On Nov 30, 2001, poppysue Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:
Sutton’s deals strictly with irises and has an enormous selection of both new introductions & “oldies but goodies”. Prices are great and they have a large list at $3.25 per rhizome and a list for $1.75 per rhizome. The catalog cost $3 but can be viewed on line as well. My order came promptly at my requested shipping date – and the iris rhizomes were absolutely beautiful. It consisted of 20 rhizomes and I received almost as many in free bonuses; including a couple of their new introductions I never would be able to afford at the going price. If you are an iris fancier give them a try – you won’t be disappointed.
This company is terrific! My order arrived on time, perfectly fulfilled with excellent rhizomes. In addition, the company added seven extra plants to my order, as gifts. All are of the same type as my original order, which was both generous and extraordinarily thoughtful. Gardening online or by mail doesn't get any better than this!
Last year I went crazy and ordered Sutton's Green Thumber and…[several other iris nurseries.]All rhizomes arrived in comparable good condition. I would order irises from any of these companies again; but in this climate, I would ask to have them shipped in late September.
I recently purchased from the Suttons and they were running a sale, and I purchased some iris that were being sold out. I took the chance and got the iris in mid- to late-September here in north central Wisconsin. I ordered ten rhizomes and received fourteen. Only one of the ones I ordered was sold out after being told they had it. I was a little disappointed but the extras made up for it. The size and quality was excellent and the free ones were mostly duplicates of the ones I ordered--but for the price I got these fourteen at--WHO CARES. That means I can share them in the future with friends.