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I would recommend New Hampshire Hostas to everyone. The plants were exactly as pictured - single plants for large hostas and multiple plants for the smaller ones. The plants took 4 days to ship and were in excellent condition. They were still moist and not a broken leaf or loose soil in the package. I also sent an e-mail asking a question for comparison purposes and a recommendation on specific hostas. The response was prompt and to the point. It's very refreshing to get an answer that tells both the pros and cons of a specific plant, rather than highlighting only the positive aspects. A great company with a wide selection and good prices.
I ordered 2 Hostas a year ago and I'm thrilled with the results. That said I was more than happy to place another order that arrived today. The plants were very healthy,vigorous and in the ground at this moments. I'm sure we'll get the same results we did a year ago!
I have ordered from several other online hosta sources and is the best. (and now my favorite). I ordered 10 plants on Monday and got them on Wednesday. Great service! Also the plants are very nice and several of them are so big that they can be devided now. Great Company!!
If this is the 2nd review I have left today on New Hampshire Hostas, sorry. They have so consistently exceeded my expectations in terms of beautiful robust plants, exceedingly fine packaging, value and customer service. I consider myself a better gardener than a computer guru.....and they are among the best of the best.
On May 23, 2011, jeeziebell Wading River, NY wrote:
Very strong customer service , 13 hostas shipped and packed with care. Was refunded an honest amount for plants being smaller than expected.Did not request refund they just sent it along with plants .Would highly recommend this company and there service.Nice job New Hampshire Hosta
On May 16, 2011, robbiestorbeck San Antonio, TX wrote:
This is my 2nd ord 3rd order. I'm pleased with the integrity of the plants when they arrive in the shipping container. The quality of the plants is great. Shipping is fast. I learn alot from the NHH website, too. You can tell that NHH loves what they do.
Posted on September 30, 2010, updated May 12, 2011
Posted on July 23, 2010, updated September 30, 2010
Wonderful plants, packed tight -no movement, good quick service. Buy from with confidence.
On September 30th, 2010, dirthound added the following:
Another order planted. Ordered 13 plants, got 3 bonus plants,based on retail $ , not 40% off, as always ,quick service, very nice plants, Thanks NHHOSTAS.On May 12th, 2011, dirthound added the following:
I will put New Hampshire Hostas on same page with Lazy SS.
Product , service, packing , could not be better.
Miss communication, probably on my part. They took care of it.Nice big hostas , potted, ready to plant. Check their prices against competitors, bet they are better. Thanks Richard NHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have just received my 4th or 5th order from NH Hostas, and would like to compliment Richard Merritt on the great website, reasonable prices and special offers, good service, and especially the quality of the plants and the careful packaging. Others have been more specific, so I don't need to be, but I join the very positive reviews for a company that cares about their plants and their customers.
My order of Ivory Necklace Hostas arrived Saturday, just 2 days after I ordered them online. I was amazed how carefully they were packaged; newspaper around the soil and leaves resting on more newspaper so they were not touching each other. I planted them today, Monday, and they look like they always have been part of my garden; healthy and beautiful. Thank you thank you!!!!
I just received my hostas I ordered to be delivered at the right time for my area... very pleased. The hostas came with small -med leaves on them (same size or larger as others just sprouting in my garden). They were carefully packed. The leaves were not smooshed or broken, as I have recieved them from other companies. I am very pleased with this company's customer service and selection. I could not find the kind of hosta's I wanted at my local store, so happy I can order quality hostas online.
On Apr 16, 2011, MissouriMan Warrensburg, MO wrote:
This is the third year I've ordered from New Hampshire Hosta and have never been disappointed. If very reasonable pricing, top shelf plant material, outstanding packaging, timely shipment, and superior customer service are what you're looking for - look no further! You have found the premier hosta company in the United States.
On Apr 11, 2011, Coreyville Federal Way, WA wrote:
We live in the Pacific Northwest and this is the 2nd time we have purchased Hostas from New Hampshire Hostas. Plants are healthy and beautiful, they have a huge variety, the plants are packaged perfectly and shipped fast with planting instructions included. We were so happy after our first purchase, we ordered again in March of this year and will order additional varieties every year from New Hampshire Hostas. We also bought a beautiful fern this year....we love your plants!
Posted on April 14, 2008, updated March 19, 2011
I just received and planted my first order from this company. The hosta's were the best I have ever bought. They arrived packaged perfectly and the order arrived when they said it would. What a great experence!
