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On Mar 26, 2021, naomimjacobs (2 reviews) from Bangor, ME
After searching high and low for Griffith Buck's "Hawkeye Belle" rose, I signed onto on a waiting list with Heirloom Roses. I was excited to have an own-root rose of this variety and dug a "4 Star" hole for it when I knew it was coming in 2018. Unfortunately, the plant that arrived in July was very spindly and almost defoliated. After waiting a bit for new growth I sent the company a photo and asked for a refund. The customer service representative agreed that the plant looked substandard, and issued a credit for the price of the plant. Unfortunately this did not include the cost paid for delivery. Also, Hawkeye Belle was sold out. Rather than spend another $25 (on top of the $50 already spent) to have a replacement rose delivered, I decided to give the original plant more time. In 2019 it produced one bloom and no additional growth. In 2020 the plant was still alive but didn't bloom. I moved it to another location in August 2020. Perhaps will do better this year. A different rose had performed spectacularly for years in the spot where I'd originally planted Hawkeye Belle. This review is neutral rather than negative because I appreciate that the company offers varieties that are hard to find. However, I do not think that a customer should have to pay delivery charges for a replacement plant when the original was in such poor condition.
On Dec 30, 2020, Mountainhaven (1 reviews) from Eagle River, AK
I ordered 8 rose bushes in Spring of 2020. Two of them, Caribean Breeze, looked to be of poor quality right from the start. They died with in a month. The other bushes did well. I contacted the company and they refused to honor their "One year guarantee", in fact they were very rude in their response. No more purchases from them. As you can see from other comment here, they do not honor their guarantee.
On Mar 23, 2020, Hadanomy (1 reviews)
I received diseased roses and Heirloom Roses does not stand behind their products. Their so-called "guarantee" does not seem to apply to the inferior plants they send you, only if they do not survive for a year. I ordered 4 roses and they arrived in poor condition - all growth tips are black, dried out and crisp with fungal disease on them. One rose only had two tiny canes which are tightly stuck together, hardly a first grade plant even without the other problems. I emailed them right away with photos showing the above issues. They replied "the roses are healthy, thriving and virus free", and they told me to GET FUNGICIDES TO SPRAY the roses. I emailed them back and responded that "I should not be responsible for the poor quality roses that arrived not as advertised or required to buy chemical treatment for diseased roses your company shipped" and they replied and instructed me to put the roses out in the sun...... I was sent poor quality plants, informed the company of the issues right away, provided proof and offered to ship them back upon receipt of a prepaid shipping label. This company is simply unprofessional, their constant reply is to ignore the significant deficiencies and just tell you they will survive - maybe they will, maybe they will not but is that really the experience you want to go through when buying your roses? No thank you!
On Mar 23, 2020, entrope (2 reviews) from Fort Washington, MD
So far, I have purchased and received four roses from Heirloom. All four arrived healthy. The first two have been in the ground for about a year - a Darlow's Enigma to climb over my garage (eventually) and a Galway Bay. The Darlow has survived an attack by Japanese Beetles and lived to tell the tale, it is growing well enough - at least 6 inches taller than when it arrived and a good foot wider, with healthy foliage. Not a whole lot of blooming last summer, but I blame the beetles. The poor Galway Bay is hanging on through no fault of mine. I took too long to plant it, I got overly ambitious about cutting back canes that looked sickly and nearly cut it back to the ground. And yet. It has glossy green leaves out already and seems to have survived me thus far. I'm hoping for some real growth this year, and maybe one bud. My operating theory is that Heirloom sends out really healthy, really strong roses, and that's why I haven't managed to kill them yet. I plunged in this year with another two roses: the Courageous and the Mme Alfred Carričre. This shipment arrived with both plants stripped of their leaves. No matter. The Courageous is leafing out already - it has only been in the ground for a couple of weeks - as is the Mme. I find their website and reviews really helpful (for the most part - the wishlist function of the website is a little squirrely) and can spend way too much time pursuing and researching on exactly which rose will be right for whatever challenging situation I'm trying to fill in. I do appreciate that they are sticklers about own-root roses, and the variety of roses doesn't seem to have too many competitors. My only hesitation with Heirloom is the pricing. I have at least five more roses to add to my planting scheme (for the record, I did start with a more or less blank slate) and if I stick with Heirloom, wise budgeting means I'll have to space my purchases out over the course of a year or two. Which would be fine except for my impatience.
On Mar 11, 2020, SugarCookie1 (1 reviews) from Clovis, CA
I have been gardening for decades. Heirloom Roses is my go-to place for healthy vigorous roses.
On Oct 14, 2019, msjw (5 reviews) from Springfield, MO
I received the roses on time and packed wonderfully. They were in great condition and are already set out and enjoying their space. Great experience with this company!!
On Sep 9, 2019, jencub (1 reviews) from Ypsilanti, MI
Since early Spring I've purchased maybe 8 or 9 roses from HR (it's now 9/9/19). All but the last 2 were great; among the last few, I received, however, not so good: a ginger syllabub that developed serious blackspot within days of delivery (none of my other flowers, including my many roses, have it, so I have to assume it came with spores from HR), but worse, the Zeph. Drouhin (the 4th I bought from them) came looking half dead. I should mention I ordered this in early July, hoping to get it in the ground before late summer/early fall. Again, it's snow 9/9 and I'm still in limbo... I had to wait for a 2nd attempt at delivery, as the first package with the Zeph. Dr. was destroyed in transit (not their fault.) But when the 2nd Zeph. Drouhin FINALLY arrived (took a LONG time, maybe two more weeks?), it looked half dead; at least 1/3 of all leaves were recently gone from powdery mildew - I could see them at the bottom of the package). Mind you, this is a $45 rose (!!) on which I spent $15 shipping costs. So at this point I'm in $60 for this half dead rose. I called HR and emailed pictures, asking what was up. While waiting for a response, the rest of the leaves (all) fell off (I sprayed with Dr. Earth, but to no avail). I'm not a master gardener, but I'm also decent (30 yrs. experience as lay person) and understand the concepts (and value) of hard pruning, especially before shipping, and also understand that typically, powdery mildew *can* be curbed (but sometimes can't, HR). In either case, I expressly requested a new, disease-free plant as a replacement (a reasonable request for a $60 expenditure, no?) and was told to plant it anyway and see what would happen next Spring, at which time I could then contact them anew. I said I didn't want to go to the trouble (I have a bad back) of digging and prepping and planting an already-diseased plant, esp. when I just forked over $60. I also didn't want to wait until Spring 2020 to get (again, what would be a brand new rose) in the ground if it didn't survive, which I suspected it wouldn't. Basically, I wanted the disease-free rose I was promised and paid for. They said no (first dealt with Nicole, then Kim). I really wanted to get this plant (a disease free one, isn't that what I'm paying this price for?) in when I ordered it in July or at the very least, this year so it would have some root establishment next Spring. And I had planned on ordering a lot more from this company, too. A shame... Will have to order from David Austin's US vendor from now on I guess.
