You can request
a “Hold Order” for Hardy Perennials and we will ship them
when it’s planting time in your zone. Otherwise, Hardy
Perennials can be kept in a cool or cold spot like an unheated
garage, cool cellar or outbuilding. Cover the pot and soil
with insulating material (burlap, clean rags, newspaper) and
check the soil every 2-3 weeks to make sure it doesn’t dry
out completely. In the spring, plant as soon as the ground
is open and no longer frozen. Dormant plants can endure
freezing temperatures in the spring as long as the plant
remains dormant without any green buds.
Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia)
Grow your own vanilla! This member of the orchid family produces a bean that, when cured, reveals the delicious flavoring so coveted by bakers. A somewhat slow grow growing vine, it needs some structure to climb on. Once it has matured, reaching the top of the support, it will pendulate down and begin to flower. The beautiful orchid flowers last a day, at which time hand pollination is needed to produce the bean.
Hardy to Zone 10 and higher for outdoors.
Partial sun, grows to 6-8’ in container, vining in habit, minimum temperature 60°, intermittent bloomer.