Post your mislabels here

kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)December 29, 2009

OK...I can take a hint. Let's not fill this thread with discussion, but rather limit it to post the following info:

WHAT YOU ORDERED:

WHAT YOU GOT:

WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM:

This will be a good resource.

Kristi

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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Christmas Story (lg single white)
WHAT YOU GOT: some fluffy pink double
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: bought at Lowe's (Box)

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Vera
WHAT YOU GOT: Apple Blossom
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: van Bourgendien (fall 2008)

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Lilac Wonder
WHAT YOU GOT: San Remo
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: McClure & Zimmerman (fall 2008)

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Pink Nymph
WHAT YOU GOT: Red Nymph
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: McClure & Zimmerman (fall 2009)

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Rembrandt van Rijn
WHAT YOU GOT: President Johnson (or Picotee)
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Willow Creek/Easy to Grow (fall 09)

    Bookmark   December 29, 2009 at 2:27PM
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rebecca47(USA Zone 5)

WHAT YOU ORDERED:'La Paz'
WHAT YOU GOT:Unknown deep, dark red, full form
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM:John Scheepers Bulbs, Inc

WHAT YOU ORDERED:'Emerald'
WHAT YOU GOT:"Picotee' or possibly 'President Johnson'
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM:John Scheepers Bulbs.

I might add that it was not the fault of Scheepers, but their Holland Supplier, which I have also heard seems to make the most labeling errors.

As far as buying pre-packaged bulbs at any of the box stores, the chances of getting the "as advertised" bulb are often less than 50%. But one can get some awesome surprises that way.

I was able to replace 'La Paz' from a different source, now to see if it blooms true to name.

Here is a link that might be useful: NOT 'La Paz

    Bookmark   December 29, 2009 at 6:24PM
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xineohpinakc(7)

WHAT YOU ORDERED:Christmas Story
WHAT YOU GOT:Some double pink/white striped
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Lowes

WHAT YOU ORDERED:Neon Pink
WHAT YOU GOT: Orange Sovereign
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Lowes

    Bookmark   December 29, 2009 at 6:40PM
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beetle_2007(3)

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Lemon Lime [2006]
WHAT YOU GOT: Papillio
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM:Mcfaydens catalogue
I must say, they were great about sending a replacement bulb [and I got to keep the Pap]....but youll never guess what the replacement bulb was. A Miverva hybrid! LOL

    Bookmark   December 29, 2009 at 7:06PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Pink
WHAT YOU GOT: Orange Monarch or Nagano
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: bought at Ace Hardware (Box) ...
hey, at least the replacements are nice...even if unknown.
K

    Bookmark   December 29, 2009 at 7:10PM
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dondeldux

WHAT YOU ORDERED: (BOUGHT) 2 Papilios
WHAT YOU GOT: 2 Giraffes (Not Ccomplaining much)
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: local Nursery Kennedy's In MA

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Lemon/Lime
WHAT YOU GOT: SLIMY AND PARTIALLY ROTTEN LIMONA (But I am not complaining now that I have seen the flower! I did
complain at the time and heard nothing back
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Ordered on Ebay from a vendor selling for McClure and Zimmerman

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Rainbow
WHAT YOU GOT: A generic, solid, medium, single orangy-red (not happy about this one)
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Ordered from ebay and currently have sent a complaint asking what she can do for me.

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Flamingo Queen
WHAT YOU GOT: Mambo
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: White Flower Farm They substituted Mambo for one they didn't have, but I already had ordered a Mambo so instead of asking what I would like, which shouldn't have been a problem since they email me twice a week, they doubled up on one. (I was not happy with this one and gave the extra bulb to my Dad, their bulbs are great, but very expensive!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2009 at 8:32PM
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jodik_gw

WHAT YOU ORDERED (wanted): Samba
WHAT YOU GOT: Minerva
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Gift

WHAT YOU ORDERED (wanted): Splash
WHAT YOU GOT: Pasadena
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Gift

These were both gifts, so I'm not complaining... just adding to the numbers for accuracy.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2009 at 9:36PM
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ryan820(z5b Denver, Colorado, USA)