On Aug 20, 2019, Raram17 (1 reviews) from Dallas, TX
I have been ordering from them pretty consistently for the last year. At first I was happy to find such a variety of roses available. However, it seemed the plants I received were really small, I attributed this to it being fall and the plants maybe starting to go dormant. I kept ordering and Come early winter as expected the plants were even smaller. I figured I’d give them a fair chance in spring.. well spring came and the plants were not only even smaller, but they had poor growth habit. The last set of plants I received from them were maybe 4 inches tall and the tops of them were turning black. I emailed them and they said it was normal, that it was just from the journey (a long journey, they definitely ship economy and are often in transit for over a week). I cut back the black like they suggested and babied them for a few months. I managed to nurse one of them back to health, the rest died. For a company that charges $45 for a plant I expect more than a tiny rooted cutting (which is what their “gallon” roses really are) and I shouldn’t have to nurse plants back to health. It seems this company has stopped caring for quality and is just out to make as much profit as possible. Also, whenever I tried to leave reviews about what a terrible plant I had received they would never post it. On the other hand the few times I had something nice to say my reviews were quickly posted to the site. These people are shamelessly deceitful.. don’t trust the reviews on there. If you order from them because you found something you couldn’t find anywhere else then I feel you, and I wish you luck! If you can order from anyone else I recommend you do so. If a business does not care about providing their customers with quality products then the customer should not support the business. That’s my 50cents on this company. Really wanted to have something nice to say about them, but unfortunately the almost 1k I spent this past year only helped me realize they are not worth the money. Buyer beware.
On Aug 20, 2019, Bkwyrme (4 reviews) from Long Beach, CA
Just got the first 2 roses I've ordered from them. The plants look good and were very well packed--boxed in a sturdy box with section dividers to keep them fixed, plus covering on the pots; an elephant could've damaged them, but they were safe for 99% of postal travel. I've also had to call them several times to adjust the order as I've felt my way through adding plants to the garden, and they've always been prompt to answer and very helpful in sorting matters so there was no extra shipping and handling. Also, I *really* appreciate the fact that Heirloom roses are own root. I won't risk stabbed as I lie down to take suckers out!
On Jun 7, 2019, PlantTillPlantd (10 reviews) from Mount Pleasant, PA
I got the itch to purchase roses way later than I should have, so a lot of the good ones were already gone, but Heirloom Roses still had a nice selection for me to choose from. They even had some on sale so I ended up making two impulse purchases, two separate orders of multiple plants. I then came on here the next day to see their reviews, what I found left me nervous, and filled with buyers remorse, especially when my first order shipped on a friday and was set to arrive the following friday. I prepared myself for disappointment, but when the box arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. The plants were packaged excellently, not a leaf out of place, and hardly looked like they spent a week in a dark box. The plants themselves looked healthy and well grown. I can't wait to get my second order now, and I would gladly order again! The only complaint I can come up with, is they send a lot of emails offering current sales, they should take the less is more approach, it would be way more effective, but unsubscribing was a simple click. Thanks for the gorgeous plants!
On May 13, 2019, Flower25 (3 reviews) from Pittsburgh, PA
They shipped on a Friday received 7 dys later. Of the four 2 look like they have a chance of life the other two with the one thread size brown stem sticking up are dead men walking . Experience is your best lesson. Try another nursery. I had a email correspondence with staff before shipment and was not happy so I have no desire to put myself through that agony again.
On Apr 19, 2019, PANSWENDY (1 reviews) from Phoenix, AZ
I knew that my husband, not being the garden aficionado that I have always been, would be shocked by the way the roses would arrive (especially given the amount I spent on them,) so I had him watch the video on the Heirloom roses site regarding how the roses would arrive prior to their arrival. Any concerns he had at the sparse plants that arrived were completely alleviated this morning. We put them in the ground in well-prepared soil after the sun went down last night. He was up early and inspecting his investment first thing. He was amazed. Even prior to the sun coming up, every rose was already sprouting lovely leaves. Having learned to garden at my mother's knee and landscaping four different homes in my life, I know that quality counts. The plants left Oregon Monday afternoon and arrived Thursday afternoon. They were carefully packaged, in one gallon containers, wrapped in plastic to maintain some humidity, 12"-14" tall and having at least four stalks on each one. I ordered Peace, Stainless Steel, Frau Karl Druschki, Cloud 9, Eternal Flame and Majestic. The customer service folks were very helpful in assisting me in selecting my plants and providing direction for planting. At this point I am incredibly impressed with every aspect of my experience with Heirloom Roses. Will update if this changes.
On Mar 28, 2019, olga5775 (4 reviews) from South Jordan, UT
I can't be more happy with roses from Heirloom roses. Also their customer service is top notch. I ordered from them twice and their roses are healthy and true to names. I received my rose in the morning today and wow I am impressed again.
On Oct 1, 2018, Rom70lia (1 reviews) from Miami, FL
In my recent order I bought a rose in 2015 from heirloomroses, Comte de Chambord. I recieved the wrong rose, wrong color and It bloomed once and never did again. This happened to me years ago on my first order from heirloomrises, but I decided to give the site another chance in 2015. In 2002, I bought two roses, I recieved the wrong roses, wrong color again and one of them never bloomed and died. I am very disappointed again in heirloomroses because this particular rose is difficult to come by. I emailed them a photo of the bloom of "Comte de Chambord" which is medium pink shade, and this particular I know has a distinctive color and fragrance. I received a pail pink rose that had no fragrance what so ever. The Comte de Chabord has a potent fragrance compared to the rose I recieved. I would know because I had a garden of 40 roses and my Comte de Chambord rose bloom for many years at my old house.
