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|On Oct 10, 2017, floria Athens, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on May 10, 2009, updated October 10, 2017
On October 10th, 2017, floria added the following:
Seven years later (due to my moving from Pennsylvania to Georgia), I find Roses Unlimited as great as before.
The order went without a hitch. Pat was very patient with me. The roses (8x Darlow's Enigma, 2x Mme Alfred Carriere) arrived last week. They are very healthy, with clean roots almost filling the pot, good strong branches, lots of green foliage, several buds and flowers.
I have already ordered more roses and would again recommend this company wholeheartedly.
|On May 25, 2017, andies Colbert, WA wrote:
After I unpacked the roses and set them on a table on the porch, my husband asked what came in the box. When I pointed to the roses, he thought I was teasing him. After convincing him all those roses really did come in that box, he stood there scratching his head looking at the box, then the roses, then the box….. This is to say how beautifully the roses all bounced back so nicely after their trip across the country. They were standing tall and looked so full with blooms and buds, it really was hard to believe they arrived in that little box. RU does a fabulous job of packing. This was my first order and I have already made a second order. There will be more in the future.
|On May 13, 2017, googoo North Aurora, IL wrote:
Posted on July 1, 2013, updated May 13, 2017
On May 13th, 2017, googoo added the following:
I have been receiving roses YEARLY from RU since 2011. They are always prompt in delivering their roses. Yesterday May 12, 2017, I received 7 roses in top conditions, well-packed, Barbra Streisand rose is at least 2 feet tall, with buds.
For own-root roses, it's best to put in the best potting soil possible (MiracleGro moisture Control), plus 1/2 to 1 cup of gypsum, and mix-in alfalfa meal, and fertilized with SOLUBLE fertilizer, then roots will grow SOLID & thick to survive my zone 5a winter. I have been doing that for the past 6 years, and RU own-roots, esp. Austin roses can easily live more than 5 years.
|On Apr 23, 2017, Ves Buffalo, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
My experience with rose growing is limited and I couldn't be happier with their service. The owner Ms. Pat Henry was very helpful when I asked some questions and it's clear that they care for both their customers and roses. Having only a few roses, I'm starting to expand my rose garden and look forward to order from Roses Unlimited again.
|On Jun 9, 2015, southerncottage wrote:
I was able to order through email and pay over the phone. The ordering process was pleasant, and they are friendly. My order shipped and arrived quickly. These are actually the biggest roses that I have received, none have ever been bigger. I ordered during their $10 sale, and wish I could have ordered more!! It is a bit hard to unpack, as they are packaged super sturdy, and appear to be packaged to survive an atomic bomb. They have a HUGE selection, so I have a huge wishlist. I enjoyed ordering with them and would love to order again.
|On May 26, 2015, spikemom Philadelphia, PA wrote:
My first-ever order from Roses Unlimited arrived last week, after several pleasant email exchanges with Pat Henry that helped me decide which varieties to order. The three roses (Madame Plantier, Golden Celebration and Jude the Obscure) were impressively large, healthy, well leafed out and packed snugly for safe arrival. I have already compiled a "wish list" for my next order.
|On May 26, 2015, clpgirl Chippewa Lake, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on June 23, 2014, updated May 26, 2015
On June 13th, 2014, clpgirl added the following:
Once again 5 stars to RU!! And particular thanks to their phone rep who has had UNENDING patience with me this spring-summer.. Due to incredibly cold temps in Northern Ohio this year I lost various roses in one bed-including my Amelias....
I ordered 7 roses from RU about 5 weeks ago. Again, prompt shipping, great packing,large, healthy plants, with several already in bloom!! (Including another Amelia, LOL). These roses have been in-ground for about a month and are all THRIVING.
Went on their web-site last week and saw some sale roses.
Then promply forgot to order, Called today and the woman who answered had \"unlimited patience\". At this late date, several roses on my list were sold out,
However-above and beyond good customer service, she helped me find similar varieties, even similar parentage(!), checking the nursery stock several times, answered questions about fragance, color etc, even history of some of these roses. After several phones call (due to interruptions on my end), I just completed my second order of the year.