On May 8th, 2008, BoFo added the following:
I received my second order today. What a great company. The order arrived quickly and packaged perfectly. My first group of hostas jumped out of the ground and are already beautiful. Thanks!On March 19th, 2011, BoFo added the following:
Just received my third order from this company...Plants are better than ever! Hostas actually grew through their packing during transit. Spring has sprung in east Texas and I am in Hosta Heaven!
I have only been using mail order companys for a few years. I had been somewhat disappointed with a hosta order from another company last year, but wasn't sure I was being fair. Well, after my experience with New Hampshire Hostas I realize how inferior they were! These plants are luscious, beautiful, growing in lovely damp earth, and packaged well. I ordered one fern as well and it is all I could wish for. I can't recommend this company enough.
On Dec 30, 2008, original_dallas Worcester, NY wrote:
Better late than never to rate this company since I ordered May, 2008!
Richard Merritt is one of a kind. He's helpful and considerate
and of all the mail order companies I have dealt with, his
was the easiest.
I received my order in a timely fashion and even got a bonus
plant, which was delightful.
I thought one of my ordered plants, a giant variety, wasn't going to make it because of a unusual heat surge during shipping, so I isolated it and heeled it in to see what it would do..
In the mean time, I wrote and mentioned it. He offered to
send it out the next week. In the mean time, the plant
revived < it's now one of the biggest!> and I let him know
and he thanked me for telling him to save him the cost and shipping.
I would recommend his company to anyone interested in hostas. He also has a huge selection with very detailed information.
I hope to buy more this coming spring.
Having read all the other positive comments, there is no need for me to add more, but I will!
Plants arrived packed better than any others I have ever received - amazing!
Plants were exceptional, in size and quality, I couldn't have picked better ones for myself.
Had problems with credit card ordering - no fault of NHH - and had a personal call within an hour.
Prices on the plants were excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again.
Varieties easy to locate on the extremely well organized web site.
Shipping and handling costs extremely reasonable.
Current sale is amazingly generous!
Will buy from this company again and will heartily recommend them.
Ordered several plants which only took three days after ordering to arrive. FedEx delivered to wrong address (frequent occurrence here) but neighbor redelivered the same day. Certainly not the seller's fault. High quality plants with about the best packing I've ever seen. Good selection online and easy ordering process.
Ordered 4 hostas and got a bonus for a very reasonable price. They arrived quickly and were wrapped exceedingly well. Very pleased with what I received and would not hesitate to order from them again. A good bang for the buck hosta seller!
Their easy-to-navigate website offers an extensive selection of hostas, some of which are otherwise quite difficult to source. My plants were packaged securely and shipped promptly, arriving in impeccable condition. I had a very positive experience with NH Hostas and would not hesitate to purchase from them again.
Excellent experience. I was impressed from the get-go. Great website, wonderful selection. However, a company can look great online and have problems when it comes to order fulfillment. These folks were terrific. Five-star plus!
Good communication via email. Order was shipped fast and most importantly, the order was even better than hoped for. The plants were healthy, looked great and I was particularly impressed with the quality of packing and shipping. The plants were in superb condition. Nothing was damaged, the plants were fresh and looked totally great. No breakage or damage in shipping. The shipment (from NH to NC) was sent FedEx and the materials were nicely moist on arrival. I only wish that all online companies were so professional. BTW, I found the company by online search for hosta and had read NO reviews of the company prior to placing my order, so this was a serendipitous finding!! I wouldn't hesitate to order again, particularly after seeing my experience affirmed through the reviews of others!
I totally love doing business with New Hampshire Hostas.
Everything arrives healthy and vibrant and extremely well packaged. The owner is responsive to questions and there is nothing negative about buying here !!
I love Hostas and they have them all !
First time ordering from New Hampshire Hosta but certainly not the last! Beautiful, healthy plants arrived in top condition, carefully packaged. They're all thriving despite this year's drought and are now carefully mulched for their winter sleep. Prompt, professional communication from Richard was much appreciated and added to the overall positive experience shopping at New Hampshire Hosta. Two thumbs up for sure.
Very impressed w/ New Hampshire Hostas... All of the plants have arrived in great shape and have ALL grown very well.... Website is very helpful (loved the classification ratings "slug-resistant", "sun tolerant", etc).... Selection was great... Excellent packaging for shipping and great turn around time. I also appreciated receiving "customer appreciation" discount opportunities. Very respectable/reputable company.... I have made 3 purchases there and in the future will only shop for hostas from NH Hostas. Bravo!
On Aug 22, 2007, catbert234 Merrimack, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:
Placed an online order last Thurs and followed up with a phone call with questions. They were really helpful & were able to see my order as I spoke with them. The order arrived today (Tuesday) via FedEx - very well packed, and arrived with no damage to the plants. It took awhile to unpack since I ordered so many, but worth the time. I love that they include bonus plants if you order $40 or more.
