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Positive RebeccaLynn
(22 reviews)
On Jul 21, 2019, RebeccaLynn Winston Salem, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

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A few weeks ago I ordered 120 gladiola bulbs from Holland Bulb Farms ( 4 pkgs of 30 bulbs). The price including shipping was less than $20! The only other glads I have in my garden were a few freebies I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'d acquired in years past. The bulbs looked great, and I can hardly wait to see them in bloom.

On February 19th, 2012, RebeccaLynn added the following:

The glads from Holland Bulb Farms bloomed beautifully in my 2011 garden and I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m preparing to place an order for summer blooming bulbs for 2012. This has been a mild winter (so far) and I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m interested in seeing how many glads will come back up in my zone 7a garden.
On March 31st, 2012, RebeccaLynn added the following:

The glads from last year are coming up! Also, the new order that I placed in late February has arrived, and everything looks good except for the Alstroemeria. These fleshy roots are packed in small plastic bags. The yellow alstroemeria root is very tiny, but it seems to be alive. The plastic bag containing the orange alstroemeria was...EMPTY- just a bag of peat, no plant. I will contact Holland Bulb Farms and request a replacement. Everything else (begonias, RoseTurtlehead, columbine and ranunculus) is planted.
On April 9th, 2012, RebeccaLynn added the following:

I called Holland Bulb Farms this morning to report that in my recent order the plastic bag which should have contained an orange alstroemeria arrived empty. The customer service representative said a replacement would be shipped right away.
On April 12th, 2012, RebeccaLynn added the following:

Today, April 12, I received the orange alstroemeria that was missing from my recent order from Holland Bulb Farms.
I am very satisfied with their customer service.
On March 26th, 2013, RebeccaLynn added the following:

Yesterday I received the bulbs that I ordered in January: tall phlox, double oriental lilies, and calla lilies. The double oriental lily bulbs are especially large and nice. Spring is slow in coming here in the Piedmont of N.C. this year and daytime and nighttime temperatures are abnormally cold, but I plan to plant tomorrow.
On May 11th, 2013, RebeccaLynn added the following:

I couldn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t resist ordering some double oriental and double asiatic lilies and a glory lily at the very end of April. They arrived very quickly, and I opened the box the same day it arrived. I was surprised to find that the oriental and asiatic bulbs were already sprouting. I planted them at the proper depths the very next day. We left for a beach vacation the day after that. We\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'re back now, and I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m contemplating those bulbs and hoping for the best, even though they were already sprouting when I planted them. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve had very good success with Holland Bulb farms many times in the past. Can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t wait to see how these bulbs do this summer!
On July 2nd, 2013, RebeccaLynn added the following:

The double oriental lilies - both Magic Star and Broken Heart - are in bloom now, and they are absolutely beautiful! If they are offered next spring, I will buy more.
On March 23rd, 2014, RebeccaLynn added the following:

My order of double oriental lily bulbs and begonia tubers have arrived and they are large and healthy. Looking forward to planting them and waiting to see their beautiful blooms in mid summer. I continue to be pleased with Holland Bulb Farms products and service.
On June 5th, 2014, RebeccaLynn added the following:

Holland Bulb Farms has their lily bulbs on sale now, so I ordered three pkgs of Double Oriental Lilies (9 bulbs) a few days ago. They arrived today, and I immediately unpacked them and planted them in my perennial garden. I am worried about them because nearly all of them have sprouted big time, and some have even feathered. I have planted sprouting lily bulbs from Holland before with good outcomes, but some of these sprouts were 3 inches or more and fluffy. We\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ll see what happens. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m not changing my rating because my experience with this company has been positive in the past.
On March 27th, 2015, RebeccaLynn added the following:

I just received my bulb order and once again, everything looks great. I continue to be pleased with Holland Bulb Farms\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' service, value, and quality.
On March 21st, 2016, RebeccaLynn added the following:

In January I ordered five pkgs of lilies - Oriental and Asiatic- and a pack of Painted Lady climbing beans. They arrived today which is perfect for planting in my zone 7 garden. All of the bulbs look good; they\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ll be in the ground tomorrow.
On June 13th, 2016, RebeccaLynn added the following:

Because Holland Bulb Farms has their summer bulbs on sale now, I placed an order last week for more Oriental lily bulbs: mixed doubles, Muscadet, and Soft Music. They arrived today. All were sprouted big time except for Soft Music. I planted them promptly and carefully, watering them well. Now I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ll hope for the best.
On March 23rd, 2017, RebeccaLynn added the following:

