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Positive jasmyne
(3 reviews)
On Feb 16, 2007, jasmyne Lindenwold, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

I placed an order with this company and received it less than a week to the east coast. I found that they have great prices, good information, excellent shipping costs, and so far the germination rates have been 90-100%. Highly recommended.

Positive ZZsBabiez
(8 reviews)
On Feb 6, 2007, ZZsBabiez Lodi, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I found this website online and I LOVED the selection! I bought several different snapdragons and a few others I can't remember right now.. I'm so happy! It was just what I wanted.. and at a great price to boot! Great Germination rate! I will be back, no doubt!

Positive Windy
(22 reviews)
On Feb 2, 2007, Windy Belleville , IL (Zone 6b) wrote:

I searched the web high and low for some seeds and a good price. I finally found the seeds I wanted and a chance to buy large quantity "bulk" items.
I am all set for my favorites and can't wait to sow these seeds in the spring.
I have a very long driveway that I like to line with some favorites every year. I am sure with the seeds I purchased I will have more than enough to make my entrance lovely , plus many leftover to add to other areas as well.
The seeds were sent in a padded envelope which is a deal breaker with me. If a company does not pad my seeds, they won't hear from me again.
I will definitely be ordering from this company many seasons to come. The price was also very competitive as well.

Positive yotedog
(7 reviews)
On Aug 23, 2006, yotedog Raleigh, NC wrote:

I ordered three varieties of foxglove online. Their site was easy to use, with great pics and planting instructions. Seeds were well priced and arrived extremely well packed. Shipping was amazingly fast, as they are West coast, I am East coast. Will definitely order again, Thanks

Positive Debbie_OK
(1 review)
On Aug 12, 2006, Debbie_OK Lawton, OK (Zone 7b) wrote:

I ordered several packs of seeds last year that were perennials so this is my first season of blooms. I had excellent germination rates & they have all flowered true to color. I'm already making a list for my next order from this wonderful company.

Positive girlgroupgirl
(16 reviews)
On Jul 4, 2006, girlgroupgirl wrote:

I have ordered seeds from Swallowtail many times. The seeds have excellent germination and are generously packaged. They are also DOUBLE packaged in sealed plastic and then a paper identifying bag.
Please keep up the good work Swallowtail!

Positive LissyJ
(5 reviews)
On Jul 1, 2006, LissyJ Stansbury Park, UT (Zone 6a) wrote:

I was very impressed with the seeds that I purchased from Swallowtail. I bought some tidal wave petunias and they are just blooming so great right now. They were well packed and shipped in a timely manner. Most of the seeds germinated without fail. I will definatly purchase from them in the future.

Positive msjam2
(3 reviews)
On Jun 7, 2006, msjam2 Flower Mound, TX wrote:

I ordered my seeds on late Friday afternoon, I got the seeds this morning, (Wed) the seeds arrived well packed with sowing instructions. I will definitely buy from them again.

Positive boominggarden
(9 reviews)
On Jun 3, 2006, boominggarden Bloomingdale, MI wrote:

This is great seed with good selection. I had trouble with germination of a couple last year, and received prompt and personal help with the particular seed types. I also received a credit for one type, and a replacement for the other. That is a nice company!


On March 8th, 2007, boominggarden added the following:

I have started my spring seeds, and I am still amazed at the quality, quantity, and value I received from this company. I would say--look at the positives, not the one negative, when considering seed and this company.
Positive arthurgoodwin
(17 reviews)
On May 30, 2006, arthurgoodwin Denver, CO wrote:

Purchased a lot of morning glory and columbine seeds in early May. Great prices and received seeds in less than a week. Seed packets were very nicely labeled with planting/germination instructiions and seeds were double-packaged (a plastic bag inside the paper packet) in each case. Almost everything has sprouted already. Only quibble I have is that the writing on the outside of their seed packets appears to be water-soluble (especially the green printing of the varietal names -- less so for the black planting/germination instructions) so be careful -- I soaked the morning glory seeds overnight, putting each seed packet under the glass holding those seeds and the next morning I couldn't read the names on the packets!

