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|On Oct 14, 2015, artseegirl Redondo Beach, CA wrote:
Wow, am I disappointed. I should have read the reviews here instead of relying on their "reputation" and my past experience years ago.
On Oct 14, 2015, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
"On Oct 14, 2015 11:47 AM, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
I am sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with our service. I would like to help with your situation. Would you please provide me with your name, address, order # , and I will gladly work with you toward some sort of resolution in this situation.
|On Sep 19, 2015, rusty1643 Erwin, TN (Zone 6a) wrote:
I also have stopped ordering from J&P. When they were based in Oregon the quality was far superior than now. The last roses I received from them several years ago were of poor quality and arrived almost dead. I never even bothered to send them back or ask for a refund. They have gone downhill and I will not ever order from them again!
On Sep 19, 2015, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
"On Sep 21, 2015 8:55 AM, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
We would like to assist in bringing a solution to your issues. Please email us with your name, address, and order number so that we may help you with this situation. We at Jackson and Perkins would like to make your experience better. I would like to review your account so that I may bring a better resolution to your issue.
|On Sep 8, 2015, Kyrakaos Pflugerville, TX wrote:
Posted on September 8, 2015, updated September 8, 2015
On September 8th, 2015, Kyrakaos added the following:
In addition, as you can see from the recent negative reviews all over the internet, this company is going downhill fast. Either their suppliers are giving them poor quality product over the past few years or they are not caring for their investment properly as they accused me of doing to the dead bare-rooted rose bushes they shipped to me. I wish that I had done more research on this company before ordering from them. They seriously need to hire qualified professionals to care for their product or switch vendors. If they would respond and address the negative inquiries and concerns before the customer took their concerns and frustration to forums and reviews online, they wouldn't get so many poor reviews online. Maybe invest more in their product, hire qualified certified horticulturists, change vendors, and invest more in customer service (follow up calls/emails), etc...they might be able to improve their company over time. This is just a joke.
On Sep 8, 2015, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
"On Sep 10, 2015 4:41 PM, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
I am sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with our service. Please accept our apology. Jackson and Perkins does its best to ensure all plants and products arrive in excellent condition. Our professional horticulturist are here to offer gardening advice and to answer your gardening questions. We ask that if a plant or product arrives damaged or dead to please contact us as soon as possible. If we are notified of any issues or concerns within the guarantee period we would be happy to resolve the issue. Our guarantee states: "If any product was damaged in shipping, please contact us immediately.
|On Sep 2, 2015, MaryDessent Independence, MO wrote:
I bought 2 Mr. Lincoln rose bushes from Jackson & Perkins. Both were planted as per instructions provided. One is alive and growing, though has yet to bloom. The other is dead and has never sprouted anything. I called Jackson & Perkins and was told there was nothing they could do as the warranty expired 2 days ago. This plant was dead when it arrived. I will never buy another thing from Jackson & Perkins, nor any of my friends who are thinking of buying plants from them.
On Sep 2, 2015, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
"On Sep 2, 2015 12:23 PM, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
I am sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with our service and that one of your Mr. Lincoln roses failed to survive. Please email me your order number or complete billing address (including zip code), and any other pertinent information to assist you. We at Jackson and Perkins would like to make your experience better. I would like to review your account so that I may bring a better resolution and/or understanding to your issue.
|On Aug 23, 2015, LoneSomeGeorge Bettendorf, IA wrote:
Posted on July 31, 2015, updated August 23, 2015
On August 23rd, 2015, LoneSomeGeorge added the following:
After the July posting, Jackson and Perkins refunded the total cost of the rose bush, including shipping and handling, thereby satisfactorily responding to my complaint.
