receive your Iris at a certain time in the summer (for example, to avoid extremely hot weather, or because of a vacation schedule, etc.), you may choose the month in which you prefer to receive your order, e.g. July, August or September. Please note that your preference is a guideline for us. We will do our best to satisfy your request, but we cannot guarantee a specific ship date.  

    We ship via UPS or USPS for our Standard Shipping on Iris orders. Always include a physical delivery address in your order to ensure proper delivery. Please notify us if you require delivery to a postal box instead. We cannot be responsible for delivery problems due to incorrect addresses. Please check that you have provided us the correct address and ZIP code.

    Our shipping season begins mid-July for Bearded Iris, and mid-August for Beardless Iris. For most of the United States, we ship through the end of September. We will post our end of shipping cut-off dates on our website as we approach the end of our season. Click here to view the map.

    Books, catalogs, gifts and fertilizer are shipped year round while supplies last.

    The following shipping information pertains to US Addresses ONLY. (For international delivery, click here.)

    Charges for Standard Shipping on Bearded & Beardless Iris via UPS or USPS:

    When selecting a shipping method for your plants, please select the SAME METHOD for ALL plants in your cart. We are unable to ship some plants "Expedited" and others "Standard" within the same order.

    PLEASE NOTE: Beardless Iris must be shipped SEPARATELY, and therefore incur SEPARATE shipping charges. For example, an order that includes 4 Bearded Iris and 4 Beardless Iris will have a Standard Shipping charge of $25.00 ($12.50 for the Bearded plus $12.50 for the Beardless).

    Up to 4 plants........................$12.50

    5 to 9 plants..........................$14.75

    10 to 14 plants.......................$14.95

    15 to 23 plants.......................$19.75

    24 to 30 plants.......................$24.95

    31 to 37 plants.......................$26.95

    38 to 50 plants.......................$34.50

    51 to 74 plants.......................$52.00

    75 to 99 plants.......................$54.00

    100 or more plants: Shipping & handling will display as $0.00 in your shopping cart. Shortly after your order has shipped, a fee of $12.95 plus the cost of postage to ship the order will be charged to the credit card you used to place the order. Look for a letter or email from Customer Service regarding the amount owed for shipping & handling.

    Expedited Shipping on Iris: We will fill your order within two weeks of the date we receive your order. Expedited Shipping ensures that you will receive your order within a few days after it leaves our farm (typically 2 business days within the Continental US), as opposed to the Standard Shipping time of approximately 7 business days. Add $2.25 for each plant to the above shipping rates. (Example: The Expedited Shipping on an order for 8 plants would be $14.50 + $18.00 = $32.75)

    Charges for Standard Shipping on Books:

    The following shipping information pertains to US Addresses ONLY. (For international delivery, click here.)

    First Book.....................$4.25

    Each Additional Book...$3.99

    We ship our books via the USPS Media Rate. Allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. You may select expedited shipping for faster delivery.

    Expedited Shipping: Please add $9.95 for the first book and $6.00 for each additional book for expedited shipping. With Expedited Shipping, books will arrive in approximately one week from the date the shipment leaves our office .

    Charges for Standard Shipping on Iris-Themed Gifts:
    The following shipping information pertains to US Addresses ONLY.

    Standard Shipping will be "Best Way", and will either be 1st Class Mail or Priority Mail.
    First Gift...$9.95
    Each Additional Gift...$2.95

    Expedited Shipping will be "Best Way", and will either be Priority Mail Express or UPS Next Day (please note that not all zip codes are served by next day service and delivery to these areas may take 2 days with the Next Day service).
    First Gift...$29.95
    Each Additional Gift...$4.95

    Charges for Standard Shipping on Full-Size Collector's Edition Catalog:

    The following shipping information pertains to US Addresses ONLY. (For international delivery, click here.)

    Postage for Standard Shipping & Handling is included in the price of the catalog ($5.00). We ship our catalogs via the USPS Media Rate. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery.

    Priority Handling: For an additional $3.00, you may request that your catalog be delivered via First Class Mail. You should receive your catalog within one week with this option.

  • Shipping Overseas

    We do export Iris overseas, but these shipments also require additional expenses for shipping and inspection. Please contact Alison, at, if you're interested in placing an overseas order, for terms that are specific to your country. Our minimum overseas order is $100.00.

    Shipping overseas has recently become more erratic because of varying interpretations of regulations in different countries. Therefore it is difficult for us to ensure that your parcel of Iris will be delivered. Because of this, Schreiner's Iris Gardens will no longer be responsible for and will not make reimbursement or replacement for parcels delayed, destroyed or returned to us without legitimate cause. If it is our error that causes the problem, we will take full responsibility for it and take the necessary steps to make it right.

  • When will my iris ship?

    Our shipping seasons runs from mid-July through late September. You may request that your Iris be shipped before or after a certain date. Although we make every attempt to satisfy these requests, we reserve the right to make adjustments. Please note that plant orders ship from our farm approximately two weeks after we process your order. Shipping via ground carrier can take 7 to 10 days for delivery.

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