On Sep 18, 2011, monocotyledon Wellington, FL wrote:
This company is the best bulb company in the world!
They ship healthy quality bulbs!
I live in Hot and Humid ZONE 10 and I still can grow these temperate climate bulbs...... Thanks to my "WINE CHILLER"
I guess weather is not an issue for me!
This company is a plant collectors dream. They even provide pics and info for plants currently out of stock, which makes me hopeful that they will be available the next year. Isn't that what plant growing is all about? Anticipation for the next year. Hope that things will grow and look better than they did this year. Waiting impatiently to see new plants that went in the previous fall. Saving the best for last, the plants are well grown and sized as stated.
On Mar 19, 2005, Ispahan Chicago, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:
I was a bit wary of placing an order with this company since I had never ordered from overseas before, but they were offering several rare bulbs that I could not find elsewhere and so I decided to take a chance. Wow, am I ever happy I did! This company truly provides excellent service and my bulbs arrived at my doorstep (in Chicago, Illinois) in wonderful condition. Not only that, but they were some of the healthiest, most robust bulbs of the type I had ever seen before. I will not hesitate to order from this company again in the future.
High prices, but a very nice assortment of rare plants which can not be found anywhere else (at least not in Europe). Ordered many different bulbs and all arrived in excellent condition.
On April 15th, 2005, kirsitn added the following:
Spring has finally arrived, and I'm happy to see that all the bulbs I bought are coming up nicely, except for Nomocharis and Trillium, which are known to be late. All the fall blooming Crocuses I bought have survived the winter even though we had a period with temperatures down to -14 degrees Celsius and no snow cover to insulate the poor bulbs.
On Jul 5, 2003, Iann Manchester United Kingdom wrote:
The best quality bulbs (and bulb-like plants) you will ever find. Prices range from fairly high for things that some other companies have, to outrageous for the really rare stuff. Worth every penny for the best bulbs and the best service. Check out the web site, it will make you drool, superb pictures and very informative. They ship worldwide, but the postage and certification costs can be high.
The web site is one of my favourites, good photos and information on almost all the plants they stock plus some good photo galleries and links.
I put in my order via the site which was easy and the superbly packed, healthy bulbs were in my hot little hands just 4 days later. Excellent service!
The plants and bulbs may seem a little on the expensive side and I did a lot of comparisons. While the prices are around midrange with some cheap, others reasonably expensive, their postage and packing costs (certianly within the UK) are nominal and brought the total costs to lower than the cheapest nurseries I could find with the same plants.
A definite high recommendation for this one from me, superb, healthy plants, a great service and in an affordable price range for the type of plants they have too!
Excellent!!! I ordered a couple of the "Tecophilea" bulbs about two years ago. I was a little nervous, being a beginner and all (these bulbs aren't recommended for amateurs),but they arrived promt, fresh, & well packaged! I did my part (provided the bulbs with proper light, water, & soil) and they bloomed right when they were supposed to! I was impressed and will continue to order from this company!
Don't hesitate to order from Paul Christian just because they're in Wales. Last fall I received the most wonderful Galanthus bulbs from them. They were a fall blooming variety and had already sprouted leaves. The little bulbs were carefully packed in small plastic bags with a little fine peat and were the freshest looking bulbs I've received from anyone. If you're interested in unusual hardy bulbs, especially species Tulips, Crocus, Galanthus, Colchicum and Lilies, there is no better source. They are a little expensive. Everything is priced per bulb but last year shipping to the U.S. was only 10% of the order total.