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Positive sglennen
(3 reviews)
On Apr 7, 2012, sglennen Columbia, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

I ordered Going Bananas Day Lilies from Romence and they were huge when they arrived. At least 10-12 starts on each plant and they were really healthy. The plants were well packed and Romence communicated the status of sending the plants all the way. I will definitely order from them again.

Positive Ispahan
(55 reviews)
On Mar 28, 2012, Ispahan Chicago, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:

I just received my first order from this company, which included Angelica gigas and chives. I was very, very impressed with both packing and the size and quality of the plants. Everything was much larger than expected and also very easy to unpack with no excessive tape or annoying packing peanuts. Shipping rates and plant prices were quite reasonable.

I am expecting the second half of my order at the end of April and I have no doubt it will be of the same wonderful quality. I only wish they would expand their plant selection. Highly recommended!

Neutral esteve59
(38 reviews)
On Jul 21, 2011, esteve59 Annapolis, MD wrote:

I ordered 6 -Gaillardia Blanket Flower: Gaillardia Burgundy .There was a 40% for a purchase over $30.
My complaint is these are baby/ seedling plants...about 1/4 the size I usually get from the local big box stores in the spring.Unfortunately I can't find anymore locally...I will have to nurse them to get them to bloom,,,,,
I will say the shipping was cheap.

Positive louherbs
(1 review)
On Jul 20, 2011, louherbs Deer River, MN wrote:

Posted on June 9, 2011, updated July 20, 2011
I was seeking a particular plant for a friend, found it here at Romence, which I chose partly because we are neighbors. My whole experience is overwhelmingly impressive!! Shipment was at my doorstep in record time. Packaging was the most innovative I've ever seen. Plants are robust and gorgeous. I intend to be a regular customer!
Lou Hendrickson


On July 20th, 2011, louherbs added the following:

This morning I took delivery on my third order this season. The plants are large and robust, far surpassing anything I've seen locally. You have got to place an order with this company, if for no other reason, to see their innovative packaging. Lou Hendrickson
Positive Marilynbeth
(32 reviews)
On Jun 19, 2011, Marilynbeth Hebron, KY wrote:

First time ordering and it won't be the last! Very pleased with my order of plants.

Great selection! Great packing of plants!

Looking forward to the selection of plants next year!

Positive dreamseason
(1 review)
On Jun 16, 2011, dreamseason Edison, NJ wrote:

My best experience ordering live plants online. From the email communication to the packing to the robustness of the double knockout rosebushes... everything was as good as the other happy customers have stated. You could tell that a lot of effort was spent packaging the rosebushes in their gallon pots so no dirt would spill out and the leaves wouldn't be damaged. If I can't find other plants at local nurseries, then I would have no problem ordering from them again.

Positive farmkitty
(2 reviews)
On Jun 13, 2011, farmkitty Saint Clair Shores, MI wrote:

I ordered most recently in May (2011): Outstanding packing, very fast shipping, excellent vigorous plants. I highly recommend this vendor. I ordered 3 peonies, 5 trays of Pachysandra, and a blue muffin viburnum. They were packed like they would be if they were Faberge eggs. Not a leaf was even mussed. Fantastic. I also ordered bulbs last fall and they came up well this spring.

Positive WorcesterAnglo
(4 reviews)
On Jun 11, 2011, WorcesterAnglo Worcester, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Romence has a great selection, and two of the four plants I received from them were simply the largest and healthiest plants I've ever bought online. The other two were comparable to other reputable online sellers. All were very carefully packaged.

It's worth ordering four plants in the same size pots as these will ship for the same cost as a single plant.

Positive cdonk
(1 review)
On Jun 2, 2011, cdonk Prospect, PA wrote:

I just unpacked my order of 12 perennials and I'm not sure which was more impressive: the plants, the packaging, or the prices! The service was very good, they kept me abreast of the order and the plants were in perfect condition upon arrival. I order a lot of plants and Romence's excellent packaging has far exceeded anything else I've ever received.
They are #1 in my opinion. I'll definitely be ordering from them again.

Positive CTYankeegirl
(12 reviews)
On May 26, 2011, CTYankeegirl Mystic, CT wrote:

I am rating this company's customer service. Unfortunately the roses I ordered were unavailable, but what I thought stood out was that they called to tell me rather than an impersonal email. The girl apologized and explained that their Black Magic Roses didn't survive the winter. I was disappointed, but their service would have me order again.

Positive nan02
(1 review)
On May 26, 2011, nan02 Charleston, WV wrote:

First time I have ordered plants on line, and I would not hesitate to order from this company again. Good communication, excellent packaging. No complaints at all.