In January I placed an order for 12 Roselily Elena Double Oriental Lily bulbs. I had never seen that variety before, and they looked amazing on their website. The package arrived today. All bulbs looked like they were fresh and in good condition. I will plant them this weekend.
On April 3rd, 2017, RebeccaLynn added the following:

Oh no! My Rip Van Winkle daffodils are blooming beautifully today! But, they may not be Rip Van Winkles after all. I submitted a beautiful picture to Davesgarden Plant Files, but the admin rejected my photo. Said they weren\\\\\\\'t in fact Rip Van Winkle. Holland Bulb Farms sold the bulbs to me as Rip Van Winkle. They sure look like real Van Winkles, but Davesgarden says \\\\\\\"no.\\\\\\\"
On May 12th, 2018, RebeccaLynn added the following:

My most recent order from Holland Bulb Farms was for two jumbo packs of Stargazer Lilies. They arrived this week, about a week after I placed my order. The bulbs look very good. I\\\'ve planted about half of them, and will plant the remaining 10 bulbs tomorrow. It\\\'s VERY hot for early May.
On July 13th, 2018, RebeccaLynn added the following:

In late June,, I placed an order for Oriental lilies: Sumatra, Acapulco, Grand Tourismo, and mixed. They arrived quickly. A few were sprouting - to be expected because it\'s very late in the season to be ordering and planting summer blooming lilies. They are in the (very dry) ground now. I\'m looking forward to seeing beautiful blooms in a month or so. I\'m keeping them watered.
On July 21st, 2019, RebeccaLynn added the following:

I placed two orders in spring 2019. The March order contained "Forever Susan" Asiatic Lily, "Stuttgart" Canna, and "Iron Cross" Oxalis bulbs. Everything arrived healthy and fresh. The May order contained mixed Asiatic lily, "Pieton" lily, "Red Velvet lily, and "Lady Alice" species bulbs. They arrived in early summer and were in various early stages of sprouting. I planted the bulbs promptly and everything is thriving. Now, if I could only keep those darn rabbits out of my flower garden!
On Jul 21, 2019, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Nov 14, 2011 3:55 PM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

We know it is a little late to ask, but how did the gladiolus turn out? It sounds like you were very satisfied upon receiving them and we want to be sure that satisfaction continued! If you have pictures we would love to see them. Thank you again for your feedback, and we hope we can serve you again in the future!

May your gardens be bountiful,

Holland Bulb Farms Staff

On Apr 2, 2012 7:43 AM, Holland Bulb Farms added:

Hi Rebecca Lynn,

We are happy to hear that the majority of your order arrived in good condition and that your glads from last year are coming up again! We would like to apologize for the lack of plant in the Alstromeria package you received, sometimes when are warehouse crew packs our items, they get moving so fast they may miss a step unfortunately. We will be happy to send replacements for any items you feel are less than satisfactory. Please contact us by email [email protected] or phone 1-800-689-2852 and we will be happy to amend this problem with you!

May your gardens be bountiful,

Holland Bulb Farms Staff

On Apr 4, 2017 10:34 AM, Holland Bulb Farms added:

Hi Rebecca--

We are sorry to hear about the Rip Van Winkle, can you send us the pictures of what they look like? We can take a look and see what they are and also send them to our growers in Holland to provide their insight as well:)



Positive chivelu
(2 reviews)
On Jun 13, 2019, chivelu Mohawk, NY wrote:

I ordered 3 bareroot poppies and 1 peony at very low cost. The roots were all very small, which didnt surprise me given the pricing. I planted everything out in the garden immediately upon arrival in spring. 2 of the 3 poppies failed to grow and after a month of care i contacted the company. They sent replacements right out. 3 poppy plants and one peony are now growing nicely, although they are small plants. Good value if you are a patient gardener.

On Jun 13, 2019, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Aug 20, 2019 10:32 AM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

We are happy to hear that the replacement poppies and peonies grew! Thanks for updating us and for being patient while we got the replacements sent out to you! "

Positive amf94597
(7 reviews)
On May 20, 2019, amf94597 Mebane, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

At the end of the summer 2018 growing season, I ordered one of their $100 clearance grab bags. Most of the plant starts in the box were dead wisps that never grew, but the calladiums, begonias, dahlias, hostas, lilies, and daylilies were excellent and grew (I had dozens of huge flower blooms in August/September). This year, most of the bulbs/rhizomes have sprouted (and it's entirely my fault for not lifting the calladium as they do not overwinter in North Carolina as I failed to realize since I was new to the state). The grab bag was, overall, an excellent experience and good value for the money--I got to try some items like astilbe I would not have purchased and did not bother contacting Holland Bulb Farm about the dead plant starts as I was dealing with some personal issues at the time and did not have the time.