On Aug 23, 2015, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
"On Aug 1, 2015 8:11 AM, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
I am writing regarding the feedback on your late Spring shipment of the Fragrant Cloud rose. We are so sorry that your rose arrived in poor condition, our normal Guarantee policy is to adjust orders with credits to be redeemed on future orders. However due to the nature of your concerns, I have made the adjustment to void your credit and refund the Visa card used to make the purchase in full, including shipping. It has been and always will be our policy to promptly resolve any issues with our products or services. Again we apologize for any inconvenience caused.
|On Jul 10, 2015, OldPumpkin North Smithfield, RI wrote:
On Jul 10, 2015, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
"On Jul 13, 2015 8:23 AM, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
We have reviewed your posting on Dave's Garden Watchdog website. We want to help with this problem but are unable to locate your order with the information provided by the site. Please forward your order number or complete billing address (including zip code), and any other pertinent information to the address below. Once received we will review your records for possible adjustments.
|On Jul 10, 2015, Calirosehime San Jacinto, CA wrote:
Purchased 8 toses earlier this year. This was my first purchase and I made the purchase because I have several in my yard from my husbands deceased grandmother. 8 roses that spanned over 2 orders. All the roses are dead but 1. We followed the instructions and care guide, they are planted where other Jp roses are growing and where only 1 of the new ones survived. I contacted the company to advise my concerns. When i proceeded to follow up about the previous contact I was given the tun around and ultimately denied any warranty being stated that there was no record of my contact and that it is now past the deadline I was unaware of. $180 worth of dead roses in my yard they refuse to honor simply because the employee I spoke to failed to document that I had contacted them prior to the deadline. Very dissatisfied with this outcome and outraged. You make your contacts, make further then find out of deadline and get told you're out $180 because their employee failed to follow procedure. Not right at all.
On Jul 10, 2015, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
"On Jul 13, 2015 8:31 AM, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
We have reviewed your posting on Dave's Garden Watchdog website. We want to help with this problem but are unable to locate your order with the information provided by the site. Please forward your order number or complete billing address (including zip code), and any other pertinent information to the address below. Once received I will review your records and make the appropriate adjustments.
|On Jun 4, 2015, vlo55 Minot, ND wrote:
NEVER NEVER NEVER again will I ever order from Jackson Perkins again and I warn you all too! I ordered 2 tree roses from them and they came looking bad. But since I have had tree roses every year I though I could baby these back to health. No such luck so I called before the June 30 th deadline and you know what I was told.....they are not for my zone. I am a zone 4 and these are for a zone 5 and above....what the heck???? I just got them they were NOT over wintered and I have grown these for years....although not for 3 years from JP...I got them at my local nursery barefoot. They were not available this year so I gave JP another try....boy was I wrong. This is just unacceptable...... 3 weeks and they are dead and it is because of my growing zone.....this company is a joke if this is the way they stand behind their guarantee....
On Jun 4, 2015, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
"On Jun 5, 2015 8:52 AM, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
We are sorry to learn of your disappointment with our service. Please accept our apology.We are so sorry that your tree roses failed to survive. Although you just planted these this season, our Guarantee does state: "Please understand that we cannot accept responsibility for the results of extreme weather, neglect, unforeseeable acts of nature, or ignoring our hardiness zone recommendation." Ordering outside of the recommended zone voids the warranty on the plants and no adjustments can be made. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
|On Jun 2, 2015, gottfriedg Dickinson, ND wrote:
I've ordered from Jackson & Perkins for two years in a row. I love roses, but I find that my local sellers don't pay enough attention to getting the roses that match our planting zone. So far, I've ordered 11 roses and a number of other plants from J&P. Last year's roses made it through a crazy winter -- a lot of freezing and thawing. I've been thrilled with the plants both in terms of growth and in terms of the degree to which they fit the detailed descriptions J&P provides. (I really appreciate those descriptions. They're almost as helpful as zone information.) The other plants -- delphinium, fern, bleeding hearts, lily of the valley, and hosta -- are doing well, too. I'll continue to order from J&P -- as long as I have space in my garden. ;)
|On May 11, 2015, jillinaustin Austin, TX wrote:
Posted on April 28, 2015, updated May 11, 2015
On May 11th, 2015, jillinaustin changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Angela seems to be the only person at J&P who can actually get anything done. I suggest patience with her since she is dealing with so many issues.
