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Bluestone Perennials

Bluestone Perennials has 1149 products listed in PlantScout.

Green Star: Good Bluestone Perennials is a Watchdog 30 company. Green Star: Good

Mailing Address:
7211 Middle Ridge Rd.
Madison, Ohio 44057-3096 (United States)

Phone: (800) 852-5243
Fax: (440) 428-7198

Catalog Order Page: Hyperlink
Paper Catalog Cost: Free

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  Company Comment, posted on August 10, 2011:  
We take pride in offering the very best perennial plants. We have 41 years of experience in growing and shipping our plants, and all are backed with our unsurpassed 100% guarantee. Our plants are grown in 3 1/2" square X 4" deep Coco Potsóan ingenious pot made of coconut husk fibers (coir) that are superior to plastic pots in every way. They are biodegradable and can be planted directly in the ground.

Our plants grown in Coco Pots are better because:
~ The pots let plant roots breathe, resulting in a larger and healthier root systems.
~ The robust roots grow healthy, vigorous plants.
~ Larger first-year growth. The 100% natural pots are planted right into the ground, so transplant shock is virtually eliminated.

Check out this video that shows why our new coir pots help us deliver a superior plant:

Bluestone Perennials is a family run company thatís committed to our customers and the environment. Our wonderful staff, outstanding plants and our 100% guarantee ensure your happiness.

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Negative lynnki
State College, PA
(1 review)
April 21, 2018
I placed my first order with Bluestone Perrenial 2 months ago, and I just received it in the mail. The primary reason I placed an order was that I was interested in Veronica Tidal Pool. I paid $15.95 plus shipping for this plant - which is not cheap compared to what local nurseries charge for a new plant - and what I received is ridiculous for the price! I have a few trailing springs, and not a full pot. Iím trying to understand why a plant that is supposed to be a super fast spreading plant with a height of 2-3 inches and flowers blooming in late April to May would be just a few trailing springs without flowers on it and would not cover the entire small pot. I am very disappointed, and I would not recommend this company!
Company representative comment on April 21, 2018:
On Apr 21, 2018 2:39 PM, Bluestone Perennials responded with:

I am so sorry that we disappointed you. I understand you have already been in contact with our office manager and a full refund has been issued, as you requested.

Positive HatsOff
Maplewood, NJ
(1 review)
April 20, 2018
I ordered a pre-planned shade garden from Bluestone, never having ordered plants online before. I'd been planning this shade garden and most of the plants I wanted to put in were in the pack, plus a few I hadn't considered but was willing to try, and the price was excellent.

Plants came and were absolutely gorgeous, extremely healthy. They were accompanied with a planting guide that really helped settle my nerves (I am a novice gardener - not totally inexperienced but not an old hand either). The guide was written in very clear, easy-to-understand terms.

I planted them about a week and a half ago and they have settled in beautifully. I would definitely order from Bluestone again.

Positive Cheryl8
Monroe Township, NJ (Zone 7a)
(15 reviews)
April 17, 2018
Posted on April 19, 2017, updated April 17, 2018
I received my order full of beautiful, healthy plants. Have been ordering from Bluestone for many years.
On April 17th, 2018, Cheryl8 added the following:

Received my order from Bluestone, Itea Little Henry, Thuga Pancake and 2 Thuga 'Anna's Magic Ball. All are beautiful healthy plants. Happy customer once again!
Positive Theperegrine
Irving, TX
(3 reviews)
April 16, 2018
I was delighted to receive my order of 3 mums, a hydrangea and a dianthus. A couple of the plants already bore flower buds. The packaging system was quite ingenious. The tallest mum still suffered some damage during shipping, but itíll survive. A lot of self-control will be required to keep from immediately ordering more plants with the enclosed coupon.
Positive Patt52
Rydal, GA (Zone 7b)
(10 reviews)
April 14, 2018
Posted on April 7, 2013, updated April 14, 2018
Posted on June 21, 2012, updated April 7, 2013
Posted on May 2, 2012, updated June 21, 2012
Posted on April 4, 2009, updated May 2, 2012
Received my first order from BSP and was very happy with
the plants and the way they were packaged. I will be ordering
again soon!
On June 7th, 2009, Patt52 added the following:

Just received another order from BSP. This time ordered by phone and the lady in Customer Service was very polite and helpful. My order came very fast and the plants were still moist and fresh. Thanks Bluestone for providing us with great plants and service! Looking forward to ordering again soon.

On June 7th, 2009, Patt52 added the following:

Just received another order from BSP. This time ordered by phone and the lady in Customer Service was very polite and helpful. My order came very fast and the plants were still moist and fresh. Thanks Bluestone for providing us with great plants and service! Looking forward to ordering again soon.

