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|On Oct 14, 2017, AnnaWild Kansas City, MO wrote:
I ordered some peonies and a few daylillies from Gilbert H Wild & Sons for fall 2017. The peony divisions were more robust than those I had ordered from Eden Bros earlier this year (shouldn't have bothered with spring planting). Of the seven peonies ordered from GHW&S only one had 3 eyes, most had 5, one even had 7! Larger eyes on the 3 and smaller on the 7. Everything arrived well packed; peonies bagged in lightly damp pine shavings and labeled by variety, daylillies labeled and in the box with shredded newspaper. Got a bonus daylily, too.
|On Oct 13, 2017, ncbill West Jefferson, NC wrote:
Posted on May 11, 2017, updated October 13, 2017
On June 13th, 2015, ncbill added the following:
I placed a couple of orders with Wild this season. One huge order of Hosta (about 160 plants), and a small gift order of Iris.
My orders were shipped quickly. The plants were well packed, healthy and nice sizes. The bargain \\\"handful of hosta\\\" bare roots were so big and healthy, many of them had full-size leaves just one week after going in the ground. My late-season order had a couple of substitutions, not a big deal for me.
Never a disappointment. Great plants, quick service. I had occasion to email and phone the company with questions this year, and customer service was great.
Great service and great value. Love this company.
On May 11th, 2017, ncbill added the following:
Received another great batch of plants from Gilbert H. Wild a couple days ago. Daylilies were gorgeous, huge plants. Almost every daylily could have been divided, and still would have been more substantial than the plants shipped (at full price) by other vendors. Hosta, Heuchera and Iris plants were beautifully packed, nice sizes, gorgeous plants. All of the named cultivars were marked with appropriate, legible, durable labels.
Some of Wild\'s prices, for the more \"desirable\" (newest) cultivars are just average. However, they always have BOGO Free specials, a \"clearance\" section, and \"Collections\" that bundle together groups of plants for significant discounts. The \"Handfuls\" offerings, assorted Hosta and assorted Daylilies, 100 plants for 100 bucks, is one of the best values around. Period.
I speculate that Gilbert Wild, with their interesting selections, sometimes attracts shoppers who are more accustomed to shopping the pricy, hold-your-hand, kiss-your-butt boutique nurseries that we all love, but far fewer of us can afford.
If your expectation is to order and quickly receive healthy, beautiful plants with a minimum of fuss and at very reasonable prices, you will almost certainly be very pleased with Wild. Of all the vendors I order from, Gilbert Wild is probably the best value, the most bang for your buck.
On October 13th, 2017, ncbill added the following:
Gilbert H. Wild remains one of my very favorite plant purveyors. I ordered lots from them this season, and was very pleased with almost everything. One order, out of about 12 orders this season, was disappointing--poorly packed and some very, very small hosta plugs that had obviously just been placed in some loose potting medium in larger pots. It was not the quality of merchandise and not the careful shipping that I have come to expect from Wild. That was the only time I ever requested replacements. I had quite a lot of plants from that order that did not survive. I only requested two replacements, and they were sent without incident, and the replacements were extra-nice plants. Lots of great deals on hostas, daylilies (huge!), foxgloves, heuchera, primroses, irises--everything healthy. Packing is generally as good as it gets, with everything properly marked and packed for safe shipment. I had a few occasions to call the Wild office, and experienced great, friendly customer service every time except once, when I spoke with someone who was very snippy with absolutely no cause to be. Gilbert Wild, one of my favorite purveyors, isn't perfect--one order (out of about 30+ total orders) that wasn't up to their own high standards, and one short conversation with someone who wasn't having a good day. I might downgrade Wild from an A+ to an A, except I still have to compare them to all the other vendors, in which case they remain among the best of the best. A+ and highly recommended.
|On Sep 25, 2017, snowdog Alanson, MI wrote:
Posted on September 25, 2017, updated September 25, 2017
On September 25th, 2017, snowdog added the following:
|On Sep 15, 2017, OneBloomAtATime Greenwich, NY wrote:
Today I received my order (this is at least my 7th order over past several years) from Gilbert H Wild. I simply cannot possibly convey my appreciation of this company in words! I will highlight some points from the last few years of orders.
|On Jul 13, 2017, ImaLilyGirl Omaha, NE wrote:
A+++++++ GILBERT H. WILD & Son!!!!
|On May 25, 2017, flowermaiden2 Saint Maries, ID wrote:
This is the first time I've ordered from Gilbert H. Wild and Son. It's always nice when I can leave a positive review. The Curry Up Coreopsis they sent is nice and green and of a good size. It was packed very well and arrived with no damage. It should do well.
|On May 3, 2017, b_schr Wayne, NE (Zone 4b) wrote:
Have ordered several plants from Wild for 2 or 3 years. Ordered and received another this year. Remain very satisfied with them.
