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Positive mussdoghcc
(2 reviews)
On Apr 26, 2017, mussdoghcc Sac City, IA wrote:

Great massive peony roots!!! Very satified with all the plants. The UPS man kinda beat your packaging up a bit and a few plant were out of the packages but not really you fault.

Positive ileen
(1 review)
On Apr 14, 2017, ileen Beachwood, OH wrote:

very pleased with how plants arrived. I ordered foxglove, poppies and canna. good value.

Positive raestr
(2 reviews)
On Feb 6, 2017, raestr Montgomery, AL wrote:

Posted on January 20, 2016, updated February 6, 2017
I have ordered from GW for the past 2 years and I have been pleased both times. I have only ordered daylilies and a couple of irises. The plants are always packed well and they are healthy plants with good roots. I will say a few of the daylilies could have used a larger container because their root balls were so large. Most everything bloomed the first year, but not all. That\'s ok, I know that sometimes it takes a year for the plant to bloom. However, even the plants that didn\'t bloom grew larger. Neither iris I ordered bloomed last year and a few of the daylilies did not bloom so I look forward to seeing those this summer. I just placed my third order with GW last week and this time I am trying a few hostas and some more daylilies. I am looking forward to getting my box in March!

On February 6th, 2017, raestr added the following:

Just an update on the plants I received last March. As usual, the daylilies were very nice. The hostas were inconsistent. I received a few very nice sized plants, especially the Wheee hosta I ordered. However, others were very small. I will say, all of the hosta made it through the summer, and the summer of 2016 was very hot and dry here. I expect all of the hosta to emerge this spring, but I will have to wait and see.
Positive carolmo
(19 reviews)
On Oct 19, 2016, carolmo Olathe, KS (Zone 5a) wrote:

I ordered very late in the season to get iris - I ordered 9 iris and 3 daylilies. Emailed to know when they would ship - got email explaining why they were not shipped yet (rain in fields). Just received package - all well protected - all labeled - some even in little pots. Free gift of daylily. All are now planted - the tops are green - the roots systems are great - I am pleased (as always). Have ordered for years - saw fields once long time ago and met old owner - started growing daylilies and iris from him. Once they quit growing iris but later started growing them again. Their prices are great. Last fall I ordered lilies and peonies - they are doing great. (My favorite daylily has been Real Wind - I waited until the price went down and I could afford it.)

Positive mystlw
(2 reviews)
On Jun 12, 2016, mystlw Dayton, OH wrote:

I was very nervous about placing an order with this company, having read the reviews here. But I placed an order for three daylilies and a hibiscus on May 25th, which didn't ship for a week (the website stated that orders would be shipped after May 31st, it was made very clear).
Shipping took a bit, UPS handed off to USPS, and my order arrived on June 7th, FIVE days ago. In those five days, my hibiscus has become lush and green -- and is sending up a couple of new branches -- my daylilies are growing in, and one of them is actually sending up a bract! I'll get blooms this year!
My bonus plant was three bulbs of a beautiful Navona lily, one of which has already popped up through the soil it's planted in.
I understand that some have had negative dealings with this company, but mine has been nothing but positive. If I had based my choice to order on the other negative reviews, I wouldn't have my beautiful Pink Elephant hibiscus and my gorgeous daylilies. I will definitely order from this company again.

Positive Peonylover85
(1 review)
On May 20, 2016, Peonylover85 Nashville,
United States wrote:

By far the BEST PEONIES I have ever seen/received! I will only order from GILBERT H WILD from now on. The best quality, service, all true to name peonies. I will recommend them to everyone I know - and I can't wait to order some dayliies next time, as I have only heard great things from this company!

Positive pegplants
(2 reviews)
On May 10, 2016, pegplants Lancaster, PA wrote:

I have ordered daylilies over the years from Wild and have really gotten some lovely bargains. This year I decided to branch out and order a lily bulb collection, some dahlias, and iris in addition to a couple of daylilies. The items were shipped in a reasonable time. Everything was well packed, the bulbs are nice sized and well labeled. Looking forward to a pretty garden!