Positive enviroplanter
(15 reviews)
On May 25, 2011, enviroplanter North Wales, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Great service. Reasonable prices. Prompt shipping. Excellent packing. Plants in great shape on arrival. What more could one ask? I'll definitely order from them again.

Neutral idanou
(9 reviews)
On May 17, 2011, idanou Provincetown, MA (Zone 7a) wrote:

The selection is great, and I like how on the website they help you minimize shipping costs. I ordered a couple of poppies, a foxglove, and a hosta. First there was an issue with my order, which was their fault and they did fix. Second when the plants arrived one of them looked pretty beat, but I was sent a free replacement right away. Overall when I factor in the cost and look at what I got I think I was better off buying from the local nursery. The plants would've been much larger for the same price. However, I did get the exact varieties that I wanted (not that my local nursery wouldn't have ordered them for me if I was so bent on having them). So... all in all, it's a coin toss for me, so I'm keeping the feedback as neutral.

Positive mbhughes
(3 reviews)
On May 16, 2011, mbhughes Grosse Pointe, MI wrote:

Visited Romence three days ago. If anyone is looking for the Montauk daisies(Nippon) they are in stock despite their website stating otherwise. They told me it is difficult to keep the site updated at this time of year. I was thrilled to find them since I have been looking for them for awhile.

Positive cramsey1
(24 reviews)
On May 13, 2011, cramsey1 Salt Lake City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have been looking for Heucherella 'Redstone Falls' for months. This spring I bought some small plant plugs from another vendor and will have to wait a year before they will be big enough to plant out side. I found Romence Gardens website by accident while on Dave’s Garden site. They had the plants and they were only $3.00 more then what I spent for the small plugs. I ordered them. They arrived today after only 5 days from the time I ordered them. They were huge, healthy specimen plants in large pots, that were packaged so well that not one of the leaves were broken and none of the potting mix was spilled in shipment. I will order from this company again. They are honest and know how to give great customer service. You get value for your money, excellent communication and delivery in a timely manner. What more could you ask for? They have my business.

Positive Sherry77
(9 reviews)
On May 12, 2011, Sherry77 wrote:

I buy a lot of plants online, and recently placed an order for the first time with Romence. My order (all annual flowers) was delivered today and these are by far the biggest and healthiest plants I have ever received via mail-order. Would definitely order again!

Positive plympton
(11 reviews)
On May 12, 2011, plympton Plympton, MA wrote:

After 20+ years of buying mail-order, somebody finally got it right! The communications and shipping---great. The packaging---over the top. The price---best value on the internet. But---the thing that ultimately matters the most---the plant material---absolutely top notch. I cannot rave enough about their plants.

I have never received plants of this quality via the mail---ever. When I opened the boxes today, the huge plants looked as though I just bought them at my local nursery and put them in a box for the ride home---they were that good! Unbelievable!

This company should be rated #1

Positive Scooty
(8 reviews)
On May 12, 2011, Scooty Peterborough
United States wrote:

Expert packaging- perfect shipping and timing. I expected the hollyhocks to be around 4 inches but they were 15 inches or more- all 30 of them!
Great company- will use them again.
Caroline Galus- Peterborough

Positive guiniviere
(1 review)
On May 2, 2011, guiniviere Teaticket, MA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I concurr with all the positive reviews of this company: splendid large plants, expert packaging, speedy delivery, and best I have bought from online... They should be on the top-ten list!
guiniviere, Cape Cod, MA

Positive syclone5
(5 reviews)
On Apr 28, 2011, syclone5 Salt Lake City, UT wrote:

I have been ordering plants online for multiple years now. Each spring I have the fun of opening my shipment and carefully attending to the needs of my newly arrived family.
I have never been so delighted as today when I opened the boxes from Romence Gardens. Fantastic plants. Healthy, happy, and big. And put a big smile on my face. Thanks RG!

Positive mad4roses
(25 reviews)
On Apr 28, 2011, mad4roses Georgetown, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Today I received five healthy, thick and full spireas from Romence Gardens. They were each shipped in their own box, securely packaged in a clever manner which did not require the use of peanuts and was easy to unpack. There was no damage at all to any of the plants. They were in tall pots and full of roots. The plants were perfect for transplanting.

I rely on mail order for many plants each season as there is only one small family owned nursery nearby and my only other choice is Home Depot. The local nursery is nice and the people are friendly and helpful, but they just don't always have what I'm looking for. So I appreciate places like Romence Gardens that offers such healthy stock and also knows how to pack the plants for shipping. I will definitely check with them again when looking for something that is unavailable locally.