|On May 1, 2017, midohio_garden Jeromesville, OH wrote:
Given the number of negative ratings and comments, I did have some reservations about ordering from this company. But their spring sale prices enticed me to give it a try. I ordered several dozen different on-sale daylilies for $2.50 each and quite a few BOGO's for $5.00 or less.
|On Apr 26, 2017, mussdoghcc Sac City, IA wrote:
Great massive peony roots!!! Very satified with all the plants. The UPS man kinda beat your packaging up a bit and a few plant were out of the packages but not really you fault.
|On Apr 14, 2017, ileen Beachwood, OH wrote:
very pleased with how plants arrived. I ordered foxglove, poppies and canna. good value.
|On Feb 6, 2017, raestr Montgomery, AL wrote:
Posted on January 20, 2016, updated February 6, 2017
On February 6th, 2017, raestr added the following:
Just an update on the plants I received last March. As usual, the daylilies were very nice. The hostas were inconsistent. I received a few very nice sized plants, especially the Wheee hosta I ordered. However, others were very small. I will say, all of the hosta made it through the summer, and the summer of 2016 was very hot and dry here. I expect all of the hosta to emerge this spring, but I will have to wait and see.
|On Oct 19, 2016, carolmo Olathe, KS (Zone 5a) wrote:
I ordered very late in the season to get iris - I ordered 9 iris and 3 daylilies. Emailed to know when they would ship - got email explaining why they were not shipped yet (rain in fields). Just received package - all well protected - all labeled - some even in little pots. Free gift of daylily. All are now planted - the tops are green - the roots systems are great - I am pleased (as always). Have ordered for years - saw fields once long time ago and met old owner - started growing daylilies and iris from him. Once they quit growing iris but later started growing them again. Their prices are great. Last fall I ordered lilies and peonies - they are doing great. (My favorite daylily has been Real Wind - I waited until the price went down and I could afford it.)
|On Jun 12, 2016, mystlw Dayton, OH wrote:
I was very nervous about placing an order with this company, having read the reviews here. But I placed an order for three daylilies and a hibiscus on May 25th, which didn't ship for a week (the website stated that orders would be shipped after May 31st, it was made very clear).
|On May 20, 2016, Peonylover85 Nashville,
United States wrote:
By far the BEST PEONIES I have ever seen/received! I will only order from GILBERT H WILD from now on. The best quality, service, all true to name peonies. I will recommend them to everyone I know - and I can't wait to order some dayliies next time, as I have only heard great things from this company!
|On May 10, 2016, pegplants Lancaster, PA wrote:
I have ordered daylilies over the years from Wild and have really gotten some lovely bargains. This year I decided to branch out and order a lily bulb collection, some dahlias, and iris in addition to a couple of daylilies. The items were shipped in a reasonable time. Everything was well packed, the bulbs are nice sized and well labeled. Looking forward to a pretty garden!
|On Apr 28, 2016, axess2016 Ashuelot, NH wrote:
I decided to take a chance on this company after receiving a catalog from them and reading the reviews on Davesgarden's Watchdog section.
|On Mar 31, 2016, madill Madill, OK wrote:
I have ordered from Gilbert H. Wild for almost 20 years. I make an order at least every 2-3 years and I received my most recent order last week. Everything but the cannas are planted and growing. The only time I have had a failure was due to my own negligence or lack of love from Mother Nature. I highly recommend the company and that are favorite!!!!
|On Oct 16, 2015, Qdangson Quincy, MA wrote:
Posted on September 20, 2015, updated October 16, 2015
On October 16th, 2015, Qdangson added the following:
So I ordered 5 each of the 4 Heuchera they had on clearance for $4-6. I didnt expect much more than liners since shipping was free. I got a UPS ground notification which stated the box was 19lbs. When they arrived 3 days after shipping, it was a huge box. Each plant was in a 4" pot , well watered and packed into individual cardboard sleeves! It was astonishing how much effort went into packing. I cant say enough good things about the order. I would have been fine if the were unpotted and wrapped with newspaper.
|On Jul 10, 2015, Love_of_daylily Gibbstown, NJ wrote:
I have ordered 4 empress wu hostas and also 50 Bertie Ferris day lilies from this company, yesterday they arrived and was I surprised. I have about 250 day lilies in my yard and have ordered day lilies from some of the top suppliers, these were the largest and most beautiful Day Lilly roots that I have EVER received. This impressed me so much that I will use Gilbert H. Wild as my FIRST choice when shopping for any plants. I was so happy that I am going out into the yard to take measurements just to purchase some Oriental Lilly's from them. I previously ordered some Iris World Premier and are eagerly waiting for them to arrive. I am a very particular man when it comes to my yard and the flowers that I purchased from this company have EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS.
