Hello from Song Sparrow!
Welcome to our website! Each year we do our best to make it colorful, easy to navigate, and full of interesting and beautiful plants. For 2013 we have increased our offerings and added many new pictures. Here is a sampling of new plants we are especially excited to be growing this year.
In our woody plant section don't miss our extensive selection of beautiful Magnolia. We grow them all on their own roots. Magnolia Jean Louise" ('KLMVV') has watercolor-like cream and pink blooms with hints of spring green.
In the "big, bigger, biggest" category is Hydrangea macrophylla 'Big Daddy' PP14,527. Very large, long lasting blooms are 12"-14" wide. At the other end of the size spectrum is Picea abies 'Jessy' , this miniature Spruce grows only 12"-16" tall and wide in 10 years!
We have many outstanding perennials this year including shade perennials such as Helleborus 'Golden Lotus' Winter Jewels" Strain; it is a double yellow, perfect to add a warm touch to cool early spring days. In the sun perennial offerings, Coneflowers continue to be incredibly popular. We are pleased to offer the double Echinacea 'Secret Lust' PP23,060, with luscious color and a well-branched habit.
Daylilies are near to our hearts! Our Daylily hybridizing program has created an extensive selection with excellent color, form, and vigor. Daylily 'She Sparkles' has lovely blooms that are a ruffled rose pink, and have radiant yellow centers.
We have a great selection of Hosta, grouped by size to make it easy to find just the right plant. Very special this year is Hosta 'Mito-no-hana' a variety with an exciting foliage pattern: yellow stripes!
We are known for our beautiful selection of Peonies, which features many of our own hybrids. Blooms in yellow shades bring a thrill to the peony world and Peony 'Lemon Clouds' is a lovely example with fluffy blooms of softest yellow.
Tree Peonies are seriously addictive shrubs with sumptuous, come-hither blooms. Tree Peony 'Maria Teressa' has bright raspberry pink blooms accented with dark flares.
Thank you for visiting, please come back again, and always feel free to contact us; your thoughts, questions and comments are always welcome.
Wishing you a great year in the garden!
Roy Klehm and the staff at Song Sparrow
Mail inquiries to: Klehm's Song Sparrow Farm, 13101 East Rye Road, Avalon, WI 53505
We work hard to raise and ship only healthy, well-grown plants that are in prime condition for successful planting. We guarantee to ship plants that are true to variety, healthy, and viable when we ship them. We cannot be held responsible for losses due to extreme weather or soil conditions, improper storage conditions, delayed planting, or improper climate plantings. We do not substitute any varieties without your permission. Please open the boxes promptly upon receipt. Please report any shipping damages or missing items within 48 hours after receipt of your packages at 1-800-553-3715.
The Klehm Family and the horticulture industry share a long and storied history together. The relationship dates back to 1852 when John Adam Klehm immigrated from Germany to Arlington Heights, Illinois. There he started a nursery business, principally fruit trees. John had three sons: George, Charles & Henry. All became active in the nursery business. It was Charles Klehm who developed a love for flowers. He was a charter member of the American Peony Society formed in 1903. In 1916 he planted his first peony fields where 'Emma Klehm' and 'Charlie's White' and many more varieties of Klehm Estate Peonies were hybridized, introduced and patented.
In 1943 Charles Klehm formed a partnership with his son Carl under the name Charles Klehm & Son Nursery. The nursery moved from Arlington Heights to South Barrington, Illinois in the 1960's and operated until 2004 under the direction of one of Carl Klehm's sons, Roy Klehm. Roy has introduced many new plant varieties over the years including woody introductions as well as herbaceous plants, many of which are daylilies, peonies and hosta. He has worked with breeders to introduce some of the best shade trees, crabapples, magnolias and lilacs in the industry. Roy and his wife Sarah own and operate Klehm's Song Sparrow Farm in southern Wisconsin. Roy's brother, Arnold operates a wholesale orchid operation, Arnold J. Klehm Growers, in Hampshire, Illinois.
Throughout our history it has been a goal of every Klehm business to supply the highest quality nursery stock with the best possible service. We strive to help our customers succeed by working alongside them and continually improving the horticulture industry through knowledge, hard work and experience. As always, we look forward to working with you in the future.
Look through this page and the Plant Information pages for answers to your shipping and cultural questions before you call us for help. Many times your concerns can be answered by reading these hints.
Please order early. Many plants in our catalog are very unique and may sell out. All pricing and plant material in this catalog applies to the current year. We are strictly a mail order nursery and not open to visits. Plants are not available for sale at the nursery. We reserve the right to delay delivery or cancel portions or all of your order should natural and unnatural conditions beyond our control affect our plant material.
We take a very protective approach to packaging and shipping. Our bare root Peonies and Daylilies are packed with care. Our containerized plants are packaged with the use of specialty lined boxes, sleeves, plain newspaper and bubble wrap.
We are strictly a mail order nursery located in Southern Wisconsin and not open to visits. We can be contacted by phone at 800-553-3715, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or a fax to 608-883-2257
A gift certificate from Klehm's Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery is the perfect present for every gardener. Available in any denomination and can be purchased year round. Emailed directly to the purchaser and recipient. Gift certificates are redeemable online or contacting us at 800-553-3715. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent.Order a gift certificate online
Payment in full must be made prior to processing your order. We accept Check, Money Order, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. NO C.O.D. If you pay by credit card, your card will be processed approximately 1-2 weeks prior to shipment.