On Jul 27, 2018, MrDinglepopples (1 reviews) from Ann Arbor, MI
To me Heirloom is the Tiffanys of online rose nurseries. I have never had a bad experience with their roses and their searchable database of roses is invaluable in selecting the right rose for your particular ecosystem.
On Jun 18, 2018, robeezee (6 reviews) from Perrineville, NJ
I ordered two roses from Heirloom. I then received notification that the roses would be shipped on 6/11 nd would arrive on 6/18. That meant a 2 day stay at the UPS depot over the weekend. I phoned Heirloom to express my concern and was treated to a very rude and condescending customer representative (never did anything like this happen to me when Louise and Philip Clements were the owners). Today, the roses arrived, looking predictably bedraggled after being cooped up without light for 7 days. Their leaves are yellow. I have watered them thoroughly and placed them in a shady spot to gradually accustom them to the light. I don't think I'll be ordering from Heirloom again, not only due to their shipping policies, but because of the poor training that their customer representatives have received. I've got over 100 roses, many of them from Heirloom prior to the buyout - they're beautiful. To be talked to as if I'm an imbecile by an Heirloom customer rep was a new experience, for me, but I guarantee it will be the last time. The mail order gardening business has been getting more and more service oriented. I love doing business with the Watchdog 30 vendors.
On May 18, 2018, dprell (1 reviews) from Palm Springs, CA
Bayer beware! I ordered a one gallon Cecile Brunner rose form Heirloom Roses Inc. They charged me $41.00. When it arrived at my door, what I found was what only can be described as a "small twig in a one gallon container." I then went to Lowes Garden supply and purchased a five gallon Cecile Brunner three feet tall for half the price ($21.00). When I wrote this to Heirloom Roses, they never answered my email.
On May 15, 2018, Buggyme (2 reviews) from Phoenix, AZ
In the past I have ordered all my roses from this company. I had fabulous climbers and rose bushes that are still alive and are prolific bloomers. Two years ago I ordered Glowing Peace and Figi. I noticed they no longer carry Figi, which is good because my rose has only produced 2 or 3 roses after being in the ground for two years. I am disappointed and I am not writing this to get a refund or replacement. My Glowing Peace has produced about a half dozen yellow roses. Very nice looking but, 5 roses after two years. But, on a positive note, I did order 3 miniature roses which are doing well. Mary Kay; Cupcake and Old Country Charm. I am happy with these miniature roses; just disappointed in my other two rose bushes.
On Mar 29, 2018, Scooty (10 reviews) from Peterborough,
Posted on March 27, 2018, updated March 29, 2018 Posted on March 27, 2018, updated March 27, 2018 Posted on March 27, 2018, updated March 27, 2018 I ordered three 1 gallon Quatre Saisons roses, based on the information supplied via their website with pictures of the gallon size roses one is to expect. I received two roses with 2 thin stems and one rose with just one stem.Yes, there was new growth and the very thin stems are healthy but.....paying over $40,- a rose and a huge shipping charge for roses that are at best band-size is not reasonable. Chrystal, the company's representative, informed me that based on the picture I sent, the single stem looked healthy and some roses are not sent the same size as advertised. Only use this company if you really cannot find the specific rose elsewhere. Their advertising is misleading.
On March 27th, 2018, Scooty added the following: One correction: I did not pay shipping charges, the three roses cost $123,-
On March 27th, 2018, Scooty added the following: Stephanie, One cane is pathetic! You give the standard response. Too bad I cannot insert the picture for all gardeners to see what I'm talking about.
On March 29th, 2018, Scooty changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following: Mr. Hanna just called. He had seen the picture and read the correspondence and offered to replace the one stem rose as soon as one will be available in their greenhouse. As the roses will be planted as a threesome, this will give the bushes an even structure. Herewith I change my rating to positive, as the complaint has been solved to my satisfaction .
On Jan 19, 2018, guycomet (1 reviews) from Vancouver, WA
I first visited Heirloom Roses when my parents moved to Vancouver , Washington and I decided to dig them a large rose garden. Once there , I bought quite a few rose plants . About 15 to 20. They grew surprisingly well from very small plants. I then escorted my Dad here so he could get more. He likes disease free varieties and Heirloom was known for that. The elderly lady who helped both times could not have been nicer, even giving me useful insider info on little known varieties. I hesitate to buy their roses since I came down with cancer and live in Granada Hills , CA now. I prefer to get the plants in the tiny containers , not one gallon. Easier for me to deal with small things when planting in my wheelchair. Recommended company despite their prices.
On Jun 26, 2017, deforestliz (9 reviews) from Sandy, UT
Posted on June 3, 2014, updated June 26, 2017 I cannot speak to the overall service, I got my roses as a gift from my mother. She knew I wanted an Apothecary's Rose badly. They thought they were out when she visited, but looked in back and found two. They arrived while I was gone and my husband stuck them in the ground. They are thriving. Unlike some commenters I prefer buying small plants as I believe they adapt faster and better. I will likely buy more. For the person who loves scent, I have Rugosas I ordered from Spring Valley which have thrived as well, it takes a year or two, then they do become invasive, but mine are filling in a hedge so that is ok. Spring Valley is my first choice, but they don't have the same selection because they only grow extremely hearty plants for the far north.