On May 2nd, 2012, Patt52 added the following:

Ordered 3 plants and received them a few days ago! They are smaller than what I get from other companies but seem to still do very well. When I opened the box a lot of dirt had fallen out of 1 of them, but I think it will be fine. I planted all 3 yesterday and can\'t wait to see them in full bloom! Thanks Bluestone!!
On June 21st, 2012, Patt52 added the following:

Ordered 3 more plants from BSP Spring Sale. Received in good condition except for the Blue Paradise Phlox, which was too tall for the box and broke upon taking it out. Got in touch with them and they quickly send a replacement! Thanks so much, it\'s nice to know when you order plants through the mail that you can rest assure that this company has great service!!!
On April 7th, 2013, Patt52 added the following:

Just received my first order of this year from BSP and everything was great, from the service to the plants. Even got a free plant because I ordered the max amount required. Thanks again Bluestone!!!
On April 14th, 2018, Patt52 added the following:

Just received my order of Proven winner plants 2 days ago, and couldn't be more pleased! Most are already in the ground and happy. When I can't find a certain plant I want I will usually always turn to Bluestone perennials if they have it. They stand behind their products they sell and will always make it right if it doesn't meet your expectations. Thanks BSP from the ordering process to receiving my plants at my front door, all 7 shrubs are beautiful! Wish I could give you more than a positive rating.
Company representative comment on April 14, 2018:
On Apr 14, 2018 12:35 PM, Bluestone Perennials responded with:

Thank you for the glowing review, Patt52, and your long patronage! Happy gardening!

Positive Kjani
Gig Harbor, WA
(6 reviews)
April 8, 2018
I ordered 12 lychnis atrosanguinea Rose campion and they are beautiful and big! Fantastic shape and package extremely well Iím going to order some more perennials as I have no fear about ordering from bluestone perennials! BEAUTIFUL!
Positive thallasa
Myrtle Beach, SC
(3 reviews)
April 3, 2018
My order of Perennials from Bluestone arrived a few days ago and theyíve done it again! Made me a happy and thrilled customer with all the plants arriving in South Carolina ( from Ohio) well packed to prevent plant damage (absolutely love their packing container system!), green, healthy and non-limp branching, easily labeled as to what specific perennial they are.
Yes, their prices are a bit high, BUT you get what you pay for! I begin my perennial purchases for the spring in the preceding fall to take advantage of their on-line plant sales and coupons. They also send an e-mail when the plants are shipped so we can keep a lookout for the plants when they arrive, Thank you Bluestone! Iíve ordered from you the last 4-5 years and you and your friendly, helpful customer service and plants have not disappointed me!
Positive TexasTammy
Pearland, TX
(2 reviews)
November 4, 2017
I ordered plants from Bluestone Perennials for the first time, and I couldnít be more pleased! I was looking for unusual dianthus, and they had many to choose from. I had a question about shipping, so I e-mailed the nursery, and they responded almost immediately. The printed materials on Bluestoneís website contain useful information and are very clearly written. The plants are shipped in biodegradable coconut coir ďcocopotsĒ and arrived in perfect condition, just 3 days after I placed my order! Iím extremely happy with Bluestone Perennials and will definitely be ordering from them again. Itís an exceptional nursery.
Neutral JoeyInOregon
Eugene, OR
(9 reviews)
September 28, 2017
I placed a recent order for 17 assorted plants, and was disappointed with some of them, although, overall they were in fair shape. None of them looked as healthy or robust as they should have, and had ragged, torn leaves. Three of them (phlox 'David') arrived with nearly the entire top of the plant broken off and dead, with only a tiny stem remaining. This will be my final order with this nursery.
Company representative comment on October 5, 2017:
On Oct 5, 2017 12:09 PM, Bluestone Perennials responded with:

Hello, JoeyInOregon: I apologize for your order arriving in such poor condition. We would like to reship your entire order either now or in the spring at no cost to you depending on your wishes. I hope you will be in touch so that we can arrange that. Of course, if you prefer a refund, we can do that, but we would like to win back your trust and get you the plants you had hoped for. I hope you have planted the ones you received regardless, as perennials will often recover from the roots, but you deserve better plants for your money and we would like to make good on our guarantee with you. 800-852-5243

Positive Mia_Lousie
Evanston, IL
(6 reviews)
September 21, 2017
This company gets it!

Good products, complete website, polite and reasonable customer service folks. Have ordered several times and will order again.
Positive DonnaMack
Elgin, IL (Zone 5a)
(60 reviews)
September 17, 2017
Posted on April 29, 2016, updated September 17, 2017
Posted on October 2, 2015, updated April 29, 2016
Posted on May 30, 2015, updated October 2, 2015
Posted on April 29, 2015, updated May 30, 2015
Posted on April 27, 2014, updated April 29, 2015
Posted on April 27, 2013, updated April 27, 2014
Posted on June 2, 2012, updated April 27, 2013
Posted on May 7, 2003, updated June 2, 2012
First, I must thank all of the people who took the time to recommend this great company. Because of the detailed feedback, I confidently ordered, and today received my first order from Bluestone. I purchased 33 plants and the quality is excellent. They are smaller that the plants one would purchase at a nursery, but I would say that they are the same size as the far more expensive White Flower Farm plants. I usually grow my own plants from seed, only buying what I cannot grow, so I am accustomed to robust plants, and these are. And some of the varieties I purchased, such as Heuchera Firefly and Heucherella Bridgett\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Bloom, are usually quite expensive. And the prices! Taking advantage of some specials and 3 for 1 offfers, I paid $98.75 for 33 plants - including shipping - less than $3.00 a plant! Receiving an e-mail and a UPS tracking number was an unexpected plus. Another bonus - did anyone notice that the plants are hardened off when you receive them? They note that they can be exposed to temperatures as low as 26 degrees. What a great company! They are my first stop from now on.
On August 1st, 2003, DonnaMack added the following:

After I printed the above I ordered additional plants from Bluestone, and continue to be impressed. Of the total of 49 plants I put in, 49 took! I put in arabis, a spring blooming plant, and it bloomed in summer, and has spread considerably. The verbena Homestead Purple, Heucherella, Tiarella, and most of the others actually bloomed. Some look like mature plants, blooming with no restraint. I installed all of them in May and June!

