Been doing business with Everwilde Farms over 10 years and continue doing business with them for quality seeds, quality packaging and low cost.
We use these seeds for schools and give free seeds to Gardnerís at Health Lectures.
Hope this helps those of you looking for quality vegetable, herb and native flower seeds.
lakabarra Katoomba, Australia (2 reviews) May 7, 2018
I did have a quite good germination rate with this company, some more difficult plants germinated well. And I really like that they have a full germination instruction on their packets and I don't have to run back to the computer to find out. With most seeds there packets are of generous size. They also test the germination rate and state that on the packet. What do you want more?
Posted on March 27, 2017, updated January 20, 2018
I ordered some seed and was impressed with the pricing and the speed. The packaging is fancy as well.
The reason I'm giving this a neutral is that I don't see anything on their website that says they're not using neonicotinoid pesticides. Those are linked to bee illnesses.
People promoting "neonics" often use fallacious arguments, like about whether or not the neonics kill the bees outright. That's hardly the only issue. Weakened immune systems. Flight confusion. Etc.
I am not at all looking forward to spending the money, time, and effort to make a meadow if it's going to harml the insects I'm making the meadow for! Please, all wildflower companies, put out a statement that says no neonics, one that we can trust. It will make life for the conscientious consumer much easier.On January 19th, 2018, IndianaOhio added the following:
Some of the seed I ordered turned out to be years old. Judging by what I read it seems that they have quite old stock from when the business was under previous management. Even with mylar packaging I'm not sure the seeds are going to be fresh enough to be viable for some species. I would ask them to provide a photograph of the date of collection/storage for anything if I were you. One species I ordered a pound of, for instance, had seed that looked visually old compared to the same species I ordered from another company (which reported, on the bag, a germination rate of 23%! ó a fact not mentioned on their website). Businesses really should do what Sheffield's does and post the date of collection for each species they sell. Some other companies also tell you when the harvest was but many don't put it online. They just tell you informally which could be true and may not be.Company representative comment on January 20, 2018: On Jan 20, 2018 5:54 PM, Everwilde Farms, Inc. responded with:
I saw this post, and needed to clarify a few things.
I am not sure what is meant by "visually old" seed, but please know that the seeds that we sell are not old or low quality. I am assuming that the 23% germination rate was on the seeds from the other company because I just checked our database, and all of our seed lots test much higher than this. If we had a lot that tested at 23% germ, it would be pulled from our stock and disposed of. We are regularly inspected by the USDA to ensure that we are selling good seeds.
The other item that I wanted to clarify is that Everwilde Farms is not under new management. We started this company about 20 years ago, and are still very involved in the daily operations and decisions.
We truly hope that the seeds that you purchased from us perform well for you! If you have issues germinating them, please get in touch with us, and we would be happy to help you out.
just_a_guy Morgan Hill, CA (3 reviews) January 19, 2017
I have been purchasing from Everwilde Farms for several years now and have always been impressed with the germination, health and vigor of their seeds. Their seed is always fresh and is clearly labeled when it was harvested. This year I placed an order for $68.60 and they shipped it Priority Mail for no additional charge, free shipping. I also like their custom made, resealable, foil lined seed packets. Quality all the way around.
PhillyLover Philadelphia Suburbs, PA (Zone 7a) (12 reviews) April 21, 2016
First time customer in winter 2016. Purchased seeds of several species. Order shipped quickly. Germination percent and seedling vigor of Amsonia illustris, Asclepias verticillata and viridis, Echinacea pallida and paradoxa and Zizia aurea have been great.
Still waiting on germination of Liatrus aspera and Rudbeckia triloba Red Sport. (They note on their website these may take longer to germinate.) Germination of Zizia aptera was just so-so.
They provide great information on recommended stratification.
Posted on January 13, 2016, updated January 13, 2016
I placed an order at the start of January and had it in less than a week. I like how things are organized on their website, it made ordering really easy.
The seeds came in resealable foil packets with growing information. They are generous in their seed amounts.
I did contact customer service because I thought I received a wrong sized item, but it was my error. The fastest way to contact them is by phone for customer service. E-mail and FB did not result in a response.
Overall great experience.On January 13th, 2016, judyinmound added the following:
BTW, I did not choose the shipping insurance and got them just fine.
Placed an order on January 2nd(a Saturday) and received on January 8th(a Friday). Ordered 11 different seeds packs. Got everything exactly as ordered in excellent shape. I found the information included very informative and the seed packs are a wealth of information also. Very pleased.
