I am very much impressed. The Web site was well laid out and easy to use, the ordering experience was painless, and the plants are excellent. Well grown, healthy looking plants, packed into a sturdy box with simple but effective newspaper as packaging. This company is quick, too. To top it off, they had multiple options for payment, including payment by mail after placing the order. (unusual, in my experience for an "Internet orders only" company, but very welcome.) If I ever need to fill a large space with groundcovers again, I know where I'll be going...
Best mail order experience of my life. I ordered on Tuesday and received my package on Friday (free shipping). The bare root plants were in moist packing ... absolutely no wilting or yellowed leaves. The plants have healthy thick roots. They are even larger clumps than the pictures on the web-site. I am very impressed and recommend them for your next ground cover order. Great experience all around.
On Jun 16, 2011, todbo Colchester, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:
Posted on July 4, 2005, updated June 16, 2011
Speed, speed, speed! High recommendation.
My trumpet vines and 100 daylilies arrived in three days--Georgia to Connecticut! I planted them all immediately.
All the daylilies looked green and lively. All have taken root in poor soil and partial shade.
The bare root trumpet vines have sprouted and seem to be floruishing in a shaded area at the edge of the woods out back.
I look forward to these plants taking over a difficult hillside and edge of the woods--flowers next year!
On June 16th, 2011, todbo added the following:
I have now received four more orders from Classy. I've bought batches of 24 small pots of periwinkle, euonymus, creeping phlox, and blue green sedum. Every one of the plants is thriving (aside from a few euonymus that the voles ate over the winter) and spreading. Shipping has been quick and careful, with the plants well and appropriately packed, arriving healthy and strong. I'll be back when I need more groundcovers.
CG = A++++ I've been gardening for 35 years, and I have been planting beds of pachysandra for over 4 years. This is the first time I have purchased my plants from Classy Groundcovers. I was amazed at how much bigger and stronger the plants from CG were compared to the buyers from whom I have ordered in the past. These bare root plants were 3-4 times larger than the plants I had purchased from another online grower. I am converted; CG will be my go to source from now on. Great communication; great packaging; great delivery; fabulous plants. I ordered 1,000 gorgeous bare root plants of Green Sheen Pachysandra. Beautiful!
On Apr 10, 2011, dkistner Mineral Bluff, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Just received my third order in as many years (and places) from CG. I've now got 200+ Aztec Gold and White Triangle daylilies growing in two different states, all but 25 of them being enjoyed by somebody else. (Hopefully, we aren't moving ever again, so I'll be able to enjoy this recent batch.) I may have lost five daylilies out of all the ones I've bought, but given that I always receive more than I order and my order comes quickly and well-packaged, I'm not complaining. (The White Triangles, I remembered, taste like iceberg lettuce, so that's what I got this time. CG is a great source for edible landscapers.)
Just received my first order from Classy Groundcovers. Delivery was lightning quick and the plants are large and beautiful. The veronica arrived in bloom - a gorgeous sight in late February. The company timed delivery for Friday. I planted everything over the weekend. No transplant shock - everything doing very well.
On Feb 14, 2011, fallowdeer Greeneville, TN wrote:
My overall experience has been GREAT! After placing my order Classy Groundcovers emailed me to ask if I was ready to receive my order. The plants arrived on the day they said and they were in wonderful condition. I would recommend them and will order again.
On Jan 30, 2011, lallen08 Tampa, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
I live in Tampa. Ordered 100 Vinca Major plants last fall. They sent me about 150. I got some in the ground the day they arrived and some had to wait a few days. All, every single one, is alive and growing. I was counting on maybe half surviving. Nice, healthy plants and lots of them. Great value.
The plants I ordered arrived quickly and in great condition. Because of a holiday, the shipping schedule had to be changed a bit, and the company contacted me and explained the delay and gave the new date. I am hopeful that the plants will do well. They certainly started out in fine shape!
