7091 Myakka Valley Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34241-9676 (United States)
Displaying the 15 most recent reviews
On Mar 23, 2019, bibbykitty (41 reviews) from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b)
I hesitated to order from this company. I went to their website many times and put hibiscus in my cart but always deleted the order before placing. I finally placed an order for three hibiscus plants. I am glad I did! They arrived yesterday, very fast service, the plants are larger than two other vendors I have recently purchased from. They are in four inch pots and are large, healthy plants, two have buds already. I won’t hesitate to order from them again. I am a happy customer. Rose
On Mar 10, 2013, bluebuster77 (26 reviews) from Belmont, CA
Posted on October 14, 2012, updated March 10, 2013 I didn't think their young plug size plants are suitable for hobbiest and beginner. I believe additional care may require to grow for their green house grown plants. I order 7 plants most of them are wilted and almost or nearly die. Here in california, wealther is pretty good currently, no pest on plants. But all the plants are suddenly pale and wilted within a week. Unlike other grower, there is no special care along with the order. I still have no clue why it's happened. Not sure guarantee on their plants but fast shipping, healthy looking plants initially. I recommend larger size plants from martindale.
On March 10th, 2013, bluebuster77 changed the rating from neutral to negative and added the following: plants are young and cheap but all my 8 hibiscus bought from bigbadflowers last fall die shortly after I received. I reported, they discuss several times over email about replacement. But no action is taken until now. I don't think this nursery is top choice for me.
On May 26, 2012, hollysmamma (2 reviews) from Cuyahoga Heights, OH (Zone 5a)
I have 7 tropical hibiscus from this company, and just received three more. Once again very healthy hibiscus plants! Packaged well and shipped quickly! I do agree that if the shipping charges were better I would order more and more often.
On Mar 29, 2012, GeneralLee1956 (2 reviews) from Huntington, WV
I've ordered Mandevillas from this great company for two years in a row now, and I couldn't be happier. The plants arrive packed extremely well and professionally. Each time, the plants arrived 3 days after I placed my order. They are always very healthy and ready to take off and grow. Plus they accept Paypal which makes for a risk and hassle free transaction. This is a 5 star plant vending company. I wish other mail order companies were anywhere near their level of quality. Highly recommended.
On May 11, 2011, lakesidecallas (20 reviews) from Dandridge, TN (Zone 6a)
Their plants are nice but I'm giving them a Neutral for the shipping costs. I bought 18 Hibiscus plugs and the shipping cost was $36. Yes, the plants are nice, and yes, they are nicely packed. Yes, I did know the shipping cost before paying the bill (I had hoped they would refund some of the cost, though). The plugs come in a plastic box with their names written on it, and put into 2 priority mail boxes with $5 shipping on each. That's a $26 handling charge. Bigbadflowers.com carries a lot of interesting plants, and I would buy a lot more and recommend them more highly if the shipping costs were more reasonable.
On Nov 12, 2010, jll (32 reviews) from Pendleton, OR
i have put in two orders for hibiscus plants.shiping was fast .Plants are healthy. Looking forward to another order.
On Jul 1, 2010, RebeccaLynn (23 reviews) from Winston Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
Posted on June 24, 2010, updated July 1, 2010 On June 17 I ordered three bouganvillas and paid through PayPal. On June 24 I received three very small bouganvilla plants. They were fresh and green. One of them was even blooming! It was as if I had just brought them home from my local garden shop. I don't understand it, but I like it. I have already placed another order, this time for Mandevilla.
On July 1st, 2010, RebeccaLynn added the following: My three Mandevilla plants arrived today. Again, they are very small and very much alive with healthy green leaves.
On Apr 23, 2010, ssssssss (8 reviews) from Kechi, KS
This is a great company. The plants are small but very healthy and they grow quickly. I am delighted with my orders. The last one came with the tiny bougainvillea blooming. I wasn't aware they would bloom so soon. Don't know much about coir but once I ordered it the plants certainly responded. I hope they keep expanding because every plant I have received has been in great shape. They also deliver quickly.
On Nov 13, 2009, zubababy (13 reviews) from West Jordan, UT
I received my order within a week. I am impressed with how healthy these plants are. I was a little worried about how the plants would look when I got them, knowing that they were small. I was so pleased when I got the package, to see so many green leaves and white healthy roots. I will definitely be ordering from them again. Thank you!
On Sep 7, 2009, prentisspg (4 reviews) from Baton Rouge, LA (Zone 8b)
On July 29th I ordered 7 Cajun Hibiscus and 2 Bouganvillias. I received my order in a timely fashion. The plants were small (As expected and explained in there site info) and the roots were in those expandable pellets with the netting still over them. They were in unique plastic containers (3 to a container) with the roots in the bottom portion of the container and the stems going thru a hole to the top of the container where the leaves were. The pellets were nice and moist and the leaves were beautifully green. All would have been fine except the shipping was rough and the pellets around the roots of the two bouganvillia had completely disentegrated and spread all thru the package onto the leaves. Perhaps if the pellets had been wrapped with wet newspaper it could have prevented this but not their fault. Definitely rough handling by the shipper. I immediately potted them all up and kept them in shade to get used to the heat here. The Bougainvellia lost all their leaves overnight and it took about a week for all the plants to get over their shock. The Bougainvillea had to be nursed along all thru August and sad to say one of them didn't survive but the other came thru beautifully. I have begun planting the Hibicus out this week and will be putting the remaining Bougainvillea in a hanging basket as I think it will do great there. I highly recommend this company and will be ordering from them again. I know you won't be disappointed and will find some beautiful plants you won't find anywhere else and at a great price.
On Aug 16, 2009, Fish_knees (3 reviews) from Phoenix, AZ
I ordered 3 Hibiscus on Sunday and they were delivered on Friday. EXCELLENT packaging, great plants! Will order from them again ☺
On Jul 5, 2009, kimarj (5 reviews) from (Kim) Philadelphia, PA (Zone 6a)
Nice healthy plants..packed well. Fast delivery They are small but I have buds already!!! Thanks!
On May 15, 2009, iris28 (19 reviews) from (dana)Owensboro, KY (Zone 6a)
im happy with my order . i got 3 hibiscus .they came fast . the communication was great . and the plants are healthy . they even let me add to my order with out a hassle or extra fee. thanks guys
On Apr 30, 2009, chuck7701 (2 reviews) from McKinney, TX (Zone 8a)
This company does stand behind it's products. Problems after receiving an order, cause may have partially been me. Sent a free replacement of the plants, and even tossed in a bonus. You can order from them with confidence. Chuck
On Feb 16, 2009, colchie (12 reviews) from Vashon, WA (Zone 8a)
Great selection and prompt delivery. The plants are small size of a typical 72 cell, but very healthy. One of mine had no roots, and I requested a replacement, which arrived in a couple of days, so they absolutely back up their plants. For inexpensive starts, this is a great find.