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30 positives
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Positive LIRose
(5 reviews)
On Apr 28, 2017, LIRose Peconic, NY wrote:

Posted on April 23, 2015, updated April 28, 2017
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...
On April 28th, 2017, LIRose changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:

The company replaced the bulbs as promised, and they grew beautifully, so I am changing my review to Positive. Thank you for the fine customer service and for making this right.
Positive miamibeachgal
(2 reviews)
On Jan 11, 2016, miamibeachgal Miami Beach, FL wrote:

I ordered a mixture of bulbs last fall. The bulbs were all in good shape: healthy and good size.

Positive collectorpalms
(9 reviews)
On Jan 6, 2016, collectorpalms College Station, TX wrote:

I ordered several hundred tulips and daffodils fall 2015. I was very pleased with the condition of the bulbs that I received. I found customer service easy to work with, especially Cristina who was very helpful. Shipping was also same day in some cases.

Positive randy_in_topeka
(5 reviews)
On Nov 1, 2014, randy_in_topeka Topeka, KS wrote:

I have ordered twice from here, primarily daffodils. Bulbs have been as described and of good quality. I like the pricing scheme.

I would order from here again.

Positive vorlonken
(8 reviews)
On Jun 24, 2014, vorlonken Andover, CT wrote:

I've been ordering from Netherland Bulb for a couple of years now. In one order I received Allium bulgaricum (Nectaroscordum) where nearly every retail package had rotted bulbs and most had more than one. I called and they replaced them immediately.

This spring I ordered a Eucomis retail package with 3 species in each bag. The bulbs were a good size and healthy.

My only problem is that I'm a procrastinator and by the time I place my orders they're usually sold out of most of what I want. This year I placed my fall order right away and had no disappointments.

Positive wnyGardner
(2 reviews)
On Nov 21, 2013, wnyGardner ALFRED STATION, NY wrote:

I have ordered total of 4 times from Netherland Bulb Company, all within the last 12 months. All of the orders have been received within one or two days. Packaging was always neat. Prices and the shipping charges were good-reasonable. I only had a bit of minor disapointment with the size of tulip bulbs ordered in late fall last year.

Having ordered from two other companies, overall I prefer Netherland Bulb Company to all other. I would (will) order from them again and I certainly recommend them.

For me this has been the true "no gimmick" bulb company.

Positive ashleykle
(3 reviews)
On Jan 6, 2013, ashleykle Newton, KS wrote:

Fall 2012 is my first experience with Netherland Bulb Co.

My 7/19/12 order included:
100 Delft Blue Muscari Mix
100 Large Flowering Crocus Mix
100 Snow Crocus Mix

I didn't have to deal with customer service on the phone, so I can't speak to that.
They arrived in a timely manner for my zone and appeared healthy and of reasonable size. The muscari had lots of off-shoot babies.

I'll update on how they're doing if I remember. If I don't remember, it's because they're doing great. ;)

Positive Andysmom
(1 review)
On Apr 23, 2012, Andysmom Colorado Springs, CO wrote:

Last fall I ordered over 750 bulbs which arrived in good condition and the correct time for fall planting in our area. This spring the bulbs have put on a spectacular display. People have stopped and taken pictures. A least half of the bulbs are lilies which are now up and will start blooming in June through August. If they are as wonderful as the spring bulbs (no tulips because of deer) I can't wait for the show. Next year they should even be better. The daffodil and lily bulbs were as large or larger than what I could get at the local garden stores. I did not have any that needed to be thrown away. The paper bags were well marked with name, planting instructions and what type of light needed. The bulbs I bought were mostly deer resistant. Very pleased.

On Apr 23, 2012, Netherland Bulb Company responded with:

"On Apr 24, 2012 7:31 AM, Netherland Bulb Company responded with:

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it and hope you enjoy your garden for years to come."

Positive stanlesmith
(14 reviews)
On Apr 18, 2012, stanlesmith Plover, WI wrote:

I ordered over 3000 bulbs from this company, when they arrived last Fall, I may have found 6 that were un-plantable.
This Spring I have a lovely display! The daffodils are varied in color and size, the hyacinths have vibrant color, the wild tulips that the squirrels did not eat (grrr...) look great and I'm pretty sure the crocus would have been nice too, if the squirrels hadn't dug them up. The only problem I have is that I didn't order enough, hope they send another catalog :)

On Apr 18, 2012, Netherland Bulb Company responded with:

"On Apr 19, 2012 8:25 AM, Netherland Bulb Company responded with:

Thank you for your feedback we appreciate it. Our catalog will be in the mail shortly. You may also visit us online for a preview of bulbs on sale for Fall 2012 planting."