BotanicalBoi Carrollton, GA (Zone 7b) (9 reviews) January 5, 2016
Posted on December 7, 2011, updated January 5, 2016
I ordered from 3 companies this year. Everwilde, Swallowtail and Center of the Webb. I love Everwildes site best. Their shipping speed was awesome! The amount of seeds were plenty, especially for the price. Shipping was fair. Can't wait to see the germination rates. I will follow up in the spring. Thanks Everwilde!On January 5th, 2016, BotanicalBoi added the following:
I just received my second order from EW. I love their variety and the germ rate is always high on their seeds. Super excited for spring now. Prices are more than fair, communication is superb and quality is some of the best I have come across!
Awesome seeds! I've had excellent germination with the seeds that I purchased, I planted them over the winter in my winter sowing containers and they have all sprouted this week. Seeds arrived quickly, I will be ordering again. I also really like the 'gold' packaging, I am clumsy and often drop seeds while working with them, and the packaging made it a lot easier to keep the seeds contained.
I've ordered seeds from Everwilde a couple of times with no problem. The last time, I ordered some pea seeds, which came in their super tough foil / plastic / zip-lock "Gold Vault" seed packet. On the cold, wet, muddy day I was out planting a small row of peas, I closed the remainder of the packet, shoved it in my pocket, and forgot about it. After coming in the house covered in mud, I threw the clothes in the (front loading) washing machine, completely forgetting the packet of peas. After the wash, the sticker on the outside of the packet was gone, but the seed inside was completely dry! A rare thing to have a product live up to the hype. So far, they seem to be a good place for vegetable and culinary herb seeds.
Express128 Mansfield, TX (21 reviews) March 26, 2015
First order went accoringly, second was horrible. I paid a few extra dollars for USPS Priority Mail, they sent it via First Class. What's the point of giving us options if you're not going to send it via the shipping speed we paid for. After I noticed the mix up I emailed them and received a response they were sorry about the error and will refund the difference. It has been over 2 weeks and I have not seen anything, I did email them requesting the status of the refund but was ignored. What worries me is if they do this often they are making money off others who don't notice this ''error''.
Reviews on this company are so tiresomely repetitive, but what can I do--the order came as specified, no problems, the packaging is uniquely wonderful...not only does the resealable gold foil quite probably extend seed life, it's really pretty. There is something inspiring in the logo...And the information stickers are concise and useful. Can't talk about germination yet. Prices were reasonable.
virginiarose Portsmouth, VA (Zone 8a) (64 reviews) January 8, 2015
Posted on January 9, 2014, updated January 8, 2015
Everwilde Farms is a great company! I have purchased from them several times and I always get great service and quality seeds.
My last order was made at the first of November and they got lost in the mail.
Everywilde took care of the tracking of the lost seeds and the replacements, I had my new seeds in less than a week.
I love the new Gold Vault seed packets, you can take a few out and reseal them. It's supposed to keep them fresh three times longer than plastic or paper. (I'll take their word for it.)
Thank you very much Everwilde, great service, great tracking, and I love that you take paypal. :)On January 8th, 2015, virginiarose added the following:
I received another wonderful order today in gold vault packets.
Great website, easy to navigate and takes PayPal. :)
Offers shipping insurance for .25 cents
My shipping was 3.50, so grand total for 1500 seeds is 8.75
Quoted from website:
Spread the word - GOLD VAULT Packets for $1.99 in Jan!!
Tallguy181 Woodland Hills, CA (1 review) November 4, 2014
I just received my first seed packet from your company. It arrived very promptly and the seeds are well packaged. I appreciate the clear, concise planting information.. I like your resealable Gold Vault Packet. After viewing your web site and finding that your seeds are not genetically modified and that you have your Organic rating, I feel that I can buy with confidence.
doghill6 Central Point, OR (Zone 8a) (36 reviews) August 20, 2014
I just ordered a few packets from them and found the shipping charges quite reasonable. They have some items I was looking for in hope of attracting a few of our needy butterflies. They shipped quite quickly and seem like a great company for future orders. Their seed packets are very beautiful which is nice.
This is a good company to buy seeds from. I never had a problem; the transaction always runs its course smoothly.
The seeds are wonderful and the prices very acceptable.