Payment by wire transfer will include an automatic U.S. $35.00 wire transfer fee.
|Bare Root Peonies and Daylilies
|1-3 Plants||Over 3 Plants|
|Regular UPS||$10.00||$1.50 ea. Additional|
|3 Day Select||$20.00||$4.00 ea. Additional|
|Alaska||Please call or email for estimate.|
|1-3 Plants||Over 3 Plants|
|Regular UPS||$22.00||$3.50 ea. Additional|
|3 Day Select||$48.00||$8.00 ea. Additional|
|Alaska||Please call or email for estimate.|
Herbaceous Peonies are harvested and shipped bare root in the fall.
We do not ship to Hawaii. Please call or email for an estimate for shipping to Alaska.
3 Day Select applies to shipping time, NOT processing time.
We do our best to accommodate the preferred shipping dates for your plant zones. To ensure timely and proper delivery, we do request 1-2 week notice to prepare an order for shipping. Orders do not ship on the same day that the order is placed. All credit cards are processed 1-2 weeks prior to delivery. If you prefer a specific shipping time or a time not to receive your shipment, please notify us at the time your order is placed.
Our shipping season begins in spring appropriate to your plant zone. We continue to ship plants throughout the spring and summer months. However, we do reserve the right to delay shipment of plants due to extreme weather conditions, especially in summer months. Please note herbaceous peonies are only harvested and shipped in fall. Please refer to the spring and fall shipping schedule for approximate beginning shipping dates for your plant zone.
All orders are shipped standard ground via United Parcel Service. At your request, you may upgrade your delivery services. Please refer to the delivery chart for container and bare root shipments. U.P.S. requires full name and street number and address. U.P.S. will not deliver to a post office box. Any additional information that will facilitate delivery will be helpful.
We are unable to ship our products to Hawaii, Puerto Rico or The Virgin Islands.
UPS 3 DAY SELECT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR: AZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA
We ship worldwide. Two weeks prior to your scheduled ship date, you will receive a brokerage quote, provided by a reputable brokerage service, for freight delivery charges for your plant order. Your freight quote is valid for 30 days. Please review the freight delivery charges and forward your approval to Song Sparrow Farm. Your approved freight charges will then be added to your order. At your request, for an additional cost, the brokerage company can supply insurance coverage for your cargo against damage, loss, fire, war or seizure. If you do not notify Song Sparrow of this addition, we will assume that you do not want this additional coverage on your shipment. Pending your approval, Song Sparrow will proceed with your order for delivery. Effective 2012-All freight delivery charges are directly payable to Song Sparrow Farm and now included in the total cost of your plant order. All other fees associated with destination charges, duties, taxes and VAT are still the customer's responsibility payable directly to the broker at the time of receipt. Song Sparrow is unable to make any modifications to your order once the Phytosanitary Certificate is applied for. If a Permit to Import is required from your country, the customer is required to supply Song Sparrow with this original documentation prior to shipping. All funds paid to Klehm's Song Sparrow must be in U.S. dollars prior to harvest. Song Sparrow will bill you for the following charges at the time of shipping: the cost of your order, a 5% boxing fee with a minimum of $10.00, and the cost of a Phytosanitary Certificate, $100.00, which we will provide and freight delivery charges, pending your approval. Payment by wire transfer will include an automatic U.S. $35.00 wire transfer fee. At your request, bank information can be forwarded. You will receive notification from Song Sparrow once your shipment has left our facility.
Another delivery option: United Parcel Services, U.P.S., is currently available for foreign deliveries. Please contact us for more information regarding foreign shipments into your country. Two weeks prior to your scheduled ship date, you will receive from Song Sparrow, a quote from U.P.S. for approximate delivery charges. The approximate cost of shipping must be charged to your order prior to delivery, which was previously calculated based upon approximate box weight and count. This may be subject to change at the time of delivery. U.P.S. will notify you of all customs clearance, duties and taxes, which are solely your responsibility. If over payment or under payment exceeds $10.00, notification will be sent of an additional debit or credit. Song Sparrow does charge a $15.00 processing fee which will be added to your invoice. If you are a business and have an open account with U.P.S., please provide your U.P.S. account number and this service may be credited to your account prior to shipment. Please review your quote. Pending your approval we will proceed with your order.
ALL FOREIGN ORDERS ARE SHIPPED WHEN DORMANT, EARLY SPRING OR LATE FALL, BARE ROOT WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
|USDA Zone||Begins the week of||USDA Zone||Begins the week of|
|zone 10||March 18||zone 10||October 14|
|zone 9||March 18||zone 9||October 14|
|zone 8||March 18||zone 8||October 14|
|zone 7||March 18||zone 7||October 7|
|zone 6||April 8||zone 6||September 30|
|zone 5||April 22||zone 5||September 16|
|zone 4||May 13||zone 4||September 3|
|zone 3||May 20||zone 3||August 26|
NOTE: Herbaceous Peonies are harvested and shipped bare root in the fall.