Positive Cem9165
(3 reviews)
On Jun 23, 2011, Cem9165 Duluth, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I've ordered tulips from this company for the past 2 years and I've been very pleased with the quality of bulbs that were sent. They bloomed consistently, and were true to their specified color. In 2010 I also ordered their giant muscari and galanthus, and the bulbs received were also very healthy and bloomed well this past Spring. I will definitely continue to order from them again.

Positive naturemaiden
(12 reviews)
On May 17, 2011, naturemaiden Cutchogue, NY wrote:

I've ordered from Netherland Bulb in the past and was very happy with my purchase. I am preparing a Fall order for this year. Their prices are great!

Positive dolly787
(1 review)
On Apr 5, 2011, dolly787 Spartanburg, SC wrote:

I ordered 300 bulbs last fall and scattered tham all over. You should see my bulb garden. The deft blue muscari are very large and have bloomed for a long time. Highly recommend them.

Positive ganzle
(1 review)
On Aug 9, 2010, ganzle Jackson, NJ wrote:

I have been purchasing bulbs from them for many many years now. I have never been disappointed. The bulbs are large, healthy and shipped exactly when they should arrive. Their catalogs are as exciting as their blooms. I have yet to see anyone beat their prices for the offerings. I wish I had more places on the property to continue to add flower beds.

Positive RebeccaLynn
(21 reviews)
On Jun 17, 2010, RebeccaLynn Winston Salem, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

Posted on May 3, 2010, updated June 18, 2010
Beautiful large, firm lily bulbs arrived when promised. Very pleased!

On June 17th, 2010, RebeccaLynn added the following:

The Lilium Asiatic bulbs that I ordered are now in bloom. They are beautiful red border lilies, and I love them!
Positive JGinTN
(3 reviews)
On Apr 26, 2010, JGinTN Carthage, TN wrote:

I ordered a mixture of narcissus & hyacinths, as well as some lilies last fall. The bulbs were all in nice shape, large & healthy. The quantity delivered in the "bushel" of narcissus was what was promised. The narcissus & hyacinths have been amazing this spring. Am awaiting the lilies to see how they do. Will definitely order again.

Positive nigelia23
(4 reviews)
On Apr 15, 2010, nigelia23 Vancouver, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

My experiance with these guys was great. Firm, very large bulbs were offered at competitive prices. These bulbs may cost more than florissa, but THESE are in better shape and larger than the florissa bulbs.

Positive pollyk
(83 reviews)
On Nov 22, 2009, pollyk Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Posted on September 24, 2005, updated November 22, 2009
Just received my wholesale order of crocus, daffs, and alliums. All excellent size. The daffs were huge. I've always had good dealings with this company. Polly @ Perennials Plus

On November 22nd, 2009, pollyk added the following:

I purchased some hyacinths last week. 25 for 15.00. I purchased 50 all together. The bulbs were shipped quickly, and they arrived in excellent condition, plump and large size. I feel this is one of the best places to puirchase wholesale bulbs from.
Thank you for the lovely bulbs!
Polly @ Siberian Iris Gardens

On Nov 22, 2009, Netherland Bulb Company responded with:


On Aug 16, 2006 5:47 PM, Netherland Bulb Company added:

Thanks for your kind words, we appreciate your business."

Positive yotedog
(7 reviews)
On Oct 24, 2009, yotedog Raleigh, NC wrote:

Ordered with reservations, based on feedback, but they had what I wanted with excellent pricing. Also had just seen a pic of someone else's order in the bulb forum, and it looked great. Glad I took the chance, as today I received 100 darwin tulip bulbs, well-packed. After I ordered, I received a confirmation email within two days. I believe that was on/around 10/16 and I received my bulbs10/24. Bulbs are the size promised, with only 2-3, perhaps, slightly undersized, and I do mean slightly. Every bulb appears healthy on initial inspection. One note, the label on the mailed box reads 'New Jersey Bulb Co", FYI. I don't see that name listed in the Watchdog. I'm very sorry others had a bad experience because I feel I got a good deal on some great bulbs. Thanks!