On Jul 14, 2007, dragonfly62 Nilwood, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:
There are two companies that I think have awsome hostas and awsome delivery and you are one of them. I will order more. They are good size beautiflul plants and well packed. I will tell everyone to order from you. Thanks Bev
Everytime I order hostas from your company I have been extremely pleased. The hostas are packaged perfectly, they are healthy, and shipping is very fast. Hostas that I ordered last year are already very large, this tells me they where divided from a nice mature plant. I love having a hosta store online, when I cannot find what I am looking for, its usually here.
On May 19, 2007, Jax4ever Boxford, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I visited Richard for the first time today and I thought I died and went to Hosta Heaven!!!! He has pots and pots of rare hostas for very reasonable prices. All HUGE and healthy!!! It's worth a trip from almost anywhere, esp. if you're a serious hosta-holic like me (just bring an oxygen tank- you may hyperventilate!). Now I need more money and a bigger truck!
WOW! What and exceptional experience dealing with New Hamshire Hosta's. I have dealt with numerous on line nurserys over the past few years, including a number of watchdog 30 companies, but was never so impressed by the product and service that I felt the need to provide feedback...until now . I ordered 6 hosta's from New Hampshire's web site last Sunday night. Within 30 minutes I got a follow-up e-mail from the owner thanking me for the order and promising to ship the next day. This is a Sunday night remember. Sure enough, three days later a heavy box arrives at my doorstep delivered by Fed-Ex. When I opened the box, I was stunned. All plants were well leafed and watered, planted in oversize extra deep containers, and packed like Fort Knox. Even a unexpected seventh bonus plant was included. I need to find more room in my garden just so I can have the pleasure of dealing with these professionals again in the near future. THANKS Richard!!!
I placed two separate orders with this vendor this year and each was a positive experience-quality, well-rooted plants, and outstanding packaging. They included a choice bonus plant with one of the orders. The owner was very helpful whenever I called with questions.
Couldn't be any closer than Kingston, NH, but visited this nursery
today for the first time. Excellent staff, they know their
stuff and what a great variety of hostas,(make sure you
make a list of what you love the best!) all laid out in order
A thru Z. The landscaping in and around this place is
worth the trip, trees, bushes, perenials all on display, ready
to take home, nice friendly people, excellent prices, will
return for sure.
On Aug 16, 2006, ghudson50 Unity Center, NH (Zone 4b) wrote:
I was very pleased with my first order from NH Hostas. The plants were in wonderful shape and included a bonus plant that I had not expected. The service was excellent, and product beautiful. What more can I say? I would recommend this as a good hosta source and not hesitate to order again from NH Hostas.
Visited NH Hostas yesterday and it was a delightful experience. Richard, the owner, is very personable, knowledgeable and helpful. Prices are quite reasonable for healthy, well grown plants and the huge selection of hostas is unbeatable in local nurseries. I highly recommend this nursery and especially recommend a visit if you're nearby since they have lots of other beautiful stock. Just a few minutes from Mass., Maine and the NH seacoast in a bucolic New England setting. Nice!
On May 9, 2006, abbysmom blairstown, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:
My hostas from New Hampshire Hostas arrived last week and were in excellent condition. Great packaging material and healthy LARGE plants. I was also pleasently surprised to receive a bonus hosta! They are all growing beautifully and I look forward to dealing with Richard and his team as soon as I can make more space in my hosta garden!
On Apr 18, 2006, flowerfrenzy Vancouver, WA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I am extremely pleased with the pleasant experience I had buying from this company.
The owner, Richard, is a very nice man. He answered all my emails promptly and thoroughly.
The hostas that I received were in excellent condition with beautiful root systems. They were potted, not bare root, which is always nice. I also received two bonus hostas in my order, which was a pleasant surprise!
A small mistake was made on my order (one hosta was left out) and it was handled promptly. Any company can make a mistake, but only a good one will correct it quickly and without hassle.
I highly recommend purchasing from New Hampshire Hostas. You won't be sorry!
The Hosta look great. I received the Hostas in two shipments. The first were all dormant and there was nothing to see but soil. It didn't take them long to really take off. Very happy with the order and especially happy about the bonus Hostas.
On Apr 12, 2006, daylily970 Coshocton, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
i received my first order from new hampshire hostas. it came in two parts. the first part i received dormant plants, they have already came up. the second were nice size healthy plants. i had to change my order, they answer promptly and changed it. thank you for the great service. i would highly recommend them.