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Negative davefenton
(2 reviews)
On Jan 1, 1998, davefenton wrote:

I have experienced a larger than expected die off rate with Jackson and Perkins roses over the years, not to mention also being dropped from their catalog list after having requested a replacement of a bad specimen rose.

Negative cjpower
(2 reviews)
On Jul 1, 1997, cjpower wrote:

We have ordered from J & P for more than 25 years, and were always pleased with their quality until this past year, 1996. We received weak scraggly tea roses of very standard varieties.The roots were poor, there were only 3-4 pencil thin canes, none approaching the finger thick canes of previous years. These were 3 Medallion, which have been humungous from them in the past, French perfume, new to me, and now looks like a one year container rose and Oklahoma, which is still struggling. I was terribly disappointed in the quality, I tried again this spring, ordering Fragrant Cloud, thinking it might have been a fluke, once again, very poor quality. Though not as bad as last year, with 2 pencil thin canes and one average size cane. My Fragrant Cloud from the local nursery here, also with a J/P label on it, was what I usually expect from the mail order, four large sturdy canes. I have ideal growing soil - about 10 feet of loam. Those poor scraggly J & P roses struggled and are still struggling. I will not order from them again. They must have outgrown their ability to insure good quality products we had come to expect of them.

Negative sueportwood
(1 review)
On Sep 1, 1996, sueportwood wrote:

I live 1/4 mile from where Jackson and Perkins roses are grown. I have ordered probably 100 rose bushes and trees in the past years. Last year I ordered 3 rose trees. I have never been so disappointed with their product as I am with these. Their trunks are crooked and they barely got leaves much less flowers. I will never order anything from them again.

Negative JaneMattei
(3 reviews)
On Apr 20, 1996, JaneMattei wrote:

Jackson & Perkins: I placed a (rather) large order in late February. When advised that they would ship on April 15, I specifically negotiated the shipping date to "week of April 29". I received an order confirmation that clearly stated "LATE APRIL" in the shipping date column. The bulk of my shipment arrived on April 17th, followed a few days later by the remaining 3 plants inexplicably shipped separately. All the plants appear to be very strong with good root systems and nice, fat canes. While it was somewhat inconvenient to receive this shipment two weeks before it was expected, I was able to rearrange my life to spend the weekend planting roses. Luckily the weather co-operated and the new bed was ready or it might have been a disaster.

Negative JeriP
(2 reviews)
On Apr 1, 1996, JeriP wrote:

Just got my first order from J&P--30 White Simplicity Roses for a hedge. Very impressed with the plants--magnificent roots and canes, and all in the same box. Good instructions too. The only problem is they were two weeks earlier than I was told at ordering--we were not ready. Enclosed was a note saying that many people had called requesting earlier shipment, so here were my roses. I'd rather have received them as scheduled. Ended up taking time off to do the planting. However they are looking good and I'd order again. I'm awaiting some lavender plants that are due here this week.

Negative maryabibby
(1 review)
On Feb 1, 1996, maryabibby wrote:

I was very disappointed in J & P and doubt I will ever order roses from them again. I wanted specific varieties and asked if they were out of stock. I was told they had plenty and would not substitute. They substituted 3 of the 5 with the same orange rose. They were not robust plants. I had quite an argument with them, but said they will re-send this spring. I hope so.

Negative PatMcCoy
(2 reviews)
On Feb 1, 1996, PatMcCoy wrote:

I as not too happy with Jackson & Perkins. I made a point of calling them to see if they had a certain item still available - a green thumb soil tester. They assured me that they did. I proceeded to mail them a check to order it only to have my order returned telling me that it was no longer available! Why bother wasting my time and my stamp for nothing?

Negative kristywatson
(1 review)
On Feb 1, 1996, kristywatson wrote:

I've ordered from J & P in the past, and my only problem was getting the roses too soon in the year for planting here in Iowa. Once the ground thawed and winter was finally over, I found the roses in excellent condition and ready to plant. As a novice rose person, J & P came with all instructions and helpful hints. I'll order from them again.

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