On Oct 24, 2009, Netherland Bulb Company responded with:

"On Oct 26, 2009 8:22 AM, Netherland Bulb Company responded with:

Thank you for your kind words, they are always appreciated. Due to our recent growth we are shipping out of two warehouses, one in Pennsylvania and another warehouse in New Jersey, same company, same customer service, same ownership, same source of bulbs, just a second location."

Positive luv_daffs
(1 review)
On May 5, 2009, luv_daffs Cherokee Village, AR wrote:

Great bulbs, beautifull spring garden's, due to the bulbs and the low cost of them. I have ordered two years in a row without complaints.

Positive blumenkinder
(1 review)
On Dec 31, 2007, blumenkinder North Judson, IN wrote:

This is my first review. I felt I needed to tell of my experience with Netherland Bulb, because it was, for me, extraordinary. In my first year of operating a nursery, I had purchased many daylilies from Netherland. When bloom time came around, I noticed that alot of them weren't what they were labeled as. I called the company, and was so pleasantly surprised on many levels. The lady who I spoke with was the sweetest person you can imagine. She listened, didn't make me feel like I was lying, and asked if I could email some pictures of the plants. I took pictures as they came into bloom. Then I received an email from them saying I didn't need to send any more pictures, and they gave me a very generous credit. I am very happy with all aspects of this company! And, by the way, it wasn't even their fault that the plants were mislabled, it was the grower's mistake.

Positive mrmartin
(1 review)
On Nov 19, 2007, mrmartin Cedar Rapids, IA wrote:

As the Grounds Supervisor for a large College Campus here in Iowa, I have nothing but "Positive Comments" to extend about the staff, products and services rendered by this organization. Over the past 10 years, I've had only one concern with the product I received. I made one phone call to Customer Service, then received replacements for the items in question. In addition, I've had opportunities to compare their products with others in the business and have found Netherland Bulb Company to stand out above the rest. They will continue to be my first choice throughout the growing seasons. . .MRM

Positive 1Rose
(2 reviews)
On Oct 16, 2007, 1Rose Chesapeake Beach, MD wrote:

I have ordered from Netherland Bulbs for the last three years and have been nothing but pleased with every order. Don't be fooled by the discount prices--the bulbs are every bit as good as the "full price" bulbs I've ordered over the years.

I am on my way to placing this year's order.

Positive atcps
(2 reviews)
On Feb 7, 2007, atcps WOODLAWN, TN wrote:

I have ordered from this company two years in a row and have been extremely pleased with service and product. I will continue to order from this company. All bulbs were as promised, packed well, and in excellent shape. They have performed as promised.

Positive patwood
(20 reviews)
On May 20, 2005, patwood Lake Hopatcong, NJ wrote:

Ordered 32 ferns from them at 35% off -- $1.46 per plant. Including shipping and tax (they have a NJ presence, bummer), it came to about 1.85 each. They arrived the next day! Packing left a little to be desired -- the pots came out of the flats and bounced around a bit; I'm sure FedEx wasn't any help, either. Plants were well rooted in deep 2x2 pots. Some had larger leaves than others (some were just starting to send up fiddleheads), and some got mangled in the box, but with luck, all will survive due to healthy root systems. All in all, very good value for the price.

On September 3rd, 2005, patwood added the following:

Ordered about 500 bulbs this fall. All arrived except for the fall blooming crocus, which were sold out. Bulbs are large, firm, and healthy looking. Hope to have a nice showing of forced bulbs this winter.
On September 3rd, 2006, patwood added the following:

Ordered more bulbs and plants during their spring clearance. Ordered 10 Amaryllis, they sent 15 nice-sized bulbs, most with buds. (A few buds broke off during shipping -- they still need some work in this department, but, well, they sent me a bunch more than I ordered, so I can't really complain!)
On May 20, 2005, Netherland Bulb Company responded with:


On Aug 16, 2006 5:48 PM, Netherland Bulb Company added:

Thanks for your kind words, we appreciate your business."

Positive CindyALMG
(2 reviews)
On May 13, 2005, CindyALMG Florence, AL wrote:

Just received my 1st order. I am totally impressed! All very nice bulbs!
Company had quick delivery. Product was packaged well. Order department person was polite and professional. This vendor shall continue to have my business.
Cindy- Paws n' Plants

On May 13, 2005, Netherland Bulb Company responded with:


On Aug 16, 2006 5:48 PM, Netherland Bulb Company added:

Thanks for your kind words, we appreciate your business."