We negotiated a replacement for the hybrid tea I had ordered earlier this spring that failed to thrive. A Hot Cocoa FB was sent as the replacement and it looked great out of the box!
On May 11, 2015, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
"On Apr 28, 2015 2:31 PM, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
I would like to assist in bringing a solution to your issues, researching and reviewing I found the email address of [email protected] is no longer an active address. I did however locate your email in our Info inbox, I apologize you have yet to receive and response. During the peak season it can take several days to get a response due to the volume of emails we receive daily. However I will be more than happy to assist you in replacing your Beloved Rose, please email me directly at [email protected]
|On May 4, 2015, EGD0324 Poolesville, MD wrote:
Posted on May 4, 2015, updated May 4, 2015
On May 4th, 2015, EGD0324 added the following:
After an email with the service rep Angela, it was clear that this company does not stand behind their product. Roses are only guaranteed until June 30. The problem was not getting the plant established (even though they were quite small), the problem was the root quality. If you sell a quality product, it should be able to live a year. No offer of adjustment or replacement. I have cancelled my current order and will never order from this company again. Based on the reviews I've seen, it looks I'm not the only one!
On May 4, 2015, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
"On May 4, 2015 11:14 AM, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
We are so sorry to learn that you were disappointed with our guarantee policy and the quality of the roses last year and this year. If you will email me directly I will be happy to assist you.
|On May 2, 2015, Arizona12 wrote:
Posted on May 2, 2015, updated May 2, 2015
On May 1st, 2015, Arizona12 added the following:
On April 16 Angela Davenport emailed me to resolve our situation, and stated that even though the warranty was expired, she would send me a new rose. (the warranty expired because when I originally wanted a replacement there were none left and my account was to be adjusted, and I understood that I would be able to get the rose the following season. Evidently not.
It is now May 1st after the close of business. I have heard nothing more from Ms Davenport nor have I seen a rose. So....? I would think 2 weeks would be adequate time for something to be done?
I repeat that it\\\'s a shame, really. They have the largest selection, great roses and other plants, and it should be a pleasure to do business with them, instead of wanting to pound my head on the wall.
On May 2nd, 2015, Arizona12 added the following:
Oh, please, Ms Davenport, I just re-read the email I sent you on April 15, including the original order #, the original invoice # AND my address. Must I re-send this, as well? So it can be misplaced, lost because this is the busy season, or, whatever else? Each time we correspond, my information is sucked into this vast void, and lost forever? Please, save the canned apology, all right? I\'m tired of this dance. Thank you, but no thank you. Your lack of follow through is exactly what I have made this negative remark about, customer service is sorely lacking. The roses are beautiful. The selection is large. Customer service, to coin an old, over used phrase, \"sucks\".
On May 2nd, 2015, Arizona12 added the following:
P.S. I forgot to say.....keep the rose. We are finished here... thank you for your time. My future online rose purchases will be carefully researched to make certain I'm in no way dealing with Jackson and Perkins or it's affiliates . Please, don't respond. We really are finished here.
On May 2, 2015, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
"On Apr 15, 2015 9:11 AM, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
I would like to assist in bringing a solution to your issues. I am sorry I was unable to contact you directly, I do not have any of your order information. Please send me your full name, address, and order reference number so that I may review your records and make the appropriate adjustments. I apologize that you have failed to receive a response to our recent inquiry, as this is a very busy time of year and our email team is running behind on email inquiries. Please email me your information, I will be more than happy to assist you.
On May 2, 2015 11:50 AM, Jackson & Perkins added:
I apologize that I have been unable to assist you, but I failed to receive an email as requested with your order information. I\'ll be more than happy to assist you, please email me your order information so I may resolve this issue for you.
