I ordered twice from Green Mountain last summer and once again (so far!) this summer. All the plants were huge and healthy. The hostas that I planted last year are all doing well, except for 2 that the dog stepped on, but that is hardly GM's fault. I'm very pleased with my experience.
In April, I ordered over 160 plants on a single order. They arrived 8 days later, very well packed, labeled and HUGE! The roots were washed well, only slightly trimmed, and packed in damp shredded newspaper. I've ordered from other online shops in the past, only to get a very small plant, or even a tissue sample. But with GreenMountain Hosta, multiple eyes was the norm rather then the exception. Even the jumbo's hosta's had 3+ eyes. Out of all 160 plants, not a single casualty. They have been in the ground for only 2 weeks - and every one is performing well, much better then expected. I will definitely be using GreenMountain again this fall.
I've received two orders from Green Mountain this year and just placed another. Plants I received in early spring were barefoot and leafless, but pips were showing. I planted in pots to be assured they would grow and was pleased with their superb performance. The order I received last week included huge plants. Only one of 16 had foliage trimmed, as they stated might happen because it's late in the season. But the root is huge and I can see there will be several eyes. Honestly, the crown area looks like a cut onion, it's big! I've ordered from Four nurseries this year and the plants from Green Mountain are, by far, the BEST,
Posted on June 19, 2015, updated July 1, 2015
If I could only order from one company for hostas, this would be it, hands down.
Yesterday I received the third order I have place with them in the last 12 or 13 months. ALL have been exceptional. I receive more biomass in ONE plant than I can receive from as many as TEN from other companies, and that\'s not an outlier. All their plants are very large, some more than others, but all at the top of the curve for size. Add that prices are the lowest, and you have an easy, no-brainer, stop right here, winner.
The ONLY negative I have to say is their selection is limited. It is large for sure, but it is limited compared to most of the other large hosta suppliers. Part of this, I believe, is due to the possibility they remove a plant they cannot ship from their inventory. I have seen plants listed one day and gone a day or two later. If they are taking them off, THANK YOU, for not wasting my time. If you see it here, just get it before I do.
Really, that last line sums it up. I they have what you are looking for, just stop and get it. You won\'t be sorry.On July 1st, 2015, pbgardens added the following:
I placed another order, and had in hand by the end of the week, giving them another feather in their cap for fast shipping. This order did have one small issue, however. The plants were packed in a box slightly too small, giving some of them a decent case of "bed head" and a few bent leaves on others upon unpacking. Nothing that can't be fixed with a little TLC, but still shouldn't happen. All the plants are now (a week and a half later) just fine and no worse for wear. Still my top choice!
Posted on June 6, 2013, updated June 3, 2015
I was concerned about the size/quality of Green Mountain\'s hostas since most were $1-$3 cheaper than other sites (especially for small varieties).
I ordered 31 small, medium & large varieties. My order arrived in 3 business days. The plants were gorgeous and had large roots systems. They were well packed and each of the 12 varieties were labeled.
I was so pleased that the day after those were planted I ordered another 8 varieties of large & giant plants and then added 2 mediums to get free shipping.
Green Mountain has the largest, healthiest hostas I have ever purchased online and I will continue to be a customer for years to come.On June 3rd, 2015, officerbill added the following:
I ordered another 24 hostas (varying sizes & varieties) on Memorial Day and they arrived thee days later. Huge, healthy plants that were expertly packed & labeled.
Green Mountain has always sent me the best plants I've ever gotten from an on-line nursery, the hostas are worth more than they charge and it is a pleasure to do business with them.
Last week I had ordered 23 hosta from Green Mountain Hosta Nursery late in the afternoon. The hosta were shipped the very next day and I received them just 2 days later. I didn't want any hosta to add to my collection, I just needed some of the less expensive hosta to plant along the driveway and I was very happy with their prices. The hosta that I received were beautiful. Not one leaf was broken during shipping. Some of the shorter varieties had clumps that were so large that I was able to divide one plant into 5 plants by just separating with my fingers. The roots were massive. I spoke to the owner on the phone and he was very informative and helped me choose the hosta that I needed (color, size & price) The only thing that I disliked was the way that shredded wet newspaper was used to cover the roots for shipping. It caused a mess in my yard as I was planting. I'm thankful that it wasn't a windy day. If I place another order from this company I will request that they use wet newspaper or paper towels to wrap around the roots as other online companies do. I highly recommend this online nursery if you're looking for big, beautiful hostas that are shipped quickly and have great prices.