On June 26th, 2017, deforestliz changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following: Since I wrote my last review I ordered more 4 inch roses and they not just survived, but thrived, but this spring my mother got me another rose and they only sell normal size roses in the gallon pots now, no more 4 inch. The rose was not as healthy as the smaller ones and died after frost and heat. Smaller roses do better with this. Also my soil is clay and rock. The smaller roses adapt and send out roots through the rocks, but the gallons are just accustomed to nice potting soil and it is nearly impossible to dig that deep through rocks. The hole with the potting soil causes a bath tub effect in clay and the water just sits, then the roots will rot. Own root roses have the huge advantage of coming back in harsh conditions like I have in the mountains of Utah. I had planned to put in a whole rose garden on the basis of their old product. If you do not have more ideal conditions like you would find in Oregon where they raise their roses, do not order and these more mature roses just cannot handle it. Since there is no refund I am up a creek and my mother's gift was nearly $80 as she bought the plant label and the $40 plant. There is no refund or credit for the now useless label unless I can find this variety elsewhere. Hopefully I will be able to find another nursery so I can put in a rose garden. They are also removing their gorgeous demonstration gardens so be warned not to bother visiting anymore. They were stunning. Spring valley is also closed down now so I will hunt for a new source of roses. The woman on the phone was very nice and they assure me that customers only want 1 gallon or larger. This is due to ignorance, not quality. For the serious gardener the smaller ones ship better and adapt faster. I really debated about a negative review, but went for it because the roses no longer do well in other climates and they need to warn, plus since they do not sell something that does well here a refund would be more appropriate. the rose was frozen, then bakes, but that is true every spring here and the others were fine.
On Jun 21, 2017, chancremechanic (13 reviews) from Wartrace, TN (Zone 7a)
Just received my two climbing roses from Heirloom Roses. The plants were well-packaged, healthy and ready for planting (already in the ground in fact). While the plants may be slightly pricey, I was satisfied that they met the standards that quality roses must have, and I felt it was a fair exchange. I will update in the future the progress of my roses.
On May 3, 2017, b_schr (12 reviews) from Wayne, NE (Zone 4b)
Have ordered several times from Heirloom. I have always been satisfied with their packing, shipping and quality. The prices are a bit intimidating, but I figure I get what I pay for. And until that changes for the worse, I will continue ordering, probably sparingly. I appreciate what I get always.
On Apr 24, 2017, Swaty_Gardner (3 reviews) from Swarthmore, PA
Perhaps one of your most expensive options when looking at roses. The roses I have bought have been very healthy, but nothing special. I would look elsewhere UNLESS they and only they had a rose I was looking for. I've ordered 5 roses from them, all are still living and, as far as I know, healthy. On the other-hand there are other rose sellers out there that are more economical and also sell rarer varieties.
On Jan 17, 2017, AZOrganicGarden (3 reviews) from Phoenix, AZ
Posted on March 16, 2016, updated January 17, 2017 I have ordered 3 bands from Heirloom Roses this season, a mini rose named "Hi", a ground cover rose called "Green Snake" and the Grandiflora "Lagerfeld". I was very impressed with the overall size and health of all three, and they were also packed extremely well. I have ordered bands from other places that weren't nearly as nice and big as these. So far all three are looking very perky and exhibiting signs of growth - I will definitely be ordering from Heirloom in the future!
On January 17th, 2017, AZOrganicGarden added the following: Update to previous post - am very pleased that all of the roses from Heirloom that I originally commented on are doing very well in their first year, having sailed through our "summer horribulus", which included a couple of 122F days! I was impressed enough to order several more rugosas in late summer - in retrospect not the brightest thing to do in my climate, although all but one did manage to make it. The one that didn't was cheerfully replaced by the kind folks at Heirloom. I have also just received a "Louise Odier" from Heirloom as a gift from a family member. She arrived looking like a very healthy dormant plant and is already starting to show signs of growth. I have a couple of more on order from them as well - "Earth Angel" and "Louise Clements" and can't wait for their arrival!
On Jul 20, 2016, landscapergal (1 reviews) from Silverton, OR
I have been buying roses from Heirloom for maybe 20 years. I know that own root plants will be small and then take off.. I have only ( that I can remember) had 1 problem... which Heirloom took care quickly and with no issues. I have lived in very inhospitable places too. HOWEVER..they used to have an outstanding collection of hard to find and actual heirloom roses..that is a thing of the past.Now mostly modern roses. I go else where for old fashioned roses now. It is too bad to loose such resource. I understand that High Country Roses has also changed hands. Another valuable resource.
On Jun 3, 2016, Pattyw5 (12 reviews) from La Salle, IL
I just received my one gallon Cloud 10 yesterday. While I have been somewhat unhappy with the health of the band size in the past. This gallon size was in excellent condition. I'm extremely happy with my purchase.
On Jun 3, 2016, johnnygalt (3 reviews) from Rockford, IL
Posted on November 9, 2012, updated June 3, 2016 Over the past 12 years or so, I have placed multiple orders to this company and have yet to be disappointed. In the past I have ordered a few climbing roses that were once blooming, which took a few years to take off--and finally did so with a storm of bloom and growth. This year I did a test that even I hesitated trying for a new rose bed beside my driveway. In late August of 2011, I ordered 9 roses--all winter hardy Buck roses. I finally got them in the ground on September 20--and 10 days later had a hard frost. All 9 roses survived and grew to 4 feet by late June and put off a grand display of healthy roses and growth throughout the year. You can't get any better than that from a rose delivered in something the size of a dixie cup!
On June 3rd, 2016, johnnygalt changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following: Unfortunately, after all the years of great roses from Heirloom, the good vibes and good roses have disappeared. Now under new ownership, the quality of roses mailed has plummeted, my last order of several roses barely survived the first growing season and now have tiny flowers on a single stem that look like they were never the actual rose ordered in the first place. I have noticed that most roses are not available in either the 4 inch pot or in the gallon size, which I would never consider ordering by mail anyway. I have signed up for notification when they become available for 2 years now and have yet to receive a single notice. In the past under the former owner, if something was not available when you placed an order, you would get it by the next season. That service is no longer available I did contact customer service by email to ask for greater availability of the 4 inch plants for mail order and received a curt reply that the customers who come to the store buy gallon sizes. During the past month, I have gone on online and began adding roses to my "cart". I received an email reminding me to complete the sale by clicking the link, which I did. There was nothing in the cart and all of the roses I had found were no longer available. It is very unfortunate that a business formerly run by people who were truly expert at rose care and cultivation as well as operating a mail order business for hard to find roses has deteriorated to such a degree that this 20 year customer will never again waste my time by placing another order.