I ordered additional lily bulbs at the beginning of Summer 2019 and have just placed an additional order for dozens more as I have a large, empty yard at my new home. I'm looking forward to receiving my next order shortly.

On May 20, 2019, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Aug 20, 2019 10:40 AM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

Thanks for the positive review, we are happy to hear your satisfaction! Sounds like the grab bag provided plenty of late-season color for you! We are excited to hear how the lilies turn out that you just ordered, please keep us updated! Thanks again for trying out our products, we hope to help you fill up that large empty yard:)"

Positive mumsmums
(2 reviews)
On Jan 4, 2019, mumsmums Manvel, TX wrote:

had good results with their daffodil bulbs

On Jan 4, 2019, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Aug 20, 2019 11:30 AM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

We are happy to hear your enjoyed the daffodil bulbs you got from out company! Thanks for the positive review!"

Positive Dudeofthelilies
(1 review)
On Oct 14, 2017, Dudeofthelilies Chelmsford, MA wrote:

Just got my shipment of lily bulbs from Holland Bulbs.
Extremely satisfied with the size of bulbs and quality - all arrived fresh and clean looking with decent roots. I was hesitant to order bulbs online again as the last two companies I used sent rotten bulbs which all but one actually came up. Now that I have found a great place to order bulbs my only suggestion would be to please increase variety of oriental and asiatic lilies as I would like to try some different varieties next year.

On Oct 14, 2017, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Nov 6, 2017 10:46 AM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

HI Dude of the Lilies--

We are happy to hear your enjoyment of the lilies in your recent order, we certainly try to get the best lilies we can. We have been adding new oriental and asiatic lilies to our fall selection for the last couple of years. We will certainly continue to add new and exciting colors and varieties as they become available to us. Thanks again for your kind words.

Best Wishes,


Positive Happydog2004
(1 review)
On May 19, 2017, Happydog2004 Belmont, MA wrote:

My first experience, and already I LOVE this company! I was looking to buy astilbes to plant this season. I searched on a number of websites, but many of them had bad reviews. Then I read the many positive reviews for Holland Bulb Farms and figured I'd give it a shot. What a pleasant surprise! I placed my order a week ago, and a few days later, it was delivered to my doorstep. The plants were lively and healthy, with a few exceptions. I chatted with customer service to explain the situation, and here is their response:

"I've pulled your order up. It sounds like we owe you another package of mixed Astilbe. I can get that shipped out today. My manager will check and pack this shipment to make sure these are viable roots."

This is customer service as it should be. I will update my review when I receive the new shipment, but in the meantime, Holland Bulb Farms is now my go-to company for live plants, bulbs, and other gardening needs.

Positive piscesxander
(6 reviews)
On May 9, 2017, piscesxander Sacramento, CA wrote:

Over the years I've ordered many bulbs from Holland Bulb and I have always been more than happy with them. They send very healthy and large bulbs at a great price and value. Many other mail order plant dealers play overinflated musical chairs with their prices but Holland Bulb always has excellent prices and great quality products. The only thing I'd really wish for from them was a bigger variety, their catalogue of more exotic and flashy items is rather small, yet what they do offer has always arrived top notch and grown beautifully for me. However, when it comes to quality over quantity or variety they win hands down - and if the variety is smaller than so be it, it's well worth it to order beautiful hearty specimens from them every time!

On May 9, 2017, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On May 9, 2017 7:12 AM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

We are so happy to hear your excitement and praise for our company! We certainly strive to have the top size quality bulbs, at affordable prices. If you have any requests for more exotic, unusual or hard to find items please let us know by emailing [email protected]. We will see if the items you request are available as we always add at least 20 new items each season! Thanks again for your kind words about our company, we greatly appreciate them.

Best Wishes,

Holland Bulb Farms Staff"

Positive kawand33
(7 reviews)
On May 5, 2016, kawand33 Lansing, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I ordered several varieties of tulips last fall from Holland Bulb Farms (Ronaldo Triumph, Carnaval de Nice, and Exotic Emperor), and they are all blooming beautifully this spring. I would recommend this company to other gardeners.

