Very quick shipping, and my plants came in great condition. I only ordered a pineapple plant and a plumeria for my sunroom, but both are already doing well.
Glad I didn't read all the negative reviews first--they would have scared me away! I don't mind the packing peanuts; I'm actually recycling them by giving them to a friend who is moving. If you have your doubts, place a small order and try them out!
On Mar 22, 2013, bibbykitty San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I was looking for two buddleia bushes. I wanted a Bicolor and a Blueberry Cobbler. Hirts was the only place I could find that ships and had both. I was hesitant to order based on their spotty feedback. I did however and I am very pleased with the plants I received.
I would not hesitate to recommend this company to my family and friends. Shipping was quick,plants are nice sized and healthy. What more could anyone ask for?
On Mar 21, 2013, poppetmochi Mukilteo, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Excellent-Excellent-Excellent. I ordered a plant for my Aunt's birthday and it arrived in pristine condition. I have ordered several times myself and I live quite a distance from Hirt's...They were packaged very well and were extremely healthy plants! I will be ordering again from them.
On Feb 28, 2013, rugbycrumpet Sharon, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I have purchased many herb & perennial plants from Hirt's over the years and have been very pleased each time. The plants are always healthy and reasonably priced. This is one of my favorite online nurseries.
I ordered a few of their sale items, and received them quickly. The plants arrived in great shape, with a heat pack to protect them in shipping. Hirt's has many interesting seeds and plants, and I will definitely order from them again soon.
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Beautiful variegated Mother of thousand..vibrant colors and large in size. Shipping was super fast, and plant well-packaged. Considering this is the first time I've seen the variegated version, I consider it hard-to-find..Even though it's rare, the price was exceptional..Thanks, Hirt's...Toni
On October 3rd, 2007, Toni05 added the following:
Received my second order from Hirts today..A cute, and very healthy, Calico Heart. Leaves are in pefect condition, insect-free.
Shipping was done with care, and arrived faster than I expected. On November 23rd, 2007, Toni05 added the following:
Received two beautiful episcias today from Hirts: Spearment Flame and Chocolate Cream..Each arrived in 4" pots; they're a lot larger than I expected for their prices.
Plants arrived a lot faster than I thought, especially since it's a holiday week. (Thanksgiving)
I also like the fact Hirts enclosed pots and Episcias in plastic since they dote on humidity. On March 11th, 2009, Toni05 added the following:
Received a Lace Leaf Aralia Tree today. Plant arrived in perfect condition. Stands 19" tall. Shipping was prompt, and plant well-packaged.
I didn't think to leave feedback for seeds ordered in January 2009.
Once again, shipping was quick, seeds labeled, and everything in order. No missing packs, no complications. Toni
On April 21st, 2009, Toni05 added the following:
Ordered a 'rare' Yellow Christmas Cactus. I received a very healthy specimen, quite full, in a 4" pot.
Plant was well-packaged, and arrived quickly.
Hirts has interesting varieties. ToniOn November 15th, 2010, Toni05 added the following:
Received six gorgeous plants from Hirts.
All are healthy, well-rooted, and pest-free.
I was shocked how fast the order arrived. 3 days after ordering.
Plants were well-wrapped and securely packaged. Toni On March 12th, 2011, Toni05 added the following:
Received three, gorgeous, good-sized, healthy plants.
Kalanchoe, White Panda
Orchid, Variegated Phal
Ficus, Variegated Benji
Plants were securely wrapped, warm enough to protect from midwest, icy temps. Shipping arrived promptly. On October 1st, 2011, Toni05 added the following:
Received 3 plants, 'Maid of Orleans,' 'Blue Rabbit's Foot Fern,' 'Chlorophytum 'ocean,' and Lady Bugs.
Like previous orders, plants are very healthy and pest free. The Spider is a little fussy, but alive and well.
Ladybugs are very active. 1500 ladybugs at a great price. Less than 10 didn't make the trip, but considering the amount, the odds are fantastic.
Plants and ladybugs were securely wrapped. shipment arrived days after initial order.
Hirt's is one of my favorite nurseries. ToniOn November 16th, 2011, Toni05 added the following:
Received a very pretty, Ixora, Flame of the Woods, variegata. Never saw the Flame w/variegated leaves.