Positive XanthiM
(1 review)
On May 29, 2006, XanthiM Racine, WI wrote:

A high-quality source for true-to-name seeds, including many rare varieties. I obtained a 93% (!!!) germination rate with their Meconopsis seeds, while Meconopsis seed I've acquired from other sources never had a germination rate above 40%. Generous seed packets, fair prices, and quick, inexpensive shipping are also halmarks of this company. Highly recommended.

Positive jessmerritt
(35 reviews)
On May 28, 2006, jessmerritt (Zone 7b) wrote:

Excellent seed company. Nice selection, fair prices and good germination rates.

Positive dixie_angel
(23 reviews)
On May 24, 2006, dixie_angel Trenton, TN wrote:

Great company....great seeds.....great...everything! :0) Would NOT hesitate to buy from again! :0))

Positive zville123
(18 reviews)
On May 15, 2006, zville123 Zanesville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I've placed several orders for seeds and have always been satisfied. They have a great variety of seeds, generous seed packets with essential info and an easy to navigate web site. Will definitely order from again and recommend them highly.

Positive mimiy
(2 reviews)
On May 10, 2006, mimiy Boulder, Co
United States wrote:

I've ordered seeds from Swallowtail Garden seeds for a few years now, and I'm very happy with the seeds, the service and the selection. The seeds germinate well, the directions are good, and I'm happy with the plants. Swallowtail carriers seeds I can't find anywhere else. Next year I'm going to order a few of their remarkable selection of tomato seeds.

Positive Gourdlady2006
(4 reviews)
On Apr 10, 2006, Gourdlady2006 Rienzi, MS (Zone 7a) wrote:

My order arrived in exactly one week, much sooner than expected. Every thing was in excellent conditon and packaged in a bubble enevelope. They have earned a return customer. Shiptment fees are cheaper than other companines.

Positive tripplestone
(1 review)
On Apr 7, 2006, tripplestone Preston Hollow, NY wrote:

I can't believe people are complaining about the 2.95 shipping charge! The postage on my order was over 4 dollars. Though that probably means I'm buying too many seeds. I found this company late this season, but they will definitely be one of my sources next year. The shipment arrived earlier than I expected, and was very well packed. One of the items I ordered was out of stock, and they replaced it (free) with a new cultivar that I can't wait to grow.

Positive goatster
(19 reviews)
On Mar 25, 2006, goatster Pine Mt, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This was my first order. I was also upset by the message the shipment would be delayed but I also got them much faster than expected. Very well packaged and they had the very hard to find Alpine Strawberry seed I was looking for. I would buy from again.

Positive kristinab
(6 reviews)
On Mar 25, 2006, kristinab Denton, TX wrote:

The seeds are very well packaged with clear instructions on the packets. The website warned that shipping would be delayed, but I received my seeds in a timely manner (earlier than I expected).

Positive jbrockettm
(8 reviews)
On Mar 17, 2006, jbrockettm Fort Plain, NY wrote:

Ordered a fairly large number of seeds. They are very well packed - triple enveloped. Large paper envelope, small plastic ziplock and inside that the seeds are in a glassine envelope. Seeds I ordered last year ('05) and that I planted over the past two weeks and are germinating now (03/06) at close to 100%. It is a bummer about the delay in processing and shipping as I'll have to go to another vendor to get seeds that I am ordering today.

Positive csmude
(6 reviews)
On Mar 13, 2006, csmude Minneapolis, MN wrote:

I have to give this company credit - their customer service is impressive.

I placed a small seed order - geraniums and gaillardia - and received my seeds within a week (a complete order - no back orders). I did not have good germination rates with the geraniums seeds and left a voicemail for customer service on Sunday.

They called me back on Monday - let me say that again - They called me back on Monday!

That alone gives them high marks in my book. Gail was very pleasant and concerned with the poor germination rates and confirmed that I should have gotten an 85 to 90% rate. After we talked, I realized that it was likely my error that caused the poor germination. I offered to repurchase the seeds - I really like the variety - but Gail was more concerned with my satisfaction as a customer and is sending replacement seeds.

The entire experience with Swallowtail has been a pleasure. I will definitely order more seeds from them again.

