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Hortico Inc.
Discussion id : 92-743
most recent 16 JUL SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 15 MAY 16 by Sambolingo
The HMF "plants for sale" list is quite long, but the plants listed on the Hortico website are a minute portion of the HMF list. Does anyone have information about this?
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 20 DEC by Michael Garhart
Hortico changes its catalog broadly every year. Hortico itself should update HMF, imo.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 16 JUL by Sambolingo
I asked Hortico about this, and they say that the rose list now on their website is their entire catalog, now 125 varieties. I suppose that the 3000+ rose collection was sold off or discarded. They would be a source for quite a few of some harder-to-find cultivars if they still sold them.
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Discussion id : 73-206
most recent 26 JUL 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 24 JUL 13 by goncmg
Have dealt with Hortico off/on since the late 80's and have had generally very good experiences. A few years ago there were some mislabels, and also a non-start. But in all honesty, I have experienced such with all growers and this does not anger me. Hortico buds, I believe, on Canina and the plants have long, fiberous roots and much smaller tops and bud unions than plants sold in the US--first time seen, this does appear startling. However, and despite the non-start experience, the Hortico plants once growing really bust out, get big fast, generally provide far more basals than US plants. I have also fall planted with Hortico (I live in Ohio) and the results really great. None lost, all started, all grew well for years. For anyone living in the north (6 or lower?) I would STRONGLY encourage you to give fall planting a try. It really does jump start the "first year" plants.........
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 26 JUL 13 by HMF Admin
Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Discussion id : 72-542
most recent 24 JUN 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 24 JUN 13 by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
Despite my promise to myself that I'd never order from Hortico again, I bought about 15 roses last fall for fall planting. 100% survived the winter, and all seem to be the correct rose, so I purchased another 30 or so roses for spring planting this year. Again, all the roses are doing well and seem to be the rose I ordered. Customer service was responsive and helpful. Perhaps changes have been made in their methods?
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Discussion id : 67-583
most recent 15 OCT 12 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 OCT 12 by Pekes4me
Update: While I continue to be amazed at how well Hortico roses adapt to my desert soil, this year 3 out of 8 roses I received were mislabeled. Parole, Mamy Blue and Mrs. Lincoln are all some other variety. Quality control needs to be stepped up.


I ordered four roses from them two years ago. I live in the desert of Southern California and was unsure how they would do here. Of the four, one died but I believe that was my fault. The remaining three, Shi-Un, Royal William and Old Fragrance are three of the biggest roses I have. My Shi-un has no fragrance (at least to me) and is supposed to be fragrant. It looks so much like the pictures I see, I doubt it is mislabeled.

I'm ordering a few more this year and did confirm, by email, their availability. Hopefully, I will have good luck.

Jim M.
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