Positive collectorpalms
(15 reviews)
On Jul 18, 2015, collectorpalms College Station, TX wrote:

Posted on March 28, 2015, updated July 18, 2015
Holland Bulb Farms exceeded my expectations. I ordered around 5000 fall bulbs mostly tulips and daffodils, through numerous fall bulb companies. I would recommend this company to anyone in the south that does not mind pre-chilling their bulbs as they were disease free. Although my 3 order were small, I ordered in Dec and early January and they arrived in very good condition.
Being in College Station, Zone 8b of Texas, I did chill the bulbs in a separate fridge at the very minimum of 6 weeks ( around 40F and kept the humidity low), some of the more unique Tulips I chilled 8 weeks. Almost all of them are blooming now in late March (thankfully we did have cool soil temperatures with below normal temperatures during the rooting period).
The best deal may have been the fall grab bag that included 20 Double Hero Tulips, and the Double Akebono tulip.
I only recommend the 12cm or greater size Tulip bulbs, however the slightly smaller mixed Triumph bulbs in the fall grab bag have bloomed, just not near as large as others. Will likely try another larger order in the future.

On July 18th, 2015, collectorpalms added the following:

Thank you for the surprise bulbs! Planted them and they all sprouted.
Positive lorigrierson
(3 reviews)
On May 25, 2015, lorigrierson Bay City, MI wrote:

I ordered about $300 worth of 'White Feather' hosta from this company last summer. Every single one of them was packaged professionally, and ended up being what I ordered. The delivery was extremely prompt also. Will be ordering from them regularly in the future

Positive SamNJ
(2 reviews)
On Apr 22, 2015, SamNJ South Amboy, NJ wrote:

I made my order last week for a variety of bulbs, as well as a daylily, and a hellebore. It was delivered today and everything I ordered arrived safely. I'm pleased with the quality of the bulbs. The daylily root also looks good. The hellebore seems questionable at best (at first, I couldn't even find anything in the bag of peat. After spreading it out, there's a little clump, smaller than my pinky, which looks like a tiny nub with little black hairs. I'm assuming this must the root, unless it really is just a clump of peat and they forgot to put the root in the bag). Aside from the hellebore, a good experience. Reasonable prices, a good variety, quick shipping, and nice-looking bulbs. Hopefully everything will come up.

Positive hannyinfo
(1 review)
On Mar 28, 2015, hannyinfo Kennewick, WA wrote:

I ordered several hundred gladiolus bulbs of various colors in 2014. I planted them and the red and white ones did not bloom when the others did. Since I couldn't tell if the other stalks were the new ones that hadn't bloomed or preexisting ones, it appeared that I had not received the red and whites. I called to complain and was advised the red and whites may just bloom later. The rep said they would document the concern and call this spring to find out what happened. The red and whites did bloom about two weeks later, but I never received a call this spring. Instead, I received 180 red and white replacement bulbs at no cost on my porch. I felt very bad and called to apologize and offer to send them back or at least pay cost. I was told they guaranteed their product, and I was free to keep the bulbs. This is about my 7th dealing with this company, and I would highly recommend them as honest and friendly. They are a model small business.

Positive bryana
(70 reviews)
On Oct 22, 2014, bryana Albany, NY wrote:

Posted on May 17, 2014, updated October 22, 2014
Posted on October 5, 2011, updated May 17, 2014
ordered 5 bags of tulips and some dutch iris.
The bulb size seems normal - the tulips are the very early kind so I expected them to be a little smaller than the larger later ones.

On May 17th, 2014, bryana added the following:

I ordered some begonias and gladiolus - very good sized firm bulbs.
On October 22nd, 2014, bryana added the following:

I ordered two collections of Hyacinths and they arrived as average sized bulbs, firm and clearly labeled.
They have a slightly smaller size bulb than other catalogs but they are good for forcing in pots because they are still full looking but do not need to be staked. Good value for the collections with no extra charge for shipping.
On Oct 22, 2014, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Nov 14, 2011 3:35 PM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

We are glad to hear that you were happy with the condition of the bulbs upon delivery. And yes some of the early tulips and definitely the miniature tulips are going to be a bit smaller! We hope your spring is wonderful, we just need to get through winter first! May your gardens be bountiful!

Holland Bulb Farms Staff "

Positive NCLilybug
(1 review)
On May 12, 2014, NCLilybug Greenville, NC wrote:

I have been ordering from Holland Bulbs for years. The bulbs always arrive in great condition (especially the lilies). I get beautiful blooms. Shipping is fast and accurate. Customer service is excellent. Holland bulbs is the best source for lily bulbs--much better than more highly priced vendors. Their prices are so reasonable that you can naturalize with Stargazer lilies. Some of the bulk mixed glad bulbs (which are very, very inexpensive) arrived with a touch of blue mold this year but they came up nice and healthy anyway. Holland Bulbs is a great place to get great quality bulbs at very reasonable prices. It's number 1 on my list of on-line vendors.