They have earned more of my business.

Positive pooklette
(6 reviews)
On Mar 12, 2006, pooklette Janesville, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I placed a small seed order on Feb. 25th and it arrived on March 9th. All of the packets came with very detailed instructions. Their website was quite easy to navigate, had great product photos and offered a wide variety of seeds.

The website says that they send email order confirmations, but I never received one. That did make me a little nervous. Despite the lack of confirmation, I did get my order and it was shipped by the date given during the checkout process. Overall, I would definitely order from Swallowtail again.


On April 21st, 2006, pooklette added the following:

Now that I've had a chance to sow the seeds, I just wanted to add that all of my Swallowtail seeds have shown excellent germination. Without a doubt, Swallowtail is getting an order from me again next year.
Positive jess_l
(4 reviews)
On Feb 5, 2006, jess_l Cranston, RI wrote:

I ordered several types of flower and vegetable seeds last year (2005), and was very happy with my experience. I especially like the way the seeds are packed. Most come tripple packed in an inner plastic zip lock bag, a waxed paper envelope, and an outer paper envelope. I had good germination with most of them. I think the only ones I had an issue with were the type that take a long time to germinate, because I sowed them in peat pots and they dried out too quickly.

I had a slight problem with the website when I ordered, where at the very end I got an error and the order did not go through. However I called and they were able to solve the problem by having me paste the list of items I had ordered into an email.

I would definately order from them again.

Positive nichelob_lite
(6 reviews)
On Jan 20, 2006, nichelob_lite North Highlands, CA wrote:

I have ordered now for two years from them. And I have been happy with what I got. The prices were good, but the really good thing was that the seeds germinated very well.

Positive kbaumle
(11 reviews)
On Oct 26, 2005, kbaumle Northwest, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Nice packaging. I bought only columbine seeds and sowed them as soon as they arrived (back in September). Most of them germinated, but a couple varieties did not.


On October 26th, 2005, kbaumle changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

EDIT: I have to change this to a positive, as I heard from Lynn from Swallowtail within an hour of posting my rating. I received a refund for the order, although I assured Lynn it wasn't necessary. They have good prices and I wasn't out that much anyway, but it was a nice gesture and for that, I have respect for them as a company that cares about their customers.
Positive lisamr
(8 reviews)
On Oct 5, 2005, lisamr Roseville, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Purchased seeds from this company and will definitely use them in the future. One of my favorite seed sites :-)

Positive gardenstone
(2 reviews)
On Sep 30, 2005, gardenstone Centerburg, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Excellent customer service! I had trouble sending my order through their online secure server. I e-mailed them with my trouble and Don from Swallowtail Garden Seeds responded within the hour! My problem has been resolved and my order will be filled. I will post again once I receive my order.

Positive sweet_whitney
(12 reviews)
On Aug 25, 2005, sweet_whitney Tucson, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

I am very happy with the quality and price of their seeds. When I ordered, the seeds arrived within a week. The germination rate of the seeds was excellent, and the plants were true to type. I've ordered twice from this company, and plan to order again.

Positive mlm01
(16 reviews)
On Aug 9, 2005, mlm01 St. Louis, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

My experience with this company was very positive, just about every seed germinated (I say just about because I assume there may have been one that didn't germinate, but I didn't actually see it!) Very well packaged with great instructions, timely shipping. I'm very satisfied and I will use this company again.

Positive jestelleoan
(19 reviews)
On Jul 24, 2005, jestelleoan Tyler, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I was having a hard time sending in an order so I e-mailed them and got back an e-mail with in hours. They had checked there computor and others and then offered to help me with mine even to the exstent of having there computor department help me. It was me [computor dumb]. I sent in my order and got my order number right back. There service is outstanding and I am looking forward to do busnisses with them.

Positive belle_michele
(25 reviews)
On Jul 23, 2005, belle_michele Shakopee, MN wrote:

Ordered two varieties of seed - ULTRA-FAST delivery and very well packaged.

Because the seed I ordered can be a bit of a challenge to get it to germinate, I bought 'extra'... I thought the prices, especially for the seed count, were outstanding!

