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|On Feb 9, 2017, allitim Sherwood Park,
Was thrilled to discover Select Seeds, especially after Thompson and Morgan discontinued their Canadian distribution. The selection is great, quality of seed very good (I'm really happy with my germination rates) and speed of delivery more than satisfactory. Haven't tried ordering plants yet, as I have not investigated their policies regarding shipping live material to Canada.
|On Jan 21, 2017, rrho Batavia, NY wrote:
Seed packets have all the information you need on them. After you place your order they send an email with tracking number so you know its on its way, which is very nice.
|On Jul 2, 2016, flowermaiden2 Saint Maries, ID wrote:
Posted on May 6, 2016, updated July 2, 2016
On July 2nd, 2016, flowermaiden2 added the following:
I've just received the refund Select Seeds promised for my order of snapdragon seeds that never germinated, despite my following the packet instructions carefully.
They were very gracious about offering the refund, and I didn't even have to ask for it. Once I told the rep. that none of those seeds sprouted, she immediately offered to refund my money.
It came today, and I must say, this is excellent customer service. No hassles, no questions asked.
|On Jun 17, 2016, katococo Mandan, ND wrote:
I've ordered seeds, and they've arrived very quickly. Recently, I ordered plants, and they came quickly, were well packaged, and appear healthy.
|On Jun 8, 2016, vireyda54 wrote:
Posted on February 18, 2016, updated June 8, 2016
On June 8th, 2016, vireyda54 added the following:
I've since placed more orders for more seeds and for more live plants. Their plants come beautifully packaged and are the advertised size. I ordered a parma violet and a begonia and both have been strong and healthy.
Their seeds continue to impress with good germination rates and I love all the heirloom varieties available.
|On Jun 8, 2016, Pinetucky Swainsboro, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:
It has been a while since I had ordered plants from Select Seeds and had forgotten how nice their plants are. My order arrived very quickly. The plants were packed well, with no damage and no soil loss. They were all healthy, well-rooted, and still moist. Very good company!
|On May 20, 2016, BvrCtyGardener Monaca, PA wrote:
Every year I order Redhead Coleus plants from Select Seed because their plants have always been the hardiest, reddest, most gorgeous Redhead Coleus I've ever had. Not only is the price competitive with any local seller, but I'm consistently pleased with the healthy, quality starters that arrive right on time for spring planting. This year was no exception!
|On Apr 6, 2016, 48teresa Clarksville, VA wrote:
Ordered 12 "red spread" lantana. All arrived during requested week, well packaged and protected. Plants were in excellent condition. We are having a late cold spell here in zone 7a Virginia so will have to wait a while before I can plant. Looking forward to getting these beauties in the ground! Great company....will order from them again in future.
|On Mar 30, 2016, SAMgreenthumb Lake Linden, MI wrote:
I have changed my customer loyalty over to Select Seeds. Customer service is a large part of what I look for in a nursery, particularly when seeds fail, as they sometimes do. I had poor germination rate of their Asclepias incarnata seed. I emailed them, and because I had wild-grown A. incarnata seed, I asked to swap replacement of A. incarnata with A. tuberosa. They immediately agreed and advised on stratification and germination. Within days, I had the new seed AND a free packet of Rudbeckia triloba! I'm hooked. Thank you Select Seeds for your immediate and positive response! I will have plenty of time to complete stratification and planting this spring.
|On Mar 15, 2016, afvn72 Bowling Green, KY wrote:
Posted on March 15, 2016, updated March 15, 2016
On March 15th, 2016, afvn72 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Shortly after posting my review I was contacted by Allison Barlow of Select Seeds. Her note included a copy of a response to my initial e-mail which must have gone astray. We solved my problem. I'm impressed with the quick reply and with Select Seeds' interest in making me a happy customer. I am and I'm removing the negative rating.
|On Dec 16, 2015, jebpie1 Cincinnati, OH wrote:
One of the few companies that I loyally order from each year. Great plants, great seeds, great service and preserving history. What more can you ask for?
|On Oct 18, 2015, Donna71 Pittstown, NJ wrote:
My Red Swallow Wort plants came very healthy, quickly and
|On Aug 13, 2015, MollyBlooms Grosse Pointe Farms, MI wrote:
Posted on April 19, 2015, updated August 13, 2015
On April 19th, 2015, MollyBlooms added the following:
Received my order last week and all the plants arrived carefully packaged and in fine shape. I also ordered seeds of Petunia exserta and several other annuals from this company, and the germination rate has been great. The petunia exserta I started last month are now over 3\" high and seem very healthy. Also, just noticed that an asarina that I ordered from Select Seeds two years ago is starting to make new growth again, defying the cold snap (the heat failed in my home greenhouse in mid-February) that carried off a number of my other plants. Lovely vine and well worth trying if you haven\'t done so before.