Positive axess2016
(3 reviews)
On Apr 28, 2016, axess2016 Ashuelot, NH wrote:

I decided to take a chance on this company after receiving a catalog from them and reading the reviews on Davesgarden's Watchdog section.

I made 2 orders in March and began the wait until it was safe to ship here (NH - zone 5s(b)). I just recently received my orders on April 27 and I was very excited to see the condition of the plants and bulbs. EVERYTHING was amazing! Sadly, one Butterfly Bush got damaged in the shipping process. But, the friendly people at GH Wild said they will send out a replacement on May 9.

The plants were all packaged VERY well and in excellent condition. The plants, bulbs, bare-roots, and tubers were all top quality! I even got a free Daylily in each shipment!

I cannot say enough nice things about this company and the people who work there! I am very, very happy with my order and will order from them again next year to fill in some empty spaces. I have had some seriously bad experiences with mail-order plants - especially from QVC's 2 vendors (you probably know who they are). From both of them, I have received tiny plants that were barely alive and paid WAY more than I paid with GH Wild.

This company is excellent, professional, efficient, and friendly! Their plants are absolutely top notch! For your money - and your peace of mind - you can't go wrong with GH Wild!

Positive madill
(1 review)
On Mar 31, 2016, madill Madill, OK wrote:

I have ordered from Gilbert H. Wild for almost 20 years. I make an order at least every 2-3 years and I received my most recent order last week. Everything but the cannas are planted and growing. The only time I have had a failure was due to my own negligence or lack of love from Mother Nature. I highly recommend the company and that are favorite!!!!

Positive Qdangson
(16 reviews)
On Oct 16, 2015, Qdangson Quincy, MA wrote:

Posted on September 20, 2015, updated October 16, 2015
First time ordering; 4 \"bushels of blooms\" and 4 named peonies. I placed my order mid August, got confirmation immediately. I also emailed them to make a change a week later and got a really quick and courteous reply that they would make the change for me. I received shipping confirmation and tracking on a tuesday and received roots following tuesday after labor day. The bushel.of bloom roots looked awesome. No black spots or broken roots. They were all named but lots of duplicates. The I individual cultivars I bought were okay. Overall, very happy with quality and smooth transaction. They loom like they should all bloom next summer.

On October 16th, 2015, Qdangson added the following:

So I ordered 5 each of the 4 Heuchera they had on clearance for $4-6. I didnt expect much more than liners since shipping was free. I got a UPS ground notification which stated the box was 19lbs. When they arrived 3 days after shipping, it was a huge box. Each plant was in a 4" pot , well watered and packed into individual cardboard sleeves! It was astonishing how much effort went into packing. I cant say enough good things about the order. I would have been fine if the were unpotted and wrapped with newspaper.
Positive Love_of_daylily
(1 review)
On Jul 10, 2015, Love_of_daylily Gibbstown, NJ wrote:

I have ordered 4 empress wu hostas and also 50 Bertie Ferris day lilies from this company, yesterday they arrived and was I surprised. I have about 250 day lilies in my yard and have ordered day lilies from some of the top suppliers, these were the largest and most beautiful Day Lilly roots that I have EVER received. This impressed me so much that I will use Gilbert H. Wild as my FIRST choice when shopping for any plants. I was so happy that I am going out into the yard to take measurements just to purchase some Oriental Lilly's from them. I previously ordered some Iris World Premier and are eagerly waiting for them to arrive. I am a very particular man when it comes to my yard and the flowers that I purchased from this company have EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS.

Positive excellentjohn
(4 reviews)
On Jun 19, 2015, excellentjohn Binghamton, NY wrote:

I know 3 people who used GHW exclusively this year and could not be happier. All plants shipped perfectly and we could not believe the size. I recommend the hosta..huge. This is a treasure of a company. A perfect experience. Thank you GHW.

Positive landreyev
(16 reviews)
On Jun 17, 2015, landreyev Sandyville, WV (Zone 6b) wrote:

Ordered 3 iris and received 2 free lily bulbs with my order. One of the iris rhizomes was huge, and I received 2 each of the other ones I ordered which were regular sized. All appear to be healthy and viable. Pleased with my experience, the prices were extremely reasonable and got good quality plants when promised.