On Jun 1, 2016, hswargo (4 reviews) from Coudersport, PA
I ordered many roses from this company five years ago, they have varieties that are extremely hard, if not impossible to find. They ship very carefully and the roses I received have taken over their areas, to where I have been able to split and make many other rose areas on the perimeter of my property. Their indiscriminate bushes have to be seen to be believed as far as vigor and blooming goes, and the rose hips I have gotten are huge and perfect. I highly recommend these roses.
On Mar 19, 2016, Pistil (3 reviews) from Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Top quality rose, perfect packing, reasonable price.
On Mar 16, 2016, Blutsauger (2 reviews) from Missouri City, TX (Zone 9a)
I ordered a Gallon of Elle Hybrid Tea Rose and a Gallon of Memorial Day on March 8 , 2016. According to the confirmation receipt , shipping will be on March 10 , 2016 and will take about 3 to 5 business days to arrive. It's already March 16 , 2016 and still no plants delivered. I already e - mailed them but no response. I am getting a bit worried about the negative reviews here and other sites due to Heirloom Roses' poor tracking of their plant delivery as well as poor communication of their customer service. Still hoping for a positive resolution to this issue.
On Jan 30, 2016, jdlcav (4 reviews) from Huntsville, AL
I ordered gallon-sized roses from this company a couple of months ago. The company's shipping was prompt and the packaging was very good. The roses are nice-looking own-root roses. The roses are doing just fine so far. I called customer service to ask a question and got an immediate response. I intend to do business with this company again and recommend them without qualification.
On Dec 8, 2015, truh (2 reviews) from North Kingstown, RI (Zone 6b)
There was a problem with the rose that I ordered that was apparently when it arrived. I emailed them and never received a response. I will not be doing business with them again.
On Sep 14, 2015, OldPumpkin (7 reviews) from North Smithfield, RI
Posted on September 10, 2015, updated September 14, 2015 Heritage roses has excellent plants which are packaged good ! However their communication is poor . Spent for the last few days e-mailing and attempting to reach the company by phone . No luck ! this concerns orders 100127285 and 100127297 . The second number is the correct one with delivery in may 2016 . Thank you !
On September 14th, 2015, OldPumpkin changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following: A company rep called today and we solved the problem !!! Thank you Heritage roses .
On Aug 8, 2015, CKW (1 reviews) from Leola, PA
My roses, Great Maidens Blush and Mme Alfred Carrie were received in excellent shape. I had to call to establish which one was which, but only because the tags had slipped below the soil level and I couldn't find them at first. The woman in customer service was very nice and helped me decide which of the two positions I was considering would be best for which rose. I planted both roses last week, following the instructions carefully and then left for the shore. When I returned a week later Great Maiden's Blush had new growth and buds. Mme also seems to be in excellent shape but not yet pushing new growth. I am thrilled to have these new roses in the ground in August and am looking forward to lots of flowers next spring.
On Jul 10, 2015, JoeLukowski (1 reviews) from Ball Ground, GA
Posted on July 10, 2015, updated July 10, 2015 I am finding it frustrating dealing with the email correspondence with this company. This had lead to the decision notto shop with them again.The basic problem is 2 of the six roses I ordered and planted ( to what I believed to be proper planting instructions) are not growing. I was informed that mixing Miracle Grow Garden soil with the top soil was not recommended ( I did this) as it may have contributed to burning the roots of these two roses. Yet the other four are doing well (same soil mix). I was told that they would not do anything to help rectify the situation because I used that brand of graden soil. There is no mention on their website or their emails warning us that the soild is not to be used. As a matter of fact I did find on the website that they do recommend using Miracle Grow within the first year of planting. I see these people more interested in their bottom line than customer relations.
On July 10th, 2015, JoeLukowski added the following: --- after trolling the internet I found out the reason why Heirloom Roses does not recommend the use of Miracle Grow -- at it wasnt on their site ! Happens that the nitrogen level can be too high for certain roses to handle and it ought not to be used for that reason. It appears anything else is safer including 1/4 cup of epson salts to 1 gallon of water for fertilzer.
On Jul 6, 2015, beckettsmama (1 reviews) from New York City, NY
Posted on June 22, 2015, updated July 6, 2015 I have purchased from this company in the past and have never had a problem with their roses or service. However, since it was acquired by new owners, it has never been the same. The roses are not as robust as before. And the picture of the sample rose they show is nothing like what is received (at least what I received). What I purchased and received on May 26 died in a matter of weeks. I e-mailed on June 10th and received an automatic reply. Almost a week later, on June 16th, I e-mailed again and again I received an automatic reply. Today I called and was placed on hold for 10 minutes without every speaking to anyone, but was subjected to bad music. So I hung up and promptly called my credit card company and complained. The cost is a blip on what I spend on roses, but quite frankly, this is horrible customer service and shouldn't even matter. But I should have realized this when they made a big deal that they offered free shipping and no tax. But that's after hiking the cost of their band roses by $8.00. So that claim is extremely disingenuous. So buyer beware. I definitely won't be purchasing from them ever again.
On July 6th, 2015, beckettsmama added the following: So I was given a replacement certificate for the rose that, of course, is not in stock. But the problem continues. I had another rose which I had ordered just after the one I've written about, not knowing the problem I would have. So I also contacted Heirloom about that one. Surprisingly, I received a reply from Linda, their Rose Order Specialist, that suggested we "trouble shoot" the problem. (But I suspect it is because I posted on this site and called my credit card company. In any event, that rose also died.) In "trouble shooting" the problem, Linda asked that I, "Please send a photo along with a description of how it was planted: potting soil/amendments etc.," which I did, as though I had no idea how to plant roses. And received this reply: "In order for the warranty to be applied, the roses need to be planted according to our instructions. Putting two roses in one pot is inadvisable." Really? Since when? There is no mention of this in their container roses info. There also was no mention of the "potting sol/amendments, etc." that I used. Certainly, "inadvisable" does not mean you can't. Mind you, the other rose I planted (which is growing) with the one that died is one I also purchased from Heirloom. So I'd like Linda to explain to me how one is thriving, while the other is not, if it is "inadvisable" to put two roses in the same pot. Or that two of their Memorial Day roses are growing in the same container; and have been for three years now. So please, Linda, explain that reasoning to me. Needless to say, I long for the days of the previous owners who not only were responsive, but also did their best to keep their customers.
