Fresh Shipping Speed Chart

Recommended amount of days for shipping fresh herbs.  See chart below.

Fresh Herb Shipping

Time is of the essence when shipping fresh plant orders.  This niche market is our specialty!  

With over 20 years of experience shipping thousands of fresh herbs across the U.S, we understand the nuances and have many techniques dialed in.  We always ship promptly after we harvest your plant order. Depending on the outside temperatures, we often cool the plants overnight in cold storage, package carefully and ship with ice packs.  There are lots of variables to consider for each plant we ship and we take them all into account to ensure your order to arrive in the best condition.

Fresh Shipping Guarantee

Each plant we offer has its own time sensitive shipping window to ensure good quality.  We have figured this out over many years of practice.  Every fresh plant we offer has a recommended amount of days to ship.  Unless you tell us otherwise, we use our best judgment to decide how quickly to ship to you within our fresh shipping guarentee window and lowest cost option.

Your order is guaranteed to arrive in good condition as long as it is shipped within the amount of days we recommend.

Please note: these timely shipping windows can be expensive (depending on your locations and amount of herbs) , sometimes as much as the cost of herbs, or more!  

Our UPS account saves customers 40% off on expedited shipping.

If you do not want to pay the shipping cost that falls within our "Fresh Shipping Guarantee" and choose to take a risk by shipping USPS Priority and the package arrives in subpar condition, the customer is still responsible to pay full cost for their order.  This is why we encourage customers to trust us on deciding the shipping call.

If the package arrives within our Fresh Shipping Guarantee but arrives in subpar condition, we will refund you.