Positive valal
(7 reviews)
On Jun 16, 2015, valal Natick, MA wrote:

I placed my first order with this company early spring and asked for May shipping, as we'd had a horrid winter with tons of snow and wasn't sure the snow would be gone!

I ordered a Bushel of Blooms (5 their-choice, named Peonys), a specific Peony I wanted, 2 buy-one-get-one-free Daylilies and 2 buy-one-get-one-free Hostas. I was wowed with the nice size of the Peony bare roots, with large eyes ready to start sprouting (had). The daylilies were larger than I expected. I was not sure what to expect, this being my first order; so I didnt order as much as I would have liked..decided to tread cautiously. The hostas were on the smaller size, BUT they were potted and GROWING, nice little plants. I have bought bare root hostas that didnt get that big the first year planted, so NO complaints and the root systems were very good.

I received an extra Daylily as a freebie; the company gives you a free plant to help make up for the shipping cost. All have been planted and are doing well and I am looking forward to the blooms and would order from this company again!

Shipping was right on time, as I requested, and I had occassion to contact customer service with a question and was answered very quickly via return email. It was a very good buying experience in my opinion

Positive ncbill
(6 reviews)
On Jun 13, 2015, ncbill West Jefferson, NC wrote:

Posted on May 13, 2015, updated June 13, 2015
I have had wonderful experiences buying from Gilbert H. Wild.

All of the plants I have ordered have been beautiful, and of hundreds of plants, only one has died.

I have gotten incredible deals on Hosta and Day Lilies. The more expensive \"named\" Hosta collections are also a great value, and I have been thrilled with the named and un-named hosta and day lily packages I have purchased.

The first time I ordered from Wild, I think 3 years ago, I was kind of amazed (and definitely thrilled) by the size and health of the hosta roots I received. I could not wait to order again--right away I ordered more. And I bought beautiful named day lilies on clearance last fall, at insanely great prices. I just placed another order today...I have absolutely no doubt that I will receive gorgeous healthy plants. One of the best, and possibly the very best company I have ever ordered plants from. I have recommended them to several friends and family members, all of whom have been delighted with the plants they bought from Wild.

I read some of these negative reviews, and it sounds like those folks had some bad experiences. My experience with this company is 100% positive, through several years, through multiple orders totaling at least 500 plants.

On June 13th, 2015, ncbill added the following:

I placed a couple of orders with Wild this season. One huge order of Hosta (about 160 plants), and a small gift order of Iris.

My orders were shipped quickly. The plants were well packed, healthy and nice sizes. The bargain "handful of hosta" bare roots were so big and healthy, many of them had full-size leaves just one week after going in the ground. My late-season order had a couple of substitutions, not a big deal for me.

Never a disappointment. Great plants, quick service. I had occasion to email and phone the company with questions this year, and customer service was great.

Great service and great value. Love this company.
Positive randy_in_topeka
(5 reviews)
On Nov 1, 2014, randy_in_topeka Topeka, KS wrote:

Generally I have been happy with what I received. All plants are wll marked. Potted plants have a label on the pot.

The plants in pots are well packed, yes they are small, what do you expect for the price. Nonetheless, nice plants.

The lily bulbs have always been received in top condition.

Iris's.....really disappointing quality. These were on year-end clearance and appeared to be the dregs.

Daylilies: You need to read the descriptions so that you are not surprised when you get seedlings. Nonetheless, I have been happy with the daylilies. From their site:

"... All plants are bareroot, 2-3 or more fan divisions, unless they are indicated as potted.

We pot all of our newer introductions in a 3" by 3" by 3.5" deep pot and ship in a protected sleeve. Potted plants are usually single fans about the size of your thumb or two smaller fans the size of your little finger. This is the same size pot we use for our field planting and have over 90% bloom, and the plants grow very quickly because of all the hair roots in the pot. "

Positive cchauck
(1 review)
On Aug 27, 2014, cchauck Ames, IA wrote:

I love this company - I only wish they had a larger selection. The daylillies and hostas I've ordered from them have large rootstocks and are healthy looking. They almost always send more than I ordered, particularly with daylillies. Plus their prices are great!