Positive lovelola
(4 reviews)
On Mar 19, 2014, lovelola Williamson, AZ wrote:

I am completely in love with this company. I've ordered from them several times, and have been pleased with the overall quality of the bulbs I have received. Barring the very occasional withered bulb, their products are healthy and have thus far managed to make their appearances in my spring garden (and they sure look beautiful)! We just purchased our first home last summer, and out of all the mail-order companies I have purchased from, Holland Bulb Farms is my favorite. They definitely keep me coming back with their sales, specials, and offers for free or discounted shipping, and their prices are right. I've recently purchased a bunch of spring-planted bulbs, some grape vines, and seed packets, and I will be excited to see how these perform! I would highly recommend this company.

Positive lsm1
(7 reviews)
On Nov 21, 2013, lsm1 Williamstown, MA (Zone 5a) wrote:

They have great prices and amazing variety. In the end of the fall everything becomes so cheap that I am tempted to buy more every year. The plants have been great and I did get replacement (actually credit) for plants that did not make (just some poppies planted last fall). This season they shipped me the wrong order but promptly sent the correct stuff (unfortunately some of my items had been sold out by them). I will keep buying from them.

On Nov 21, 2013, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Nov 22, 2013 9:21 AM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

Thank you for your feedback! We are certainly sorry that we made an error on your order, but are very happy that we were able to quickly correct the problem. We are happy to hear that you will continue to order from us, and look forward to working with you in the future! Have a great Winter season:)"

Positive Fatbun
(4 reviews)
On Nov 7, 2013, Fatbun East Richmond Heights, CA wrote:

Recently I ordered 2 of their Halloween special Boogeyman Bulb Bag, which promised to have at least 250+ bulbs for $50 with free shipping. The order was shipped the next day and the shipment arrived yesterday. Guess what? They sent around 750 bulbs!!! That's like I got an extra order. I got so many tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, muscari, alliums to plant now. I spread all the bulbs out and just gleefully looked at them. All the bulbs seemed healthy and firm. This is a HUGE bargain! I really can't thank them enough. That's why I go online to write them a nice review now.

HBF frequently have sales and I'm always tempted to order every weekend :) Their end-of-season sales with free shipping have particularly the best bargain price compared to any other online companies. I've ordered several times and spent hundreds of dollar at HBF this year (2013) and all the orders have been shipped quickly. The bulbs were in good shape and grew well in the garden. Customer service is also very friendly.

From all this positive experience with HBF so far, this company simply has become my top 3 companies to order from.

On Nov 7, 2013, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Nov 22, 2013 9:20 AM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

Thank you for your feedback and kind words! We are happy to be able to offer such good deals on such great bulbs--one more way help fill the earth with beautiful flowers! We feel honored to be in your top 3, as we know there are many other great flower suppliers out there! "

Positive LVerrico
(8 reviews)
On Jul 5, 2013, LVerrico Collins, NY wrote:

This is my first time on this site.
I choose to do this because there are a lot of really good on line pleaces to order from.
I have placed three orders with HBF one last spring first time ever after i placed my order on a Thursday that weekend they were haveing a 50% off sale on all bulbs when i called on Monday and said i saw they had a weekend sale and it ended on Sunday they said not to worry they would honor the sale and the free shipping well how great is that when i got my order wow was i happy the bulbs were packed perfect they sent them when i asked for them i live in Florida have a home out side of Buffalo and that is where i do my best gardening.I collect lilys for a hobby i have quite a number at this point.Anyway i placed another order this spring same great service and another for this fall they have a lily that isn't available from any more then two or three growers.The customer service i have gotten each and every time has been great and being in sales i know the difference so i just want to say HBF is a great place to order from.Thank you HBF.

On Jul 5, 2013, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Jul 24, 2013 3:50 PM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

Thank you for your kind words about out company. Treating customers with respect, kindness and honesty is always what we strive for. Along with that we are always looking for new bulbs and perennials to offer our customers:) We look forward to continuing this relationship with you:)"

Positive lilaclily
(34 reviews)
On Jun 19, 2013, lilaclily Lombard, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Posted on September 17, 2007, updated June 19, 2013
I can't rave enough about this company. Great selection and prices, prompt shipping, and their Live Help can't be beat. I placed a large order and was very happy with the quality of all the bulbs. They are definitely getting ALL my spring bulb business in the future. Do not hesitate to order from them!

On June 19th, 2013, lilaclily added the following:

I placed an order for their end of season clearance sale - 100 stargazer lily bulbs for a fantastic price. So fantastic that I ordered 2 bags of them!! Honestly, I was expecting... well, end of season quality bulbs. I figured even if 50% of the order was decent, I'd be happy. Not so. I received 26 pounds of huge and healthy lily bulbs, with great roots!! I couldn't believe it!