|On Jun 19, 2015, excellentjohn Binghamton, NY wrote:
I know 3 people who used GHW exclusively this year and could not be happier. All plants shipped perfectly and we could not believe the size. I recommend the hosta..huge. This is a treasure of a company. A perfect experience. Thank you GHW.
|On Jun 17, 2015, landreyev Sandyville, WV (Zone 6b) wrote:
Ordered 3 iris and received 2 free lily bulbs with my order. One of the iris rhizomes was huge, and I received 2 each of the other ones I ordered which were regular sized. All appear to be healthy and viable. Pleased with my experience, the prices were extremely reasonable and got good quality plants when promised.
|On Jun 16, 2015, valal Natick, MA wrote:
I placed my first order with this company early spring and asked for May shipping, as we'd had a horrid winter with tons of snow and wasn't sure the snow would be gone!
|On Nov 1, 2014, randy_in_topeka Topeka, KS wrote:
Generally I have been happy with what I received. All plants are wll marked. Potted plants have a label on the pot.
|On Aug 27, 2014, cchauck Ames, IA wrote:
I love this company - I only wish they had a larger selection. The daylillies and hostas I've ordered from them have large rootstocks and are healthy looking. They almost always send more than I ordered, particularly with daylillies. Plus their prices are great!
|On Aug 24, 2014, tundraplanter Danbury, WI wrote:
I have ordered from Gilbert Wild for three years. Of the 100-plus plants I've purchased (a sampling of everything they offer from grasses to peonies), I've never experienced a failed plant! I can't say that about any other mail order company. In the interest of full disclosure, I've never spoken personally with a company rep because I've never had to. I use the mail order form accompanied by a check, and the plants always arrive around the time I requested and in good condition. I live in zone 3 and have ordered a few zone 5 plants from them just for giggles...even those have flourished! I'm real pleased.
|On Jun 26, 2014, ponyhead wrote:
I just received my first order placed with Gilbert H Wild and Sons and I must say that I received way more than I expected. All of the daylilies were tagged and packed beautifully. I ordered approx. 45 sets of lilies. I was expecting one to two fans per lily. I am going to have to make another bed to hold them all. Some of them came in with three to four fans per plant. The root base on these plants are huge!!. I am from Texas and was expecting somewhat of a loss due to the distance and the heat but everything came in just fine. The free bonus plant is actually color coordinated with what I had ordered. The customer service is great. I called after placing my order and the young lady I talked to was very informative and helpful with my questions. I am looking forward to ordering my irises from them as well. I will definitely recommend this company to my friends. Thank you Greg Jones and thanks to your awesome staff for all you do for your customers.
|On May 24, 2014, cfruehli Countryside, KS wrote:
I have ordered both hosta and daylilies from GW&s several times over the last few years. The plants I receive are always in good shape and I love getting the bonus plant. I'm very happy I found this company, the prices are fair and service has always been excellent. Since they are only a day trip away I'm anxious to visit their display gardens soon.
|On May 12, 2014, buxtehude Pittsburgh, PA wrote:
Posted on October 4, 2012, updated May 12, 2014
On March 25th, 2011, buxtehude added the following:
I have made my order at Wild's again this year, and I can't wait to receive it. I live in zone 5, so it is to arrive here in Pittsburgh at the end of April. Their plants and their shipping costs are always reasonable. If you order $60.00 or more, you get free shipping. That is incredible in this day and age. I love their peonies and daylilies. They have great plants at fair prices!
On October 4th, 2011, buxtehude added the following:
Last week, I received my fall order from Wilds. Everything was packed wonderfully, and all arrived in perfectly healthy condition. I ordered Alabama Jubilee and Primal Scream daylilies, hostas Sagae and Praying Hands. Also ordered 3 orienpet lily bulbs. They were all nice sized planted. I planted the daylilies and hostas almost immediately, and we have had a nice soaking rain here in Pittsburgh for the past week, so that the plants are getting a good established root system before the fall. The total shipping cost was $9.00, which is wonderful. Most competitive nurseries are charging 2 or 3 times that just for shipping. I would highly recommend Wilds. I have never been disappointed in their plants.
On October 4th, 2012, buxtehude added the following:
I just received a fall order from Wild's. Daylily "Mateus", Iris "Betsey Boo" and "Beverly Sills," Hosta "Dream Weaver" and "Sum and Substance." All arrived in fine condition, ready for planting. Nice sized plants too! Even a free daylily, "Family Reunion" thrown in for good measure. I know of no company offering a freebie anymore. Thanks Wilds!
On May 12th, 2014, buxtehude added the following:
Several weeks ago, I received my order for hostas, daylilies, dahlias, lily bulbs and canna bulbs. All arrived in wonderful condition. All have been planted and I could not be more pleased. Plus, an "extra" free daylily thrown in for good measure. The shipping was free, (save for the $3.00 packing fee on all orders), since my order was over $75.00.