Positive tundraplanter
(1 review)
On Aug 24, 2014, tundraplanter Danbury, WI wrote:

I have ordered from Gilbert Wild for three years. Of the 100-plus plants I've purchased (a sampling of everything they offer from grasses to peonies), I've never experienced a failed plant! I can't say that about any other mail order company. In the interest of full disclosure, I've never spoken personally with a company rep because I've never had to. I use the mail order form accompanied by a check, and the plants always arrive around the time I requested and in good condition. I live in zone 3 and have ordered a few zone 5 plants from them just for giggles...even those have flourished! I'm real pleased.

Positive ponyhead
(1 review)
On Jun 26, 2014, ponyhead wrote:

I just received my first order placed with Gilbert H Wild and Sons and I must say that I received way more than I expected. All of the daylilies were tagged and packed beautifully. I ordered approx. 45 sets of lilies. I was expecting one to two fans per lily. I am going to have to make another bed to hold them all. Some of them came in with three to four fans per plant. The root base on these plants are huge!!. I am from Texas and was expecting somewhat of a loss due to the distance and the heat but everything came in just fine. The free bonus plant is actually color coordinated with what I had ordered. The customer service is great. I called after placing my order and the young lady I talked to was very informative and helpful with my questions. I am looking forward to ordering my irises from them as well. I will definitely recommend this company to my friends. Thank you Greg Jones and thanks to your awesome staff for all you do for your customers.

Positive cfruehli
(1 review)
On May 24, 2014, cfruehli Countryside, KS wrote:

I have ordered both hosta and daylilies from GW&s several times over the last few years. The plants I receive are always in good shape and I love getting the bonus plant. I'm very happy I found this company, the prices are fair and service has always been excellent. Since they are only a day trip away I'm anxious to visit their display gardens soon.

Positive buxtehude
(1 review)
On May 12, 2014, buxtehude Pittsburgh, PA wrote:

Posted on October 4, 2012, updated May 12, 2014
Posted on October 4, 2011, updated October 4, 2012
Posted on March 25, 2011, updated October 4, 2011
Posted on August 7, 2010, updated March 25, 2011
I have always received wonderful plants and good service from this company. I repeat ALWAYS! Plants, especially perennials, are living things and take time to grow and develop into full grown specimens. In our instant gratification society, we want big, large plants and we want them now! A peony takes a full 3 years to develop, no matter where you buy it. Same with hosta and daylilies. Many people here on this forum expect miracles the first year of planting. With perennials, it just isn't going to happen.

On March 25th, 2011, buxtehude added the following:

I have made my order at Wild's again this year, and I can't wait to receive it. I live in zone 5, so it is to arrive here in Pittsburgh at the end of April. Their plants and their shipping costs are always reasonable. If you order $60.00 or more, you get free shipping. That is incredible in this day and age. I love their peonies and daylilies. They have great plants at fair prices!
On October 4th, 2011, buxtehude added the following:

Last week, I received my fall order from Wilds. Everything was packed wonderfully, and all arrived in perfectly healthy condition. I ordered Alabama Jubilee and Primal Scream daylilies, hostas Sagae and Praying Hands. Also ordered 3 orienpet lily bulbs. They were all nice sized planted. I planted the daylilies and hostas almost immediately, and we have had a nice soaking rain here in Pittsburgh for the past week, so that the plants are getting a good established root system before the fall. The total shipping cost was $9.00, which is wonderful. Most competitive nurseries are charging 2 or 3 times that just for shipping. I would highly recommend Wilds. I have never been disappointed in their plants.
On October 4th, 2012, buxtehude added the following:

I just received a fall order from Wild's. Daylily "Mateus", Iris "Betsey Boo" and "Beverly Sills," Hosta "Dream Weaver" and "Sum and Substance." All arrived in fine condition, ready for planting. Nice sized plants too! Even a free daylily, "Family Reunion" thrown in for good measure. I know of no company offering a freebie anymore. Thanks Wilds!
On May 12th, 2014, buxtehude added the following:

Several weeks ago, I received my order for hostas, daylilies, dahlias, lily bulbs and canna bulbs. All arrived in wonderful condition. All have been planted and I could not be more pleased. Plus, an "extra" free daylily thrown in for good measure. The shipping was free, (save for the $3.00 packing fee on all orders), since my order was over $75.00.

