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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Pokeweed plants are a rich green color with stems that are white or light pink.
The leaves are almond-shaped and are a bright shade of green until the summer when the leaves darken. Pokeweed plants produce small white flowers that grow in clusters. Over time, the white blooms turn into burgundy or dark purple berries. The berries are similar to appearance to currants and about one-fourth of an inch in diameter. The plants grow wild and thrive in several natural environments. If you want to grow pokeweed yourself, the plants do well in hardiness zone 8a but can grow in various types of soil, including moist, drained, and slightly acidic. Pokeweed is an ideal landscaping plant. The berries hang neatly from the small branches.
If you want to attract birds to your garden, the pokeweed is one of the best plants to include in your garden scape.
Mockingbirds are particularly fond of the pokeweed and eat the berries of the plant. The plant does have some toxins, but if the pokeweed is properly cleaned, it can be used for medicinal purposes. it's best to wear gloves when harvesting the pokeweed. According to horticulturists, pokeweed works to improve the function of the lymphatic system and promotes healing in swollen glands while protecting the immune system. The pokeweed berries hold the seeds, and reseeding the plant is easy. This plant is easy to maintain and is an ideal perennial for new or inexperienced gardeners.
Pokeweed grows to about nine feet tall at maturity, but some plants can grow as tall as 20 feet. The plant thrives in harsh conditions and will last through the year with proper care. The blooming season starts at the beginning of spring and lasts well into autumn.