I have bookmarked their site in my favorites.
vitrsna Colima, Mexico (Zone 11) (15 reviews) January 29, 2014
Posted on May 17, 2013, updated January 29, 2014
Posted on June 30, 2012, updated May 17, 2013
Posted on February 24, 2012, updated June 30, 2012
I am also a happy customer of Everwilde. The seeds I ordered were shipped next day and were received in good time and good condition with an information sheet about growing wildflowers. In terms of ordering seeds, Everwilde is a very smooth ride with a quick and easy and informational website. I always appreciate an automated note when orders are shipped so I will have an idea of when to expect delivery and this is not available at Everwilde. Still, I cannot fault them for this and will enjoy being a repeat customer.On June 30th, 2012, vitrsna added the following:
I really like doing business with this company. They have a good business ethic and i've never had a problem. The prices are excellent and, although i've never actually counted seeds, it is clear that there are always more seeds in the packets than is noted. Now enough time has passed to be able to say that i find the germination rates of Everwilde Farms seeds to greatly exceed the norm in my experience. I received an order of seeds today and they never disappoint.On May 17th, 2013, vitrsna added the following:
Everwilde is so consistently good and they make the ordering process quick and easy. Now they offer an automated notice when items are shipped which is a feature i appreciate. I look forward to receiving their seeds because my experience has been that the germination rates are also consistently high. Happy experience, super company, super people, never a problem. On January 29th, 2014, vitrsna added the following:
Everwilde Farms remains one of my favorite seed companies. They have added new seed packaging that is re-usable and is said to keep seeds fresh 3 times longer than paper or plastic packets. Also they are a GMO free farm which i consider to be a big plus. Their business ethics and the quality of seeds with higher than normal germination rates (in my experience) are superior and never disappoint.
BarbK_FL Indialantic, FL (8 reviews) January 28, 2014
I ordered seeds from Everwilde earlier this month. They were shipped really quick and everything I planted germinated. I loved the packets too. I would definitely buy from again.
ericb Yadkinville, NC (7 reviews) January 18, 2014
I planned out my order before realizing how high the shipping charges would be. I was far enough along I went with it anyway, but the shipping charges are so high (nearly 30% of my subtotal on an order with 12 items) I'll probably try to avoid Everwilde in the future. I don't know if the shipping charges were so high last year -- this is my second year ordering from them -- or if I just didn't pay attention to the shipping charges last year. Extraordinarily high shipping charges are my only complaint.
kenjack123 Asheville, NC (4 reviews) December 26, 2013
Taking a moment to thank three companies that helped me start my small perennial plant biz here in NC and Everwilde is way up there. The selection, pricing, and customer service are incredible as is the quality of the seeds they provide. Thanks so much, already ordered for 2014, smaller than years before as I've had to move to larger wholesale seed companies, but Everwilde, Prairie Moon, and Diane Seeds will always have a special place in my heart..it's where this all started. Thank you so much!
ashley05 Flushing, MI (Zone 6a) (2 reviews) April 24, 2013
The website was easy to use and full of good information. Seeds shipped quickly and came in attractive packaging. I would definitely order from Everwilde Farms again!
Found my favorite supplier of seeds! For $2.50 I get hundreds of seeds -- sometimes thousands! The selection is great and website very easy to navigate. Delivery was fast. Great company!
Joseph_Cincy Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6a) (13 reviews) September 19, 2012
I ordered native seeds from Everwilde Farms last fall, wintersowed them, and planted the seedlings this spring and summer. It was my first year with native seeds, and I am happy with the results.
Of the four native seed companies from which I ordered, Everwilde Farms had the best seed packaging. The information on the packets makes wintersowing in 150 milk jugs much easier!
DANIELGOOD QUITO, Ecuador (5 reviews) September 6, 2012
I recently for the first time placed an order with EVERWILDE FARMS for seeds because of the high rating in DAVES GARDEN WATCHDOG section.ALL my seeds arrived in order without problems.I am now testing germination of the seeds in trays below lights and everything seems to be ok so far.
They were also quick to respond to my emails and answer my questions.
SO for me it is a high positive rating.
psychloman Brooklyn, NY (Zone 7a) (50 reviews) May 12, 2012
I placed two orders for 28 varieties of seed this year, both annual and perennial and have had excellent germination from all of them. Packets are generously filled and prices are very good. If you like wildflowers, especially californian annuals, this is the place to find them.
swarmspot Balbriggan, Ireland (1 review) February 6, 2012
I can't get over the quality of service and great value for money provided by Steve. Not to mention the personal attention to detail. I've ordered several million seeds from them over the last six months with only one delay on Zinnia's which Steve explained was beyond his control and offered a refund or to ship the seeds when they became available.