Also ordered Lady bugs. Lady Bugs were raring to go..I prefer natural/organic insecticides.
Secure and Fast shipping. On January 21st, 2012, Toni05 added the following:
Received three healthy, good-sized, pest-free plants.
I've done business with Hirt's twice now. When I received the packages in the mail, I was amazed by their packaging method. It really protected my plants. Everything was in great condition. My first order from over a year ago, a Jasmine plant, is growing beautifully.
I also bought other shrubs from them this year. They are small, but they were in beautiful condition. The rose, in fact, is doing great in the hot, humid conditions of mid-summer.
On Jun 30, 2012, Origin374 Pigeon Creek, OH wrote:
I don't order plants online. It's too risky and I have no control over what I get. I much prefer shopping in person and browsing the store myself. That said, I have nothing but good things to say about Hirt's. I'm a bit of a fig fool and no one in the area has anything close to the number and varieties of figs that Hirt's does. This alone makes them a favorite of mine. They have all of the usual plants for sale but additionally they have the most unusual selections. We found today a number of fruits and landscape plants no one else in the area carries. It's a bit small compared to a few other local places, but it's a great shop to wander and browse in. I found something of interest in every greenhouse I entered.
Their prices on some things, like flats of veggies, are quite a bit higher than other nurseries. Their herbs are also pricey. On the other hand, if you're looking for some vegetables now for a late planting you're not going to find anything like the selection they have at Hirt's. I was dumbstruck at how many tomatoes and how many varieties, for example, they have yet and in good shape, too; while every other joint in the area is out of stock or has nothing but yellowed and bedraggled plants left. As for everything else, their prices seemed to me to be pretty much in line with most other local nurseries. I probably won't start my spring vegetable garden with plants from Hirt's--I can get better prices closer to home. But for everything else, for surprising options and for veggies for a later planting season, you bet, this will be my place.
Everyone I've met there, and I mean everyone without exception, has been friendly, helpful, informative. If you live in the area and walk into the joint without a chip on your shoulder, engage them in a friendly conversation you just might get your questions answered, you'll probably find someone who will take you right to the plants you're looking for, and you just might enjoy your visit. I have, so far.
I have nothing but good to say about the most unusual garden center in the area with the most surprising selection of plants. It's a good place.
My first order from Hirt's Gardens was a very satisfactory experience. My plants arrived in good condition and very promptly. A little soil in the bottom of the box, but after seeing the way packages are handled by UPS and USPS I wasn't surprised. They are in the ground and seem to be very happy here.
On Jun 11, 2012, CeliaHiggs Colorado Springs, CO wrote:
I placed a rather varied order (three live plants, assorted seeds, and small (but heavy) planters). Everything was well wrapped and, in spite of the fact that they spent more time in the mail than would've been ideal due to Memorial Day weekend, everything arrived in good condition! I was actually surprised at how well the live plants fared considering how long they'd been in transit.
There was a slight mix up with the seeds so I called the customer service number and they assured me they would send me what I needed. I just received everything today and am very pleased.
I ordered 48 Jalapeno Lite Pepper Plants this year.
Order was placed using their Amazon Site.
Plants arrived in 6 days.
Plants were very healthy and well packaged.
I planted them 3 days ago and all are looking healthy and growing fast.
Ordered my Tomato and Sweet Pepper Plants from them Yesterday.
I ordered the butterfly bush 'miss molly' from Hirt's over the weekend. I was a bit surprised to see the plant at my door in 3 days. I actually didn't expect to see the plant till much later in the week. It was obvious the plant was packaged rather carefully---soil was covered so as not to spill out, and "paper bag" material covered whole plant and box was filled with styrofoam filler. I watered the plant as soon as i released it from the box and the plant perked right up. All in all, a very positive experience. By the way, first time i have ordered a plant by mail.
I placed an order Monday night April 23, 2012. Recieved email that order was shipped Tuesday April 24, 2012. I said that was tooooo quick, must be a scam...oooooh no. I should have researched before ordering. Well to my SURPRISE!!!! My plants arrived Thursday April 26, 2012. Packed well. Only issue ,... the leaves on the lily of the valley were broken. I will contact Hirts for replacement, and post the response. Because of the QUICK transaction, I'm hoping for a positive response. I was really impressed with the packing, plants(minus the lily of the valley) and absolutley timely shipping. Total of six plants,,,keeping fingers crossed that all live a long and happy life with me. This was the second online nursery that I have ordered from, and based on this transaction I would order again.