On May 2, 2015 1:10 PM, Jackson & Perkins added:
Please accept my apology, researching my email folders I did locate your email you had sent to me. I was looking for an email with Arizona12 in it when clearly it was in your name. This is my error and I am so sorry. However I did make the replacement for the Hot Cocoa rose and sent you an email confirming on 4/16. I will email you directly with the replacement order details. Again I apologize that I have disappointed you.
|On Apr 22, 2015, bobbi_s Richland, WA (Zone 7a) wrote:
After all the negative reviews of Jackson & Perkins who are part of Park Seed Company, I ordered one rose. I have ordered roses from Jackson & Perkins in the past, and have been very pleased with the results. I have since moved to a different residence, and decided to have some roses at my new place. I ordered Cabana, a hybrid tea rose. They shipped the Cabana hybrid tea rose, and also gave me a free Clouds of Glory Hybrid Tea rose as well. The roses were packaged very nicely. They arrived in good shape, having grown. They are bare rooted, and I am very pleased with the order. I do not understand all the "bad" reviews, and I would highly recommend this company to all who want good plants. They have a variety, and unique plants from Park Seed, which I have ordered in the past too. I will definitely be ordering again! :)
On Apr 22, 2015, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
"On Apr 23, 2015 8:12 AM, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
We appreciate you taking the time to post on Dave’s Garden about how pleased you are with your order/product. Thank you! Your opinion is valued and we, of course, welcome feedback. It's customers like you who act as a reminder of why we do what we do and the importance of supplying only top quality products as well as to offer the best service possible. Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts!
|On Mar 26, 2015, rodcrosser Abilene, TX wrote:
Posted on March 22, 2015, updated March 26, 2015
On March 26th, 2015, rodcrosser added the following:
I got an e-mail on the 23rd of March from [email protected] He offered a full refund Full refund means Full including my shipping charge of 100.00 They got the roses back today that I had to send back at my expense of 100.00 due to an error they made. I was told on the 23rd by Gerard or Gerald a sales rep and as he said a customer service rep that they were issuing me a full refund including the shipping charge with his apologies and empathy. I told him at that point I believed what he was telling me. Today the 26th Gerard is now telling me he is not refunding my shipping charge because it is a 3rd party. I ask to speak to the fraud department. mumble and fumble. If it looks like fraud smells like fraud feels like fraud it is. There is the BBB legal recourse and of course social media communication to end this. If I had refused this order which common sense told me to do and I did not because I wanted to find an invoice or a shipping label with this order and there was not any. there would not be a question of shipping charges. apparently from reading the negative reviews this company has reorganized on several occasions? if that is the case anyone would be out of their mind to purchase again from this company. I send my e-mail to [email protected]. I will keep you informed of the outcome.
On Mar 26, 2015, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
"On Mar 23, 2015 11:10 AM, Jackson & Perkins responded with:
I am so sorry I was unable to contact you directly because I do not have any of your information. I would like to assist in bringing a solution to your issues. Please email me with your name, address, so that I may help you with this situation. I will be more than happy to issue you a refund for this order. I look forward to working with you to resolve this matter.
|On Feb 18, 2015, MTYost Mountain View, CA wrote:
Had similar problems in 2014 as many others who have commented. Ordered 8 roses that arrived with 2 canes somewhat green. Long story short... Finally got a credit which I decided to try again this year after their rep said that they were aware of the problems and they had been addressed. The roses arrived in great shape with sturdy canes with multiple buds which 2 weeks later have begun to sprout. OK, the Double Delight canes were a little thin, but that was typical years ago. Cannot overstate how pleased I am.
|On Oct 24, 2014, cyborg Lansing, MI wrote:
I purchased roses in the past from Jackson & Perkins and was happy I did. Sorry to see the negative reviews, I will still purchase from them.
|On Aug 13, 2014, Petuniarabbit Scottsdale, AZ wrote:
I have been growing roses in my garden for over 10 years. I'm not a newbie. I have purchased from Jackson Perkins in the past -2005. Those roses did wonderfully. My recent experience had soured my opinion of their product and their customer service.