Days Common Name/Latin Name Part
3 Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) cu Aerial
3 Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Aerial
3 Amur Corktree, Huang Ho, (Phellodendron amurense) Bark/Rootbark
3 Angelica (Angelica archangelic) cu Root
3 Anise-hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) cu Aerial
1 Arnica - Heart-leaved (Arnica cordifolia) wc Flowers
1 Arnica – Meadow (Arnica chamissonis) cu Aerial in Flower
3 Aronia Berry (Aronia melanocarpa) Fruit
n/a Artist's Conk (Ganoderma applanatum) wc Mushroom
2 Ashwaganda (Withania somniferum) cu Root
3 Aspen (Populus temuloides) Bark
4 Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata) wc Root
2 Betony - Wood (Pedicularis sp.) wc Aerial in Flowering
3 Betony (Stachys officinalis) cu Aerial
1-2 Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) wc Twigs/Leaves/Berries
4 Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) cu Root
4 Black Indian Hemp (Apocynum cannabinum) wc Root
2 Black Walnut Hulls (Juglans Nigra) wc Hulls
3 Black Walnut Whole Nuts (Juglans Nigra) wc Whole Nuts
5 Black/Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum) cu Root
2 Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) wc/cu Aerial in Flower
3 Bugleweed (Lycopus americanus) cu Aerial
4 Burdock (Arctium lappa) wc/cu Root
3 Butterbur (Petasites palmatus) wc Root
3 Butterbur (Petasites palmatus) wc Leaves/Aerial
2 Calendula (Calendula officinalis) cu Flower
2 California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) cu Aerial
3 Catnip (Nepeta cataria) wc/cu Aerial
2 Cherry, Eastern Black (Prunus serotina) Bark
2 Chickweed (Stellaria media) wc Aerial
3 Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) cu Aerial in Flower
2 Cleavers (Galium aparine) wc Aerial
3 Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) cu Leaf
4 Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) cu Root
3 Cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa) wc Buds
2 Crampbark, Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum opulus trilobum) Twigs w/ Foliage
2 Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) wc Root
2 Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) wc Leaf
2 Devils Club (Oplopanax horridum) wc Root bark
3 Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) cu Flowers
2-3 Elderberry, Blue (Sambucus caerulea) wc Ripe Berries
2-3 Elderberry, European (Sambucus nigra) cu Ripe Berries
1 Elderflower (Sambucus spp.) wc Flower
4 Elecampane (Inula helenium) cu Root
3 Epazote (Chenopodium ambrosioides) cu Aerial
3 Figwort (Scrophularia nodosa) cu Aerial
2 Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolia) wc Flowering Inflorescence
3 Goat's Rue (Galega officinalis) cu Aerial
3 Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis) wc/cu Flower Tops
5 Gromwell (Lithospermum ruderale) wc Root
2 Gumweed (Grindelia integrifolia) wc Flowering Tips & Buds
2 Gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa) wc Flowering Tips & Buds
3 Hawthorn - Black (Crataegus dougalsii) wc Fruit
3 Hawthorn - English (Crataegus monogyna) wc Fruit
1 Hawthorn - English (Crataegus monogyna) wc Flower
3 Holy Basil (Ocimum spp.) cu Aerial
3 Hops (Humulus lupulus) cu Strobiles
3 Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) cu Aerial
5 Horsechestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) wc Whole Nuts
3 Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) cu Root
3 Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) wc Aerial
3 Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) cu Aerial in Flower
4 Joe-Pye Weed - Gravelroot (Eupatorium purpureum) cu Root
5 Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) Tips w/ Berry
4 Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) Berries
5 Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) Foliage (No Berries)
5 Kinnikinnik (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) wc Young Tips
3 Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) cu Aerial
2 Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) cu Flowering Tips
n/a Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) cu Flowers / Buds
2 Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) cu Aerial
4 Licorice Fern (Polypodium glycyrrhiza) wc Rhizomes
2 Linden, Little-leaf (Tilia cordata) Flowers/bracts/leaves
5 Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum) wc Root
2 Lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria) wc Lichen
3 Madder (Rubia tinctoria) cu Root
3 Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) cu Leaf
3 Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) cu Root
2 Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) cu Aerial in Flower
3 Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) cu Aerial in Flower
3 Mugwort - Puget Sound (Artemisia suksdorfii) wc Leaves and Tips
3 Mugwort - Western (Artemisia ludoviciana) wc Leaves and Tips
3 Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) cu Leaves and Tips
1 Mullein (Verbascum olympicum) Flowers
3 Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) wc Leaves
3 Mullein roots (Verbascum thapsus) wc Roots
n/a Nettle (Urtica dioica) wc/cu Seed
3 Nettle (Urtica dioica) wc/cu Root
2 Nettle (Urtica dioica) wc/cu Leafy Tops
2 Oats - Milky (Avena sativa) cu Oats in Milk stage
n/a Oatstraw (Avena sativa) cu Aerial
3 Oregano (Oreganum vulgare) cu Aerial
5 Oregon-Grape – Low (Mahonia nervosa) wc Root
5 Oregon-Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) wc Root
4 Osha (Ligusticum canbyii) wc Root
2 Pellitory-of-the-wall (Parietaria judaica) cu Aerial
2 Pellitory-of-the-wall (Parietaria officinalis) cu Aerial
2 Peppermint (Mentha piperita) cu Aerial
4 Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata) wc Aerial
4 Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata) wc Whole Plant w/ Rhizome
n/a Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) cu Leaf
2 Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) wc/cu Blossoms
3 Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea) wc Bark
3 Redroot (Ceanothus velutinus) wc Root/Rootbark
4 Redroot (Ceanothus velutinus) wc Leaves
Reishi, Oregon (Ganoderma oregonense) wc Mushroom
2 Rose (Rosa spp.) wc Flower Buds
1 Rose (Rosa spp.) wc Flower Petals
3 Rose (Rosa spp.) wc Rosehips
3 Rue (Ruta graveolens) cu Aerial
3 Sage (Salvia officinalis) cu Aerial
3 Sage Brush (Artemisia tridentata) wc Leafy Tips
3 Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis) wc Rhizomes/Root
3 Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) wc/cu Root
3 Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) wc/cu Aerial with Roots
1 Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) wc Aerial
1 Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) wc Aerial with Roots
2 Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) cu Flowering Tops
3 Spearmint (Mentha spicata) cu Aerial
3 Spilanthes (Spilanthes acmella) cu Aerial
1-2 St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) wc Flower Heads Top 5”
4 Sumac (Rhus glabra) wc Fruit
3 Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua) cu Aerial
4 Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus) cu Rhizome/Root
4 Sweet Root (Osmorhiza occidentalis) wc Root
3 Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) wc/cu Root
3 Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) cu Aerial
n/a Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) wc Mushroom
2 Usnea (Usnea longissima) wc Lichen
3 Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) cu Root
3 Vervain - Blue (Verbena hastata) cu Aerial
4 Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) wc Foliage
2 Wild Lettuce (Lactuca serriola) wc/cu Aerial
3 Willow (Salix spp.) wc Bark
3 Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) wc/cu Aerial
3 Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) wc Flower & Leaf
4 Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus) wc/cu Root
4 Yew - Pacific (Taxus brevifolia) wc Twigs Foliage