On August 13th, 2015, MollyBlooms added the following:
Very happy with the plants and seeds I ordered this year. The catalog descriptions are very precise, so you know what you're getting. As the catalog description says, the petunia exserta is a great favorite with the hummingbirds, as is the Cuphea "David Verity." I also like that Select Seeds' catalog suggests plant combinations that will look well together.
|On Jun 12, 2015, DonnaMack Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on May 15, 2013, updated June 12, 2015
On June 18th, 2007, DonnaMack added the following:
After many years (at least ten) of ordering from this company I finally ordered plants - in my case, three difeerent geraniums. They were beautifully packaged and are thriving in pots on my front steps. Since they are unusual, I have received many comments on their uniqueness. I will not hesitate to order plants in the future.
On May 15th, 2013, DonnaMack added the following:
This year I ordered all plants from Select Seeds - several geraniums, as well as heliotropes (including a rather rare white variety) and the plants are healthy and strong. How nice to open a box of scented plants and find that the intensity of fragrance is there. And that the plants are in perfect condition.
On June 12th, 2015, DonnaMack added the following:
This year I ordered two hybrid strawberries, one a climber. The idea was to try to grow them on my southfacing patio. I already grow fragaria vesca reugen outside. Fragaria 'Gasana" and Fragaria 'Toscana', both F1 hybrids.
All I can say is "wow". I thought to myself, "self, they've been in the pots they came in for a month. Time to transplant them so they can get going" Well, they didn't wait for me. While I was busy, both produced strawberries!
I wouldn't originally have thought to order strawberry plants from an heirloom company. It is now going to be an annual event to check Select Seeds for fruit plants. Very well done!
|On Jun 11, 2015, Beth785 Reisterstown, MD wrote:
I have ordered twice this year. All plants were healthy and very carefully packaged. The great selection of plants and seeds has introduced me to new colors to work with and they have an extensive list of butterfly/hummer attractors. Really up to date with new selections like the bright Coleus, Cantaloupe Coneflowers and Amistad salvia. Excellent!
|On Jun 10, 2015, mikeandflee Saginaw, MI wrote:
Posted on June 10, 2015, updated June 10, 2015
On June 10th, 2015, mikeandflee added the following:
Order twice this year, plants arrived happy and healthy, great company! Highly recommend!!
On June 10th, 2015, mikeandflee added the following:
Seeds all sprouted too! Even the Datura, 7 little seedlings growing strong.
|On Jun 6, 2015, peony47 Goshen, NY wrote:
I have placed two orders this year, ordering a variety of herbs and flowers. I have been gardening for decades and have ordered from other companies, but I have never been so impressed by the care with which each plant was packed.as I was by the orders I received from Select Seeds. Not only were they carefully packed, but each plant was healthy and beautiful!
|On May 28, 2015, cassilouwho New Boston, NH wrote:
This is the second year that I have ordered from Select Seeds. Last year I ordered an Appleblossom geranium, when I opened the package I was surprised (and a little disappointed) at how tiny the plant was. But it did not take long for it to almost quadruple in size! I have not been able to find another geranium in this color or with rose-like buds in my area. So when I inadvertently killed the plant (freezing rain around Thanksgiving - I didn't bring it inside in time) I was bummed. I knew I was going to order another one come spring.
|On May 26, 2015, spikemom Philadelphia, PA wrote:
This was my first year ordering live plants from Select Seeds. Out of the box, they looked small and fragile, but one month later, all are thriving. The red Petunia exserta really does attract hummingbirds. Spanish flag started blooming almost as soon as it went into the ground. Bleeding heart vine is vigorous and seems to grow several inches a day. I'm very pleased with these hard-to-find varieties.
|On May 18, 2015, chrssyut Salt Lake City, UT wrote:
i ordered three plants this year, and even though they had to travel a long distance they arrived in perfect condition. They looked as good as though I had just picked them up from the nursery. I would highly recommend trying them for plants you can't find at home. I have also had good luck with their seeds.
|On May 7, 2015, virginiarose Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:
Posted on February 28, 2015, updated May 7, 2015
On May 7th, 2015, virginiarose added the following:
I got my plants today! Wow, the packing is fabulous and the plants are very healthy including a bonus plant, thanks! I would order again and highly recommend this company!
|On May 3, 2015, StarOfLeviathan wrote:
After receiving their beautiful full color catalog in the mail & discovering they had the Datura plants I had been looking for, decided to place an order for the first time with Select Seeds. Website is well put together with lots of information on each plant they sell & how to care for them. Nice selection of rare, hard-to-find, heirloom seeds/flowers. Prices are excellent. They will ship at any time. I had to put my order on hold though as it was too cold yet for mine to ship.
|On Apr 30, 2015, phat10 O Fallon, MO wrote:
This is the 2nd year I have ordered from Select Seeds. I have ordered both seeds and live plants, and they have all been wonderful. I received an order of plants from them today, and 3 of the Lantana and one of the Salvia were blooming in the box! Excellent variety, excellent packing, and excellent service.
|On Apr 24, 2015, revclaus (Judith) Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
Posted on April 29, 2005, updated April 24, 2015
On May 11th, 2006, revclaus added the following:
Got my 2006 shipment today, and was just as satisfied as I was the last time I planted. One plant I ordered wasn\'t delivered due to a crop failure, and I had said I didn\'t want substitutions. They sent me a lovely columbine as a consolation gift, free. I will continue to order from Select Seed.