Thanks Wilds. You're the best!

by the way, the hosta 'Komodo Dragon' that I ordered from Wilds about 4 years ago is HUGE. It is sill unfurling, and it is a grand specimen in my hosta bed.
Positive magickalgardens
(2 reviews)
On Apr 24, 2014, magickalgardens Coleman, MI wrote:

WOW!!! I've found me a new company to order from. I usually only order from 2 companies. Glad I tried this one. Beautiful plants...great packaging! I ordered 26 plants...all great looking. I also received a free one. Thinking about placing another order now. I buy hundreds of dollars worth of plants every year. Yes it's an addiction!! ;) You can tell this company cares about their plants and their customers. So to Gilbert H.Wild and Son...I Thank You and my bees Thank You!!! You have a new customer for life. Look for future orders from me.

Positive mommyeleven
(1 review)
On Apr 17, 2014, mommyeleven Columbiana, AL wrote:

I received my order this week. When my order was placed, I requested that it be held for several weeks, and this company did exactly as asked. My order was filled correctly and arrived promptly. Most of the daylilies had two fans, albeit small, and they all looked healthy. I am satisfied with my experience with this company.

Positive Lisa_gia
(1 review)
On Apr 17, 2014, Lisa_gia Burnsville, NC wrote:

I have ordered from this company several times over the past four years. I have received and planted over 400 hostas, dozens of iris, daylilies, lilies, and other perennials from them. I have been extremely pleased with everything! Each year everything comes back - bigger and more beautiful than the year before.

The quality of the plants and the customer service is outstanding. You also can't beat their prices. I plan on ordering many more plants from this company. I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon their website.

Positive Lauribob
(3 reviews)
On Apr 12, 2014, Lauribob Twisp, WA wrote:

Posted on May 19, 2007, updated April 12, 2014
I ordered 6 or so daylilies last fall and planted them - they are all up and looking healthy. I ordered another 6 or so this spring and again got great looking starts. You can't beat the price from these guys.

Now the big test - will they be the correct cultivars? I hope so - if I remember I will update after they bloom.

On April 12th, 2014, Lauribob added the following:

I ordered several daylilies, a peony, a hosta, a couple grasses, and an iris this year. They just arrived this week and look absolutely great! Nice large plants - all but the peony & daylilies were in 4" pots, well packed, and arrived moist. The daylilies & peony are large divisions showing lots of green growth. I don't think you can do better for the price than these guys. I have bought from them for several years now.
Positive jilly_bean46
(1 review)
On Apr 3, 2014, jilly_bean46 Connellsville, PA wrote:

I ordered the bouquet of blooms daylilies 100 for $100. The catalog had a promo code which offered 10% off 100 or more plus free shipping on orders over $75. I also ordered a stargazer lily.
I received over 100 beautiful, healthy tubers. They were freshly dug and some are sprouting. The stargazer (3) are huge.
The order was placed on March 31 and UPS delivered them April 3.
I WILL be ordering from them again. Wow I am impressed.
Now if I can just get the weather to cooperate.

Positive gingerbee1
(2 reviews)
On Mar 9, 2014, gingerbee1 Back Mountain, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have been ordering from Gilbert H. Wild and Son for several years. I have always received healthy generous sized plants, and even a bonus plant with each order. Their prices are always very reasonable as well. I have already placed my spring 2014 order.

Positive TheRectory
(2 reviews)
On Mar 6, 2014, TheRectory Stanardsville, VA wrote:

We love Gilbert Wild and Sons!