In Fall of 2010, I ordered plugs for Dwarf Mondo Grass. I ordered a set of 50 which arrived quickly, well-packaged and still moist, not overly damp. I teased them out a piece at a time, having made the bed ready to receive them with 50 holes done by a dibble. When the 50 holes were filled, I still had pieces leftover so I dibbled more holes, spacing the extra plugs within the designated area. It is now over a month later. The plugs look happy and healthy, adding greenery to a barren soil area in half shade. I don't see even one failure. I am going to give the plugs some winter protection as the company advised for zone 6. I will place a carpet of finely shredded leaves mixed with some conifer needles inbetween all the plugs for the cold months. Based on the performances of the similar Liriope and Black Mondo Grasses, I feel certain this Dwarf Mondo Grass will do well in my garden. Thanks Classy Groundcovers for a healthy, attractive product.
Hi folks, I wanted to let you know, the Carolina Jessamines we received were in excellent shape when they arrived. We planted them immediately and after a couple of days, they still look great. We have high hopes for them. Also, thanks for the speedy shipment.
Posted on April 30, 2010, updated August 15, 2010
In 2009, I ordered 1000 bareroot periwinkle and 100 bareroot daylilies. I have been so pleased that I repeated the same order this year, 2010. The weather has been so nice this spring that I asked them to send the order earlier than requested. Customer service was great, responding to my email request within 24 hours. S Byars IN
On August 15th, 2010, sab66 added the following:
Fall 2010 update...ordered 100 daylilies last month and just ordered another 100....services and plants super. A great company to do business with.
On Jul 5, 2010, starlightlane Berkeley Springs, WV wrote:
I have ordered from this company 3 times now. It is great to do business with a company that delivers as promised. I love them and would recommend them to all.
My plants were delivered very healthy and I have not lost one yet.
We recently built a house on a bluff and had to have extensive terracing done on both sides of the house. We wanted to use a variety of ground covers but because we live in a small rural town, large quantities were not available. I found Classy Groundcovers through Dave's Garden and decided to give them a try. I was very skeptical of ordering plants online so my first order was only 2 flats (48 plants). I was very impressed with the speed they were received as well as the quality of the plants and how they were packed. Over the past 2 months, I have ordered 26 flats (624 plants) of 4 different varieties and have not lost one single plant. They are all doing extremely well. I highly recommend Classy Groundcovers, will definitely use them again and love the added touch of a "thank you" gift..
In July of 2009 I ordered 900 Pachysandra bare root plants from Classy Groundcovers which arrived in excellent condition in central Illinois. Based upon the excellent service I have ordered another 300 plants in June 2010. I find it easy to use the ordering process, the plant quality is very good, and the quick shipping allows me to precisely plan my planting time. Good company, good products, excellent service.
Excellent personal service! I received my shipment as promised, and the daylilies are now blooming and are beautiful. The best part is that Catherine thought she was sold out, but she took a look in the "back field" and found 50 Nashville Stars (my first choice), offered them at an amazing discount, and exceeded my expectations! I believe her motives are not profit-driven but of of a pure love of gardening.
I have such gratitude, and will continue to feel so every time at look at these lovely lilies.
We ordered 24 containers of black mondo grass from Classy Groundcovers. The plants arrived looking as if we had just picked them up from a good local nursery- very healthy and well cared for. We'll very happy and will definitely order from them again!
On May 4, 2010, tonybertino North Attleboro, MA wrote:
Posted on May 4, 2010, updated May 4, 2010
Posted on April 29, 2010, updated May 4, 2010
I ordered some "Sundancer" Hostas and some Vinca Minor (I believe it was Ralph Shugert) from here 2 years ago.
The Sundancer Hostas are supposed to "thrive in moderate sun" which was a selling point for me as I was using them as a border in an area that did get some sun.
I have been very disappointed with these Hostas, even to the point of now questioning whether I even got the ones I ordered. They look nothing like the photo on their site.
After two years where most didn't grow more than 6 inches wide, I finally got fed up with them and a couple weeks ago I moved some to a very shady area and they already look better than they ever have before. And soil was not the difference. Either I didn't get what I ordered, or these are just not as advertised.