RU is absolutely my new \"go-to\" rose grower!! Thank you so much for your beautiful roses, and WONDERFUL 5 star employees!!
On June 23rd, 2014, clpgirl added the following:
Just received my second order this year and couldn\'t be more pleased! Once again received large, well-packed plants with extensive root systems.
After my consistently A++experiences with RU, and their endlessly patient phone rep, I don\'t ever plan to use a local or other on-line vendor for roses.
On May 26th, 2015, clpgirl added the following:
Another WONDERFUL interaction with, ordering process and plant delivery from RosesUnlimited. I continue to be amazed with their patience in my quest for rarer roses....they 'found' Amelia earhart for me several years ago-thriving this year!nThis year they had two green 'china' roses,( rosa viridiflora chinesis) which are not easy to find on-line from reputable vendors-I had lost one several years ago purchased before i discovered RU, patiently helped me select a hardy, fragrant yellow rose from several I had in mind. In addition, they gave me advice on reviving an 8 year old zephrine droughn that hadnt even been purchased from them!
Plants were beautiful on delivery, large with well developed root balls,one actually in bloom. Far superior to 35$ roses available at a local nursery!
I would, and do, highlly recommend them to anyone purchasing any type of rose.
This company provides integrity of product, advice, and wonderful packing and shipment times.
Thank you so very much RU. It is always a pleasure!
|On May 22, 2015, DonnaMack Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on May 1, 2014, updated May 22, 2015
On June 1st, 2013, DonnaMack added the following:
Impressed by the roses I received, I placed an order for Heritage, to add another to my yard, and the white Heritage sport, Rose Marie. Roses Unlimited appeared to be the only supplier of that rose this year.
They did not disappoint! Both roses were beautiful and well formed, and the Rose Marie was quite large. There is no need to keep these roses in pots - they are large and substantial enough to put directly into the ground. I will be placing anorder in thefall for spring delivery.
On September 18th, 2013, DonnaMack added the following:
After sending an email to Pat Henry for roses I assumed would be for spring delivery (2 Marie Pavie and a Zephirine Droughin) I found that Pat had the ability to ship them to me for planting this month. I have other roses on order for spring.
Wow. The two Marie Pavies had flowers on them. The Zephirine Drouhin was large and had lots of new growth. These roses do not need to be potted up in anticipation of planting. They will go in tomorrow. They are picture perfect, and they were wrapped and packaged with such care that not a leaf was out of place.
I don\'t quite know how they do it, but their roses are, at the very least, tied with the best I have ever received. I love getting them in containers - so easy to plant. I continue to be very pleased with this company.
On May 1st, 2014, DonnaMack added the following:
Today I received five wonderful roses from this company. A Dublin Bay with three large flowers (I have grown this rose before and the flowers were actually full sized), 2 The Dark Lady, also in a mix of bloom as well as buds large and open enough that I could have identified the plants from that alone, a very large Kathleen Harrop and a good sized Madame Hardy. I am puzzled about comments I have read here about not seeing roses arrive in bloom. Two of my roses arrived in bloom last year. And opinions may differ, but these roses were large enough to put directly into the ground.
Generally I find that RU provides the widest variety I personally have seen, having ordered from three companies that ship solely or primarily bare root. and I find them very easy to plant, and quick to put on substantial size. They are consistently the largest own root roses I have found. And they are true to name.