Everything arrives promptly (weather permitting) and is well packaged and fresh. We have always found the sizes of their offerings to be appropriate and very often they are larger than expected with the plants they sent being able to be safely divided into half straight out of the box. So, on the rare occasion that something arrives on the small size (and it is rare) Gilbert Wild has more than made up for it in other ways.

Our viability/success rate where Gilbert Wild is concerned has also been impressive with nearly 100% of their products not just living but thriving. We use quarantine pots for everything that we bring into our gardens to make sure that things are OK before we plant them. The root growth we get from their offerings knocks pretty much every competitor out of the water (or soil) as far as we are concerned.

Our first order for 2014 has been submitted and will arrive sometime next month. I suspect that another order (or three) will be sent in shortly. With over 1.5 acres of gardens to build from scratch, we are fortunate to have found a quality vendor like Gilbert Wild and Sons with which to do business and we look forward to continuing to be loyal customers for many years to come.

Happy gardening, everyone!

Positive shastania
(1 review)
On Jan 16, 2014, shastania Miamisburg, OH wrote:

I have ordered several times from this company. There are good things and bad things about ordering from here. The overwhelmingly best thing about this company, is the dirt cheap bulk discounts on items. In particular, is the 100 hostas for $100. No where else online ( and I've searched pretty thoroughly) can you get 100 small, but decent hostas for $1 each. In fact its more like 105-110, when you actually count up your order, plus when you order at the right time, you can get 10% off and free shipping, which makes each hosta cost about 85 cents. I have ordered these 3 times now, and after about 2 years, the plants look like a $15 plant you would find at the local garden center. As far as survival rate, I had a 100% survival rate, even when a few of the hostas had root rot and mold on them, I planted them anyway and they eventually grew into large plants! If you have a large area of shade and want a beautiful lush ground cover ( and don't mind waiting 2-3 years), buy several hundred of these and watch them take over.
There are also bulk discounts on many other things such as daylilies, grasses, etc. These are what makes ordering from here worth every penny, and can save you hundreds of dollars when planting a large area.
The negative part of this company I find, is that when ordering single plants, they arrive small and sometimes not in the greatest shape, compared to the price they charge. I find that going to a local nursery, you can get a plant that is bigger, with more roots, and in a larger pot for a comparable price. But to be fair, I have ordered from many mail order companies, and they ARE ALL this way, so this is not really different than any other company.
What you have to decide is what plants you want, and search the local nursery's for them, to get better plants for same or cheaper. Then if the ones you want aren't available, bite the bullet and order from a mail order company. This company will be comparable to most others in value you get for your money. They are also quite good at customer satisfaction and helping you get replacements if your plants are not up to expectations.
The message to take away from my review is... If you buy certain items in bulk from Gilbert H. Wild, you WILL NOT find a better deal anywhere from a mail order company! Save$$$$$$

Positive mikesupholstery
(1 review)
On Dec 15, 2013, mikesupholstery Hartsville, SC wrote:

I have made several big orders from Gilbert H Wild.
Every bulb and plant was of the highest quality and always got a few surprize freebies They will continue to get my bussiness in 2014

Positive BoxTurtle
(1 review)
On Nov 4, 2013, BoxTurtle Woodbridge, VA wrote:

I absolutely adore the Gilbert H. Wild end of season sales. I have taken advantage of them a couple of times now, and am never disappointed. Their prices put stars in my eyes and I order myself dizzy. If I order three each of several varieties of daylilies, the box comes with three clumps of roots for each variety and most of the clumps need dividing until it seems like I am never going to finish getting them in the ground - my very favorite complaint! If a few plants are a tad smaller, then they are in the minority and well compensated for by the many that are larger than I expected... and of course I suspect my expectations will have been inflated by the big divisible roots I'm pulling out of the box! This year I got good-looking irises, hostas and daylilies, glorious daylilies.