On April 24th, 2015, revclaus added the following:
Got my 2015 order today. Every plant was beautifully grown, beautifully packed and just perfect. Not a torn or dropped leaf in sight. And they use IPM to grow their plants. Priced reasonably. And such fun to get plants delivered. It's like opening a Christmas present!
|On Apr 23, 2015, rosysunset Kurten, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I am very pleased with this company. This is the first year I have ordered from them. Seeds came quickly and labeled w/ instructions, very nice. I then ordered a brugmansia which I received today. Dark green leaves, very healthy plant. Great company!
|On Apr 21, 2015, DaisyPeach (Zone 7a) wrote:
A favorite company that offers unusual tender perennials as well as other plants. I've ordered from them several times over the years and have always been pleased with their plant offerings, packing and customer service. Just received this year's order and I'm just as happy, good job Select Seeds!
|On Apr 16, 2015, nanc115 Rocky Hill, CT wrote:
This was my first order and certainly not my last with Select Seeds. My plants were super healthy and well rooted. They were packed extremely well, not even a leaf was broken. No messy damp newspaper or plastic bags with hard to remove rubber bands. There was no mess at all . Also there is no minimum order which is great for people with little room, I live in a condo. Their website is easy to use and quick to load pages. A very nice experience.
|On Mar 5, 2015, Blackbelt_Lizzy La Grange Park, IL wrote:
Great selection of seeds and plants. Purchased many plants and some seeds last year. All the plants grew very well and were shipped without problems. I have ordered and received seeds for 2015. Last year I has excellent germination rates and I expect the same for this years seeds. Excellent service!
|On Feb 21, 2015, DmGreen South Bend, IN wrote:
I have ordered from Select Seeds for at least five years. I received my seeds a few weeks ago, and just placed my first order for live plants. I have been looking for Oregano, Kent Beauty, and they are the only place I could find them. Past seed orders have never disappointed, and germination rates are 100%! Excellent selection, prices, and customer service! Nothing but positive things to say about them! Plus you just cant find a lot of their annuals in garden centers! I can't wait to get my live plants in May!
|On Feb 17, 2015, reeve1 Plano, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I've been doing business with this company for over 5 years and always pleased with their seed counts and plant quality. They always take extra care and don't skimp on packing or other important "quality" steps that others do to save an extra buck, as some of my other ratings indicate. They are consistently rated as one of the top 5 seed companies in the U.S. and continue to earn this rating every year I've been doing business. I look forward to this year's order! Thank you Select Seed!!
|On Aug 12, 2014, scarlet77 Slovan, PA wrote:
Wow! Wonderful experience. Accurate and reliable shipping date, lovely packaging, great info enclosed. Will definitely look forward to dealing with Select Seeds in the future.
|On Jul 10, 2014, bbhow Edinboro, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:
Prompt shipping. Everything beautifully packed. Everything quickly recovered from transport and is thriving. They really are a first-rate outfit.
|On Jul 10, 2014, bookartist Johnson, VT wrote:
I ordered plants and seeds from Select Seeds this Spring, as I have for many years in the past.
|On Jul 10, 2014, ctbert South Deerfield, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I ordered plants from the sale. They all arrived in perfect condition!. As soon as I got them in bigger pots or in the ground, all of them took off and are growing beautifully. I would definitely recommend their plants to others.
|On May 26, 2014, 3plivestock Winterset, IA wrote:
I ordered plants for shipment in late April. When they didn't arrive on time, I called Select Seeds. They reshipped all my plants the following Monday. This time the US Postal Service didn't lose them. The plants arrived well packaged, healthy and full . I will order from Selects Seeds again, their customer service has been the best!
|On May 22, 2014, shaynak W Hartford, CT wrote:
Once again Select Seeds has come through with the quality plants I've come to expect. My plants arrived well-packaged and in excellent condition. Can't wait to see them in bloom.
|On May 8, 2014, Gracye Warrenton, VA wrote:
Not since I was a young lady, have I found plants that come out of their pots NOT ROOTBOUND, and yet with plenty of roots.
|On Apr 30, 2014, AS (Zone 7a) wrote:
I ordered both seeds and plants and was very pleased with both. The seeds germinated well. Almost ridiculously well - I had a small forest of seedlings in some pots, and wished I'd managed to take a smaller pinch of tiny seeds. They're now growing like mad.
|On Apr 16, 2014, FrankHodal Adelphi, MD wrote:
Quality of plants excellent. Selection of plants unique and hard to find elsewhere. Solid packaging. Recommended.