I have to admit that I ordered from Hirt's before reading up on the company. Immediately after ordering I came here and wasn't feeling very good about my purchase because of all the bad reviews.
Luckily my order arrived within 48 hours so my worries were cut short! All of my plants arrived in beautiful condition- the best of any mail order plants I have ever purchased. They were larger than expected! I would expect to pay double for plants this size. Great selection of items, too! I originally went there for bunny tail grass seed and ended up purchasing many other items.
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I have placed one order with them. Shipping was very reasonably priced and fast. I had a problem with my order that Matt immediately rectified. So two thumbs up for willingness to make sure the customer was satisfied.
On April 3rd, 2012, subtropic added the following:
I absolutely love Hirt's Gardens. I have had no problems with any of the plants or seeds I have purchased from them. They are prompt with shipping and plants are securely packaged and shipped as perishables.
I will continue to order from Hirt's and highly recommend them to other gardeners.
On Mar 27, 2012, Kiwi_Man Thomson, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Feb 22, 2012 ordered Hirt's 2 Hardy Kiwi Plants - Actinidia - Ken's Red Female and Male on Amazon They were promptly shipped and I received them on March 1, 2012. The male was in excellent shape, the female has sickly looking leaves. Planted them and the male continued to prosper, the female didn't survive. I notified Hirt's of the problem, they requested pictures. They promptly notified me they were shipping a replacement plant and sent a tracking number. The second Ken's Red kiwi plant arrived with yellowish leaves that promptly fell off. I repotted it and placed it in a unheated greenhouse and it is doing well. I recommend them because hardy kiwi plants are very expensive and both the female and male plants with shipping were $26.37; also the Ken's Red kiwi is not a high vigor plant from all my reading on it.
On Feb 27, 2012, turektaylor Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:
i took a chance too and was PLEASANTLY surprised. so much so, that i bought from them a 2nd time. ALL the plants were well
packed, healthy and quickly shipped. kudos to the new owners. hope they keep it up!
Over the last two years I have had numinous orders with Hirt's Garden. One order was for plants through their website and several seed orders through eBay and from their website and through Amazon.com.
The tomato and pepper plants they sent did not arrive in very good condition but they all survived and thrived. At the time I could not find the varieties I wanted anywhere else and it was a little late to start them from seed. For these reasons I was still pleased with the purchase.
As for seed orders. They have always shipped quickly and my germination rates have been good. I prefer to order their seeds through Amazon.com because on Amazon their shipping is lower at $ 0.79 per pack and if my order is over $ 5.00 shipping is free and I like free.
On Nov 18, 2011, WillysWoodPile Kalamazoo, MI wrote:
I ordered some Tri-Colored Cushaw seeds [for a friend] on Amazon, and Hirt's was the source. I received my seed within a week. Excellent service!
I kept six seeds for myself and sent the rest to my friend.
On Nov 9, 2011, gardenwheels Athens , NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
They're so big, and have such a varied list, that I was skeptical. But they had several indoor ferns I've been looking for, and a yellow clivia, all at quite good prices, so I thought I'd take the chance. Glad I did! The plants were sent fast, very carefully packed, and they're healthy and good sized. I'll definitely order there again.
On Oct 19, 2011, reeve1 Plano, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I was somewhat shocked to read the negative comments here. I've just received what must be at least my 50th order from them in about 10 years and it arrived as usual, very healthy, of average or larger than average size, extremely well packaged and arriving in perfect condition, and it amazingly went from Ohio to my doorstep in Texas in 1-day! I'm a flower and herb gardener, I don't do many veggies, but I would not hesitate in the least to order anything from Hirt's. They have a great track record with me. Good luck and Happy Gardening!
