Where do all the plants, bulbs and seeds come from?
By Ray Allen
People ask all the time. And we love to answer. The selections offered by American Meadows today are the result of over 25 years of searching, testing, and learning all about the flower gardening markets. And finding what we believe are the best products for your garden.
Where Do Our Flower Bulbs Come From?
As you know, most of our flower bulbs come from Holland, but that's not the whole story. There are scores of exporters of Dutch bulbs, and we constantly make sure our suppliers are the best.
Where Do Our Perennials Come From?
As for perennials, their source depends on the plant. For those with "bulbous" roots, like daylilies, peonies, and others, we source them in Holland, since the Dutch are the masters at producing those plants. Most of the others are from climate-controlled greenhouses of various well-experienced perennial producers, mostly in Pennsylvania.
Our woodland wildflower plants come from a very small, certified wholesale expert grower in North Carolina and some special perennials originate in exotic places. A few years ago, we were delighted to offer Tree Peonies direct from China.
Where Do Our Wildflower Seeds Come From?
And the seeds? They come from several growers, located mostly in California, Oregon, and Texas.
We choose the suppliers for our seed mixtures based on the reputation of each grower and demand strict standards of quality. Of course, we've been doing this for over two decades, and require excellent seed testing results for each shipment.
Our standards are always higher than the regulations require, so you can be sure of absolute purity and high germination rates from our seed, whether you plant a mixture or several specific species. And even that's not the end of it.
Certain species of wildflower seed are best grown in certain regions. For example, our perennial Forget-me-not seed always comes from Europe, usually England. Most of our Cosmos seed is now grown in Africa.
So now you know. And you can appreciate the advance planning, testing, checking, and sheer hard work it takes to keep all our products at top quality and available when you want them. We love our work, and we love plants and flowers. I hope you enjoy every plant, bulb or seed we send.
Remember, our full guarantee covers everything, and we love hearing from our gardening friends. If you ever have a question about any item, simply call our Customer Service experts toll free at (877) 309-7333. They know all about every product.
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