Had a small problem with the rest of my order and Customer Service was quick to refund that portion since the items were now out of stock.

Now I have a bigger problem... finding the room to plant 200 lily bulbs!!

Thanks so much, Holland Bulb Farms!
On Jun 19, 2013, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Jul 24, 2013 3:47 PM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

That is a good problem to have, deciding where to plant 200 lily bulbs!! We will probably be able to smell the sweet fragrance from your yard across state lines! "

Positive wsucram15
(1 review)
On May 11, 2013, wsucram15 Dundalk, MD wrote:

The bulbs were priced reasonably, came quickly, packaged well, had directions, most importantly, were in good condition.
This is a company I will use again.

Positive flamingonut
(12 reviews)
On Nov 20, 2012, flamingonut New Milford, NJ wrote:

I placed an order last year for some cannas & dahlias. One of the dahlias wasn't going to be able to be shipped (grower issue). HollandBulb informed me and allowed me to substitute it with another. One of the original dahlia tubers was rather small, but I took my chances and didn't complain, but not much really happened with that one, but everything else bloomed beautifully. I will definitely order from them again.

Positive psychloman
(50 reviews)
On Oct 20, 2012, psychloman Brooklyn, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I placed an order for the Purple and White Fritillaria Collection,the Frantic for Fritillaria Collection and Beth Evans Corydalis for a total of 123.00 dollars. I received a box with four purple fritillarias and a bag of 6 black tulips.Upon calling the company I found there had been a mixup and my order had probably been sent to someone else. Holland bulbs sent me replacements the same day and the bulbs were large and healthy,the white fritillaria were so huge I had trouble planting them.I did notice that most of the bulbs had begun to send out roots which has me worried, I hope they adapt to growing in the ground.Fritillarias are very finicky and for the money I spent Ihope to see them above ground in the spring.

On Oct 20, 2012, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Jul 24, 2013 3:46 PM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

We are sorry for our error that happened, but glad to hear that we resolved the matter for you! Hope your Fritillaria bloomed well this past Spring for you:)"

Positive megbrinson
(3 reviews)
On Jul 19, 2012, megbrinson Washington D.C.,
United States wrote:

I have made a couple orders with Holland Bulb Farm now and have been satisfied! I really want to let other members know that like a couple of the reviewers below, I ordered the end of the season grab bag for 30$. I cannot believe what a good deal it was. While not everything has come up yet, I had to create a whole new bed in my yard for the lillies and gladiolas, buy a dozen + containers for dahlias which all have healthy sprouts three weeks later. I had to give two sacks of dahlias and three sacks of lillies away! (to very happy neighbors and mother) And the extra "surprise" bulbs they put in there make me so happy--three peonies, windflowers, calla lillies, about a dozen extras came in my grabbag. The extras haven't come up yet--but I'm so happy with a yard full of dahlias and lillies and gladiolas for 30$ Seriously, can't be beat. Every gardener I know has been jealous.

On Jul 19, 2012, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Jul 24, 2013 3:44 PM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

Glad to hear you have had great success with our products, especially the end of the season mixed packages! We love being able to provide quality bulbs at great prices--it gives us great joy to bring you great joy!"

Positive Claymaker
(1 review)
On Jun 28, 2012, Claymaker Atlanta,
United States wrote:

I've been burned in the past by mail order farms (Gurney's), but can attest to the extremely high quality of bulbs/tubers sold by Holland Bulb Farms. I recently purchased an end of the season pack of 350+ bulbs for $35. I was expecting tiny bulbs and roots that wouldn't mature for years, but everything I received was much bigger than anything I have purchased at my local nursery and home improvement stores. I will buy from them again.

On Jun 28, 2012, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Jun 29, 2012 7:48 AM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

We look forward to doing business with you again in the future, and are happy to hear that you were impressed with the quality and size of the bulbs you received. Sounds like you have plenty of bulbs to keep your busy for a while! Have a great growing year!

Holland Bulb Farms Staff"

Positive marianaj
(5 reviews)
On Jun 28, 2012, marianaj Woodstock, GA wrote:

I want to say that the customer service from this company is excellent. I ordered a shade sampler at the end of the season which was supposed to have 82 bulbs/bare roots in a various assortment. The plants were in excellent condition, the price was awesome but the package contents had a surplus of astilbe and was missing some of the other plants described. I emailed the company, they apologized and sent me what I was missing immediately. I know mistakes can happen but if the company makes it right, it makes me a happy customer and one who will recommend them to others! Good job Holland Bulb!