I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m working on my fall order. These guys are incredible.
On May 14th, 2007, DonnaMack added the following:

I have ordered annually each year since my above review, and have been pleased with my orders, but my most recent experience with the company was the best thus far. I was having trouble entering coupon codes, so I called and spoke with a wonderful representative who explained to me the numbers on the codes and then offered to take my order over the telephone. This was very much to my advantage, because she (I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m so sorry I did not get her name) repeatedly brought specials to my attention of which I was unaware. The result was that I received 12 free plants. My order came yesterday and every plant was healthy and viable. I also received a HUGE primula Japonica (much larger than my favorite local nursery) as a replacement for a plant that was mistakenly labeled as such last year. Better yet, I was given a delivery confirmation from Fed Ex, and my plants were delivered as promised on the afternoon of May 12, the day before Motherís Day (what a tough day to keep a delivery commitment!). And our last frost date in zone 5a is May 15. Perfect.

I cannot imagine how this entire transaction could have been better.

On June 2nd, 2012, DonnaMack added the following:

I had hesitated to purchase from Bluestone this season, given the comments and the higher prices. But they sent me an email about discounted items, and I could not resist trying them again, so I ordered a few plants.

I must say that I was very pleased with the quality of the plants. I found that the roots were somewhat embedded in the coir so I could not remove it, but the fact that they had grown into and in some places through the coir is a good sign.

I also had a free shipping code from three years ago - and they honored it!

I will be back.
On April 27th, 2013, DonnaMack added the following:

I must say that I am very happy with Bluestone this year. I ordered all half price plants in January: 3 Campanula Bellringers, 2 Penstemon digitalis \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Husker Red\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\', a panicum and 2 Fothergilla Mt. Airy shrubs. The plants are just excellent. The qualuty is very high. They are of nice size. I remove the coir immediately because I have trouble cutting it away - and the soil was dry. But the plants are perfect!
On April 27th, 2014, DonnaMack added the following:

I took advantage of Bluestone sales from December on to order quite a few plants. I didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t realize how many until they came a few days ago. I must admit that I consistently cut the plants out of the coir pots. But I actually gasped when my order came. The plants are much bigger than they were a few years ago, and the quality is better than my expensive garden center, which I visited after I received them, in order to buy compost and mulch. I no longer need to hold them for transplanting - they are eye catching.

But what I really love was the ability to pay for each order and have it \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"held\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\". So I got pristine fresh, large plants while paying ONE shipping cost for plants ordered in December, January, March and April. It actually allowed me to buy much more than I would have if I had ordered them all at once, and there was a single shipping charge.

I had concerns about Bluestone a little while back, but the quality of the plants, the Friday specials (dangerous) and excellent shipping have made me a believer again.
On April 29th, 2015, DonnaMack added the following:

I received a very nice order from Bluestone. The plants I received were great, as usual. but one item was eliminated from my order, that being athyrium nipponicum \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Ursulas Red\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\', a very hard to find plant. I was particularly disappointed because it was on special, and after I ordered two the special on this plant continued for several days. So my perception is that they either gave my plants to someone else, or they did not monitor their inventory. They did give me a refund check for the two plants, which I very much appreciated, as well as a coupon for a free plant. The other plant they could not provide, Anemone Alice, was is on backorder, which is fine.

I was able to order the fern from Forest Farm, where I have an open order and was actually able to fill a box so there will be no additional shipping.

I leave my rating as positive because I truly think that they stepped up after this error. A check for the plants, an explanation that Alice is coming in the fall, and a free ground cover plant make my overall experience with Bluestone quite positive.
On May 30th, 2015, DonnaMack added the following:

I just received and planted three excellent ceratostigma plumbaga (plumbago) that was part of their end of season sale. From the wonderful quality of the plants, you would never know it. True, I always cut away the coir, but doing that only shows me clearly the excellent quality of the plants.
On October 2nd, 2015, DonnaMack added the following:

I mentioned in my update of April 29 that I had been disappointed that I had not received a athyrium nipponicum \\\'Ursula\\\'s Red\\\' that I had ordered. Bluestone sent me a coupon for one free plant. Talk about disappointment tuning into bliss! I ordered a helleborus \\\"Rose Quarta\\\' and I just received it. I couldn\\\'t be happier. It is a gorgeous plant, and the cost of it is much higher than my original request. Plants like this will keep me coming back year after year!

And I received my anemone Alice a few weeks back. Nice healthy plants that are increasing.

On April 29th, 2016, DonnaMack added the following:

Last year I received a coupon for a free plant from Bluestone, and took the opportunity to order a helleborus. Impressed, I order two more to make it a trio.

Well, I just received enormous ones from Bluestone, for which I only paid half of the regular price. I walked away from plants in my garden center that were the same size but cost 3 times as much.