They are now my number one choice for seeds.
I also find the Web site a great source of information and photos when producing marketing material.
Windy Belleville , IL (Zone 6b) (22 reviews) November 17, 2011
I found a lot of my favorite seeds here and ordered them.
I hope the aster that I picked will be the mystery one I grew in Alabama. It was so pretty.
I especially love perennial sunflowers and they had several to choose from.
I look forward to growing these when the time is right in 2012.
I found them on the Garden Watchdog where I always research companies before placing an order.
I had a question about my order and Steve answered promptly.
My transaction was simple: I ordered a single packet (dwarf red coneflower); received it promptly neatly packaged , fully labelled, and included thorough instructions. EVERWILDE treated my small order with the same care that others have reported for more complex and larger orders. Prices and seed quantity were more than reasonable. Nice touch.
I ordered from this company for the first time last fall. At that time, I could only give my experience as to their excellent selection, pricing and shipping--all of which were above par. Now that spring is here and I have planted my native wildflower seeds, I can attest to to the fact that the seed germinates at a rate much higher than is listed on the package. To begin with, you get a lot of seeds for the price you pay, and then the seeds exceed all expectations as to quality. That's a powerful combination. Customer service is excellent at this company and they have the best shipping costs in the business. I appreciate that I only paid the cost to ship my product, and didn't have to pay an exorbitant price to have a bunch of advertising mailed to me with my product. Their packaging is excellent, as well. I can't say enough good about this company.
This company has a great variety of seeds to choose from. They had my items to me within a week of ordering. Prompt shipping an a great customer service will have me ordering from this company again in the near future! They give you a great quantity of seed for a great price.
nraybrown Atlantic Beach, FL (3 reviews) February 3, 2011
Seeds were shipped timely. Package contained generalized planting instructions, and each each seed packet contained specific planting instructions.
I just received seeds for three types of grass from Everwilde Farms; Zizania aquatica, Uniola latifolia and Glyceria striata. The seeds arrived quickly from the time I ordered. These seeds do require cold stratification, but thankfully they did come with instructions on how to do this. This is my first order with this company. I like them very much so far.
spiny1000 LillestrÝm, Norway (Zone 5a) (2 reviews) October 26, 2010
Very fast and reliable delivery to Norway! Seedportions available in several sizes, and the standard portions are larger than any other seedcompany encountered, giving them an advantage! I have been buying several times from this company, and will do it again!
Nothing but good things to say about Everwilde. Excellent selection of wildflowers, great germination information, very reasonably priced. Wonderful customer service, ordered through their website on Sunday night and the seeds were in my mailbox Tuesday.
obscurity2 Glenmont, NY (12 reviews) February 21, 2010
Seeds ordered January 26th, all received January 30th.
Will report back in late spring on germination.
This has been a good year for me, seeds ordered from 10 companies and everything now received.
Tink2U Rockford, IL (10 reviews) February 14, 2010
I found this company through the Watchdog and I must say I am quite pleased with the order I just received. Not only was the order filled promptly and completely, the packaging is outstanding. Full info on the back in type size easy enough to read even with bi-focals! The actual photos of the plants on the front are very colorful and easy to locate in a pile of seed packs.
I guess what I like the best about the company is their selection.....simply outstanding selection of common and hard to find wildflowers. I have been looking since last year for Wild Indigo (Baptisia Tincotoria.) Although a lot of catalogs say they hve Wild Indigo, it is usually the blue flowering kind, not the yellow flowering kind which I was looking for to use as a natural plant based dye.
Clear, easy to use web site along with the above positives are going to make me a repeat customer!
Karyl7b Dawsonville, GA (Zone 7b) (8 reviews) December 29, 2009
Before I placed an order with Everwilde Farms I emailed them a question. I received a very prompt, professional and clear reply which I was quite happy with. Placed an order and received my seeds within a week. All went very smoothly.
The native plant selection Everwilde Farms carries is great, they had several things which I had been looking for. Along with their quality customer service and quick order turn around I would buy from them again.
My seed order was placed in December and they are for winter sowing, I will report back on how germination goes this spring. I expect that it will be fine as the company is tops in all other respects.
herd33 Youngsville, NC (8 reviews) December 5, 2009
I have now placed multiple orders from Everwilde through both their website and eBay store. I am extremely pleased with their service and selection, and will be purchasing more seeds from them in the future!