WELCOME TO NORTHERN GROWN PERENNIALS—2022
Welcome to our 2022 website! We trust you will take the time to browse through our listings of Hostas, Daylilies and a few Companion Plants which we grow and offer.
As we put together the files for the 2022 website, the wind is howling and the snow blowing—with temps dropping. Thankfully there are ten full cords of dry and split wood ranked in the shed to fend off winter’s cold in the house. After a snowless early fall season it is actually a relief to have snow cover again to cover up the otherwise winter brown and to lend protection to plantings.
While so many other parts of the country have suffered excessive dry periods during the last season, we thank the Lord that moisture has been adequate. This is especially important for us as we have no irrigation system other than hoses for plantings close by the buildings. The last two springs gave ample rains which are especially appreciated for the bloom on daylilies and growth on newly lined out plants.
We continue to offer a good selection of Hostas, Daylilies and Peonies for your consideration. Our listings change a bit from season to season with some deletions as well as new additions. Everything we list has been tested on our zone 4 farm in Wisconsin to assure that you these cultivars are garden worthy.
We also continue unabated with the challenge (and pleasure) of hybridizing. Seeing the maiden bloom on the daylily seedlings is something akin to having Christmas in July here. And in that regard the last few seasons have been especially productive in regard to finding rewarding new seedlings for possible future introduction. You will note that there are several new daylily introductions in this year’s listings. We have grown these on for a minimum of 5-6 years for a thorough testing. All these new introductions are good growers, hardy in our zone 4 climate and produce beautiful bloom. We are pleased to hear from customers who have good things to say about our Frostline Series of daylilies.
In regards to hosta hybridizing projects, it is a much longer process than with the daylilies. The hostas require patience to see what they will do as “adult” clumps. This usually means something like 8 to 10 seasons of observation before making the decision to introduce one. From a few thousand seedlings each spring, we select about 25 after a few years. These are replanted and allowed to grow on for a few more seasons. And of these 25, perhaps 8 or 10 are again replanted. From these we select the hostas we introduce. Accordingly, we have three new hosta introductions to offer this season. They have been observed and tested here for between 10 to 14 years and we are happy to offer them. And since we are often asked, “No, we do not have any of our hosta introductions tissue cultured.”
Admittedly, one of the most irritating challenges of the last two seasons has been the matter of USPS shipping. Orders that used to take 2 or 3 days to arrive at more distant states now often took 5-7 days. The same held true for all plant businesses we are in contact with. Hopefully if there is a lessening of the covid impact due to the vaccines, we will see USPS back to a more “normal” delivery schedule. And due to increased shipping costs we have made some adjustments on this regard which you will note on our General Information section of the website. We do our level best to keep shipping costs as reasonable as possible; since we ship large size plants (rather than the typical “junior” tissue cultured plants that so many sources now market) the matter of shipping costs is always on the horizon.
We seriously appreciate the positive comments on our Northern Grown Perennials hosta and daylily introductions. Last year overall sales on all plants was definitely very strong, and the sales on our own introductions were even stronger. Our goal is to register only the best quality new introductions; all these have gone through a rigorous multi-year proving process here on our zone 4 farm. There are many selected seedlings that we have high hopes for in coming seasons as the Lord allows.
We look forward to supplying our customers with top quality plants in 2022 and encourage you to look through our list of Frequently Asked Questions and answers on this site, as well as to access our references at Garden Watchdog.
Phone Calls and Emails: Emails to email@example.com are the best way to communicate, but we are glad to respond to phone calls as well (608 734 3178). Early morning calls or later evening calls after dark work best to find someone near the phone. Calls during daylight hours will usually be unproductive as we are outdoors when the weather is good. But we have voice mail and will gladly return calls accordingly.
We wish you the very best for your gardening in 2022!
GENERAL INFORMATION & ORDERING
GUARANTEE: We guarantee our stock to be true to name and in good condition upon arrival. If you are dissatisfied with any plants you receive, simply return them within 7 days with their labels and we will refund their cost plus shipping expenses.
Furthermore, on any NGP introductions (hostas or daylilies) we guarantee you will be pleased with their performance. Grow them on for two full seasons; then, if they have not met your expectations, simply return the undivided clump. We will refund you the original cost plus your shipping expense.
COMMUNICATIONS: Emails are the best source of contacting us. We do our very best to answer emails on the same day you send them. Our stable email address is firstname.lastname@example.org . If you wish to contact us via phone, our number is 608 734 3178 . The best time to reach us is at 6:00 a.m. CST or well after dark in the evening. Late evening calls are fine. Midday calls will usually be unfruitful as we are outdoors when the sun is shining. We are glad to return voice mails.
ORDERING/PAYMENT: Feel free to use the printable order page to submit an order with a personal check or money order.
While we are not able to accept credit cards, many of our customers prefer the ease of using . When using Paypal, just check with us on the plants you desire. We will get right back to you on availability and cost. You can then make payment to our email address or we can send a PayPal invoice. We will make a copy of your email, using it as your order form.
To pay with PayPal, use the following few steps:
1. Browse to www.paypal.com
2. Log in to your PayPal account with your email address and password.
3. Click the send Icon at the top of the page as shown below.
4. Enter email@example.com for the email to send to along with the appropriate dollar amount.
5. OR we will send you a PayPal invoice if you have an established account.
Otherwise, checks and money orders are the standard form of payment.
MAILING ADDRESS: Northern Grown Perennials
54779 Helland Rd
Ferryville, WI 54628
MINIMUM ORDER: $30.00
SHIPPING MODE & COSTS: We ship USPS Priority Mail.
Shipping costs: (Priority Mail)
~For WI, MN, IA, IL, ND, SD, NE: $8.00 plus $1.00 per plant
~For New England, East Coast, Southern states and west of the Rockies: $22.00 plus $1.00 per plant
(Shipping to distant states is very high; we will send an extra gift plant to help ameliorate the higher rates. )
~For all other states: $16.00 plus $1.00 per plant
BONUS PLANTS: We are happy to send along bonus/gift plants on hosta and daylily orders. To avoid sending you duplicates of what you may already grow, please do send along a long list of possibilities. We are not able to send bonus plants with peony orders.
DISCOUNTS: On orders of $100 or more you may deduct 10% of plant price. On orders of $300 or more you may deduct 15% of plant price. Plants marked “Net”(NGP hosta and daylily introductions) do not qualify for discount.
SHIPPING TIME: Generally, we begin shipping in early May, depending on the weather. Straight hosta orders and shipments to more southerly states are shipped first. Daylilies take a bit longer to reach shipping stage before we can dig. While we are not able to always give exact shipping dates as all our stock is field grown and we must work within weather conditions, we do our best to work around your desired shipping time. Please be aware that we are located in a zone 4 area, so we are not able to ship plants in very early spring. Your patience in regard to the spring rush is appreciated, and will be rewarded with top quality plants.
FARM VISITS: We enjoy the company of “plant people” and farm visits are welcome by prior arrangement. The best times are usually Friday and Saturday, but late afternoons of other days often work as well. Unannounced drop-in situations are difficult as we do not have anything akin to “regular” hours and do not have potted plants for instant pick-up.
INFORMATION & SUGGESTIONS: We are always more than happy to offer suggestions on particular plant cultivars. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Just email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Grown Perennials
54779 Helland Rd.
Ferryville, WI 54628
Email us at: email@example.com