On Jun 19, 2015, BlackEarthSquid (2 reviews) from Black Earth, WI
Posted on June 5, 2015, updated June 19, 2015 Purchased an older cultivar (appropriate to my A USA Zone) July 2014. Although correctly planted in a good location, the plant died. When I contacted the vendor, I received a very short, terse email stating that the plant was outside warranty. It was 10 months from date of purchase when I reported this. The ONLY reason for refusing to replace the plant- which was on the puny side- was that Heirloom Roses policy of guaranteeing plants for a year was only instituted in Sept 2014. If you purchased after that date, they'll guarantee the plants for a year. If you purchased before that date - even if the plant was purchased 10 months ago (less than a year) they wouldn't help you. This is ridiculous. Very poor customer support. I have purchased 3 other roses from Heirloom Roses, all of which are thriving. They could have retained lifelong goodwill of a customer by agreeing to replace a plant within a year of purchase. I would not recommend buying from a company with a track record of poor customer service. Roses ate too expensive and there are a LOT of other vendors out there. Stay away!
On June 19th, 2015, BlackEarthSquid changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following: I received a nice email from Heirloom Roses saying the previous email had been a misunderstanding, and they offered to replace the plant after all. It was very polite and the customer service team was helpful. If this plant is as vigorous as the other three I have bought from them my experience will be very positive indeed. Thanks Linda at Heirloom for helping me, and we very much appreciate the concern.
On Jun 11, 2015, Marigold33 (3 reviews) from WHITESTONE, NY
Iv'e bought from Heirloom before, it took more time establish due to the smaller size, but most of the plants flourished. Now with the option of having gallon size own roots, and having just purchased one, I'm impressed. It's worth the price to have such a nice size and healthy own root rose. I will be ordering more often, I love the new size options! Thank you Heirloom for on time delivery, good customer service and sending a healthy plant! I must mention, the plant I received is called The Magician. It's spectacular and a show stopper! I planted two of them in my mother's garden years ago, now I finally have one in my garden!
On May 31, 2015, basaladino (2 reviews) from Spring Valley, IL
I looked at this site for several weeks and decided to order from them. My son is recouperating from stage 4 lymfoma, and is just feeling better...I told him for his birthday I ordered some roses...he was all excited..then when they arrived he sent me a pic of the 2 st shithum roses..I was so disapointed..they were so small with very thin stems..I did not expect that as I paid $61.00..which are now $38.50 for one..I could have gotten a much healthier and better rose at Walmart, Home Depot or menards...I just wanted a special rose bushes for my son..very disappointed..we have pics on facebook which will show how small they are and one is yellow...too bad.
On May 31, 2015, bluebuster77 (26 reviews) from Belmont, CA
Posted on May 7, 2015, updated May 31, 2015 Posted on April 20, 2015, updated May 7, 2015 Posted on January 24, 2015, updated April 20, 2015 Posted on January 22, 2015, updated January 24, 2015 Posted on January 29, 2014, updated January 22, 2015 Posted on January 26, 2014, updated January 29, 2014 Posted on March 30, 2012, updated January 26, 2014 Posted on January 25, 2012, updated March 29, 2012 I received the roses from Heirloom earlier than any other growers. Plants seems small but I realized that very halthy and mutiple points that are ready to grows. Already leaves out and within few weeks grow over 6-8" in my 2 gallons pots. Their plants are like a miniature bush, one of top growers send me a stick like plant with one or two leaves :( I order Tequila Sunrise and Tropical Sunset-I like unusual rare color, very exciting to see them bloom. I definitely consider to order from Heirloom rose again. Thanks
On March 29th, 2012, bluebuster77 added the following: If I was the person to decide this ranking, Heirloom is the one of the Top 5 list. After my 1st order was really made me satisfied (also it's my first own root roses and first rose to received earlier than others), I decide to order again from Heirloom. This time I ordered two David Austin roses, healthy, clean, non complicated professional packaging (Thank you) and of course fast delivery. Thanks again. I'm sure roses are grow quick as first order, my first roses are ready to bloom in next a week or two. Awesome place to buy healthy roses. Like I said in first comment, plants seem small but there is multiple joints and ready to form bushy growth. I set Heirloom as my future resource to buy own root roses.
On January 26th, 2014, bluebuster77 changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following: Unlike latest two negative comments, I've some disappointment with heirloom. I'm huge fan of heirloom over 3 years, even I went to nursery when I visited to Portland. Lately shipping cost is rising and plants are smaller and smaller, some roses are just like little stick. Slowly growing, I was so carful and put more effort not to loose my money..even better I propagate myself some variety from neighbors and friends. I was think twice to order from again. I don't complain if charge high shipping with bigger plants like Roses Unlimited or lower shipping with medium size plants like Rogue Valley
On January 29th, 2014, bluebuster77 added the following: Hi Ben Thanks for reading my feedback. I'm also standing as forever customer for Heirloom. If I think of buying new roses, I always browse your site. My latest experience was really bad. I understand the plants are small but smaller is very unusual. I'm not asking 2' tall plants with lush and blooms. At least some branches with 7"- 9" will be acceptable. I don't complain about roots, however, I put extra effort to rescue the tiny 4" stick to leaves out. I felt like I'm partialy grow this roses to thrive and reach acceptable condition. The plants I purchased during my visit were excellent condition ever. Meaning trust is involve in this case. I didn't leave this feedback if the plants are equally same on both purchases. But I think I will try again!
On January 22nd, 2015, bluebuster77 added the following: I am excited about recent feedbacks and ordered few roses for 2015. Like old Heirloom, still thumbs up for email communication as I needs for replacement and some Q/A, shipping speed was fast but no reminder for your package was shipped or tracking information. Plant sizes are still the same as Heirloom's way, short and small but I rely on their GUARANTEE. Wide selection as always Heirloom style but not all roses are actually available, regardless notification on the variety when this rose will be available. Something is not right until I received package with missing rose, which indicates as available the time I placed order. I think still mix feeling about good and bad, and I prefers to keep my feedback as neutral
On January 24th, 2015, bluebuster77 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following: Problem Solved
On April 20th, 2015, bluebuster77 changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following: I never had problem roses died with old heirloom roses in past. But lately I counted about 5 roses died from last few orders. It happened 2-3 months after received them, even under good growing condition. I was doubt how this happen, I grow roses from other suppliers at the same time but rest of the roses grows well and blooms. It is something wrong. When I was contacted about dead roses, they prefers to issue store credit right away than discuss to replace the same variety. After this year I will never going to do business with new Heirloom roses.