|On Jun 18, 2014, jennwv11 FALLING WATERS, WV wrote:
Posted on June 16, 2014, updated June 18, 2014
On June 16th, 2014, jennwv11 added the following:
The customer service lady from J & P emailed me this morning letting me know that they are giving me a merchandise credit. I emailed her back asking for a refund of my money plus I want the shipping and handling charges refunded also. I let them know that I don't intend on purchasing from J & P ever again. She replied back saying merchandise credit is what they are offering and they will not issue refund S & H charges because the charges are applied by 3rd party.. Unbelievable! I took a close up picture of the rose (red leaves and weird thorns on canes) to 2 of my local nurseries. I told them that couple of the 2 qt. roses had these symtoms when I got them out of the box. The nursery employees told me it was Rosette's Disease and that there is no cure. Also that J & P probably didn't inspect them before sending them out like they are supposed to. Do not buy from this company!!!
On June 18th, 2014, jennwv11 added the following:
The customer service lady gave me a merchandise credit code for the 3 floribunda roses but she still has not provided me with mcc for the 24' tree rose (about $35). I have sent off an email to [email protected] on the 16th requesting for the code so I can check out when I order my replacement roses but I stilll have not gotten a response. Wow!! I will tell all my neighbors who love gardening about my horrible experience with this company.
|On May 16, 2014, CosmosandCleome Bethany, PA wrote:
In the past two years, I've placed three orders with Jackson and Perkins, and have been more disappointed than pleased with most of my plants. Their shipping has not been prompt, and by the time I received one fall order, the weather was already really cold, and the plants and bare root roses really did not have enough time to get a foothold before winter. Compared to another company I have dealt with, J&P's container plants arrived quite small and almost sickly looking. I have never had any luck getting their bare root plants to grow. I do not plan to order from Jackson and Perkins again.
|On May 16, 2014, jayslater123 Baltimore, MD wrote:
I have ordered several times from J & P in the past 12 months. Mostly rose bushes and was always pleased.
|On May 9, 2014, Bo426 Henderson, NC wrote:
On April 15, 2013 I ordered a RIO SAMBA rose bush because I could not find it locally. I planted it in a bed with 9 rose bushes I had bought from LOWES. As of today, May 9, 2014, the RIO SAMBA is DEAD and the 9 rose bushes from LOWES are full of buds and blooming. The RIO SAMBA never did well, it seemed to struggle last season. Today I called JP, and they said it was only guaranteed for 2 months. I live in Carolina, so shock in shipping was not a problem. I will NOT buy from JP ever again. Lowes has a FULL YEAR guarantee, plus it is local. I've learned my lesson.
|On May 8, 2014, hdmitchel Virginia Beach, VA wrote:
I had been a fan/customer of Jackson Perkins roses for the past 10 years either buying them directly from a local nursery, or ordering them on line. Using a gift certificate from my daughter, I ordered a total of ten roses, paid $248.50 on February 27th, 2014. Roses arrived on March 5th, 2014 as bare root product. Little did I know that the company had changed ownership, and was now headquartered in the Carolinas.
|On May 3, 2014, terriwwjd Hot Springs National Park, AR wrote:
I ordered 2 rose plants from them...only because I could not find them locally. The plants I received were healthy but very, very small! I had ordered from them in past years and wow things have changed! Used to be they sent out large bare root roses, now you get a tiny plant in a pot. And for the price...ouch! Sorry JP, I doubt I will spend any more money ordering tiny plants from you!
