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Positive grrrnthumb
(3 reviews)
On Oct 1, 2020, grrrnthumb Marysville, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Ordered 4 rare plants I couldn't find anywhere else at any price, but the prices were very good, as if they were small common plants. Packing was good. Speed getting the order shipped out was excellent (1 day). Communication was the best. Plant quality was excellent. These were all bigger than I was expecting for 4" pots. I will definitely be back!!

Positive PottedLife
(8 reviews)
On Nov 28, 2018, PottedLife wrote:

My second time ordering from them and once again I am very happy.

Packing - Plants came nestled in a generous sized box that was filled with Styrofoam peanuts. Each plant was carefully packed and without damage.

Plants - Healthy, well established and happy.

Communication - previous order and this order they have always been very responsive and accommodating to my requests and questions.

Thank you Grassy Knoll!

Positive Toddott
(20 reviews)
On Apr 26, 2012, Toddott Kentwood, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very nice healthy plants package well and shipped quickly. Although I have never bought any Passion Flowers before, and so have nothing to compare them to, the Passion seemed small for the price (considering it is a fast growing vine). But would definately order from Grassy Knoll again.

Positive Danasplants
(1 review)
On Aug 19, 2011, Danasplants Mulberry, FL wrote:

Nice plants packed well would buy from again

Positive sunnyg
(7 reviews)
On May 27, 2011, sunnyg San Francisco Bay Area, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Grassy Knoll Exotic Plants not only has a wonderful variety of passifloras (among other plants), it provides excellent customer service. Elizabeth was very helpful and prompt when responding to emails, and when one of my plants arrived in less than ideal condition and continued to decline, she sent another because as she put it: "I want you to have a healthy plant!" The plants are well packaged, and with the exception of the particular plant that has been replaced, they've all shown up in good condition and are doing well. I definitely recommend this company, and wouldn't hesitate to order from it again.

Positive Samtpfote
(4 reviews)
On May 21, 2011, Samtpfote Gresham, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

I was looking for a few Passionflower vines and stumpled across Grassy Knoll here on Dave's Garden. I was excited to see that it was located only 30 minutes away from me. I think I emailed back and forth with Elizabeth 20 times with tons of questions. She is very knowledged and answered every email faster than any business I have ever deald with. Plus she saved me from some purchases that would have not survived the winter here. Her greenhouse is amazing. You can see that she loves what she is doing. I would only get my Passionflower vines from her.

Positive Acacius48
(9 reviews)
On May 24, 2009, Acacius48 Fort Collins, CO wrote:

I just received my first order from Grassy Knoll. The passiflora plants sent were healthy and packaged perfect. I am also impressed by Elizabeth's great communication. If you are looking for a great variety of passifloras, including some more rare ones, she offers them for a very reasonable price.


Positive Craftyfrogmom
(1 review)
On May 23, 2009, Craftyfrogmom Lancaster, PA wrote:

I have ordered twice in the past 5 years and each time the plants were packaged perfectly and were not only healthy but bloomed within a few days of receiving them! My orders took longer to ship than any other grower I've ordered from, but that is because Ms. Peters ships at the right time for the plants, which is fine with me. I just placed another order with Grassy Knoll yesterday, and I am confident that I will be completely satisfied with this order as well.

Positive John_in_WI
(1 review)
On May 23, 2009, John_in_WI River Falls, WI wrote:

I ordered two species of Passiflora on a Saturday and had them the next Friday by Priority Mail. They were carefully prepared for mailing and arrived safe and sound. The plants seem clean and healthy. I would recommend this seller to friends.

Positive karyn1
(18 reviews)
On May 5, 2009, karyn1 Silver Spring, MD wrote:

I've ordered passion vines from this company several times and have been satisfied. I decided to order some (5) of her S. African varieties in addition to the passiflora this time. I won't be doing that again. 4 of the plants were small but ok but the Ceropegia crassifolia was in bad shape. I emailed Elizabeth about the plant and she replied that this plant was just coming out of dormancy and it was fine. I'm well aware of the growth habit of this plant and dormancy wasn't the issue. It appeared that new growth had begun but that it was dying when it arrived. There were several leaf scars and the new growth at the tip was drying out. I unpotted the plant to check the roots which appeared ok but the area of new growth was bad and shriveling more each day. I responded to her email with this info and I've still not heard back. I realize this is a busy time of year for her but have a feeling that she's brushing my complaint off and thinks that her initial reply should have sufficed. This isn't a negative review because her passion vines are fine but that is all I will purchase from her in the future.

On May 13th, 2009, karyn1 changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

I am changing this rating to a positive because Elizabeth finally did contact me and offered to send a replacement even though I told her that I no longer had the questionable Ceropegia crassifolia. I don't feel it's necessary to wait for the replacement to change my review as I'm sure she will send it.
Positive markrs
(10 reviews)
On Jun 17, 2008, markrs San Carlos, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

To put it simply: 8 days after I ordered I had a beautiful, healthy plant--in bud. Communication was great and I would not hesitate to recommend them--I have no complaints.

Obviously Passionflowers are their great strength, but those interested in unique and unusual plants (including those whose beauty might be missed by some) should check out their website as well.

