Posted on November 1, 2014, updated May 15, 2015
I ordered heirloom hyacinth varieties by phone in mid-October and the order arrived in just 3 days. The bulbs were large, healthy, and packed with meticulous care.
On May 15th, 2015, Ves added the following:
May 2015 update:
I am happy to report that the hyacinths survived one of the worst winters we've had. All bloomed beautifully and were long-lasting. These are rare heritage varieties and It is wonderful that a great company like Messelaar is preserving them.
We have been doing business with Messelaar Bulb for some thirty years and have never NEVER had a bad experience.
for some 18 years we have received bulbs through the mail in the south where we had relocated! Never NEVER had an issue
On Aug 15, 2005, rdinjian Watertown, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:
I have not ordered any mail-order from them, but I have bought bulbs from their retail store in Ipswich the last 2 years, and the quality and size of the bulbs has been head and shoulders above any mail order catalog orders I have received.
This is a family-run joint, and the family lives right there next to the retail store, I find it hard to believe that they would not offer excellent customer service
Keep in mind they really only do business mid August through November, at least that's when the retail store is open.