On May 7th, 2015, bluebuster77 added the following: As of today I don't receive one of my rose is suppose to deliver on April. I sent two email but no response. They excited to announced that new owner changed, but I think getting worst than previous Heirloom. They forced to sent me store credit for first dead rose instead of replacement, and no response for another dead rose and one rose I ordered was not deliver. How can I say that this company is professional? Whatever promising or guarantee on their website is false statement. Gardeners beware.
On May 31st, 2015, bluebuster77 added the following: Wow you cannot believe what happen to me even I currently having issue with some dead roses. I made brand new order with just one hybrid tea rose which is really want to add as my hybrid tea collection, I received heathy bushy about foot long plant...nice. Noooo! I realized this band plant has 7-9 leaflets with thin green growing stems and foliage, if you're experienced gardener or rosarian you know what it is. I double checked with few rosaians to make sure it's something wrong, they agree. It's kind of mutiflora root stock plant or wilder variety, also similar to sucker. I fully shocked at this point. But wait more shocking part is this rose has correct label tag of variety I ordered was attached. I'm speechless. I needs to find out more previous roses not yet bloom purchased from Heirloom. Owner response back to me but this is big red flag warning and total lost of trust
On May 27, 2015, stormcloud (21 reviews) from Yonkers, NY
Posted on May 15, 2015, updated May 27, 2015 Last October I ordered and received a rose bush from Heirloom. It was very puny and I was worried about overwintering it. I carefully planted and winter protected it to no avail. Now it has not survived. I wrote an e mail to the company and did not get a response. Quite upset about this because it was a special rosebush that I finally located at Heirloom.
On May 27th, 2015, stormcloud changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following: AMAZING...I saw the guarantee Heirloom offers on an email from the company so i decided to call about my dead rose ! Wel,, was I in for a shock...they did not have the same rose bush available but kindly offered me a credit or substitute. She was so very helpful and pleasant and the rose is already on the way ! WOW I highly recommend this company under its new ownership..
On May 18, 2015, woof12 (17 reviews) from Philadelphia, PA
I understand this company has a new owner. So what's the problem with them mailing out a catalog?
On May 18, 2015, DonnaMack (66 reviews) from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a)
Posted on August 1, 2012, updated May 18, 2015 Posted on July 28, 2012, updated August 1, 2012 Posted on July 23, 2012, updated July 28, 2012 This was my first experience ordering from this company. I will confess that it was because I could not find The ingenious Mr. Fairchild elsewhere, and it was enthusiastically recommended by Peter Schneider, author of Right Rose, Right Place and the Combined Rose List. I also had long coveted Jacqueline du Pre, so I ordered that too. I have always ordered much larger roses. Jacqueline I was pleasantly surprised by the small jewels I received. They have healthy leaves and no disease. They are already growing from being cut back. And they arrived on a 94 degree day! Yes, they are small but they look raring to go. I am very pleased and will be back.
On July 28th, 2012, DonnaMack changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following: Well, spoke too soon. I was sent, not Jacqueline DuPre, but Jude the Obscure. Naturally, I noticed this when I was watering them and looked closely at the tags. Since this is Saturday, they are not available. I have sent them an email and will let you know the results.
On August 1st, 2012, DonnaMack changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following: I received my Jacquelyn Dupre today. After sending an email, which was cheerfully responded to, I was sent a lovely little rose, am very satisfied, and will be ordering again. The three roses are excellent, and I should add that it is almost 100 degrees today, and the rose is perfect.
On May 18th, 2015, DonnaMack changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following: It is now three years since I received my Heirloom Roses. I am changing my rating to neutral because roses I purchased from other companies as much as two years later have greatly outperformed the roses I received from Heirloom. I have over 30 roses, including other Austins, and know how to care for them, and the Jude The Obscure I was given by mistake has produced a total of three flowers since 2012. The Ingenious Mr. Fairchild has produced about 5. Austins I received from Roses Unlimited a year later are literally three times as big and have exploded with flowers. Pickering Roses are four times as big, but I am bearing in mind that they are grafted, and always beat the other roses in bloom and longevity. Unless I want a rose that only Heirloom has, I will not be ordering in the future. I only came to Heirloom because they had a rose I really wanted, and because they had a sale. I find it frustrating that three years after acquisition their roses are performing less well than first year plants from other companies with comparable, if not lower, prices.
On May 15, 2015, sequinqueen (2 reviews) from Mountainburg, AR
I ordered two roses in January, scheduled to be shipped the second week of April. On May 10, the roses had still not been shipped and my order status was still pending. Unknowing that I had already ordered a particular rose, my family presented me with one that I had already ordered for Mother's Day. Since my order from heirloom's had not yet shipped, I emailed them to ask for a substitute rose, as I had no need for two of the same kind. I made sure that the rose I was asking for was in stock. I also noted that I was happy to pay any restocking or substitution fees. I received no response from Heirloom, but 5 hours later, I coincidentally received a shipment notice that my order had been shipped. A bit too coincidental for me, considering that my order was a month late late in shipping. Of course, the substitution was not made. My neutral rating is not so much that they did not make the substitution, but more that they couldn't be bothered to reply to let me know that they would not entertain my request. The only correspondence I received from them was my shipment notice. Of the two roses ordered, the one I really wanted and was looking forward to is quite puny, just a stick with some healthy leaves at the top and small yellowing leaves at the bottom. Of course, the duplicate rose that I now don't need is thriving and even has buds. I run a mail order business and understand seasonal rushes. And of course, it is not their fault that I was gifted a rose I had already ordered from them. However, I feel that it is common courtesy, especially considering that the order was to have been shipped a month earlier, to respond to an email request, whether the answer is to the customer's liking or not.
