Jung Seeds

– Posted in: Catalog review

I have to admit I’m ambivalent about Jung. The prices are very appealing, but you know that saying, “You get what you pay for?” The last time I ordered flower seed from Jung, it seemed it hadn’t been rogued out very good. The ‘Seashell’ cosmos didn’t have many with seashells, and I think some other flower seed had more than 50% the wrong color. And we ordered a bunch of strawberry plants that I remember arriving in not-so-hot condition.

Truth be told, I haven’t ordered from them in years, but I do like looking at their catalog. It seems they have gotten away from selling seeds and are selling more plants, both perennials and woodies, and this is what makes the catalog interesting. Even though they are in Zone 5, they feature a lot of nursery stock hardier than Zone 5. For example, they have the ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea that I raved about way back here. They also offer a selection of unusual fruits such as Russian Quince, Pawpaw, and Mountain Ash, to name a few.

Before you order, ask your gardening friends their experiences, and check out the ratings at Garden Watchdog. Then make up your own mind.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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