Daylilies forum: Daylily Buyers Beware!

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Name: Barbie
Northwest Florida (Zone 8b)
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QHBarbie
Aug 31, 2017 7:46 AM CST
If you are new to daylilies or a seasoned daylily buyer, it never hurts to check out sellers before placing an order. Save yourself some heartache and money. Join some of the daylily buyers review groups on FaceBook and get the "scoop" on sellers before you place that first order.

These are the two I know about.
https://www.facebook.com/group... and
https://www.facebook.com/group...

If you know of other review groups, please list them. Let's get the word out about unscrupulous sellers!
Name: Susan Ridder
Bellevue,Ky (Zone 6b)
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LilySue
Aug 31, 2017 9:30 AM CST
Thanks for posting. This is so true for one I know about. How he can continue to sell is beyond me. I won't give his name but here are his initials J.R.
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Name: Barbie
Northwest Florida (Zone 8b)
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QHBarbie
Aug 31, 2017 9:44 AM CST
I know what you mean. I just wish we could let people know BEFORE they get stung. The one you are talking about thrives on newbies. The only way to stop some of these sellers is to dry up their supply of newcomers. A legitimate, good seller thrives on repeat customers.
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Aug 31, 2017 11:59 AM CST
I just signed up for both Facebook groups! Thank you so much for the links Barbie Hurray! Hurray!
Hi Susan (this is my wave) Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Aug 31, 2017 4:38 PM CST
Ginny, that's funny I did too, and immediately I thought of you, as I know that you purchase a lot online. Good for you Thumbs up and a big Thank You! to QH Barbie for posting the links to warn those of us who are newer to this venue of service. I've got to mention this to another member who hasn't posted in a while. I need to give her a call anyway.
Name: Barbie
Northwest Florida (Zone 8b)
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QHBarbie
Aug 31, 2017 5:23 PM CST
Ginny and Deborah, you are welcome. I hope others join the groups and spread the word. That's the only way we are going to stop some of these swindlers.
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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gardenglory
Sep 2, 2017 10:23 AM CST
Thankfully, Ive never run across a daylily swindler. I did go look up the JR. Never heard of him, cant even find a facebook page, to check it out. Says he doesnt sell on the LA. Looks like alot of us buy from the same places and have good luck. Thumbs up
Name: Barbie
Northwest Florida (Zone 8b)
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QHBarbie
Sep 2, 2017 11:37 AM CST
J.R. has his own FaceBook auction site. It has been listed several times on the buyers review sites.
Name: Susan Ridder
Bellevue,Ky (Zone 6b)
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LilySue
Sep 5, 2017 1:11 AM CST
I was contacted by a member asking me if J. R. I was referring to was JR Blanton. No it is not JR Blanton. I'm sorry if this confused anyone else. If anyone wants this persons true identity you may message me for his name. I will be happy to post it here if it doesn't cause any legal or other type of problem. Thanks!! Smiling
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Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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gardenglory
Sep 5, 2017 8:51 AM CST
Just look on the site, I never heard of him in my life. Cant even find info when I google him
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Sep 5, 2017 10:48 AM CST
Pam - just sent you a tree mail.
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Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
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judydu2
Sep 5, 2017 4:34 PM CST
The person being warned about is Jeff Rowe. I have no problem with naming this man because I am also a recipient of garbage plants that didn't live. Posting cryptic messages about bad sellers does no one any good. Jeff Rowe has hundreds of complaints on Facebook citing the same reasons over and over. He depends on new people to keep going... Sellers who repeatedly screw people over should be brought out into the light because it's the only way to efficiently warn people about the risk they may be taking with a seller.
Name: Barbie
Northwest Florida (Zone 8b)
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QHBarbie
Sep 5, 2017 5:55 PM CST
judydu2 said:The person being warned about is Jeff Rowe. I have no problem with naming this man because I am also a recipient of garbage plants that didn't live. Posting cryptic messages about bad sellers does no one any good. Jeff Rowe has hundreds of complaints on Facebook citing the same reasons over and over. He depends on new people to keep going... Sellers who repeatedly screw people over should be brought out into the light because it's the only way to efficiently warn people about the risk they may be taking with a seller.


I agree 100 percent with you. Hopefully we can get a lot of newbies over to the buyers review groups where this problem can be discussed. There have been other crooks out there. Even after Jeff is long gone, there will be others to take his place. That is, unless we can get the word out to all daylily buyers. That's the only way to stop these horrible sellers--dry up the supply of unknowing victims.
Name: Ed Burton
NE Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Hybridizing, Lily Auction seed sell
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EdBurton
Sep 6, 2017 3:05 PM CST
He is banned from selling on the daylily auction, deservedly so from what I have been hearing.
I remember him from when he was a beginner, he didn't even know how to plant the seeds he won from my listings.
Two years later he came out as this daylily expert, I was thinking what the hay to myself, then the reality of what he really is started showing up.
There are whole pages on Facebook from people that got stung by this guy, at least 2 separate groups that I know of were formed because of his actions.
From what I understand he still has a sales page on Facebook, but I have been banned for calling him out so I'm not certain if it is still running.
Ed Burton

seed seller "gramps"
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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gardenglory
Sep 6, 2017 5:14 PM CST
who was he on the LA.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Sep 6, 2017 5:19 PM CST
Just curious, what was the enticement? Did he offer hard to find plants, or selling them at a much reduced price....just wondering. Thx
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Name: Ed Burton
NE Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Hybridizing, Lily Auction seed sell
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Garden Photography Seed Starter Pollen collector Peonies
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EdBurton
Sep 7, 2017 5:23 PM CST
Jeffrowe1965, was his auction ID

He was selling at low prices compared to other sellers, people complained about their blooming sized fans looking like pencils, many of his plants were not what he sold them as.
I remember he had a bunch of people sticking up for him, but the vast majority weren't happy at all.
Ed Burton

seed seller "gramps"

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