Negative 7B_8A
(12 reviews)
On Apr 28, 2011, 7B_8A Fayetteville, GA wrote:

Ordered some Devil's Advocate and an Empress Wu March 16th. Was nofitified April 26th they just figured out they never got any Devil's Advocate. Was advised they'd hold shipment in case I wanted to substitute and did I still want the Wu? An hour and a half later before I even had time to respond I got a FedEx tracking notification assuming they shipped something. I had no idea what. Found out March 28th the FedEx notice was sent in error and nothing was ever shipped. They don't quite seem to have it together so I asked them to cancel the whole order. I got a nice apology but still have no plants after a month of waiting for MI to thaw out. I ordered from them partly for their high rating on this site and partly due to them being one of the few nurseries that supposedly had both types of Hosta I wanted. I definitely won't use them again.

Positive NLaw
(4 reviews)
On Sep 24, 2010, NLaw Fort Worth , TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I am very very happy with the Anemone Robustissima plants that arrived today. They are very large and healthy, --and most have some blooms with plenty more buds. They were packed in a way that held in the moisture during shipping. I'm so impressed.

Positive bayna
(2 reviews)
On Aug 26, 2010, bayna Beaver Dam, WI wrote:

BEST plants available on the internet! I have done a LOT of internet plant-shopping over the last 3 years, and hands down, Romence is the best: these are the largest, fullest, healthiest plants I've ever received. I placed two orders from Romence this summer, both for perennials. The selection is excellent-many that are a bit 'off the beaten path', so to speak, as well as many classic, tried-and-true varieties. I received extremely large, full, healthy plants. Most of their plants are listed as gallon-sized (which I love!), some are quarts (and still big!); they shipped the plants in big, tall boxes, and I don't think they cut any of them back at all! The 'Chocolate' eupatorium,' tradescantia 'Concorde Grape,' and belamcanda chinensis that I received must have been close to 2 feet tall! Most came with buds and flowers. All have taken off in my garden without missing a beat. The prices are totally reasonable, with less shipping charges, than any place I've ordered from. They give you a percentage off if you order over a certain amount...they list what number of plants gives you the most economical shipping charge, love that...my plants got shipped very fast; in fact I placed one order in the wee hours of the morning on a Sunday, and they had shipped out my plants that Monday afternoon! They are really the best, and I have ordered from many! They really deserve to be DG tops for perennials. I see that they are top for annuals but I am just not an annual person. I'm sure they are great for those too. Definitely give them a try.

Positive appalachiangirl
(2 reviews)
On Jul 1, 2010, appalachiangirl Hurricane, WV wrote:

I ordered a climbing Eden rose bush from this company, and received it in 3 days! I was so excited when I opened up the package. The rose bush was HUGE and healthy! It had roses covered all over it:) The packaging was exceptional, and their website was very professional and easy to navigate. I also received detailed instructions on how to plant my rose bush. I am so thankful for such a good experience, because this rose bush was purchased for my 10 year wedding anniversary. This company made it all more special:)

Positive Illig1
(1 review)
On Jun 19, 2010, Illig1 Redwood City, CA wrote:

Wow! Super fast shipment of very large and very healthy plants that are not locally available. I have never received better service, better packing, better plants for a better price. I agree with other posters that this company should be on the top 30 list. I will definitely be ordering from them again very soon.

Positive hekdek
(2 reviews)
On Jun 9, 2010, hekdek Columbus, OH wrote:

Wow what a wonderful company to buy from, they really seem to appreciate the business. I received my order the next day in Ohio. The plants were exceptionally packed and very large for the money. I love being able to get 1 gallon healthy plants. I will definately buy from them again. they shoud be in the top 30 at Dave's Garden.

Positive kencwu3
(3 reviews)
On Jun 5, 2010, kencwu3 Milwaukee, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Order the Rebecca's Red Clematis. Great customer service and ship the product on time. The plants arrive in good condition and the package designed to deliver the plants are great. Even though the shipping cost is a little bit high, it is definitely worth it since the plants all arrive not damaged. Will definitely order from them again.

Positive kentstar
(39 reviews)
On Jun 3, 2010, kentstar Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Posted on May 14, 2010, updated June 3, 2010
Just received my Lobelia's and my Geum. Huge and Healthy looking, Thankyou! I also received them in one day from when they shipped, awesome!They were very well packed too :)


On June 3rd, 2010, kentstar added the following:

Romence does it again! Thankyou!
I ordered a heuchera "Georgia Peach" and it came healthy, large and quickly!
Just my opinion but, this place should be on Watchdog's top 30! Exceptional packing, larger plants then you can find elsewhere, great communication and quick shipping. I will never go anywhere else for perennials.
As a midseasoned gardener lol, I've bought perennials in many places, but I am happy that I can find gallon sized ones here. It really makes a difference in survivability, especially in a cold zone like mine.
Positive MaryNeedsSleep
(4 reviews)
On May 31, 2010, MaryNeedsSleep Morgantown, WV wrote:

Posted on March 15, 2010, updated May 31, 2010
Last year I bought 2 lantana plants and was very pleased.


