About Sub-Zero Giant Roses
Would you like to grow giant red or yellow roses that bloom every month, summer to frost? Then you might want to try Sub-Zero Giant Roses, which claims to be the world’s heartiest super-blooming roses that bloom monthly and need no special feeding or watering.
Sub-Zero Giant Roses is another plant product from Gardeners’ Collection, a mail-order company based in Norwalk, CT. They are not rated nor accredited by the BBB.
How Sub-Zero Giant Roses Works
Sub-Zero Giant Roses come in two “flavors” – Arctic Flame (red) or Helen Hayes (yellow). They claim these rose bushes will not only survive, but “flourish magnificently” under extreme conditions; they state they are frost-proof up to 15 degrees below freezing and can endure extreme desert heat.
To enjoy your Sub-Zero Giant Roses, they say to plant in full sun or shade. They claim these rose bushes don’t have to constantly be sprayed or fed with special foods and only need occasional watering. They say that you will have saucer-sized blooms month after month.
Each Sub-Zero Giant Roses Order includes:
- Arctic Flame Red Rose Bush
- Helen Hayes Yellow Rose Bush “free” (extra shipping and handling)
Sub-Zero Giant Roses Pricing, Shipping, and Returns
They state that your rose bush will cost $10 plus $6.95 shipping/handling, but the fine print reveals that they automatically give you the yellow rose bush “free” but charge an additional $6.95 S & H for a total of $23.90 for 2 Sub-Zero Giant Roses. They say you have 30 days to decide whether Sub-Zero Giant Roses live up to their claims – if not, they state you can return the bushes (on your own dime) and they will refund the initial $10 but not the $13.90 in handling fees. This is a classic unsavory move practiced by many ASOTV marketers, which means they make money off of you whether you like the product or not.
Bottom Line: Are Sub-Zero Giant Roses a Scam?
Gardeners’ Collection is somewhat of a mysterious company. There is no information about them or a rating on the Better Business Bureau website. (In fact, Gardeners’ Collection specifically emphasizes they are not BBB-accredited on their own website.) The Sub-Zero Giant Roses mini-site makes no mention of Gardeners’ Collection, but their customer service numbers are the same.
However, if you type in “Gardeners Collection scam” into your favorite search engine, suddenly a wealth of information appears from unlucky consumers who complain about deceptive billing practices, dead plants, or even receiving seeds and dirt when promised shrubbery. This company has a lot to answer for – that is, if you can get through to their customer service line which seems to put everyone on perpetual hold.
1 out 1 people found this review helpful
Waste of Money
I am SO disappointed! We are a couple who moved from Long Island, NY where EVERYTHING grew to the top of a mountain where only a few flowers grow for us. My husband and I are both rose lovers, and decided to give these a try.
Unfortunately we cannot comment on how well the flowers grow since the plants we received were dead when they came to us.
Trying to get in touch with customer service has been as successful as trying to grow their dead flowers.
Go somewhere else. Anywhere else if you are looking for roses. These are NOT worth the time, effort, and certainly not the money!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
3 out 4 people found this review helpful
In my opinion this is a scam
There is no way to edit your order. I requested extra plants and ended up with an order of over $150 with no way to stop or edit the order.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friendView all 1 commentsHide comments
Aug 16, 2014
They are so right! No way to stop or edit your order and I only received 3 of the 10 that I accidentally ordered and paid for! These "giant" roses have blossoms about 1 and a half inches wide.... baby size NOT giant! They owe me money or roses! DO NOT ORDER!