Posted on April 23, 2015, updated April 23, 2015
Last fall (2014) I purchased and planted the Netherland Bulb Co.\'s \"Value Pack: 40 Crocus, Large Flowering Mixture.\" The package pictured large-flowering crocus varieties in white, purple, purple striped, and yellow, and I purchased this package specifically because it was labeled as being a \"LARGE FLOWERING MIXTURE of crocus.\" This spring (2015) the crocus bloomed, but every single bloom was a small yellow crocus. The \"mixture\" was in fact not a mix of the colors/sizes pictured at all--they were all yellow, and they were all small. There were no large flowering varieties included, and no other colors than yellow. I was ripped off and deceived by this company, and as a result, I will never buy another product from them again.
On April 23rd, 2015, LIRose changed the rating from negative to neutral and added the following:
Update 1: I'm changing my rating to Neutral because the company was very responsive to the problem, offering to replace the mislabeled bulbs this coming fall. I will update again next year...
Ordered Apricot Beauty and planned on receiving 50 peach/apricot single tulips bulbs,instead received, in one bag, bulbs for a large, beautiful frilled purple/lavendar double tulip + a smaller pink and white combo. While the color looks sensational with my Williamsburg blue house it isn't going to work for the interior which is blue and peach. Oh well, variety is the spice of life.
I have been ordering wholesale from Netherlands Bulb for a number of years. To date I have felt their material was "adequate" for the price, with an occasional "very good". The same was true for my bulb and perennial order this year, but for the first time I also included marginal water plants in my order. I was VERY disappointed with the size and quality of these plants. I called to complain and was told the person who handles complaints was out. So they took my name and order number so she could call me back later. That was over three weeks ago and I've yet to hear from them.
On Mar 4, 2002, Kwmsf Clifford, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:
I used this company for a fundraiser. Their wholesale prices on bareroot perennials are very good, and the plants are of excellent size and quality in general. However they did make some substitutions of varieties with out notifying us and one group of clematis arrived in poor shape. They did give us a credit on that. Stick to dormant, bareroot plants and bulbs if ordering, skip the small potted stuff.
On Mar 4, 2002, Netherland Bulb Company responded with:
On Aug 16, 2006 5:50 PM, Netherland Bulb Company added:
We have greatly improved our line of small potted plants. We take all comments posted to this website to heart and would appreciate another try."