On May 22nd, 2015, DonnaMack added the following:
Another beautiful order from Roses Unlimited. I botched the planting of a rose and wanted to replace it, and Pat pointed out to me that I could add a second rose without paying more shipping. Ah, how was she to know I was craving another Glamis Castle? Done. The roses arrived yesterday. They are wonderful. And the Madame Hardy I mentioned in my previous review is almost six feet tall, covered with buds, and about to bloom. They are first rate.
|On Aug 4, 2014, paminasheville Asheville, NC wrote:
I have been buying roses from Pat Henry and Bill Patterson since 2005 and now have a 30-plus rose garden in Asheville NC, all but two roses being from them. From the beginning I explained to Pat that I don't spray or amend with chemicals, and she has been wonderful in advising me on which roses I can grow to good result in those conditions. Happily for me, the list of disease-resistant roses with strong fragrance is growing, and I am currently replacing roses that have done well here, but who's habit and lack-of-fragrance I want to improve on with others Pat can now recommend. Though I usually go down to Laurens to pick up my plants at RU, I have also had some shipped to me with good result. I I have had great advice and great roses from RU, without fail.
|On Jul 19, 2013, mcgriffin Milwaukee, WI wrote:
I would like to share my very positive experience with Roses Unlimited. While they don't have web ordering, Pat is very quick to respond with any questions and orders. I ordered six roses this year. They all arrived in perfect shape and are currently doing great. This is a great source and very easy to work with - I highly recommend it.
|On Jul 17, 2013, notmyhand Muncy, PA wrote:
Ordered over 60 roses from their summer sale. Prices were great, shipping was wonderful, and the roses were amazing! Even my fiancé, who is not a gardener, remarked upon the size of the plants compared to others I have ordered in the past. They also got packaging down to a science! 60 roses and not one broken or out of their pots! I cannot wait to order from them again. Thank you!
|On Jun 2, 2013, divvajacko Hinckley, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Posted on June 21, 2010, updated June 2, 2013
On June 2nd, 2013, divvajacko added the following:
Roses Unlimited is my go-to rose company. I made my usual multi-plant order and everything was wonderful. Pat is always willing to help and gets back to you quickly by email. Always a pleasure here.
|On Jan 17, 2013, Ranger6 Norfolk, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Were there a rating for "very positive," I would choose it for Roses Unlimited. In past two years, I ordered twice. First, in 2011 through Pat Henry, included Lyda Rose, Mystic Beauty, and Elina. In fall of 2012, with lots of analysis and advice from Bill Patterson, ordered Eugene de Beauharnais, Paul Neyron, and Marchessa Boccella. All plants arrived in good shape, on schedule, and are still alive. Got great advice each time. Both Mrs Henry and Mr. Patterson realized they were dealing with a novice, and the selection and planting guidance were quite appropriate and kind, especially on the OGRs. The Lyda Rose grew to 4x4 the first year and bloomed prolifically. These people are knowledgeable, trustworthy, helpful, and reliable. Highly recommend. Very positive.
|On Sep 19, 2012, Joseph_Cincy Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
We had a warm early spring in Cincinnati (6a), and I ordered 6 bareroot roses in March for an early April delivery. I had ordered bareroots from the West Coast before with mixed results, and I was worried. Fortunately, that worry was in vain. The roses were large, had many leaves, looked very healthy, and two of them already had buds. The packaging was intense but effective. I got them in the ground, and they flourished. Five months later, they are all excelling, and they have grown more bigger and more robust than some bareroot roses from out West that I planted two years ago! I am impressed, and I'll definitely order from Roses Unlimited again (as in next spring! . . . I'm already trying to decide the list).
|On Jul 14, 2012, Marlene4 Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
Excellent assistance to a novice, Stephanie was patient and very helpful. Beautiful healthy rose was sent.
|On May 24, 2012, GreenandGrowing7 Marcola, OR wrote:
I recently received an order of 17 roses from Roses Unlimited. As other customers have mentioned here, all of the roses I received were very large, well-branched plants that are ready to be planted in the ground immediately. Many of the roses were budded or blooming upon arrival. I live on the West Coast and was amazed by the marvelous packing job. Even though the three shipping boxes took seven days to reach me by UPS, every rose arrived in perfect condition and was still very well hydrated.
