Orchids forum: Online Orchid Retailers for the US

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richton,mississippi
southernms
Oct 6, 2018 5:12 PM CST
Can someone recommend some online sources to buy orchids?I recently bought an orchid on eBay only to receive an orchid with no roots! I would like to buy some phrags and paphs.I would like to buy some long petaled varieties as well.Any recommendations?Thanks for any help.
Name: Bill
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BigBill
Oct 6, 2018 8:43 PM CST
Paphs and Phrags tend to be more expensive as a warning!
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Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
Oct 7, 2018 5:12 AM CST
I also love H & R Nurseries in Hawaii. I drop a few hundred dollars there on a regular basis.
They are primarily Dendrobium and Cattleya hybridizers but dabble in other things! Prices are very reasonable, plants are large for stated size and often need to be potted up. I just sent in a 23 plant orchid order, quite a few compact plants and they will be shipped Monday and arrive Wednesday. Like clockwork!!
Plants will be less than $9 each.
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richton,mississippi
southernms
Oct 7, 2018 6:28 PM CST
Thanks everyone.I will check these out.


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Gina1960
Oct 10, 2018 6:43 PM CST
I am curious as to anyones knowledge or experience with Norman's Orchids. They have such a slick website but I remember several years ago there was some sort of flap about them never filling people's orders and never refunding people's money.
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sugarcane
Oct 10, 2018 7:19 PM CST
Norman's plants are really nice and fairly priced. If you can buy at a show I would. His shipping operation seems to have several opportunities for improvement. You can google reviews and read current ones, perhaps they have solved their problems.
lindsey
Name: Ted
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Ted5310
Oct 11, 2018 6:59 AM CST
I'll second what Lindsey said. We have been to his nursery as he has regular retail hours. Lots of Phals. Also quite an array of Paphs and Prags. Along with some Dens and Catts. Very nice people work there.
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
Oct 11, 2018 7:20 AM CST
Just as an update. H & R plants arrived Wednesday as usual. Ordered Thursday, pulled and packed, picked up by FedEx on Monday, they called me with a tracking number and said plants will be there Wednesday! Sure enough, Wednesday 1:51pm they arrive fresh, securely packed and 9 of the 23 are in bud or spike!
In my experience, they are simply the BEST.
Total bill for 23 plants, shipping and handling, $215.
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Gina1960
Oct 11, 2018 9:44 AM CST
Thanks Lindsey and Ted!
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ardesia
Oct 16, 2018 8:38 AM CST
Less than $10 a plant delivered, that seems like a really good deal Bill. It is even better than the bag babies.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Region: United States of America Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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BigBill
Oct 16, 2018 8:40 AM CST
I have used them for many years and have always been pleased.
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