On May 12, 2015, southerncottage (12 reviews) from Watkinsville, GA
I have ordered a couple of roses from Heirloom Roses, and the plants are always healthy. My husband did order me one around Christmas, and it died, Heirloom was quick to issue a gift certificate to replace it when it gets back in stock. I like that you can order 1 rose at any time without inflated shipping cost. This is still more economical than buying local, and you get a much healthier plant. This could a drawback for me at times because I could order 4 roses from somewhere else with shipping for about $80. They also discontinued several varieties that I had on my wish list which made me sad. They have a nice website with beautiful pictures that is easy to navigate which is helpful. Anytime though that I want beautiful healthy roses, I know Ican count on Heirloom Roses.
On Mar 14, 2015, Debra8 (1 reviews) from Beaufort, SC
I placed an order online for a rose. Due to a website glitch I could not place an order on my iPad so I used the PC to do so. Soon after there was a sale on ramblers and climbers, the website promptly crashed. I called to place my order. The woman I spoke with told me the website was working fine, they just hadn't removed the message about the crash. She attempted to place the order and realized the website had crashed. While I was on the phone with her I received an email the order was placed. She was very surprised she had been successful. The second rose I ordered (by phone) arrived. I went to the website, signed in to check my order and the only order that showed was from 2012. I called and spoke to Linda in customer service. I explained my problem, she kept interrupting and saying if I placed an order by phone it wouldn't be on my account. Even if this was true the online order should show up and it doesn't. I asked why they didn't ship them together and Linda said they were too small and didn't have enough people to do that. I order from many small nurseries and can add to my order until shipping time. They have some serious website issues. I would appreciate customer service understanding my problem instead of insisting there isn't one.
On Oct 4, 2014, lunaazul (4 reviews) from Richmond, CA
This is the way all companies should be. I called asking about a rose that was out of stock and spoke to Linda, an order specialist. She was helpful and professional and told me that she would check with the growers about availability. Within a couple of hours she responded via email, and although the rose I was interested in was unavailable, she offered a good substitute. I placed an order based on the recommendation and received a confirmation when the order was shipped. Both roses arrived at the time expected, were packed well and were healthy. This was good old fashioned gold standard customer service and I won't hesitate to return to Heirloom Roses.
On Aug 8, 2014, OldChurchEggery (9 reviews) from Mechanicsville, VA
Posted on November 30, 2012, updated August 8, 2014 Posted on September 5, 2012, updated November 30, 2012 I ordered two roses back in February of this year (2012). They shipped in May and arrived hale and hearty. In reading the reviews here and on their company website, I knew what to expect so I was not disappointed when smaller plants arrived. You wouldn't know it now to see them, though- they have grown by leaps and bounds! I got 1 Apothecary rose and 1 Rosa Mundi. We initially had a dry, hot spring, so I was a little worried about them. Then the heat broke and we've had good rainfall. Without any watering other than initially soaking them, my Apothecary rose has grown 4 sizable side branches and the Rosa Mundi has grown 2. I dug the hole very deep and put rotted cow manure in the bottom, spread a 3-foot diameter ring about 3" deep of mulch around the base of each plant, and then made a cage from cattle fencing and contractor stakes to make sure no rabbits or deer nibbled them. They really have settled in great and I can't wait to see how much they grow next season. Who knows? Maybe I'll have some early blooms! I'm in zone 7 and they are in full sun in my front yard.
On November 30th, 2012, OldChurchEggery added the following: Earlier this fall I ordered two miniature roses and one climbing rose, Devoniensis. The two miniature roses were a gift for my brother's wife and the Devoniensis is to ramble along the picket fence we built this year. Since fall is more of a rest period for plants, the climber hasn't grown any but is settled into its spot for next spring. The miniature roses I potted up and gave to my sister-in-law who was thrilled. They have an extremely steep front yard and she doesn't want to landscape until they can do some berms or some other serious earthwork, so she thought having two little roses she could easily move around would be perfect. I also ordered some of the metal plant tags you twist onto a branch and have been happy with those as well. Now I can tell what's in my garden after my toddler makes off with the tags I stuck in the ground!
On August 8th, 2014, OldChurchEggery added the following: I am so happy with the way my roses have flourished and in one case rebounded from apparent death. The original two roses I purchased, Rosa Mundi and Apothecary Rose, bloomed in spades this year! I've not been the best pruner so they look leggy, but I wanted to get the rose hips to mature. It's okay with me because my garden is more cottage style than formal. The Climbing Devoniensis is now a beautiful addition to my picket fence and rewarded me with some amazingly fragrant flowers this May. I can't express just how glad I am to have bought own-root roses because the Devoniensis totally DIED down to the ground for reasons unknown just a few weeks after I planted it. I highly suspect my husband accidentally spilled gasoline or something while doing lawn chores. I left the blackened remains in place thinking "Maybe there's life in the roots" and sure enough, there was! In spring of last year it made a comeback with three new shoots. One was nipped off by a rabbit but the other two are now probably 6 or 7 feet long and had just the prettiest flowers on them. I ordered three other roses from Heirloom last fall- Evelyn, Glamis Castle, and Ginger Syllabub, the last of which is a climber for my new trellis. All three had a few flowers on them this spring so I got to enjoy a little early taste of what's to come. I purchased an "Oh My!" for my aunt, which was shipped in May or so. She has it in a large pot until the soil settles around their house and told me it has about tripled in size and even had flowers on it.
On Aug 6, 2014, MaryMaryQCon (1 reviews) from Anacortes, WA
After seeing some of the previous comments for Heirloom, I was hesitant to order. Then I saw that ALL mail order nurseries seem to have at least a few such comments so I took the plunge. In July, ordered 8 roses I've been craving but haven't found locally. Arrived pretty timely & excellently packed. Plants were small, yes, but not twigs. All were healthy & happy. Root systems were tight & definitely ready to come out of their little pots.. Re-potted into 4 gal. pots to grow out, put 4 in my greenhouse (live in Puget Sound area, cool summers) & set out 4 into my rose garden to try outdoor care. Three weeks later, all 8 show new growth & half have buds already. Three cheers for Heirloom!