They have truly won my respect over these last few years. I still ditch the coir - but wow, what plants!
On September 17th, 2017, DonnaMack added the following:

I recommended Bluestone as a source for Aralia 'Sun King', a plant I own and adore. She ordered three, and I planted them for her today. How good were they? Gorgeous. I was proud that I made the recommendation, and my client was very impressed.
Positive lostaway
Ballston Spa, NY
(5 reviews)
September 9, 2017
I have ordered a few times from Bluestone in the past and have always been very pleased with their shipments. I just received yet another box of carefully shipped beautifully healthy plants. Great company to deal with!
Positive flowermaiden2
Saint Maries, ID
(17 reviews)
September 1, 2017
Posted on May 26, 2017, updated September 1, 2017
Posted on October 7, 2016, updated May 26, 2017
Posted on October 7, 2016, updated October 7, 2016
Posted on October 7, 2016, updated October 7, 2016
Posted on September 13, 2016, updated October 7, 2016
Posted on May 14, 2016, updated September 13, 2016
Posted on May 13, 2016, updated May 14, 2016
Posted on May 8, 2015, updated May 13, 2016
Posted on May 12, 2010, updated May 8, 2015
If I could give a \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"positive-plus\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" rating to this company, I would. The plants I have received from them are well started, nice and green, in pots with well-developed root systems. So much better than those I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve gotten from some other mail-order nurseries. The plants in my Bluestone order are also very good sized. There are a few varieties that I would like to see them include in future catalogs that aren\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t in current ones, but the quality of what I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve gotten can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t be beaten! Bluestone Perennials is a keeper.

On May 8th, 2015, flowermaiden2 added the following:

My experience with Bluestone Perennials continues to be positive.

My large order arrived, today, correct and complete, with healthy, robust plants. The Violas are blooming, and they are lovely.

My only concern is those fiber pots they insist upon sending them in. I have removed those in the past and shall do so, again. They\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'re supposed to be biodegradable and decompose right inside the planting hole, over time. I fear this will take too long, and the plants will remain rootbound in the meantime. I like to spread out the roots when I plant, so they can have plenty of room in which to grow. It\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s really not a lot of trouble to remove those fiber pots -- I just score vertically down each corner and off they come.

Bluestone was very good about letting me add to my order as I found more plants later on that I wanted, so I would only have to pay shipping once.

They\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'re also very good about keeping me updated on the status of my order.

Good company. I shall continue ordering from them in seasons to come.

On May 13th, 2016, flowermaiden2 added the following:

This season, I ordered two types of coryopsis from them. I was glad to find some taller varieties that bloom yellow instead of reddish shades.

My plants arrived today, and they are bushy, green and well developed. I shall remove them from the fiber pots, however, and plant them directly into the soil, as I have previously done. I feel they have less risk of becoming root bound that way, even though it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s claimed those pots are \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"biodegradable\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\". Do they break down soon enough to avoid binding the roots? Since I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m not sure of this, I always take them out.

I love coryopsis because deer don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t eat them, and that\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s a real plus in my garden, which Bambi has used as a smorgasbord in the past.

Again, Bluestone has come through for me, shipping my order on the date I requested. Very happy with them, as usual.

On May 14th, 2016, flowermaiden2 added the following:

For the benefit of those who might wish to try this lovely perennial, the name of the flowers I ordered is coreopsis, not coryopsis. I misspelled them the first time. Wanted to make the correction here, so folks using their catalog or shopping online will know what to look for should they seek these out.

These are great for gardens with a deer problem, as deer tend to steer clear of them.

I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve just planted all of mine, and they look great. A couple even arrived with flower buds on them.

Kudos, again, to Bluestone Perennials.

On September 13th, 2016, flowermaiden2 added the following:

So far, so good.

Despite being in transit via UPS for six days, the Early Sunrise Coreopsis are huge and healthy. So are the Electric Blue Penstamon. The Paprika Yarrows didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t look great, but still have some green on them, and may make it, afterall. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve planted everything immediately after receiving it.

Again, I removed the coir pots to give the roots a chance to grow directly into the soil.

I still have some bulbs coming, which won\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t arrive until the end of September. That\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s of concern because, one, I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ll be out of town from the 27th until October 2nd, and two, we might very well have snow on the ground by then. If they have my bulbs, they should send them, now. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ll be calling them to see what they can do, if anything.

On October 7th, 2016, flowermaiden2 changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:

The five Paprika Yarrows I ordered appear to have completely died. They were in transit for SIX WHOLE DAYS, via UPS. At first, I thought they might make it, as there was still a very tiny smigeon of green on them. Now that\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s gone.

I planted them immediately upon opening the box I got from the UPS driver. After that amount of time, I figured I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'d best get them into the ground right away.

I planted them in well-drained, enriched soil and watered them immediately. I very carefully removed the coir pots and gently spread out their roots for maximum benefit of receiving nutrients, trying to give them the best chance possible.

They have been frequently watered since them, either by heavy rains or by my sprinkler. The soil is rich and drains well, so there\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s no issues of root rot.

Their foliage is now completely gray-brown and they show no signs of life.

My STRONG suggestion to Bluestone Perennials is that they use a carrier that can deliver orders much faster than UPS does. There\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s no excuse for it taking SIX WHOLE DAYS to deliver a live plant order. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m certain that had they delivered it sooner, those yarrows would be looking a lot better.