Positive hbbrandon
(6 reviews)
On Sep 25, 2003, hbbrandon Clarksdale, MS wrote:

Over the past several years, I have ordered many hundreds of bulbs from this company, mostly daffodils and other spring bulbs, and some perennials. The orders were filled correctly, shipped at the requested time for planting in my area, and the bulbs were of consistently top quality (at what I felt a very good price). One year, a shipment of a couple hundred daffodils contained two dozen or so that were shriveled "blanks." I reported this and they very promptly sent a larger number of replacement bulbs, and their customer service department telephoned to apologize and be sure I was happy. For the 2002 fall planting season, my order included 250 mixed daffodils. The shipment arrived, labeled as mixed daffodils. When they bloomed in spring 2003, all were the same variety. All were lovely, but they weren't what I ordered. I reported this and sent along photos of the blooms that had resulted. A couple of days ago, out of the blue, a box appeared at my door containing 250 replacement daffodils. I hadn't asked for a replacement, wasn't expecting it -- a great gesture on their part. Given the unpleasant experiences I've had with many mail order plant/bulb companies, it is nice to encounter a company that gives more than lip service to customer satisfaction. All my dealings with Netherland Bulb Company have been positive, the bulbs have been top quality, and when they made an error they corrected it with no evasiveness or runaround.

On Sep 25, 2003, Netherland Bulb Company responded with:


On Aug 16, 2006 5:49 PM, Netherland Bulb Company added:

Thanks for your kind words, we appreciate your business. We try to do our best and resolve issues when they do arise."

Positive Calalily
(40 reviews)
On Jan 8, 2002, Calalily Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

Excellent bulbs and perennials. I have always had good service from this company. Never had a bit of trouble with the plants. They keep track of your order and know exactly when it will arrive from Holland.

On Jan 8, 2002, Netherland Bulb Company responded with:


On Aug 16, 2006 5:50 PM, Netherland Bulb Company added:

Thanks for your kind words, we appreciate your business."

Positive DawnSutherland
(2 reviews)
On Apr 1, 1999, DawnSutherland wrote:

Last year I ordered 150 Red Emperor bulbs from this company. When they emerged this spring, they were white, orange and yellow and all of varied sizes. I planted them in a display area, amid large brambly roses at great personal risk only to find I planted colors I would never have chosen! I called the company and asked for either a refund or replacement bulbs. They explained that Red Emperor could entail many different colors. I was obviously talking with someone who didn't know tulips. They refused to refund my money or send me replacements. I can only hope the squirrels dined on the bulbs and they will just be GONE by next spring. Big yellow CAUTION sign for this company. [update 4/1999] I previously registered a complaint regarding this company. In all fairness, I need to register a compliment. I had received the wrong colored tulips two years ago. I complained to the company and was told they had issued a caveat regarding a shortage of red emperor tulips. I had no recall of such a warning and grumbled about the wrong color all summer long. Much to my surprise in Sept. of 1998, I found an unsolicited shipment of replacement bulbs on my front porch from Netherland Bulb Company. I planted them last fall and was treated to a wonderful display of gorgeous red emperor tulips this spring. Thanks, Netherland Bulb Company!

Positive my
(1 review)
On Sep 1, 1996, my wrote:

I like this company a lot mainly because of their good service. Although I received the wrong colored daffodils, they sent me friendly acknowlegement to my request for a replacement the next fall. They replaced my 25 tulips when I asked them why they did not bloom. (They suggested that I did not refrigerate them, which I didn't) The freesias, crocuses, tulips, and daffodils they sent me were all very healthy and a good size.

Positive lynnsdahleen
(1 review)
On Aug 1, 1995, lynnsdahleen wrote:

Last year, I ordered tulips, daffodils, and crocus from Netherlands Bulb Co. The bulbs came well before the ground froze (very important here in North Dakota) and all the bulbs were large and disease free. After a rather cold winter, although with major snow cover, all the bulbs survived and grew nicely. They even survived a late frost. All the bulbs bloomed well and died back at the normal time for here. Because they did so well this year, I'm assuming they will be back next spring. I plan on ordering more from this company this year because of how happy I was with the quality and prices last year.

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