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The cure for winter: horticultural therapy

Arrowhead Alpines

Winter is back yet again (unfortunately), which means you might have some free time in your schedule now. Instead of staring angrily at the snow, you can settle in and prepare for some plant shopping. We have some winter sales you can take advantage of now for significant savings, and we’ll ship your plants when the world thaws out again in the spring. To get you started, we’re offering your choice of two different coupons that are valid now through January 31th. You can’t use both, so choose wisely! Either enter the code ‘snow’ and get 20% off your entire order (excluding our collections, grafted conifers, and bulk wildflowers), or you can enter the code ‘ice’ to get free shipping. Minimum order to use these codes is $150. If you don’t want to spend that much, consider combining your order with a friend or neighbor to cash in on our winter savings.

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If you’re out of ideas for your winter plant order, take a look at some of our Hellebores which will be sure to impress. Check out Helleborus niger macranthus roseus, a stunningly pink flowered hellbore which comes from the absolute best plants among our collection of niger hellebores. An early bloomer with large flowers. Another great choice is our Helleborus x hybridus "Mixed Colors", a beautiful collection of dark red to purple, spotted pink and picotee flowers which are almost always doubled and always impressive.

20% off Trees and Shrubs clearance sale!

Arrowhead Alpines
The different phases of Heptocodium miconoides, in order: fragrant white flowers, showy cherry red calyces surrounding the fruits, and ornamental Crepe Myrtle-like bark.

Here at Arrowhead we're trying to downsize and refocus on doing what we do best: alpines. To that end, we're doing a massive sale on our trees and shrubs (except our Daphnes) to clear out the stock. Order now for trees and shrubs shipped through November, and take 20% off. And if there is something in our catalog you've been wanting and putting off buying, now is the time, as once they're gone, they're not coming back. Order online or stop by in person and receive 20% off trees and shrubs either way.

For example, you won't want to miss Weigela subsessilis 'Canary' which is worth growing for the very unsual soft yellow flowers, but is also the most vigorous, winter hardy, weigela I know, blooming its head off after even the harshest winters.

Or Abelia mosanensis, with abundant fragrant white flowers in midsummer which holds the crown as the most popular shrub in the nursery with butterflies of all types, or end your season with the late summer glory of Heptocodium miconoides with white flowers aging to rusty red.

Woodland Wildflowers and Ferns
Free Shipping for Bulk Wildflower orders!

Now is the time to order for Fall Shipping!


Prepare now for a gorgeous spring with beautiful woodland wildflowers like trillium and bluebells. And our amazing selection of woodland wildflowers is a great deal. Even better... FREE SHIPPING when you buy in bulk. Fall is the best time to plant, though you can also get away with planting them very early in the spring. If you are close by and want to place an order and pick it up, please give us 7 days notice so we can get your order together.

The Arrowhead Alpines 2015 Shopping Cart

Arrowhead Alpines

Welcome to the Arrowhead Alpines Shopping Cart! If you are interested in learning more about our retail nursery, click here. If you want to shop mail order, you're at the right place! Our shopping cart has a complete listing of all our current mail order items. Just click on the category you're interested in on the left sidebar to get started shopping! You can add plants to your own personal shopping cart, and even leave the computer and continue shopping another day, if you sign in with your own account. When you're ready to checkout, the website will walk you through the simple, easy-to-use process.

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Want to shop in person? Visit our retail nursery page.

Tetraploid hybrid Lilium seedlings by Dr. Robert A. Griesbach


Dr. Griesbach is professor emeritus (biology/genetics) from de Paul University, Chicago and renowned worldwide as an avant-garde hybridizer of Liliums. In 1994 he received the E. H. Wilson Award, highest honor bestowed by the North American Lily Society, for outstanding contributions to the genus Lilium. Dr Griesbach did pioneering work in converting normal diploid forms of Gladiolus and Hemerocallis to the tetraploid level and carried out extensive hybridizing within these genera before specializing in Liliums. Click the image above to view our extensive listing of these lilys.

Gift Certificates
Gift Certificates

Don't know what to get for a certain gardener in your life? Our gift certificates are a perfect option for holiday gifting. You can purchase gift certificates for online or retail/mail-order use. Prices range from $25 to $200. To make giving them even more fun, we're throwing in a free small poster of Joseph's "Do you need a new plant?" cartoon. See it here on the blog. If you get one of the on-line only certificates, make sure you leave an address where you want the small poster sent to.