I am surprised to have had this experience with a Bluestone Perennial order. This has never happened, before.

Please use a different carrier that provides faster service. Otherwise, I might have to look elsewhere for placing my plant orders.

On October 7th, 2016, flowermaiden2 added the following:

The five Paprika Yarrows I ordered appear to have completely died. They were in transit for SIX WHOLE DAYS, via UPS. At first, I thought they might make it, as there was still a very tiny smigeon of green on them. Now that\\\\\\\'s gone.

I planted them immediately upon opening the box I got from the UPS driver. After that amount of time, I figured I\\\\\\\'d best get them into the ground right away.

I planted them in well-drained, enriched soil and watered them immediately. I very carefully removed the coir pots and gently spread out their roots for maximum benefit of receiving nutrients, trying to give them the best chance possible.

They have been frequently watered since them, either by heavy rains or by my sprinkler. The soil is rich and drains well, so there\\\\\\\'s no issues of root rot.

Their foliage is now completely gray-brown and they show no signs of life.

My STRONG suggestion to Bluestone Perennials is that they use a carrier that can deliver orders much faster than UPS does. There\\\\\\\'s no excuse for it taking SIX WHOLE DAYS to deliver a live plant order. I\\\\\\\'m certain that had they delivered it sooner, those yarrows would be looking a lot better.

I am surprised to have had this experience with a Bluestone Perennial order. This has never happened, before.

Please use a different carrier that provides faster service. Otherwise, I might have to look elsewhere for placing my plant orders.

On October 7th, 2016, flowermaiden2 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

Bluestone Perennials has earned another positive rating.

I was pleasantly surprised, when I opened my e-mail inbox, to find an offer from them -- without being asked or even contacted -- to replace my five Papricka Yarrows next Spring, at no cost to me, not even shipping.

This time, they\\\'ve made a note to use FedEx instead of UPS, in the hope delivery time will be faster. FedEx is usually pretty good around here.

They\\\'ve also agreed to ship early to mid-May, which is the best time in my area to begin planting in Spring.

It\\\'s so nice when a company makes things right without even having to be asked to do so. I wish more companies would provide that kind of service.

Good for you, Bluestone!

On May 26th, 2017, flowermaiden2 added the following:

True to their word, they have sent the replacements for last year\'s dead yarrows, and these are NICE! I also ordered three Royal Blue Veronicas this year, which have come in the same box, and are also nice. Very well packed, and ready to go. Bluestone Perennials has come through, again. A truly dependable company.

On September 1st, 2017, flowermaiden2 added the following:

I am thrilled!

My entire Fall order arrived today, and every plant in it is large, robust and green. Some of the Early Sunrise Coreopsis even have buds on them.

A couple of the Coreoposis have powdery mildew on a few of their leaves, but that's easy to deal with. I'll just clip those leaves off and dispose of them. They'll have plenty of greenery left.

I've opened the box and have watered everything in a nice shady outdoor area, and when it cools off this evening, they'll go into the ground. I have their special spots all prepared for them with plenty of compost mixed into the soil.

So late in the season, I wasn't expecting such nice, robust plants -- these are as nice as the ones I got last Spring.

Very good, Bluestone! (I'll be removing those fiber pots again, as a matter of personal choice, but that won't hurt anything as long as it's done carefully).

Company representative comment on October 7, 2016:
On Oct 7, 2016 11:43 AM, Bluestone Perennials responded with:

Our apologies, flowermaiden2. Your order inadvertently was not shipped on the correct day. Please don't ever hesitate to call right away when your package arrives in poor condition. I have booked replacements to be shipped to you in the spring since you are in Idaho, but if you want to plant still this Fall, we can have them leave here Monday. Please call us 800-852-5243 or email [email protected] if you prefer Monday shipping.

Positive lfunnyfarm
Buford, GA (Zone 8a)
(2 reviews)
July 10, 2017
Bluestone Perennials has excellent customer service!

I ordered several plants during their late spring clearance sale. I personally don't care for their coir pots but I work around that issue because their stock is quite varied and, as I said, their customer service is topnotch (unlike some companies I could name).
A couple of the plants did not make it, as can be expected when it is at the end of the retail season. I called today and the customer service rep took care of it immediately. No hassles, no questions, no skepticism.

Thank you, Bluestone!

Positive Schwager
Pueblo, CO
(7 reviews)
July 5, 2017
Posted on June 17, 2017, updated July 5, 2017
I ordered two clematis plants on sale. Upon receipt only one was shipped; the other is back ordered until Fall. I would have liked to have had the option to purchase one available now. The one I did receive is in a terrible state with only one viable leaf.
About five years ago I placed a number of orders with Bluestone and my puppies killed all the plants trying to eat the coconut liners. I decided to try them again knowing to take the liners off. They have many unique varieties I would like to try but am hesitant after this experience. I\'ve emailed them and am awaiting a response.
On July 5th, 2017, Schwager changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

