April 15th through October 1st (Weather Permitting)
Excludes Alaska, California, Hawaii, and outside the US
Sunset Hosta Farm is an urban hosta farm in Cincinnati, Ohio selling great hostas at an affordable price both online and at local events. We sell true-to-name, healthy, disease-free hostas that you just can't find in the big box stores.
We are literally seniors helping seniors. Profits from our hosta farm help us fund our other passion, our senior dog retreat here at Sunset Hosta Farm where our senior rescue dogs live out their senior years safely and peacefully on our farm.
We grow our hostas in two ways. We purchase disease-free Tissue Culture plugs from only reputable nurseries to grow out on our hosta farm. Some are grown on for later division and others are grown in containers in the greenhouse.
Very large, large and medium-sized hostas are currently growing in 4.5” or larger nursery pots. They will be shipped bare root. They are garden-ready plants.
Small and miniature sized hostas are currently growing in 3.5” nursery pots. They will be shipped bare root. They are garden-ready plants.
There are a limited number of hostas that are sold in our three-pack deals and are only available while the supplies last. These are very popular and usually run out by early summer so please order early.
The three-pack starters will be shipped bare root, three to a small flat rate USPS box. If you desire “hotel shipping,” let us know that and we will give you an estimate of the extra shipping charge.
Our shipping dates begin on April 15th and end on October 15th, weather permitting. Early spring plants may arrive dormant. Spring, summer and fall plants are shipped while growing. Winter orders will be shipped starting April 15th, again depending on the weather.
We ship our plants using FedEx and USPS, depending on transit times. We ship our plants bare root taking extreme care to wrap them well for shipment. They are shipped securely in a flat-rate box. If you want “hotel shipping,” you need to let us know in advance and we can quote the extra shipping costs.
Bare root means there is little to no soil on the roots. Roots will be washed and wrapped with moist paper and the entire hosta plant will be securely wrapped in plastic.
Anywhere in the U.S. except Puerto Rico, Alaska, California or Hawaii. We do not ship internationally.
We charge $8 for any size order. We do not profit on shipping. We've found bare root shipping to be very safe for the plants as well as the most economical.
Open up the package and inspect your shipment right away. Give your new hostas some air and add some water to the moist paper towels that the roots are wrapped in if it has dried. A good root soaking before planting will help with transplant shock. A care sheet will be enclosed with each order.
The short answer is no. We are an online business only. ALL plants are shipped via mail.
We guarantee our plants to arrive to you in good, healthy condition and to be properly labeled. If there is any problem on our end, please let us know and we'll do everything we can to make it right. However, claims must be made within 48 hours of receipt and a digital image of the product is required.