On May 31st, 2010, MaryNeedsSleep added the following:

This year I bought 4 hostas. The customer service and communication were outstanding. The hostas are gorgeous and growing well. I can't say enough good things about this company.
Positive timothyogden
(2 reviews)
On May 24, 2010, timothyogden West Chester, PA wrote:

Ordered a variety of perennials including new dahlia cultivars that I couldn't find elsewhere.

Fed Ex destroyed one of the boxes, despite the incredible care taken to packaging the plants. Plants themselves were healthy and large. Exactly what I would expect from a nursery around the corner.

Romence immediately shipped out replacements no questions asked. I had the replacement plants before I had finished planting the original order.

The best mail order nursery experience I've had.

Positive gsmith1000
(4 reviews)
On May 19, 2010, gsmith1000 Gretna, NE wrote:

try to oder based on their packing, b/c they seem to charge by the box, not by the plant. Ordered one perenial, it came in a 4X4 container. very nice sized plant with great roots. packed well.

Positive Ren37
(3 reviews)
On May 19, 2010, Ren37 Lewes, DE (Zone 7b) wrote:

The Take-Home Message:
Without me asking, they sent me a picture of the actual plant I was buying just to make sure I would be happy with my purchase. Outstanding customer service!

The Story:
I have done my share of internet plant buying (especially for hard-to-find cultivars) and happened upon Romence while I was looking for Climbing Hydrangea ‘Firefly’. To my delight, they actually had a 2 gal-sized plant which I ordered right away. I had already bought this plant from a different vendor a few weeks ago and was very disappointed by the size and health of the plant that arrived (One stem, four leaves, in a 3” pot…and this was a from a Watchdog 30 company). The day after ordering from Romence, I received an email with a picture of ‘Firefly’ attached…apparently the plants had not been performing the way the perennial manager had hoped and they wanted me to take a look at the exact plant I was buying, just to make sure I would be happy with it and still wanted to buy it! The irony is that the picture was of the best looking, largest ‘Firefly’ I have ever seen!! That level of unsolicited concern for their customer’s happiness is something you simply cannot find anywhere else. I am still floored by it! Romence has a customer for life.

Positive sperki
(2 reviews)
On May 1, 2010, sperki North Providence, RI wrote:

I recently bought 4 asarum europaeum, which I previously had difficulty finding, the plants I received were much bigger then I expected and looked very healthy. An excellent value and I look forward to placing future orders.

Positive jequita1
(1 review)
On Apr 30, 2010, jequita1 Highlands, TX wrote:

I ordered a Pink Knockout Rose and Lantanas I could not locate locally. Being a skeptic about shipping live plants imagine my surprise when the packages arrived with my plants 1)Uncrowded 2)Firmly secured to interior supports 3)Fresh and great shape and 4) Looking as If I picked them up at a nursery this morning and all that was after they were handled by FEDEX from Michigan to the Texas Gulf Coast. I will not be shopping anywhere else - Romence Gardens is my new online plant home!!!!!

Positive kaydiehl
(7 reviews)
On Apr 23, 2010, kaydiehl Pasadena, CA wrote:

Can't wait to order from them again. Excellent communication. Easy to navigate website. Best of all, the plants arrived in fantastic condition.

Positive SheilaWV
(1 review)
On Sep 16, 2009, SheilaWV Bluefield, WV wrote:

Romence Gardens far surpassed my expectations in customer service, on-time delivery, and plant quality. Because one of the four echinaceas I ordered was out of stock, I received both an email and a phone call from owner Chris to notify me. Chris was courteous and helpful. Additional emails kept me advised of the delivery date. When my coneflowers arrived today, I was delighted to see how healthy and robust they were and how well they were packaged. Overall, a truly wonderful experience that restores my faith in mail order shopping for plants. Romence is a keeper!

Positive snapple45
(14 reviews)
On Aug 11, 2009, snapple45 Holland, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Received today 4 Campanula carpatica 'Blue Clips'. The plants were packed better than anything I have ever received mail order. And that's saying something because I order 80% online. The plants were top, top quality. Their customer service outstanding. They actually called to confirm the shipping method I chose because it was a special circumstance. I'll order again and again I'm sure.

Positive terrelevin
(1 review)
On Jul 23, 2009, terrelevin Saugerties, NY wrote:

I ordered two plants from Romence Gardens on Tuesday and got them via Fed Ex on Thursday. They were very large, with buds, and packaged extremely well. Excellent plants, reasonably priced, and wonderful service. I'm recommending them to everyone I can think of.

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