Shipping & Handling

  • The following shipping information pertains to US Addresses ONLY. 

    Non-plant items are shipped year round while supplies last.

    We use UPS or USPS for our Standard Shipping on iris rhizomes and daylily orders. Please include a physical delivery address in your order to ensure proper delivery. 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 with the correct address and ZIP code.

    We begin shipping Bearded Iris rhizomes in July. If you would prefer to receive your iris rhizomes at a certain time in the summer (for example, to avoid extremely hot weather, or because of a vacation schedule, etc.), you may indicate your preference in the comments field at check out. 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.

    Our shipping season begins July for Bearded Iris rhizomes, and mid-September for Beardless Iris rhizomes. Last day to order plants is September 15. We will post our Iris order cut-off dates on our website as we approach the end of our season. Click here to view the map.

    Plant shipping is based on the number and type of plants in your cart, as well as on your ship-to state. States are divided into Region 1 and Region 2 for determining shipping rates. (Free shipping specials apply to U.S. addresses only. Please see our international shipping pages for details on international orders.)

    Region 1: AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
    Region 2: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

    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 and Daylilies must be shipped SEPARATELY from Bearded Iris, and therefore incur an additional surcharge.

    Beardless Iris: add $10.00 surcharge to the region shipping charges.
    Daylilies: add $1.15/daylily, plus $10 handling fee for Region 1, or $12.00 fee for Region 2. NOTE: The handling fee is waived on orders containing only daylilies.

    Charges for Standard Shipping on bearded, beardless iris rhizomes and daylilies via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail:

    # of PlantsRegion 1Region 2
    100 +$25 + 45 cents/plant$25 + 75 cents/plant

    Expedited Shipping on Iris: Expedited Shipping on iris & daylilies: Our shipping season begins mid-July. 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 up to 7 business days. Add $4.75 for each plant to the above shipping rates.

    Charges for Standard Shipping on Books:

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

    First Book.....................$4.50

    Each Additional Book...$4.25

    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 Jewelry:
    The following shipping information pertains to US Addresses ONLY.

    Standard Shipping will be "Best Way".
    First item...$9.95
    Each Additional item...$2.25

    Expedited Shipping will be "Best Way" (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 item...$29.95
    Each Additional item...$4.95

  • You will receive freshly dug, cleaned and tagged iris. Summer is the time for digging iris. We begin shipping in July. The iris you order will have been out of the ground for approximately three weeks, from the time they are dug, trimmed, cleaned, tagged, packed and delivered to your doorstep (or mailbox). In that time, the foliage and roots can begin to dry out or turn brown. This is not a concern. Bearded iris are very resilient. The dryness is merely superficial. The health of the plant is not affected adversely. Simply plant the iris very soon after you receive them and water in well. You will begin to see new foliage grow within a couple of weeks of proper care.

    Here's a short video which explains what the iris will look like when we ship them out from our farm to you in the summer. 

  • We do export Iris overseas, but these shipments also require additional expenses for shipping and inspection. Please contact us at, if you're interested in placing an overseas order, for terms that are specific to your country. Our minimum Canada order is $100.00 and our minimum overseas order is $200.00.

    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 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.

  • We ship hardgoods year-round. Plant products ship according to seasonality, which is subject to change depending on weather and product availability. We ship in sequence of when we receive orders. If you have a preferred shipping time for plant items, please know that we make every attempt to meet these requests, but on some items, we cannot guarantee a specific ship date.

    See timeline below on plant shipping seasons.

    Spring Daylilies: April, but in some years we continue through June

    All other Daylilies: June - September

    Potted Iris: March-April

    Bare root Iris: mid-July through mid-September. 

    Beardless Iris: mid-September

    Amaryllis, Allium and Lilies: shipping times can be found on those product pages.

    Shipping via ground carrier can take 7 to 10 days for delivery.

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