|On Apr 29, 2012, casy Locust Grove, GA wrote:
Posted on April 29, 2012, updated April 29, 2012
On April 29th, 2012, casy added the following:
The gentleman referenced above was Bill Patterson,one of the owners. I did not realize it until I saw his picture on the RU website.
|On Apr 11, 2012, strawberryhill 5a, IL wrote:
Posted on March 19, 2012, updated April 11, 2012
On April 11th, 2012, strawberryhill added the following:
I received 7 roses today, April 11. All are over 1 foot tall, very healthy, and many have buds. Firefighter rose has 5 buds, Bolero has 3 buds, and a few on Frederic Mistral and Sonia Rykiel (this has an incredible scent, worth buying just for the scent alone). I'm most impressed with Sweet Promise rose, such shiny reddish new leaves, and I don't see any thorns. Crown Princess Margareta is ready to climb, so tall - they are big enough to plant in the ground.
Very good packaging - no damage whatsoever with such big plants. I'm happy with Roses Unlimited quality and service.
|On Oct 10, 2011, mariedsheley Thibodaux, LA wrote:
At my request, he folks at Roses Unlimited delayed sending roses to me twice after their last shipping date for the year. Those to whom I spoke were unfailingly courteous and patient.
|On Jul 25, 2011, phdler Homer, NY wrote:
Very happy with roses from Roses Unlimited. Nice size, healthy plants. They know how to pack them and all roses bloomed this year. Would definitely order from them again.
|On May 20, 2011, sunsign5 Ipswich, MA wrote:
Received all 4 roses in beautiful super healthy condition ready for planting. Best packing of all rose companies I have purchased from online. No damage at all to any rose.
|On Apr 28, 2011, kentstar Ravenna, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
Awesome roses! This is my first experience with this company. I have heard many great things about them from other gardeners.
|On Sep 7, 2010, jim1961 Tyrone, PA wrote:
Posted on May 21, 2010, updated September 7, 2010
On September 7th, 2010, jim1961 added the following:
Well, our Roses Unlimited roses have grown and remained very healthy this first season! So, we are very happy with our first purchase from RU!
Thumbs up Pat!
|On Jul 23, 2010, revolutionaryma Granada Hills, CA wrote:
Their plants are the best sized I have received online. I am across country however and the plants do get stressed on the way to me but they recover quickly. Shipping is also more expensive for me, of course. But if I want a bigger plant I will definitely go back to Pat to get them there. She wonderful to do business with.
|On May 20, 2010, sneisen Osseo, MN wrote:
I ordered 10 roses during their sale late last summer. The roses arrived in good condition. Some had spots but I planted and treated like I do all roses and hoped for the best overwinter. I treated again this spring when I uncovered and was so happy that all 10 roses emerged in perfect condition. They are all doing great and look great. Ordering process during the sale was time consuming but the woman on the phone was very patient with my questions and suggested varieties in place of what was out of stock.
|On Apr 8, 2010, trudii Charleston, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:
Absolutely fantastic experience last year ordering from Pat. I ordered 3 Mme. Alfred Carriere for around my garage and she suggested 2 shrub Cecile Brunner to be potted by my front door. Pat was incredibly patient working with me since I am not an experienced rose owner.
|On Sep 27, 2009, scleme Charlotte, NC wrote:
I received 10 or so roses this spring and all are going gangbusters and very healthy. Great prices for what you get, especially when you include shipping. One rose was mislabed and was promptly replaced by the company, and the boxes are extremely well packed - the most secure of any mail order company I've used to date. The only down side of my experiece is that the billing end of the company seems to be quite disorganized - it is frustrating to receive invoices asking for payment 6 months after the order was paid in full (especially since they had already assured me their mistake was taken care of). But I would still recommend based on the size and quality of plants shipped.
|On Aug 6, 2009, erica22 Henderson, KY wrote:
What a pleasure!! I ordered from RU twice this year and I was happy both times. The roses are a good healthy size, one even had a bloom when it arrived, packed very well for shipping, and the customer service was great. I have had blooms all summer and I cant wait to order more. Highly reccomend!!!