Bluestone treated me well. They are shipping out a replacement and the originally ordered this fall. I am impressed.
Positive Tiaramisu
West Hatfield, MA
(3 reviews)
July 4, 2017
I've bought from them for three years running; fairly large orders. Healthy and reliable plants and when there was a mix-up in what I received, even though I realized it a year after the fact (clematis), they were responsive and refunded my money. They have also been responsive with a few random non-order related gardener questions, and their sales are great. All plants high quality. Am not in love with the 'plantable pots' (I wouldn't) but the plants themselves are great and the company is great to work with. Many Bluestone plants are having a happy life for several years running in my yard.
Positive BostonDavid
Boston, MA
(4 reviews)
July 4, 2017
Posted on June 30, 2016, updated July 4, 2017
I have some beautiful plants from Bluestone in my garden.
Their catalogue is colourful and inspiring with very wide and eclectic offerings, many not found easily elsewhere. I have lost a few plants but that is not a deal breaker. That often happens from more expensive companies, Bluestone does guarantee their plants, and their customer service and ordering system is superb. I have very large Helleborus plants that I purchased years ago as well as 2 now large conifers and mature hydrangeas that I grew from starters in their small pots. Some plants arrive on the smaller side and others larger and robust. Overall plants that are healthy and thrive.I will not hesitate to order from them in the future. Thank you.
On July 4th, 2017, BostonDavid added the following:

I placed 2 orders from Bluestone this Spring, one small and one large, both during their sale period Although I have ordered in previous years, I was particularly impressed at the size and quality plants I received this year. My selections included: Ferns,, Hosta, Brunnera, hollyhock, phygelius, aralia, iris and more.Sometimes I get plants that will not bloom until next year like iris but I am patient and these iris were very well rooted and a good size.
I will note that I, like some others, remove my plants from the coir pots.
I will continue to order from Bluestone for their amazing selection, good quality and excellent customer service. Thank you.
Positive Windflowers7
Brooklyn, NY
(2 reviews)
June 24, 2017
They are one of 2 mail order companies I use. Yes, their prices definitely went up over the years and if the other company has the same plant I will use them and pay much less. However, the plants arrive so nice and healthy looking. The only thing I don't understand is why with all the customer complaints they insist on using those coir pots. If a plant doesn't pull through for some reason they will replace it.
Worth checking out if you haven't already.
Positive ColorMeGreen
Elizabeth, CO
(1 review)
June 3, 2017
Bluestone Periennials recently had a great sale on some plants that I had been wanting. I had never ordered from them before, but decided to give them a try because I really wanted those plants. So I finally was able to order on Memorial Day and to my surprise I received an additional 20% discount just for ordering on Memorial Day! Wonderful! Well, today Fed Ex delivered my plants (NOT USPS) and I was overwhelmed at how big and beautiful they all were, and how well they were packaged! These folks have obviously been doing this for a year or two. Those plants weren't going anywhere, even if they had been dropped on their little heads! I am a happy, happy gardener and Bluestone Perennials is now my go-to mail order plant supplier.
Neutral Janna
Mahwah, NJ (Zone 6a)
(28 reviews)
June 1, 2017
Posted on May 3, 2004, updated June 1, 2017
WHAT A GREAT COMPANY!!! I am really impressed with quality of the plants. They arrived so fresh, as if right from the garden. Never seen such plants in a mail-order. And prices are just unbelievable! Certainly, some gardeners would say, that Wall-mart or other \"Mart\" will beat the prices, but it will never beat the variety. Strongly recommend to anyone!
On May 13th, 2005, Janna added the following:

Received my spring order, please as always! Great packing, great condition! 2 items were mislabeled (out of over 100), so I e-mailed, and they are immediately shipping the right items, and let me keep 2 mislabeled ones. Nice!
On June 1st, 2017, Janna changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:

I am changing my rating to neutral, because I hate, hate those "biodegradable" pots!!! The plants get potbound in them and often don't grow through, so I have to rip those pots off which damages the roots. Also, each pot has that plastic on the edge that has to be cut off by scissors. And lastly they do dry out very quickly so it's hard to take care of the plants while they are in pots. I placed my order this year and decided that it might be my last one. It's just too frustrating dealing with those pots. Also, over the years the prices has slowly climbed up, and now they are not anywhere as attractive as they were in early 200s when the company was young. You can get better plants better packaged anywhere.
Neutral lovely12
Midland, MI
(2 reviews)
May 28, 2017
I have ordered from Bluestone several years in a row. Their plants have been very healthy and have always grown well. They come in pots which can be planted with the plant. Be sure to bury the entire pot or moisture will be wicked out of the ground through the pot.

Now, my problem with Bluestone. I moved a couple years ago and have been putting in new garden beds and ordering the bulk of my perennials from Bluestone. I plan the garden in January and order the plants in January to be sure that I get the plants I want. Last year they cancelled one plant on my order. I let this go. This year they cancelled two plants from my order in April and May. I then have to try to find the plants through another company or buy something different. This is very disappointing to me.
Positive bondra76
Littleton, CO (Zone 5b)
(6 reviews)
May 27, 2017
Received my first shipment yesterday from BP

- Prices are fantastic. The spring clearance sale helped me fill up about half of my landscaping for a very reasonable price. I like that you can buy smaller plants and everything doesn't come as 3 gallon pots > $50.

- Plants came packaged great - all individually wrapped and cared for, all labeled and still moist when they showed up on our doorstep. Every time I've ordered flowers online I watch the FedEx/UPS guy bringing the flower box to my door upside down or sideways - they don't care at all what's written on the box. But Bluestone packs the flowers well enough that it doesn't matter. Kudos to your shipping department. I wish FexEd/UPS cared as much as you guys do.