|On Apr 10, 2014, cymrse64 Bayview-Montalvin, CA wrote:
I ordered a Brigadoon rose bush in December 2013 from them. The bare root season starts here in December. They waited until February 2014 to send me my plant. When it arrived there were two very small stocks on the plant. One of the two stocks was also broken at the base. Upon further examination of the plant, there was also a hole in the bark below the graft. The hole was from something that burred through the plant. The two stocks were also shriveled up. There was also mold growth on the root stock, and it looked like the plant was sitting around somewhere in an environment outside of soil that promoted mold growth. I was not happy so I called them to report the problem immediately. They said the plants they sell are number 1 roses, and come from California. I told them number 1 roses are supposed to have three to five canes, and theirs only had two. They said they would send me another rose. The second rose arrived, and only had two canes. I planted the rose, and it has not grown or put out any buds. Now it is the middle of April, and the two stocks are also shriveled up and look dead. There has been sufficient moisture, and the second plant has not grown. I looked at the second plant again today, and now realize it too is dead and will not grow. I pulled the plant from the soil, and there was no new growth on the rootstock, and there was also a hole in the bark of the bush below the graft. This plant too looks like something had bored through the center of the bush, and has also killed the bush. Do not order from this company. The quality of their plants is poor, and you do not get a number 1 rose as they tell you. I am just going to have to eat this loss. Calling Jackson & Perkins again is a waste of time for me. If you order from them they will send you dead plants. I also have ordered from Park Seed Company, and Wayside Gardens. Now I find out these other two companies are also part of Jackson & Perkins. I won't be ordering from Park Seed Company, and Wayside Gardens anymore either.
|On Apr 8, 2014, MsCoon Tyler, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I am pleased to say that I am very happy with my order. I ordered 5 Floribunda Roses. 3 potted and 2 bare root. All arrived healthy and hydrated. Shipping was prompt and the roses were packaged nicely. I will definitely be ordering from them again.
|On Mar 16, 2014, 1joel Alameda, CA wrote:
As bad as it could get.
|On Jan 12, 2014, jessflowergirl Fort Bragg, CA wrote:
Posted on March 9, 2013, updated January 12, 2014
On March 9th, 2013, jessflowergirl changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
I placed another order from JP on January 1st, 2013 as I was given a gift certificate I wanted to use. I ordered 6 roses of various types. According to their shipping schedule, bareroot roses starting shipping out Jan 11. I had one potted rose, and the website said the shipping schedule began Jan 23. I continued to check the order status twice a week as these dates came and went and the anticipated date on the order status page kept being pushed back. Finally at the end of February I called to find out what was going on. My Disneyland rose was on backorder, and it was holding up the rest of my order. The customer service rep was very nice and offered to send the rest of the order out, but that they were anticipating getting the disney rose within the next two weeks. I told her I would wait since I had waited all this time anyways and I would call back later if needed. I finally got impatient a week later as my anticipated ship date got to the second week of march, and called again. Again the customer service rep was very nice, had no problem sending out the rest of the order, and even fixed a problem with the website not taking a gift certificate I had. I received 5 of the 6 roses yesterday and I could not be more pleased with the size and condition of the bareroot roses. The 2 reasons I am making this review neutral is for: 1. website didn't post gift certifcate, good thing I caught it or I would had quite the hit on my bank account; 2. No notice of backorder on rose, would have been nice to receive an email or something saying, hey we don't have enough of this one rose, do you want us to send out the rest? That being said, I am impressed with my roses, and my experiance with customer service was great. If my roses grow as I anticipate them to, I will change the rating to positive.
Also, update on my don juan and westerland from the fall, my don juan has really kicked it into gear, great growth starting the season. The westerland has leaved, but not growth yet. I am hopeful!