|On Jul 21, 2009, tontogirl Powersville, MO wrote:
I ordered this year for the first time. I was very impressed with the large healthy roses. I really wish I could order online with them. I know I would order more if they had this available.
|On Jul 18, 2009, vossner Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Wonderful source for roses you don't find everyday. I took advantage of their Freedom sale and got 4 very healthy, very well packed, own root roses. Highly recommend. This mailorder nursery has been added to my listed of ones to ck frequently.
|On Jul 15, 2009, loveblossoms CA,
United States (Zone 8b) wrote:
This was my first purchase from Roses Unlimited and I was simply delighted with the quality of the rose bush I purchased. It arrived in a timely manner, well packed, though minimally stressed with tons of yellow leaves (understandably dehydrated due to the warm summer climate here in the South) but otherwise SUPER healthy and robust. I gave it a good soak and some rest in a temporary spot with dappled shade as soon as it arrived and it responded quickly with healthy new growth. It continues to be adapting great. What an amazing plant. Bullet-proof to say the least. Very strong and sensational looking. I will definitely be making more purchases from Unlimited in the coming months. Thanks Pat for all of your care and expertise in raising such exceptional young rose bushes. I am very happy.
|On Jul 10, 2009, skiekitty Parker, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
OMG, talk about some major roses! These beautiful roses (I ordered 7 during their "Freedom sale", but were out of 4, so I got 3 roses) are bigger and healthier than I have gotten at some of our LGSs! Wow! I did preorder some roses for the 2010 year.. I cannot WAIT to see those! I'll be putting them in the ground now after I harden them off (I believe that these are greenhouse roses, so they have to be hardened off for "real world conditions"). One of them was already in bud and they're all gorgeous! Excellent packaging, VERY quick shipping.. only bad thing I can see is they don't have the ability to take cards. But it's WELL worth the risk of a check!!
|On May 8, 2009, kittenbark Waukesha, WI wrote:
I purchased from RU last year for the first time ('08) , 9 fragrant cloud bushes. I also purchased from the other own root vendors on GW: ARE, Heirloom and Chamblees. Although the other vendors had nice plants, nothing was as good as RU.
|On Apr 23, 2009, mocatmom Driftwood, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I just received a wonderful shipment from Roses Unlimited - their own Mystic Beauty, a blooming Lyda Rose, and a large and budded - and IMPOSSIBLE to find - Versigny Generosa rose.
|On Apr 8, 2009, splash763 West Columbia, SC wrote:
|On Apr 8, 2009, trulyro Auburndale, FL wrote:
I emailed Pat in mid March about placing an order of roses. She was very knowledgeable and helpful and answered the many emails I sent. I had a negative experience ordering roses online from a different vendor and she was quick to reassure me that I wouldn't receive 'baby' roses.
|On Oct 17, 2008, BlissfulGarden Baton Rouge, LA wrote:
Very positive experience with this lovely lady! She provides a GREAT selection of healthy, self-rooted plants of very good size. Her roses are grown potted rather than being shipped bare-rooted, which results in a much faster start for the plant here in the south. The only drawback to ordering from RU is that they are not set up to take credit card payments which can make the ordering process a bit cumbersome... but it's worth it to receive her wonderful plants. I will definitely order from Roses Unlimited again in the future. Ev =)
|On May 6, 2008, Pinetucky Swainsboro, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:
My order arrived in perfect condition - 3 large, healthy roses with one in bloom. The packing is so secure that it does take a little time to remove the plants from the box, but the extra care taken allows the roses to arrive looking fresh and undamaged. The plants were shipped on the specified date. Communication was excellent too.
|On May 3, 2008, astcgirl Brandon, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
I ordered 6 roses recently. All arrived very well packed and healthy. I was amazed at how large they were. 2 of the roses already had buds and it has been one month now and all have doubled in size in the garden. I will surely order from them again. A+ company.