- Flowers were planted and although a couple of leaves looked sad, they spruced right back up after about 10-15 mins in the ground. They're all doing beautifully so far.

Very positive experience with this company. I'll be catching you guys for sure again with a large purchase later this summer.
Positive mossbound
tooele, UT (Zone 7a)
(4 reviews)
May 9, 2017
Posted on May 12, 2011, updated May 9, 2017
This is the first time I\'ve ordered from Bluestone but it won\'t be the last. My plants were well packed and healthy and I appreciated the planting & gardening info & the coupons for future purchases. The plants have been in the ground for 2-3 weeks now & are doing well. The rudbeckia are small but doing nicely, the clematis has at least doubled in size & has new side shoots, the coreopsis is budding. I had thrown out the peanuts BEFORE I read the recycling info but appreciate the effort on their part & glad to read they\'re going \"greener\" this fall. Great service.
On May 9th, 2017, mossbound added the following:

Recd this year's order & plants were better packaged than ever, all were large, hearty & healthy. All seem to be settling in to the garden well. I have ordered from Bluestone for years & have moved plants from one location to another & even across country with very good results. Love these people!
Positive qbs
Mill Hall, PA
(7 reviews)
May 6, 2017
I ordered 8 shrubs and all arrived in excellent condition.
Positive GusCooper
Marysville, OH
(10 reviews)
April 27, 2017
Just received my order of Yucca filamentosa "Bright Edge," and I couldn't be happier. I've placed several orders with Bluestone Perennials over the years and they have consistently met or exceeded my expectations. A fantastic company to deal with. Highly recommended.
Positive Mid12nt
Stone Mountain, GA
(14 reviews)
April 24, 2017
Bluestone Perennials is a reliable, high quality nursery. I ordered a wide variety of plants from them and they sent the plants when I requested, and every single plant was in excellent health and much larger than I expected. It is a pleasure purchasing from them.
Positive VA_GARDEN
Hood, VA (Zone 7a)
(24 reviews)
April 24, 2017
Have been ordering from Bluestone for many years and am consistently happy with their plants. Customer service is great; the few problems I have had with orders have been quickly and fairly resolved. I particularly appreciate the ease with which additional plants can be added to an existing order. I also prefer the smaller size of their shrubs, as it makes them easier to add to existing beds. I do remove plants from the coir pots before planting. I like to loosen the roots and make sure they are in contact with my native soil, which seems to work well.
Positive mal28
Chagrin Falls, OH
(3 reviews)
April 19, 2017
Because I live close to their greenhouse, I drove up there and was extremely impressed. They had hugh selection of very healthy and reasonably priced perennials
I did not see one unhealthy plant in their large, alphabetized greenhouse

I easily found what I was looking for and planted them today. They look healthy and I am very pleased
Positive kanron
Topeka, KS
(3 reviews)
April 18, 2017
A big order of perennial flowers came today. All perfectly packed and healthy. I am once again very pleased with the whole process and this a go-to vendor for my gardening needs.
Positive Pberkley
Municipality of Monroeville, PA
(1 review)
April 18, 2017
Love Bluestone. Always got their magazine and a couple years ago opened up a whole new section where I could plant flowers. We took a ride one day to the nursery. It was 4 hours away, but worth the drive! There were so many plants I didn't know which way to go first! Ordered several hundred dollars of plants. Did lose a few, but never bothered to call and tell them because I know they would have replaced them. They told me their plants are guaranteed. There are some nurseries that will give you 30 days and if you lose the plant, they'll replace it, sometimes. Bluestone stands by their word. They told me if any plant I purchased from them does not come back the next year and is a perennial, they will replace it, just call them! I was quite impressed with this alone! I am quite happy with Bluestone and have continued to order from them and will do so in the future. The selection is great, the catalog is alphabetical so things are easy to find. Wish it was closer to home because if it was, I know I'd be ordering even more than I currently do. It's all the shipping costs that hold me back. They are not out of reason by any means, but I love flowers and could order away which can get quite expensive with shipping costs. Cant speak highly enough about this company! All plants come in great shape ready to plant.
Positive sutkar
Louisville, KY
(1 review)
April 16, 2017
I ordered multiple plants - hollies, viburnums, sedums and daylilies. When it came time to ship, they were out of the variety of holly that I had ordered and contacted me to offer options, which included a refund or substitution with a different variety. I chose substitution, the variety they suggested was actually a couple of dollars more per plant. The plants arrived packaged wonderfully and in good shape. I am very happy with the order and will order more from this company.
Positive Sterling1940
Talent, OR
(5 reviews)
March 4, 2017
We moved to Oregon recently, and I am into the process of rehabilitating the somewhat neglected, depleted garden. I took a chance on Bluestone because I love mums. They feature many varieties I am unable to obtain locally. I also ordered hollyhocks and monarda.
I was absolutely delighted when my order arrived. The plants looked vigorous, and I like the coir "pots" which go straight into the ground. They all produced blooms the first year, and the second year was spectacular. I'm truly impressed.
I had an issue that involved Customer Service. The woman who took my call was exceptionally gracious and helpful. I'm pretty sure she was "local."
I'm planning a new Summer rock garden, and will be ordering from Bluestone again.
Positive GardenManDonald
GLENSHAW, PA (Zone 5a)
(8 reviews)
December 2, 2016
Have ordered from this company several times and am always pleased with the products and the service. I've been especially happy with their clematis and mums. Will buy from them again.
Positive ColoradoLeo
Longmont, CO
(3 reviews)
September 17, 2016
My Golden lotus Hellebore arrived secured so well in a box defending it from damage even if it were thrown off the delivery truck. I am grateful for their care in packaging. The roots were all over the little 'pot' and look enthusiastic. There were very clear instructions included in the shipment, describing the stresses and why giving it water immediately is a good idea, etc., even to the detail of allowing the plant to 'rest' a couple days in some shade just to get acclimated. They show some care for their plants - a good sign!
Positive katococo
Mandan, ND
(4 reviews)
June 17, 2016
Last year, I ordered plants a couple of times from Bluestone. One plant, a clematis, started to grow, then died. I informed Bluestone, and they refunded my money. This year, I noticed that 4 plants from one of those orders did not come up. I notified Bluestone this week (Monday), and within a day, got an email that they were replacing the order. I received 3 of the plants (4th is scheduled to be shipped in the fall) on Thursday. The plants are always packaged well, and these plants seem pretty healthy. I do agree with some of the comments I've seen about those pots they use, though - I don't think they should be left on the plant when planting. I did cut off the pots on some of the plants I got last year, and those seem to be the ones that came up this year. Those that came up (i.e., from previous orders) look good. Although I've had some problems with plants, Bluestone has been very good about standing behind their claim of guaranteeing their plants.
Negative mike6710301
Staten Island, NY
(3 reviews)
June 14, 2016
Posted on June 14, 2016, updated June 14, 2016
Last year I bought a hollyhock, among other plants, from BP. This plant is a biennial, so I expected a flower stalk. Nothing but a few leaves on the ground. This year it has so far produced a few leaves on the ground and doesn\'t seem to want to produce a flower stalk.

