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|On Apr 24, 2019, CooDeeFoo Central, SC wrote:
Plants arrived alive and are growing, but they are very small and pricey for what you get even with the discount they offered. I would order again only if they were the only place that had the varieties I wanted.
|On Apr 27, 2012, Greytluv Fairport, NY wrote:
Can't agree more with the comment given about the downfall of these nurseries once JUNG, Burpees & Parks etc. purchase them. Once they take over we suffer! Boycott them until they realize the harm they're doing!
|On May 12, 2011, pdools_NJ Sparta, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:
I received very small bareroot plants and was disappointed with the overall size and quality. Most of the plants were alive with the exception of a rotted Japanese iris and a dried out helianthoides that has not leafed like the others, but has some green in the stem- I've placed that one in the special care section of my garden.
|On May 10, 2011, RUBYS Wrens, GA wrote:
I received my second order from this company this spring. I order 2 varieties of shasta daisy's. I think one of the plants are not going to make it. I ordered globe thistle expecting potted plants and they came bareroot, so far no sign of them. I also received purple rooster monarda and coneflower and they seem to be healthy. I will withhold any judgement for now.
|On Sep 3, 2009, CelestialBurst Logan, WV wrote:
I ordered from R&R for the first time this year because a friend of mine alerted me to a few of the sale items that they had back earlier this summer. Hostas, daylilies, and some assorted perennials. When they arrived, the shriveled roots that were in the bags did not look very promising. I still planted them, but figured that this would be my first and last association with the company.
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|On Jun 12, 2009, kkirschbaum Newburyport, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I placed an order because they had a Malva 'Blue Fountain' listed as available in 3-inch pots on their website. It is next to impossible to find this cultivar in pots. It's rare to find it to begin with, is usually only offered bare root. In fact, I bought this as bare root in 2008, and it failed to come up. That experience pretty much put me completely off buying bare root plants.
|On Mar 12, 2009, EllieSmith Lebanon, MO wrote:
Three years ago I succumbed to a beautiful picture in the R&R catalog -- daylily Spacecoast Starburst. It was SOOO expensive, way more than I ever pay for a plant but I HAD to have it. It arrived, extremely tiny and stressed and I planted it with trepidation. It grew in spite of it all, and I was pleased that it even put out a flower stalk that year, but what a disappointment when it opened. The flower was NOTHING like the picture.
|On Jun 16, 2008, daylilydazed Sewaren, NJ wrote:
I ordered from this company because I received a gift certificate. The daylilies were all single fans and come in a plastic bag with holes and wood shavings and some peat moss. They looked pathetic so rather than putting them directly into the garden I potted them up. Three out of 12 did not make it. I think being in plastic and if it is hot when they ship it causes condensation and rot. One actually had a mushy crown directly out of the bag. Contacted the company and they promptly sent out replacements. Also one of the ones I ordered was no longer available and they promptly sent a refund check.
|On May 6, 2007, sweetstripes Portland, OR wrote:
Received a great catalog from Roots & Rhizomes (had never received one before). I ordered two Delphiniums. Had the holes already dug, anxiously awaiting, and I get a tiny box in the mail with two small plastic bags inside. Each bag contained a 1 - 1/2-in long root ball x about 1/4 in across. Paid 33.00 for this experience! I did plant them in pots and then tried to send an e-mail, but somehow the e-mail just wouldn't go through (surprise). I then sent a letter of complaint to the company and, to their credit, I did get a full refund from Jung seed (?). However, I will not order from this company again.
|On Apr 14, 2007, iowegian Griswold, IA wrote:
Potted plants from R&R were very good. The free daylily was great. But I think they are a conglomerate of 5 different companies and the $15.00 Delphiniums were tiny and in the plastic bags. 5-6 plants in plastic and none were more than tiny rooted cuttings, too small to be called plants. None lived. But, I think these plants came from one of their other companies, as the same plants were listed by another co. in the same town. I won't order anything that isn't in a pot anymore. I hope the one's I've ordered this year (all potted) are nice healthy plants.