On Jun 28, 2012, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Jun 29, 2012 7:31 AM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

We are happy that we could make this right and you are correct mistakes do happen, but we always strive to do out very best to fix them! We hope you enjoy all the plants you will have to brighten up your shady garden areas! Best gardening wishes to you!

Holland Bulb Farms Staff"

Positive hartzell81
(1 review)
On Jun 18, 2012, hartzell81 Mount Pleasant, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Posted on June 12, 2012, updated June 18, 2012
On June 7, 2012 I placed an on-line order for 25 oxalis ($5.49) 30 purple gladiolus($2.49) and 30 white glads (2.49) the order arrived today June 12, 2012! The purple glad have started to break dormancy but that's fine they went straight into the ground. I'm super pleased with their speed & placed another order today. i can't wait to see what they have in the fall catalog. I'll update after these babies bloom. I'm just tickled to have my shamrocks!

On June 18th, 2012, hartzell81 added the following:

Placed a 2nd order for pineapple lily, amthyst calla lily & mixed freesia. Again SUPER fast shipping! Only 4 days! I love it.

The glads are poking their heads out of the soil today 6-18-2012 we had a huge thunder storm last night. I think the lightning helped coax them out.
Time to start browsing for fall bulbs.
Positive heisey
(2 reviews)
On Apr 20, 2012, heisey Newfield, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have ordered daffodils, crocus, squill, tuberose begonias, day lilies and freesia from Holland Bulb Farms and everything seems very healthy. The daffodils, crocus and squill all bloomed very nicely this spring and I'm confident that the others will do well this summer.

Positive jdwhitaker26
(1 review)
On Apr 19, 2012, jdwhitaker26 Andrews, TX wrote:

Posted on April 17, 2012, updated April 19, 2012
I ordered Pink Charm daffodils, but received something else. These were white with a yellow throat...grew well and looked nice this year, but don't know if they will return reliably in my climate. Bottom line is that I did not receive what I ordered, so I have to give this company a negative.

On April 19th, 2012, jdwhitaker26 changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:

Holland Bulb company graciously allowed me a credit for the money I spent on the daffodils that were the wrong variety. I am changing my review to positive...there was a simple error that was corrected.

On Apr 19, 2012, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Apr 18, 2012 7:15 AM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for posting your feedback in regard to how the daffodils turned out. We are very sorry to hear that you received something different than what you ordered, and we can only say that it must have been an error while the item was being packaged. If you email us with your information we will gladly issue a replacement order or credit for the value of the Pink Charm Daffodils. Thanks again for your feedback!


Holland Bulb Farms Staff"

Positive TheExperimenter
(3 reviews)
On Apr 6, 2012, TheExperimenter Aragon, GA wrote:

I can't tell you about their customer service - no reason to deal with them - but I can tell you that the rhubarb plant I ordered (a jumbo crimson red) was everything they claimed, came in a timely manner, and arrived in great shape; already sprouted /growing.

The rhizome/bulb was larger than my hand measuring approx. 6" in length and was extremely healthy looking.

I had ordered the same type of rhubarb last year from Burgess (a mistake I will NEVER make again - All the plants I ordered from them arrived dead/moldy or shortly died thereafter; never had that problem with other companies except Jung) that when it arrived was approx. 1 1/2" in size, and died within a week. Plus I had had to wait on it for several weeks to arrive.

I was very pleased with my purchase.

Positive VivianK
(6 reviews)
On Aug 3, 2011, VivianK Malo, WA wrote:

HBF is a great company to order bulbs from! I am very impressed with their Customer Service staff's professional and fast service.
They really try to make it right, if a customer experiences any problems. I will purchase from HBF again, and would recommend this company to all my friends.

On Aug 3, 2011, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Nov 14, 2011 3:37 PM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

Dear Vivian

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are very happy to hear your positive feedback, and glad that you wanted to share this with the gardening world! We will keep up the good work and you make sure to keep digging in the dirt!

May your gardens be bountiful!

Holland Bulb Farms Staff"

Positive iykim
(23 reviews)
On Jun 15, 2011, iykim Hillsborough, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Yesterday, I received the package of bulbs and tubers that I had ordered from Holland Bulb Farms. I had purchased several tuberous begonias, calla lilies, stargazer lilies, and dahlias. They were carefully packed, and all of them were healthy, several already had shoots coming up. I am very pleased with my purchase.

On Jun 15, 2011, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Nov 14, 2011 3:40 PM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with your purchase upon receiving these items! We hope this past summers blooms from the bulbs were just as rewarding!