I first tried to email them, but the message didn\'t get through. Today, I called them and spoke to someone who didn\'t seem to know anything about flowers. When I asked why it didn\'t seem to want to flower, I was told twice it needed to seed to get more flowers. What?

Finally I was told they would replace it, but I told them I didn\'t want their products anymore.

I cannot recommend this place at all. The other plants I bought from them didn\'t come back despite being perennials.
On June 14th, 2016, mike6710301 changed the rating from neutral to negative and added the following:

Edited to reflect wrong rating.
Positive Contutti
York, ME
(4 reviews)
June 11, 2016
I have ordered from Bluestone many times over the years and have always been impressed with the packaging and healthy condition of the plants on arrival. They arrive 2 days after being shipped and an e-mail notifies they have been sent.Before Memorial Day this year, I called to ask that an order be sent after the weekend, as I would not have been here when it arrived to tend to it. Although the plants had been packaged for shipping that AM, the rep said she would halt it and that the plants would be unpacked and taken care of until the following Tuesday. When ordering, I have never had to wait for a representative to take my order or answer my questions. All representatives have been helpful, patient , friendly and good natured. Bluestone stands by their guarantee absolutely and cheerfully.This is such a fun place to buy plants with their winter Friday 50% off specials and other random sales to give us incentives to continue filling out our gardens , I love that you can continue adding to your order all winter and early spring and be charged once for shipping, depending on the total order. Customer service is important to continue sales. That coupled with growing vigorous healthy plants is the key to customer's goodwill and satisfaction and to Bluestone's success.
Positive Pinetucky
Swainsboro, GA (Zone 8b)
(47 reviews)
June 8, 2016
I ordered 3 clematis plants from the sale. They arrived with a good bit of soil spilled from the pots, but otherwise fine. Two of the plants looked wonderful, larger than expected, very healthy. The third one was a bit small and a couple of the leaves were turning dark but plant overall looked healthy. I will pot these up and let them grow a bit more before putting them in the ground.
Positive hswargo
Coudersport, PA
(4 reviews)
June 1, 2016
I have ordered many perennials from this company and they always ship vigorous, healthy plants that root well and take off. I only order perennials from other places when I can't find them on Bluestone's site or they are out of stock. They have never disappointed me.
Positive garyj59
Sheboygan, WI (Zone 5a)
(17 reviews)
May 28, 2016
Posted on May 7, 2003, updated May 28, 2016
I received my order today and everything was very well packed.By far the best specimens for the money that I have ever seen by mailorder.The only problem I have is that they backordered part of my order and told me that they will ship it out in the fall.As far as I\'m concerned this is unacceptable for an order placed on 2/25,I think they could have let me know earlier so I could have picked something else.

On May 28th, 2016, garyj59 added the following:

In March 2015 I placed an order and received healthy and well packaged plants. Over the winter I lost only one plant,
an Azalea Bollywood which I received free with a coupon, so I didn't complain. It was the only plant I planted in the coir pot, the rest I sliced the pot off and planted with great success. In May 2016 I placed an order and again received healthy and well packaged plants, I cut the coir pots off and planted them and their doing fine. I'm still not sold on their coir pots, But Bluestone is one of the best mail order companies out there.

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