They have a few other variaties I'm tempted to 'experiment' with....

Overall, VERY PLEASED !

Positive Leehallfae
(2 reviews)
On Jul 22, 2005, Leehallfae Seattle, WA wrote:

First of all, the service is first rate.

Next, they have the best selection of seed.

I ordered so many new-to-me seeds from them last year, and the germination rate for all is about 99%.

Positive chunx
(34 reviews)
On Jul 20, 2005, chunx San Diego, CA wrote:

After placing a small order and receiving it within 4 days, I planted all of the seeds I received. I only had a problem with one variety germinating, so I wrote the company asking them if they had any other complaints about these seeds. Within 12 hours, I had a response from Don with 3 options....refund, choose a different seed, or replace. He also gave me detailed germinating instructions, what their germination rate was on this variety (82%), and an apology.

I wrote back telling him that I didn't expect them to replace the seeds or give me a refund. Since I've killed a LOT of plants in my time, had some unsuccessful germination rates, etc., I didn't feel it was necessary. Besides, the seeds were very inexpensive and it was most likely my fault. Much to my surprise, I received a replacement package AND a bonus package of another variety.

I'm not hard to please, but my priorities in ordering seeds are quality, customer service, and variety. I have always been an avid fan of Park Seed, but I must admit, Swallowtail will now be right up there with them and have my business for life. The customer service was way beyond what I expect, plus they have a great selection of seeds I can't find anyplace else and with great prices to boot. I'm sold on this company.

Positive flowercrazy39
(11 reviews)
On Jul 19, 2005, flowercrazy39 Manchester, NH wrote:

They've really improved the website recently with lots of pictures and descriptions, which I really like. I ordered three packets from them this year and received one packet with the right seed name and description but the wrong seed as I recently found out. But I've already called and spoken with customer service and they are sending me a free replacement. They were very courteous and pleasant and I like their seeds a lot. Will definitely order more next season as they've got lots of new stuff!

Positive zone5girl
(17 reviews)
On Jun 30, 2005, zone5girl Painesville, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Good prices and variety, super fast shipping. :-) Will definitely shop here again!

Positive woodthrush
(7 reviews)
On May 4, 2005, woodthrush Albrightsville, PA (Zone 4a) wrote:

I can't even begin to count the number of orders I've placed with Swallowtail. They have a great selection of seeds, give a generous amount and fast service. Class act, all the way.

Positive humcat59
(2 reviews)
On Apr 10, 2005, humcat59 Eureka, CA wrote:

I've ordered seeds from this company for 3 yrs now. They have a great selection, user friendly website, and quite reasonable prices. My order always arrives very promptly and with a friendly invoice. The seed packets are labeled with detailed instructions and each packet is *very* generous with the amount of seed. I've had excellent germination rates with the seeds. No problems! I also like the fact that the seed packet labels are dated (unlike Park seeds-their packets are not dated & I always wonder just how fresh they really are). Highly recommend!

Positive Fosson
(6 reviews)
On Apr 8, 2005, Fosson Grand Blanc, MI wrote:

Ordered quite a few different kinds of seeds...order came fairly promptly with seeds nicely packaged. Will be planting them right away...the proof as they say ...is in the pudding. I'll post again to update as to the quality of the plants.

Positive revclaus
(25 reviews)
On Apr 8, 2005, revclaus (Judith) Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

I ordered a small number of morning glory seeds, and reordered when one package rotted -- not due to Swallowtail, but due to saturated soil. I reordered those and some other seeds. They sent me an email that I didn't even bother to look at, supposing it was confirmation of shipping. (I do a lot of online ordering.) So imagine my surprise when a jumbo package of the seeds I had allowed to rot arrived without the other seeds I'd ordered. I then went back to my email message from Swallowtail to see if I could find something to indicate why the rest of the order hadn't been sent. What I found was that my credit card had expired and they couldn't send the order. But they DID send me a jumbo package of Early Call seeds to replace the ones that had rotted.

It wasn't their fault, but they went out of their way to see that I was satisfied. I call that TOP customer service!

I would definitely buy from them again. I'm sure they lost money on my order, and it wasn't their fault.

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