Positive jll
(32 reviews)
On May 23, 2008, jll Pendleton, OR wrote:

Nice healthy plants. Packed great. shiped fast.

Positive Bec_No_Va
(39 reviews)
On May 19, 2008, Bec_No_Va Sequim, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Excellent plants, shipping on time - very pleased with plants I received today and would not hesitate to order from them again - excellent communication - had some questions about passies and received fabulous advice!

Positive paralegalmbl
(1 review)
On Apr 11, 2008, paralegalmbl West Palm Beach, FL wrote:

I recently ordered over a half-dozen items from Grassy Knoll. There was NO problem with communication or arrival. The plants were extremely healthy! I can tell you, I order a lot from online plant sources and these plants were good, if not better, than my favorite online gardens in Hawaii!!! My neighbors are very jealous of my gardens and now you know why! You can not get these quality plants from your local hardware or garden store. They also will share lots of information, just ask! Good Luck and Good gardening!!!!

Positive Kylie2x
(7 reviews)
On Jun 8, 2007, Kylie2x Millsap, TX wrote:

This is a great place to shop on line!!! I have purchased numerous Passiflora's and have not been disapointed.. Elizabeth has returned every e~mail and I have spoke on the phone with her several time.. She has gone out of her way to accomidate my needs as far as deliveries were concerned and let me in on a couple of very new and exciting plants before they were even offered..This IS the first place I go to if I am in the market for a new Passi...I have an order on it's way and I can hardley wait!

Positive PDXmaven
(1 review)
On Jul 5, 2006, PDXmaven Portland, OR wrote:

My friend and I drove the 20 miles from Portland Oregon to Grassy Knoll Exotic Plants to purchase a passionflower, that is to be the star (hopefully) of the fence on the north side of my house. It was the highlight of my Fourth of July!! Elizabeth has so many varieties of passionflower, and was So knowledgeable about their origins, specific needs, growth habits, and (most helpfully) pointing out those which would be hardy in our area and not too large. She even showed me how to do my own polination!! Spending an hour inside her greenhouse was such a treat, and she was able to coax a number of the flowers to open for our viewing. The plants we got were so healthy, and large! I appreciated Elizabeth's eagerness to get feedback from us about how the plants did in our yards. She really loves passionflowers and I think anyone buying from here can rest assured that the plants are of high quality, and the information you receive about them will be very accurate!!

Positive zemerson
(1 review)
On Oct 21, 2005, zemerson Calvert County, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is the best online nursery I have found (not that I have found many :). My emails were returned promptly and Elizabeth seems like a friendly, helpful person. I changed my order twice after it was innitally sent, and she was perfectly fine with that. I ordered five passifloras and all came in excellent condition and one even bloomed a week after It came (pura vida red). Definately a great place to order from.

Positive gordo
(14 reviews)
On May 21, 2004, gordo Gulfport, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Nothing but good things to say about my experience with Grassy Knoll. I received my plants in a timely manner. One of the plants I ordered was not available and Elizabeth offered me another choice. I ordered five plants and received all of them in excellent condition, with buds on some. Prices are very reasonable, and the selection is a good one. These plants were packaged with care, beautiful.
Overall, I would highly recommend Grassy Knoll to anyone interested in purchasing passiflora.

Positive purplepinkpolka
(14 reviews)
On May 2, 2004, purplepinkpolka Leesburg, VA wrote:

I'm saying positive with a little bit of reservation. I was like the last poster in that I ordered and paid in January and asked for a spring delivery. At the time, the owner wrote back saying that she planned to ship in early April and that she will notify via email prior to shipment.

I didn't get an email at the expected time, wrote back and learned that she's encountering a delay and would ship out two weeks later than anticipated. Three weeks later, I wrote asking about the shipping plan because I had to go out of town in early May and I was afraid to have it sent while I was gone. She got back to me and said she would send the next day.

The plants arrived via priority mail two days after the day she promised to ship out, extremely well packaged and very healthy. The prices for the plants and shipping were extremely reasonable, especially in light of the healthy plants I received. The owner was very nice and very responsive to my emails throughout the process.

I have the sense that GKEP is instituting a new system and is running into more difficulties than anticipated. This is unfortunate for people who are frustrated in the process, but given the very satisfactory results in my case, I think it will be a trustworthy company over the long haul.

Positive miss
(2 reviews)
On Mar 24, 2003, miss Plumieville, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This was my first order from Grassy Knoll and I am very pleased ! All the plants are healthy , well rooted , nice sized ,and were carefully packaged ......Great Company !

Positive poppysue
(37 reviews)
On Oct 14, 2002, poppysue Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Great experience with Grassy Knoll. Beautiful plants, prompt shipping, and packaged wonderfully. It's a great place to buy from!

Positive Tim
(1 review)
On Nov 29, 2001, Tim Palmyra, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

One of the best online purchase I have ever made. Plants were healthy, well rooted, medium size or larger, prices are the lowest compared to other sites for some plants. Great packing job! On time shipping. I highly recommend Grassy Knoll if you are looking for exotic plants.

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