May your gardens be bountiful,

Holland Bulb Farms Staff

Positive morgen
(8 reviews)
On Jun 14, 2011, morgen San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

I ordered about 150 gladiolus corms a couple of weeks ago, all of which look very nice. They are firm and domed, just like they should be and started poking through the ground in record time. I also ordered a jumbo bag of oriental lillies, all of which look fine. They are not enormous, but certainly adequate. Some had started to sprout about 3 inches, but that's OK, I got them way late in the season and they were super cheap. Shipping was fast from the time I ordered and correspondence was good. I will absolutely order from them every year and am now considering my fall order for spring blooming bulbs. I bet they have some great big fat daffodil and tulip bulbs. 100% satisfied. Thanks!

On Jun 14, 2011, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Nov 14, 2011 3:53 PM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

Wow, it appears you are very happy with the gladiolus bulbs you received, your excitement makes us happy! We hope you were able to get your supply of fall planted goodies like daffodils and tulips from us if not there is still time left this year. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to continue to serve you in the future!

May your gardens be bountiful-

Holland Bulb Farms Staff"

Positive mandabeth
(2 reviews)
On Mar 30, 2011, mandabeth Elgin, IL wrote:

I order gladiolus bulbs that bloomed just beautifully. I liked the variety of color offered by Holland Farms that I could not find in the store: yellow/white center edged in purple. And, of course, the store offered great pricing--especially, if one waits until later in the season.

My only hesitation in purchasing more is that I could find similiar "deals" at my local garden center.

Positive TishSparr
(8 reviews)
On Mar 28, 2011, TishSparr Lincoln, NE wrote:

First off, this company is so easy to work with. I purchased over $80 worth of bulbs, and every single one of them came last fall looking healthy. Now that it is spring it has been a pure pleasure watching everything starting to peak through the ground.

The other thing that is fantastic about this company, are their prices. I had a LOT of ground to cover, so I really went for several of the "bargain bags", and have been pleasantly surprised by all the growth and how big the bulbs were when they came.

Tish Sparr

Positive patp
(2 reviews)
On Mar 23, 2011, patp Summerville, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

I placed an Internet order for the Double Begonia Collection from Holland Bulb Farms in Wisconsin on March 17, 2011 and received the bulbs on March 22nd. Thank you, Garden Watchdog and Holland Bulb Farms!

Positive Postalgirl4
(1 review)
On Dec 17, 2010, Postalgirl4 Visalia, CA wrote:

Absolutely the best shopping experience. When I called with a question, the staff is helpful and nice. Shipping is reasonable and fast. Have bought quite a number of items from them. Can't wait to see them bloom. Thanks Holland Bulb Farms.

On Dec 17, 2010, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Nov 14, 2011 3:51 PM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

We are glad we could help you with your questions, and provide fast and affordable shipping to you. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with in the future! Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to supply you with many more bulbs in the future!

May your gardens be bountiful!

Holland Bulb Farms Staff


Positive Emmylou10
(1 review)
On Jul 18, 2010, Emmylou10 San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

Posted on July 18, 2010, updated July 18, 2010
The best buying online bulb experience in over 15 years was with Holland Bulb Company. I ordered gladiolas and dahlias. People constantly want to come over and take photos of the flowers.

On July 18th, 2010, Emmylou10 added the following:

Holland Bulb Farms in Milwaukee, WI is the exact name of the company. I just found several "chocolate/wine" colored flowering gladiolas blooming. These were included in the variety packs. This is a color I have never seen before or anyone else that has looked at the flowers.
On Jul 18, 2010, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

"On Jul 29, 2010 2:16 PM, Holland Bulb Farms responded with:

We are so glad to hear your kind words about the Gladiolus and Dahlia bulbs you received from us! By the way the pictures you sent us of the Gladiolus bulbs are absolutely amazing...any time you want to send us pictures of your bulbs please do! We love to see the progress and how the bulbs turn out in our customers gardens and the joy it brings to them and us. Thanks again for your kind words!

Holland Bulb Farms"

Positive psudan
(18 reviews)
On May 19, 2010, psudan Mentor, OH wrote:

Just received my second order from hbf. I bought dahlias and begonias on sale and the prices were great. However, the thing that amazes me is the speed of shipping. I ordered late Sunday night and received my order Wednesday morning. I really appreciate this kind of service. If these bulbs produce as good as they look I'm going to be very pleased.

Positive greenerthumber
(2 reviews)
On Apr 6, 2010, greenerthumber Eatonton, GA wrote:

I purchased from both this company and Park Seed. By far HollandBulbFarms product were much better quality (comparing perennials to perennials). I didn't order any Bulbs from ParkSeed so I can't compare the quality of those.

Also I will note that I placed my order on a Tuesday and received it by Friday when I got home from work. What a nice surprise that was!

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