For the Ralph Shugert, same thing. I bought them to fill in some areas between some others (different variety) that were already planted (and flourishing) by the previous home owner. The ones that I planted two years ago that survived have barely grown any larger and this is supposed to be a rapid spreading groundcover.
I've given them a neutral as most of the plants have survived, and I never did contact them to complain, and to my recollection, the plants arrived in good condition and in a timely fashion. But I very well could have gone with negative on plant performance.
On May 4th, 2010, tonybertino added the following:
I have sent a photo of the Hosta in question.On May 4th, 2010, tonybertino added the following:
We'll have to agree to disagree on what variety of hosta I received. I'm not sure how you can so easily give a definite answer based on the picture I sent you versus every picture I've seen of that variety. The ones you sent me have a light green leaf with a yellow variegated edge. Every picture I've seen of Sundancer, including yours, shows a much darker leaf with a white variegated edge.
If it is in fact Sundancer, then I question it's sun tolerance. Perhaps it will turn that nice darker shade of green with a whiter variegated edge when it's been in the shade for a while, where apparently it belongs. I say that only because since I transplanted them in a very shady area a few weeks ago (in much WORSE soil conditions I might add) they are 3 times the size they ever got before and show no signs of slowing down.On May 4, 2010, Classy Groundcovers responded with:
I wish we had control over the environment our plants get planted in, but we don't. Any number of factors could cause plants to perform poorly, did you test the soil? Perhaps it's as simple as adjusting the pH. We have not had any other complaints about performance of these plants. All we can do is deliver healthy, thriving plants - which you said we did. The performance of those plants is common knowledge, we did not make it up. If they did not perform as they should, it is because of environmental conditions, not because we mis-advertised them. I invite you to send photos and we will confirm that you were sent the correct plants.
On May 4, 2010 4:22 PM, Classy Groundcovers added:
I ordered Blue Rug junipers this spring. Was able to choose my own ship date, which was a plus. The plants were delivered in good shape--no damage at all. I was very pleased and will order from them again.
I stumbled upon Classy Groundcovers while searching for plant information and am very happy that I did! I was very impressed with all the information given making my decision on the proper plants for my yard so easy. I ended up ordering 50 bare root pachysandras and 24 pots of liriope. The plants arrived two days after placing my order and the plants were in great shape. The plants have been in the ground a little over a week now and I've only had one casualty, for that I can thank my dog. Great plants, great value, and great service! I'll be ordering from Classy Groundcovers again Thank you!
On Mar 22, 2010, petalpusheroh Cincinnati, OH wrote:
Could not be happier with Classy Groundcovers. Received my recent order of ajuga within days. Great communication, reasonable prices, impeccable packing & lovely, healthy plants. Also, FREE SHIPPING! Ordered coreopsis nana last year, & had a similarly happy experience. If you don't need or want to pay for the large quantities required to order from this vendor, split your order with friends.
Wow, trully ecstatic with our purchase. So much so, that we ordered more and HAVE already recommended this vendor to friends. Quick shipping! Healthy Plants! Great prices! You cannot go wrong with Classy Groundcovers.
On Oct 31, 2009, savannahinga Marble Hill, GA wrote:
We had two very large orders of Carolina Jessamine, well over $1500. They arrived in great shape, on time, were easy to track and we had prompt email contact with the company. They are classy, indeed. Easy to work with, and prompt. No negatives at all, highly recommend.
i ordered some 'Anne Marie' English Ivy and they arrived .in excellent condition within a few days. This was my first order but it will not be my last. This company has demonstrated that they are serious about plants and know how to please the customer. They live up to their name. Keep up the good work!!!
On Aug 21, 2009, madcatlady Alpharetta, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:
This is a really classy company to deal with. They are efficient, honorable and the plants are superb. They are beautifully packed - best I have ever seen - and you really feel you are dealing with plant people who care. I have purchased from them since March 2007 and have never had a failure.