Casshigh Cartersville, GA (5 reviews) July 13, 2014
I am posting my comments that I sent directly to Green Mountain Hosta Nursery:
I just want to tell you how pleased I am with my hosta order (38 ordered) that I received this past Thursday. I never expected to receive large clumps or the large plants that you sent. I had brought down gallon size pots before they arrived, and my husband had bought me 10 bags of 2 cubic foot potting soil for potting. I did not use the first gallon sized pot. I had to use 2 and 3 gallon pots and 7 of the bags of soil. It took 4 days for the 2 large boxes of hostas to arrive. Each hosta was just as fresh as the day it was shipped. The roots of each hosta were wrapped in wet shredded paper and placed in a clear plastic bag which also protected the foliage during shipping. A thick layer of shredded paper was in the bottom and top of the box. Not one hosta leaf was bent, broken, or damaged in any way. I am telling all my hosta friends about Green Mountain Hosta Nursery, and I will be a repeat customer. You have a great selection at unbeatable prices. Your flat rate shipping rate is very affordable. Thank you for offering free shipping as well which I took advantage. When one orders as many as I did, it is easy to run up high shipping costs quickly. I will also add that I received another hosta order the same day that yours arrived. It was from a nursery that has great reviews on Dave's Garden and charges significantly higher prices than Green Mountain. The other nursery's hostas looked puny next to Green Mountain's. I happened to order the same hosta from both nurseries. Your hosta was at least 3 times the size of the other nursery and had huge leaves. Need I say more!!!
Ordered some Hostas 6/17/14 and received them yesterday, 6/30/14. I was a little worried about the lack of shipping information on the website, and had no idea what to expect. I received 4 giant hostas, and they all arrived in perfect condition. They were much larger than I thought they would be, and had great developed root systems. Not a tear or bent leaf. Very pleased --- and loved the 10$ shipping. If I buy more hostas, I will definitely buy them from Green Mountain.
joannjoann Riverside, NJ (18 reviews) June 26, 2014
placed order over the weekend and received it on Thursday!!!..so well packed and labeled. received a "thank you" as well. so happy I found this site thru dave's garden. highly recommend them. wonderful quality leaf and root structure. can't wait to see them grow! thanks so much
I have been buying hostas on-line from Judy & Michael for several years & I have not once been disappointed with any plant I received from them. I received my first order for this year yesterday & once again their plants exceeded my expectations. Plants are all carefully packed, top growth is always beautifully leafed out & healthy + the root systems of their plants are unbelievable.
Judy & Michael are A+++++ for the beautiful & healthy hostas they sell.
Telephone contact with this company was friendly, professional, and informative. I ordered six hosta plants, which are reported to do better than most in my Mid-South area. Plants arrived fresh, well- packed, with full and beautiful roots. These plants thrived as soon as they were planted and I intend to purchase more next season. Ordering from them was a very good gardening experience. Great on-line catalog, very fair prices, and excellent plants.
Just wanted to concur with all the positive reviews here, as I've placed three orders with Green Mountain in 2013. This is a very underrated company that sells very nice-sized hosta with great root systems, and their prices are excellent as well. Order 100 bucks worth of plants, and they'll send your order with no shipping charges. It's VERY easy to get to 100 bucks while putting an order together!
So far, 3 orders, over 60 plants received, and I've been happy with all of them. I intend to purchase more hosta from them in spring 2014. Great company, great prices, great plants, and all packaged very well for shipping.
Grade A company.
kaybee3 Richardson, TX (3 reviews) October 15, 2013
I just received 7 hosta from these folks. It's late in the season, so they had already gone dormant, but the roots were HUGE. They all seemed to be outstanding specimens. They were well packed and received in good condition. I will definitely order from them again.
I just received my order of mostly large and variegated hostas, and I couldn't be happier. The shipping was fast, and the plants were large (much larger than I have ever gotten from any other company) and in great condition. The roots were moist and very healthy, and they were well packed. I'm very pleased with the quick service and will order again.
Posted on June 2, 2013, updated June 17, 2013
I found Green Mountain Hosta Nursery as a result of a Google source check, then went to this site to look for comments good or bad by customers. I found only a few, however, all were positive, Green Mountain's web site was very informative and their prices were very competitive. They indicated that their plants were field grown, which led me to conclude that they would be larger plants. I telephoned with a few questions , received candid and complete answers and I was given all the time I needed to be completely confident of Green Mountain. So I decided to place an order. I ordered 18 varieties. My plants came within a few days, I inspected them, all were packed perfectly [almost with love!], I was unable to unpack and plant for 6 days. Since they were so well packed in their own individual containers, packed bareroot and protectively wraped , they were still in perfect condition. Well when I actually unpacked the plants I was amazed at how big they were, the roots were huge and went on foreverrrrrrrrrrr. Of the 18 plants 16 were multiple eyes, some as many as 12 eyes. The 2 with single eyes had new ones coming and were both giant varieties. They were all planted on May 22; the roots/plants were so large that they all had to be planted in 2 and 3 gallon containers. Now 10 days later all are beautifully greened up, all giant size in the pots.
