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The Best Online Nurseries and Plants


 We've all seen a special plant featured in our favorite garden magazine or TV gardening show that we could not find locally. Wouldn't you rather spend your time in your garden than running from one garden center to another searching for that special plant? Online plant nurseries are open 24 hours a day and the nurseries plants are shipped to your door, carefully packed, often with easily compostable materials.

Ordering plants by mail order is a great way to save time and find just the plant you need. To simplify your search, use the plant's botanic name if you know it since common names can refer to different plants in different parts of the country. Mail order nurseries offer a wide selection of plant varieties for you to compare and choose from. Many plant nursery websites contain a wealth of cultural information about growing perennials and other garden plants, too. Online nurseries often ship at the appropriate time for you to plant or can help you to determine when you should plant if you are not sure.

If you are worried that there is no salesperson to answer your questions when shopping online, many sites offer ways to contact them for further info -- live chat, email, or a customer service hotline. Before ordering, make sure you know what size the plants you are purchasing will be, since online photos often depict mature specimens. Make sure you also become familiar with the guarantee and replacement policy of the online plant nursery.

Welcome to Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens. We are a private research and display botanic garden located near Raleigh, North Carolina (USDA Hardiness Zone 7b). Our retail mail order division allows us to make the best perennials from our trials available to gardeners around the world, some of which were developed here, some from our plant explorations, and others from breeders around the world. Between 1988 and 2010, Plant Delights Nursery introduced over 500 new perennial plants to US horticulture. In 2002, we were honored to be recognized by the American Horticulture Society for our lifetime of work in commercial horticulture. This image gallery is but a sampling of the great perennial plants available for gardeners around the world. We do not carry all plants pictured at any one time, but since our mission is to educate and inspire, we hope these images and the linked articles below will expand your garden horizons and interest. You will find an array of other interesting information and fascinating perennials throughout our website...thank you for taking time to visit.