Positive mousingaround
(1 review)
On Oct 14, 2013, mousingaround Springfield, MO wrote:

I have ordered 3 times from this company this year. Every order was filled and promptly arrived in excellant packaging. Sometimes I thought one of the plants I ordered was a little on the small side, and then I would see several were much larger than expected. That is not a complainable offense and I'm tired of reading about a plant wasn't just right or perfect. They are plants! Anyone who grows anything, whether back yard enthusiasts or a pro know that plants don't come in one size fits all. They are as individual as the customer ordering them. If the plant is ridiculously small then complain, if you happen to get one too large then be sure to complain about that as well! For some reason I bet that has never happened.

Positive ycn4chin
(36 reviews)
On Sep 18, 2013, ycn4chin Dickson, TN wrote:

Posted on March 21, 2011, updated September 18, 2013
I also received the $10 off coupon on 03-11-11, and entered it when I checked out. I had no problems and quickly received an email confirmation. I was happy they took Paypal, too. I ordered three peonies. They arrived this past week, and were very nice with firm roots and nice eyes. I also received a free daylily. I forwarded their coupon to several people, and they placed orders using it with no problems, and have received their plants, too. Gilbert Wild has a large variety at good prices.

On September 18th, 2013, ycn4chin added the following:

I ordered 5 peonies in May during their late season sale. All divisions were healthy with many eyes. All came up and have grown through the summer. I look forward to blooms on them next spring.
Positive scgreenstein
(1 review)
On Sep 11, 2013, scgreenstein Troy, NY wrote:

Posted on September 11, 2013, updated September 11, 2013
Posted on June 2, 2013, updated September 11, 2013
I ordered some canna - maybe 20 altogether in various varieties. They were delivered timely, and now after almost a month in the ground they are starting to come to life. The price was good and they seemed in good condition on arrival. The slow growing is not Wild's fault - next year I will start them in pots a bit earlier. Last fall I ordered peonies, and almost all are up and several flowered (despite first year). Considering I don;t agonize over how I plant, I am happy with both orders.

On September 11th, 2013, scgreenstein added the following:

On September 11th, 2013, scgreenstein added the following:

I just received some peonies and iris for fall planting. I expected the iris sooner, but they were held to be sent with the peonies. The peonies had visible eyes (it helped with knowing how to best orient it into the ground) and the iris were in separate pots with extensive roots. The price was very good. I continue to be very pleased with this company.
(and 6 of the canna are in bloom now)
Positive pamtimes2
(1 review)
On Aug 26, 2013, pamtimes2 Jenks, OK wrote:

Posted on May 29, 2013, updated August 26, 2013
I ordered a 150 hostas from Wild & Son. Because I had over 100 feet of border, I ordered the buy one get one free and the unlabeled collection of roots. All of the plants arrived in excellent condition. The 100 roots were in 4 sacks of 25. I did note that there were a number of roots which had one eye instead of the 2 that had been promised. However in counting out the roots I found they had more than made up for that fact. They were all very fresh and within a week of planting shoots are coming up from most of them. All things considered I feel like I got a bargain. They also threw in 3 day lily starts. I have to admit that I was concerned because they had a fair amount of negative reviews. I am very please at both the quality and the price. I have ordered hosta roots from big name nurseries and those were not in as good a shape and for a much higher price. I give them a very positive review.

On August 26th, 2013, pamtimes2 added the following:

The plants have been in and growing for several months, I remain pleased with them, it appears to be a nice assortment of color and shapes. Faced with close to 100 feet of border, i am very happy with the result. The price was right - I think I got a real bargain.
Positive GingerMA
(12 reviews)
On Jul 23, 2013, GingerMA West Springfield, MA wrote:

I recently placed an order with the company when I saw that the daylilies were on sale. I bought about 15 different varieties, and a few of them were less than two dollars each. I didn't expect much since I didn't pay a lot for the plants. However, when I saw what was sent to me, I have to admit that the company way exceeded my expectation. First, the daylilies were extremely well packed. Secondly, many of the plants were double fans or more. They all have large root systems, including the deeply discounted ones. I couldn't be happier and this is definitely one of the nurseries I will continue to shop with.

