Shipping Information and Pricing

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Shipping Season

Morning Sky Greenery’s shipping season begins in early May. Morning Sky Greenery will ship spring ephemerals first, such as Bloodroot, Trillium and Hepatica. These early spring shipments may include dormant or bare root plants. Morning Sky Greenery will continue to ship plants throughout the growing season and into the fall. Our fall shipments will include plants that are going into dormancy. These plants may exhibit fall color or may be dormant, but we will continue to ship plants until the ground freezes up in west central Minnesota. Remember, fall is a great time to plant and will give you a “jump- start” on the following spring!

NOTE: Due to extreme variation in temperature and snowfall in Minnesota, Morning Sky Greenery reserves the right to hold orders until plants are ready for shipment and weather conditions are favorable for planting them. Please indicate on the order form the date you would like to receive your order and we will try our best to fulfill your request. We will send you an e-mail to confirm plant availability and shipping date. If we are unable to ship your order on the date specified, we will contact to you.


All products will be delivered, in healthy condition, to UPS. Please choose 2nd day air if you live outside the 2-day ground delivery area (yellow and pale orange areas in map above). We cannot guarantee plant survival longer than 2 days in transit. We do not ship plants in extreme temperatures. We do not guarantee plant survival when subject to circumstances beyond our control, whether in transit or after delivery. If there is a problem with your plants, please contact us as we may be able to help.

NOTE: Our plants are grown in west-central Minnesota (USDA plant hardiness zone 4) and are best suited to the Midwest and Northeast. We cannot guarantee the survival of your plants if you are ordering for climates that do not experience periods of cold temperatures.  We encourage customers ordering for the Southeast (GA, FL, AL, SC, MS,etc.) and California to support nurseries within their climate!

Pick-Up Orders

You may pick up plant orders during our regular retail hours, or by appointment. Please call in advance to make arrangements. There will be no handling charge for orders picked up at Morning Sky Greenery. All orders must be picked up within 14 days of specified date or plant availability will not be guaranteed.


We require that all orders be paid in full prior to shipping, unless other arrangements have been made. All credit accounts are due 30 days from date of invoice. Past due accounts will be subject to a 1.5% monthly finance charge.

Substitutions, Duplications, and Credits

In the event that one of your choices is out of stock, we may make substitutions, duplicate other items from your order, or issue credit. If you have a preference whether you receive credit or a substitution, please indicate your preference when you checkout.  We most often substitute sizes and rarely substitute species. We will typically contact you if we are considering making a substitution.  If you do not ask for substitution, we will issue credit.

Plant Return Policy

Morning Sky Greenery does not guarantee plant survival when subject to conditions beyond our control. This includes plant loss due to over or under watering, winter kill, animal damage and plants installed in soil or sun exposure other than those recommended on our website or in our catalog.

If there is a plant failure within 30 days of receipt we may issue credit or a one time replacement plant if in stock.

Please do the following upon receipt:

  • Check your order fully. If damage has occurred, let us know right away. We may be able to help.
  • If your order has not arrived within 3-5 days after we email that we have shipped your plants, please call or email immediately at (320) 795-6234 or
  • All credit or refund claims must be received within 60 days of receipt.

Many native prairie plants will not grow until soil warms up substantially (late spring). Please allow your native prairie plants time to grow before declaring them non-viable.

Seed Return Policy

  • We cannot accept seed returned after 30 days.  Seed and packaging must be returned in good condition.
  • Custom seed mixes are non-refundable.

Shipping Prices

Our online shopping cart calculates shipping by the weight of the items purchased. One unit is approximately 1/2 lb. Please use 2nd day air if you do not live within the red or blue areas on the map. We cannot guarantee plant survival if they spend more than 2 days in transit.

UPS Ground
Base price: $15.00
Add $.25 per unit

UPS 2nd Day Air
Base price: $30.00
Add $1.25 per unit

  • 6-pks, 12-pks, 4″ pots, and one quart pots are one unit each.
  • 6″ pots are 5 units
Because natives mature at different rates if you would like your shade loving woodland ephemerals early please order them separately from prairie species or we will charge for two shipments if necessary.