Thanks Wilds. You're the best!
by the way, the hosta 'Komodo Dragon' that I ordered from Wilds about 4 years ago is HUGE. It is sill unfurling, and it is a grand specimen in my hosta bed.
|On Apr 24, 2014, magickalgardens Coleman, MI wrote:
WOW!!! I've found me a new company to order from. I usually only order from 2 companies. Glad I tried this one. Beautiful plants...great packaging! I ordered 26 plants...all great looking. I also received a free one. Thinking about placing another order now. I buy hundreds of dollars worth of plants every year. Yes it's an addiction!! ;) You can tell this company cares about their plants and their customers. So to Gilbert H.Wild and Son...I Thank You and my bees Thank You!!! You have a new customer for life. Look for future orders from me.
|On Apr 17, 2014, mommyeleven Columbiana, AL wrote:
I received my order this week. When my order was placed, I requested that it be held for several weeks, and this company did exactly as asked. My order was filled correctly and arrived promptly. Most of the daylilies had two fans, albeit small, and they all looked healthy. I am satisfied with my experience with this company.
|On Apr 17, 2014, Lisa_gia Burnsville, NC wrote:
I have ordered from this company several times over the past four years. I have received and planted over 400 hostas, dozens of iris, daylilies, lilies, and other perennials from them. I have been extremely pleased with everything! Each year everything comes back - bigger and more beautiful than the year before.
|On Apr 12, 2014, Lauribob Twisp, WA wrote:
Posted on May 19, 2007, updated April 12, 2014
On April 12th, 2014, Lauribob added the following:
I ordered several daylilies, a peony, a hosta, a couple grasses, and an iris this year. They just arrived this week and look absolutely great! Nice large plants - all but the peony & daylilies were in 4" pots, well packed, and arrived moist. The daylilies & peony are large divisions showing lots of green growth. I don't think you can do better for the price than these guys. I have bought from them for several years now.
|On Apr 3, 2014, jilly_bean46 Connellsville, PA wrote:
|On Mar 9, 2014, gingerbee1 Back Mountain, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I have been ordering from Gilbert H. Wild and Son for several years. I have always received healthy generous sized plants, and even a bonus plant with each order. Their prices are always very reasonable as well. I have already placed my spring 2014 order.
|On Mar 6, 2014, TheRectory Stanardsville, VA wrote:
We love Gilbert Wild and Sons!
|On Jan 16, 2014, shastania Miamisburg, OH wrote:
I have ordered several times from this company. There are good things and bad things about ordering from here. The overwhelmingly best thing about this company, is the dirt cheap bulk discounts on items. In particular, is the 100 hostas for $100. No where else online ( and I've searched pretty thoroughly) can you get 100 small, but decent hostas for $1 each. In fact its more like 105-110, when you actually count up your order, plus when you order at the right time, you can get 10% off and free shipping, which makes each hosta cost about 85 cents. I have ordered these 3 times now, and after about 2 years, the plants look like a $15 plant you would find at the local garden center. As far as survival rate, I had a 100% survival rate, even when a few of the hostas had root rot and mold on them, I planted them anyway and they eventually grew into large plants! If you have a large area of shade and want a beautiful lush ground cover ( and don't mind waiting 2-3 years), buy several hundred of these and watch them take over.
|On Dec 15, 2013, mikesupholstery Hartsville, SC wrote:
I have made several big orders from Gilbert H Wild.
|On Nov 4, 2013, BoxTurtle Woodbridge, VA wrote:
I absolutely adore the Gilbert H. Wild end of season sales. I have taken advantage of them a couple of times now, and am never disappointed. Their prices put stars in my eyes and I order myself dizzy. If I order three each of several varieties of daylilies, the box comes with three clumps of roots for each variety and most of the clumps need dividing until it seems like I am never going to finish getting them in the ground - my very favorite complaint! If a few plants are a tad smaller, then they are in the minority and well compensated for by the many that are larger than I expected... and of course I suspect my expectations will have been inflated by the big divisible roots I'm pulling out of the box! This year I got good-looking irises, hostas and daylilies, glorious daylilies.
|On Oct 14, 2013, mousingaround Springfield, MO wrote:
I have ordered 3 times from this company this year. Every order was filled and promptly arrived in excellant packaging. Sometimes I thought one of the plants I ordered was a little on the small side, and then I would see several were much larger than expected. That is not a complainable offense and I'm tired of reading about a plant wasn't just right or perfect. They are plants! Anyone who grows anything, whether back yard enthusiasts or a pro know that plants don't come in one size fits all. They are as individual as the customer ordering them. If the plant is ridiculously small then complain, if you happen to get one too large then be sure to complain about that as well! For some reason I bet that has never happened.