Positive crowrita1
(20 reviews)
On Jul 20, 2013, crowrita1 Lyndon, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I recently received an order from Wild's, and was quite impressed with the rapid response, order arriving a week after ordering! Plant size , and health looked great, and a nice little bonus, also. I was VERY impressed with the 1 iris that I ordered. It was "potted", and I've never received a "potted" iris before , from anyone! The rhizome was on the small side, but, the root system was amazing, and the leaves green, and healthy .The iris was actively growing,not dormant as with the bare root rhizomes one usually gets, and is growing at an amazing rate! I only wish they had a larger selection of iris ! Daylilies were nice, large fans, and the mums were very nice also...Thank You!

Positive lkfriedman
(2 reviews)
On Jul 9, 2013, lkfriedman Washington D.C.,
United States wrote:

Posted on June 28, 2013, updated July 9, 2013
I ordered about a dozen plants (hostas and daylilies) from Wild and Son. The plants arrived 6 days after I placed my order.

All the plants were large (compared to hostas and daylilies I've ordered from other mail order sources) and extremely healthy. The daylilies had 2-3 fans and lots of plump roots. The hostas had leaves on them and looked like they could have been dug from my garden the day before.

Everything was extremely well packed and labeled, and I received all the plants I ordered. Because the hostas had leaves on them, I could tell they were the correct plants. I won't know about the daylilies until they bloom next year, but I assume they're also the right plants.

I was very pleased with my purchase and wouldn't hesitate to order from Wild and Son again.

On July 9th, 2013, lkfriedman added the following:

UPDATE ON JULY 9, 2013. I was so pleased with my first order from Wild and Son that I ordered a dozen more daylilies. Again, the plants arrived shortly after I ordered them and were large, healthy, had several fans, and lots of fat roots.

When I received my first order, I put the daylilies in pots (to nurse them through our hot and sometimes dry Washington summer until they could be planted in the fall). After 2 weeks, all six daylilies have new green shoots and two (different varieties) have even produced a scape with buds. Because I'm generally very pleased when a daylily that I order by mail blooms the first year, I was thrilled to see buds on a mail-order daylily only a couple of weeks after I potted it.

Needless to say, I'm a very happy camper (and gardener)! I'd order from Wild and Son again in a heartbeat.
Positive sequinqueen
(2 reviews)
On Jul 1, 2013, sequinqueen Mountainburg, AR wrote:

Posted on June 25, 2013, updated July 1, 2013
Being the owner of an online company, I am hesitant to leave neutral feedback, but my opinion is mixed and neither positive nor negative.

We have ordered from Wilds for several years with mixed results. Many of the daylilies we have received, we have been well pleased with, but we will no longer order hostas from them, because the ones we have ordered we have paid nursery price for, and have been sent small plants that are still struggling years after being planted (whereas hostas in the same bed purchased elsewhere are thriving).

We ordered the peony collection from them in the past, and my opinion on it again is mixed. Most of what was sent was in perfect condition, and many were huge, however, we expected a mix of pink, white and red as the website stated, but the overwhelming majority of them were white. Same with the Oriental lily mix. We ordered it once, and now that they have all come up, the majority of the lillies are white, but disappointingly, most of them are also trumpet lillies, not the oriental stargazer-type lilies that we expected. We ordered it again, thinking the first time was a fluke, but these too are mostly white, and mostly trumpet lilies. To be fair though, we have ordered the oriental lilies individually (Rio Negro specifically) and these were indeed what we ordered.

My advice after placing several orders with them over the years is do not order the mixes or collections unless you have absolutely no expectations about what you will receive, and do not order hostas unless you have years to wait for them to catch up to similarly aged and similarly planted hostas.

I did not contact the company about my concerns, as it was far past the 30 day limit as stated on their website, and I did not care to dig the bulbs up and send them back.

On July 1st, 2013, sequinqueen changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

While I'm still reluctant to endorse purchase of hostas from Wild's, I've decided to change my rating in regards to the lilies. Yes, the Oriental mix was not what we expected, and was not the lilies shown on the site. However, after looking some of them up online, it appears that we received some orienpets that are actually pretty pricey online. Though we didn't receive the stargazer and rio negro-types that we expected, we got an excellent value.

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