On January 12th, 2014, jessflowergirl added the following:
Feel the need to update. It seems like it is hit or miss with J&P. The roses I received that were bareroot did well, nice and strong for their first year in my yard. The climbers and young potted roses have struggled. My step-mother bought me 5 young roses which were delivered in October. They were all small and potted, and looked pretty frail, not nice and sturdy like the bareroot roses. The good news is I have not lost a single J&P rose yet! The climbers have struggled with blackspot. The other potted roses will just take more time to be established. If you can get your J&P rose bareroot, I would recommend it. Otherwise be ready to baby them for a few years.
|On Dec 23, 2013, zebhead47 Bermuda Run, NC wrote:
Sell plants they don't have then mislead customers regarding order. Order Christmas Cactus on 12/5 as Christmas present. After a week of no indication order had shipped was told they were "sold out" but would have more the next day and it would ship then. On 12/17 get email along with tracking number that plant had shipped on 12/16, but when you checked tracking status indicated it was ready to ship but was never picked up. On 12/20 I checked again and was told the plant would be delivered on 12/22. On 12/22 checked again and was told plant should have arrived on 12/18, but it was lost in transit and they didn't have anymore. Either J&P has no clue what they are doing or they intentionally mislead customers...stupid or dishonest, you pick.
|On May 25, 2013, bonsaids Sugar Land, TX wrote:
I purchased two bareroot Scentimental Roses from JP on May 2013. I don't understand all the negative reviews that people are giving them. I am very satisfied with my purchase. I received them in a timely manner, carefully packaged with good planting instructions.
|On May 15, 2013, littleguy2 Oakbrook Terrace,
United States wrote:
Ordered 5 roses for just under $100. Being on their Rose testing board many years ago i expected top quality roses. 3 bushes were of acceptable quality and two looked like 1 year old plant for which I still paid premium precises. One bush showed no signs of life. I called customer service and the lady said "go out and scratch the stem to see if its green." Having a greenhouse for the past 40 years I think I know when a plant is dead. OK so I go out and scratch the bark and surprise surprise it's brown. Call back and get a different lady on the phone. "well Honey we don't have any more of that rose in stock but I'll send you a potted rose that is similar." After waiting for about two weeks I called again and the person who answered said there was no record of my calls and no replacement was sent out. OK what do you have left? She said she would send a replacement. Got it today and it's a 1 to 1/12 year old plant. If you are going to sell poor quality plants at least let the customer know and charge less. From now on I"ll pick better roses bushes from a big box or grocery store.
|On Apr 27, 2013, roselover1 Citrus Heights, CA wrote:
I have bought from Jackson and Perkins since the 1980's. I had always received top quality. I should have read the reviews first. I was speechless when I received my roses and lilacs. I cannot tell you what might live at this point. I spent about $170. First of all I paid about $30 in shipping and it took about two weeks to get my order. When I called Jackson and Perkins, they could have cared less. Do not under any circumstances buy from this company. The days of getting good roses from them is over. I ordered the rest of my roses from Heirloom and when you compare the two side by side, there is no comparison.
|On Apr 22, 2013, ROSLADY wrote:
I have ordered from Jackson and Perkins for over 20 years!
|On Apr 12, 2013, SherryNE Lincoln, NE wrote:
I had ordered from Jackson and Perkins years before, and was always happy. I read the reviews on this site and was a bit nervous, but they had the varieties I wanted. so I ordered one bare root rose (Tuscan Sun) and a groundcover rose, Yellow Ribbons.
|On Apr 3, 2013, grasseschi Tulare, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
Just recieved 5 roses and 1 hydrangea. The quality of the roses was abysmal. Small, damaged, poorly packed. I have been buying J & P roses for years and had beautiful quality. I guess, now that J & P is part of the Wayside/Park family, the quality will never be the same.
|On Mar 1, 2013, monniemon Lansdale, PA wrote:
Posted on April 16, 2010, updated March 1, 2013
On October 15th, 2009, monniemon added the following:
My Janet hybrid tea rose and the Lady Bird Johnson rose died, they were my purchase in April 2009. I contacted J&P, I was told the bareroots were not available, i would get the credit. The credit never came, so I contacted them again, and they sent me the potted Lady Bird J (which cost more), and sent a slip stating shipment of the Janet Hybrid Tea in April. update on the last potted plant order, The Heirloom rose was damanged shipping the others were perfect. I called, and they replaced the Heirloom immediately. J&P has 4stars for me. They have been professional and as their roses have grown wonderfully for me. Aprox. 50% of my garden is J&P roses and I have over 68. Sometimes it is not J&P fault roses die or donot grow, things happen, Grubbs attackes, or other problems, so roses donot do well in certain zones. I have some roses sent a lot smaller than others but they are still healthly..