|On Nov 24, 2006, Jancee Salem, NH wrote:
I ordered plants in spring of '06, and when they came they were all healthy, (except for 1 daylily), albeit a little on the small side. Did not like packaging, which used plastic bags, which promotes moisture (which is OK-but may cause rotting). Since this was first time ordering plants through mail did not know if this was standard practice with other companies. Daylily was called in and re-ordered. Person who answered phone said it was too late in spring and couldn't replace. Did get replacement late summer and was OK. Checked growth at end of season and everything made it. Not sure if would order from them again. Jancee in NH
|On Jan 25, 2006, dirtyharry Aurora, CO (Zone 5a) wrote:
I would recommend that anyone thinking of purchasing daylilies from this company, think again. Buy daylilies from growers who specialize in daylilies. Go to the American Hemerocallis Society website //www.daylilies.org/ and click on Daylily Sources.
|On Jun 17, 2004, msanjelpie Meridian, ID wrote:
ordered daylily Siloam Jim Cooper and hosta on 10/7/02. Hosta is doing well... Daylily has still not bloomed. I have high hopes that this summer may be the one... ??
|On May 24, 2004, Annis Saint Paul, MN wrote:
In general, I have been satisfied with this company but only for their fleshy-rooted material. Last year I ordered several Siberian Iris. Two of them have come up this spring with 5 or more fans. All survived. My experience with these, and with daylilies, has been completely satisfactory. The neutral rating is based on my extremely disappointing experience with their bareroot hardy geraniums. None survived. I would never trust them with anything except the above-named varieties.
|On Feb 26, 2004, WUVIE Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
Thank you all for your posts.
|On Aug 14, 2003, grdnnkd Duluth, MN wrote:
I too have had a neutral experience with this company. I had ordered 3 potted hostas and a siberian iris all have grown vigorously. The siberian iris was a large clump (the largest that I have ever received via a catalog). However the remaining items (3) that I received as bare roots failed to grow. Customer service was quick to give me credit on a future order, which I will make for potted plants or iris.
|On Aug 11, 2003, dlilygirl Berlin, NH wrote:
Have ordered from Roots & Rhizomes this year and last. The daylilies have been okay, and my mail order experience has been limited. In 2002 I ordered the miniature package and found them to be puny; however, most of them did survive. The daylilies ordered separately were larger and all have survived, looking good this year. I also ordered Siberian iris and found most of them looked very good. However, they did not survive -- why I have no idea. I did not follow up with the company, in part because their order sat for a period of time before I put them in.
|On Mar 9, 2003, badger1 Platteville, WI wrote:
Ouch! I wish I had read the Watchdog before I ordered. Granted, my order is under $50 but still....! Guess I'll wait and see. If I get burned, then I suppose I can consider myself lucky that it hasn't happened until now.
|On Jan 12, 2003, hfay Philadelphia, PA wrote:
I purchased 18 hostas, some in small pots, others bare-root.
|On Feb 9, 2002, ninat Joyce, WA (Zone 7b) wrote:
This company ships in a timely manner and has wonderful varieties of plants that are hard to obtain elsewhere..but the plants (at least the dozen or so I bought) are small and have a tough time competing in the garden, even here in the Pacific Northwest, an area is known for its fine climate for perennial plants. If I buy from them again I would grow the plants on in pots a year to get garden sized plants.
|On Apr 1, 2001, MarieMcRae wrote:
Nice catalog, good descriptions, excellent daylilies. However, I found that the tags came off the plant packs very easily and I was left to guess about a couple of the lily's IDs. I ordered a few perennials along with my daylilies and I would not do that again. The perennial plants were very small and half of them did not survive (I'm a gardener of 30 years experience and have a greenhouse to shelter new plants). I believe they should stick to their specialty and leave the miscellaneous perennials alone.