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On Aug 21, 2014, Peaches187 Lethbridge Canada wrote:
I have ordered from rarexoticseeds several times, and although there have occasionally been delays, I have never been disappointed. They have always provided fresh seeds that have achieved excellent germination rates. Some stubborn seeds required "treatment" to facilitate the germination process, however, even those seeds grew quite well. Just have to be patient and don't over-water! And their selection is awesome! Best I've seen.
On Jun 7, 2014, hypocondro houston United States wrote:
So far I have not been disappointed by this company. I got my order on time, and the plants are growing nicely.
Their inventory is huge and it is all reasonably priced. I will order again from them in the future.
Posted on June 4, 2013, updated June 14, 2013
Got my seeds. Looking good. Let's see what sprouts!
On June 14th, 2013, AenRiv added the following:
Arctium lappa hit the ground running - fast germination time and great seed vitality! I think Valeriana is sprouting too. Pampas grass is sort of slow, though. I'll read more instructions and try again.
Placed an order for a number of seeds that are just plain hard to find. The seeds were shipped promptly, and arrived within two weeks, which is pretty good for a shipment from Canada to US.
Seeds were packed in small plastic ziplocks, with the plant species information clearly labeled on each.
This is probably not the source for the beginning gardener, since you are going to need to do some research on the correct germination procedures for most of these plants, but this company is a great source of rare seeds.
On Nov 3, 2008, vanillaman Washago, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:
I just discovered them a couple of days ago and ordered 13 items last night. They have a very interesting selection of water lily seeds, which is how I found them thanks to Google. I received a copy of my order almost immediately, even before they had processed the Paypal transaction. Now I'm hoping everything goes ok and I get my seeds. Not too many companies will ship here to Costa Rica, but I have received seeds from seed companies in England, South Africa, another company in Canada, and one in the U.S. Everything arrived fine via regular mail, even without a Phytosanitary Certificate. Naturally, if you don't want to take the risk, then you should purchase it. Without doing that, I don't think anyone in the U.S. especially, should be surprised if their order is confiscated, and it is definitely NOT the falult of Rarexoticseeds!
Excited to order seeds from this online source, but I've been waiting for them to re-open; I got an email saying that their store will be open in 5 days, but they're not open yet so....just waiting patiently =)
On October 14th, 2008, evr changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
Just ordered and due to new management, this online store had backlogged. They emailed me regarding this issue and I appreciate this type of attribute very well from sellers. On Sep 18, 2008, Rarexoticseeds responded with:
On Sep 18, 2008 3:19 AM, Rarexoticseeds added:
The store will re-open september 18th in the afternoon. There is a new owner."
On Mar 5, 2008, lzyjo Thompsons Station, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
Great selection of seeds suitable for bonsai at very reasonable prices. I've had great germination rates with everything I've planted so far. Took about a month to receive the order due to customs, but well worth the wait. Impeccably packed. Also, the website includes very concise germination instructions which are super helpful.
They have a great selection of hard to find seeds at very reasonable prices. They responded to my emails within 24 hours and the seeds arrived in great condition. I haven't planted them yet but they look fresh and unbroken.
I just got my seeds and they look GREAT!! I apologize for the email mixup! Thanks SO much for redeeming the mailorder exotic seed site reputation..after the fiascos Ive had with 75% of them I had almost given up hope :0)