Am I a happy camper? you bet! So Happy that I ordered another 25 varieties today. I have been promised shipment tomorrow or the next day.
Michael Lang and his wife do a great job, Green Mountain belongs in a top 5 sellers category.On June 17th, 2013, jfkiii added the following:
My second order of 25 plants arrived 5 days after I placed my order and again were huge and healthy. All plants were so large that they had to be planted in 2 and 3 gallon pots Of the 25 that I ordered, I was able to make a price comparison of 18 which were offered by 2 other popular vendors. I compared their prices, using the less expensive one and found that their prices were much higher than Green Mountain. The same plants would have cost 54% more from the other sources!
Hey Hosta lovers this is a terrific choice for a good variety of cultivars.
I, too, was impressed by the size and health of the hosta I ordered. Really incredible rootball system. Planted it last weekend & it is looking fabulous. Fast service too. I highly recommend this company.
Batcrash Peoria, IL (Zone 5a) (3 reviews) June 13, 2013
I ordered 3 hostas on Sat. 6/8 and they are in the ground today, Thur. 6/13. I was surprised at how big the plants were and also how developed the root were. I found the prices to be reasonable, and better than my local nurseries in some cases.
Not only will I buy from Green Mountain again, I am going to send business their way!
I ordered two Royal Standard Hostas, and they arrived today. The shipping was fast, and the plants were in great condition. Each plant was bare rooted, but they were well packed. The roots were moist and very healthy, and each hosta had three eyes, which I believe is quite a bargain, since the plants only cost $5.00 each + s&h.
As far as I'm concerned, Green Mountain Hosta Nursery is one of the best hosta nurseries out there. Judy and Michael Lang do a really great job. I will definitely order from them again when I need some more hostas.
Green Mountain is such an underrated company. I state this as someone who has purchased from and loves that GWD Top 5 hosta nursery based in Cement City, MI. Green Mountain is right up there with HG. Granted, Green Mountain doesn't carry all of the latest and greatest cultivars, but what they do carry are, with few exceptions, heads and shoulders above every other online hosta nursery in terms of plant/root size and price -- particularly the older, classic cultivars. Last year I bought H. Bill Brinka and H. Wide Brim, and the plants were massive. This year I bought H. Radiant Edger and H. Lemon Lime, and again I was floored by what I received. Unless hosta gardeners are trying to keep Green Mountain their best-kept secret, I don't understand why the nursery isn't more popular and acclaimed on GWD.
clafouti Pittsburgh, PA (2 reviews) April 28, 2013
I recently placed a large order with them, and I could not have been more pleased with the size and health of the plants, the price, and the speed of delivery. I will definitely order from them again.
happgarden Kansas City (Joyce), MO (Zone 5a) (3 reviews) June 17, 2012
Ordering was easy.
Amazing plants wonderful root system.
would recommend them and will use them again for sure.
GingerMA West Springfield, MA (12 reviews) June 12, 2012
Even though there are very few reviews on the company, I decided to place an on-line order with the company because it listed several hosta varieties that I have been interested in. I ordered on late Saturday evening. By Monday, I received an e-mail stating that my order should arrive by UPS the following day. As I have ordered hostas before (both bareroots and container-grown), I do have preconceived notion of what I'll get. So, imagine my surprise when I saw a huge box sitting outside my front door when I got off from work on Tuesday. What I then saw when I opened the box was beyond my belief. I was going "wow" each time I took out a plant from the box. Every plant was fresh and the roots were all cleaned and securely wrapped so that they would not dry out. All plants were clearly labeled. Based on the size of the leaves and roots of the plants, I would definitely consider them divisions from mature plants, not new shoots that would still require a few years to get established. I have to say that out of the 3 hosta orders I made with different companies this year, Green Mountain Hosta Nursery definitely has the best quality and size. The communication is prompt. The company really deserves more recognition on Garden Watchdog. I would highly recommend this company.
virginiarose Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) (64 reviews) April 25, 2012
Posted on April 11, 2012, updated April 25, 2012
I have found a terrific new company! Good size roots, good prices, good packing method, fast shipping, good communication, good selection. :)
(see my pictures on Hosta Forum, 'Mail order experiences good or bad...)
Will do business with this company again!On April 25th, 2012, virginiarose added the following:
Had to order more Hosta, whoohoo! So nice to get these big healthy hosta's at a great price. Great selection and I got five more that were on my wish list.