I have ordered plants from Hirts Gardens 3 consecutive years and each time I received 4 plants, well packed and in excellent condition. The plants were individually planted the customary 4-pack planter. Only once did I receive the plants with white flies. I sprayed them with a mixture (1 onion, 6 cloves garlic, puree in 1 qt. water) strain mixture and spray plants once daily. My plants are currently growing in the garden with dozens of peppers and they are extremely hot. No fake delivered to me. I plan to order plants again for planting in 2012.
I ordered several times from this company. I mostly ordered house plants. I got just what i ordered and a larger size than expected. I will order again from them. I read some of the negatives below. I feel you get what you pay for. I ordered from 'Cheap' nurseries and get small tiny plants and need a lot of tender loving care. One year wasted on bringing them up to other nursery standards if your lucky. However overall I got what i expected from them. I didn't have any problems to complain about so i don't know how they handle this.
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I've ordered several plants from them, only had one that wasn't in good shape, but I really love my Dragon Palm Tree, it's leaves just keeps getting taller, also Lemon-Lime plant, and my Banana Dwart Tree- is upstanding, have also ordered seeds from them. I don't really have any complaints against them, ordered some from Amazon, also Ebay.from them. I would glady order from him again. I really like the way he packages his plants, I almost forgot, Picture carnivorus plant which is growing like crazy. I do what he said to do, water it with rain water some and distilled water. As far as I am concerned he packages plants the best.
On June 6th, 2011, lighthouse2010 added the following:
I also ordered cinnamon basel seeds from him, all of which came, up, the flowers are really beautiful, and tast spicy like I had hoped they would, I've made basel tea from them. Also Italian tomato plant seed, which I am just now starting in pots I fell if I follow his instructions I can't go too far wrong. I have ordered from several companies, but to be honest I like Hirts the best. I will be back checking on Amazon whenever I want more plants or seeds. Again I would like it known how important that the way the plants are packaged means a lot to me, and as far as I am concerened Hirts is the best.. On July 5th, 2011, lighthouse2010 added the following:
I ordered a stevia plant and a sweet Christmas pepper pickling plant Fri, from them on ebay and they both came this morning. As alwasys they were packaged very well and arrived to me very healthy. I was so glad to finally get a stevia plant that was healthy. I want to thank them very much for this.
On Jun 4, 2011, VeronicaSprings Santa Barbara, CA wrote:
This was the best mail order I have had over the past year, and I order a lot of mail order plants. I ordered Summer Glory Sedum from another vendor and needed 2 dozen more. My previous vendor was out of stock so I found Hirtz's Gardens on Amazon. I was a bit reluctant to order through Amazon, but the order that arrived 2 days ago had all my plants, and they were in top condition. They were vastly superior to my previous order, which I wound up taking out as they were so weak looking in comparison. If this is Hirtz's normal standard, I will be ordering from them many times to come! An A+.
I ordered 4 Boston Ivy plants this past Friday, and here it is Wednesday and I just received 4 great looking plants. VERY pleased with the price overall and speed of shipping / delivery. Contrast this with the awful experience I had with Brighter Blooms (appalling).
On Apr 29, 2011, driver1234golf Greenup, KY wrote:
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Have ordered several plants this year (4 Gaura, 4 Russian sage) and most recently a variegated honeysuckle and a Black Lace sambucus. All were recieved very quickly and in excellent condition. Gaura and sage are now approx 2 to 3 foot tall, after two months. Honeysuckle is at least 12 inches up my fence and filling out nicely. The Sambucus has been in the ground only a week, but is doing fine. Their prices are very reasonable. Have not had a problem of any kind with this company. Will definitely buy from them again. They offer 10% discounts to return customers, love that.
On April 29th, 2011, driver1234golf added the following:
Ordered a golden yucca this year and the plant was much larger than I expected (about the diameter of a salad bowl), extensive root system. Sure to thrive. Everything I purchased last year is beautiful. Their honeysuckle is about three times the size of the ones I bought elswhere. Still very happy with this company.
I ordered quite a few different types of plants including iris, daylily, a shrub, peony, and other perennials. The only thing I received that I wasn't to impressed with was the lily bulbs I received. The lily bulbs are fine, they are just smaller than what I've received from other vendors. Otherwise, all the plants I received from Hirts are very healthy and good sized plants. I am very impressed with this company and will order from them again. Quick shipping, and packed well.