On April 16th, 2010, monniemon added the following:
update on the Janet Hybrid Tea Rose that was not available Oct/2009. J&P did exactly as they said they would, the ending of March 2010 a replacement Janet arrived at my door. The plant was wonderful, very large, approx. 6 canes, an excellent bareroot. I ground it, and it has taken off wonderfully. With all the negative comments J&P is getting i figured they would have forgotten about my replacement plant, but they didnot.
I think it is unfortunate that this company has had to go into bankruptcy,they have always been professional with me and have always sent me grade A roses, these roses have thrived in my garden. I have ordered from many good garden nurseries and i still come back to J&P and shall continue as long as there is a company. MY HATS OFF TO THEM!!!!
On April 16th, 2010, monniemon added the following:
correction there were not 6 canes on my Janet Hybrid Tea, Janet has 9 canes on it, thats outstanding!!!
On March 1st, 2013, monniemon changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following:
august of 2010 i ordered a Welcome Home Hybrid tea from J&P, they said it would be shipped late september, it never arrived, i email them, they said it had to be postponed and i would receive it the next spring (2011), well, spring came and went, i emailed, they gave the same excuse and said you will have it by the summer(potted plant), i was fine with that. Summer passed by, i emailed, no answer, i called, they gave the same excuse and said by fall, needless to say, fall came and went, when i emailed, again EXCUSES, i cancelled the rose, i got no apologies, no offer of a replace for free, nothing, i know the company changed hands, i guess the new owners care nothing for their customers. i have since stopped all orders to J&P, it was a great company, now it has turned bad
|On Nov 18, 2012, kdewey6804 Pittsburgh,
United States wrote:
I reviewed a product on Jackson & Perkins and gave it a negative review for quality and expediency. I posted it 3 times and it never showed up so I called customer support. I gave then all of the information re: my contact info and they said technical support would contact me. They never did. I called them twice. I posted the review again -this time twice. It again never showed up. So I would not trust anything on the site in terms of reviews and never order anything I needed in some short period of time.
|On Oct 24, 2012, mekb2012 Kerrville, TX wrote:
Jackson & Perkins’s guarantee is essentially useless. I purchased two roses that came from backorder late in the May. Neither survived the hot TX summer and when I inquired about replacements, I was told that I missed the guarantee deadline of August 31st. I have no idea how I was supposed to know that deadline but at that time, the roses were still barely surviving so they wouldn’t have honored their guarantee anyway. I believe that the J&P guarantee is set up to be virtually worthless because there is a very small window dividing the time between when you can determine if the rose is, in fact, thriving and when it is clear that it is not. I believe that their guarantee is deliberately structured to limit replacements in spite of the big banner on their site that says”. Your Satisfaction is Always Guaranteed”. It is quite the opposite.
|On Oct 23, 2012, dumbobaby Barnhill, OH wrote:
I have ordered a total of 9 rose bushes (in 2 separate orders) from J&P. All but one has arrived. All arrived in pots, packed very well. (Which was a good thing, as the shipping company beat the heck out of one of the boxes...yet there was no damage to the plants). Plant sizes were much better than I anticipated & even had blooms on them upon arrival.
|On Oct 16, 2012, SideTrack Marietta, GA wrote:
My experience with Jackson and Perkins, has been a very positive one. I placed my order online, earlier in the spring for a duo miniature rose pot which has a combination of white and pink mini-roses in one pot, 3 hybrid tea's, Ebb Tide, Radiant Perfume, Flawless Salmon and a Sunshine Dwarf Blueberry bush. At that time, there was also an offer which included 10 Stella de Oro Daylilies, free with my order. I like anything free!