ORDERED: Tosca
WHAT I GOT: No idea!!!! A thin petaled, all red bloom...small about 4 inches wide...possibly Rapido but it doesn't even match that well.
FROM WHO: Royal Colors

    Bookmark   December 29, 2009 at 11:16PM
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rebecca47(USA Zone 5)

Hum. . . .I only recently potted my bulbs from Royal Colors, so we shall have to wait and see and keep our fingers crossed!
I am still seeing that it is best to deal with the bulb specialist more so than "general merchandise nurseries" or the box stores. At least when they have a problem come up they only have to go directly to their supplier and not through a broker or other middleman to get final resolution. Plus, they pass the savings on to us and ship large healthy bulbs or at least quality blooming size bulbs when dealing with the lower grades of bulbs. I mean, really, do we have to have "Grade A" bulbs all the time? I would rather have the younger bulb which often turn out to be healthier and quicker to respond to favorable culture.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2009 at 11:53AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

I had wanted to avoid discussion here, but replacements are even possible from the box kits, I have found.
K

    Bookmark   December 30, 2009 at 2:09PM
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beachplant(9b)

Well, I see we lost a bunch of posts from here too!
What is going on with this site????
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   December 30, 2009 at 4:17PM
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mariava7

This is a re-post:

ORDERED: Honeymoon
RECEIVED: Orange/Red one possibly Golden Medal
SOURCE: flower_girlnflorida(Ebay)/Amaryllis Bulb Company

ORDERED: Santos
RECEIVED: Santa Cruz
SOURCE: Easy to Grow Bulbs

ORDERED: Grandeur
RECEIVED: Lima-ish variety
SOURCE: Easy to Grow Bulbs

I have a lot of newly purchased bulbs with scapes out. Hope they won't make it to this list. It would be very interesting to see who the "TOP 5 or 10" of the "MOST HIPPIE BULB BOO-BOOS COMPANIES" of 2009. Hopefully this list would make them reconsider their suppliers or how they run their business and STOP pinpointing the blame to others. It really is getting old and getting WORST!!!

Kristi (((hugs))) Thanks for doing this girlfriend!!!

    Bookmark   December 30, 2009 at 10:56PM
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beachplant(9b)

What: White Christmas
Got: Probably Aphrodite
Where: Lowe's about $6

What: Christmas Story
Got: Double white
Where: Home Depot, I think

What: ? supposed to be red
Got: Candy Floss
Where: Walmart

What: Apple Blossom
Got: Unknown pink, very pretty
Where: Houston Garden Center, one of those giant bulbs

Also purchased box bulbs: orange sovereign, apple blossom, minerva & oskar that were what they were supposed to be. Waiting on several to bloom, Susan, Star of Holland, giraffe, others.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 8:37AM
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dondeldux

Just a note, my Rainbow which I listed a couple of posts above, turned out to be a Red Lion, Contacted flower-girlnflorida (Ebay) and she is willingly sending me another bulb. I didn't realize she was selling for the Amaryllis Bulb Co.
Donna

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 8:41AM
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jodik_gw

I think I may need to add one more...

WHAT YOU ORDERED (wanted): Apple Blossom
WHAT YOU GOT: Minerva?
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Gift

Again, no complaint... it was a gift. But for the record, that's three mislabels out of four bulbs.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 12:42PM
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beachplant(9b)

Bolero, the one that turned out to be candy floss was labeled Bolero.

Looks like almost every vendor is on the list this year.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 11:23AM
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mikep_cfl(z9b FL)

Hey rebecca47 -

Regarding La Paz and Emerald, my experience was EXACTLY the same as you described. Except since I ordered them through Van Englen (JS' sister company) I now have 6 mis-labels instead of 2. The dark red (for La Paz) was drop-dead gorgeous and a keeper in my book. The other (for Emerald), I'm not the least bit thrilled about and I'll be asking for my money back.

I'd be interested to know how you determined the fault was with the Holland supplier. I'm guessing that was their excuse.

kabohem/Kristi was right - this is a useful recource. I recommend it become an annual thread!!!

We should collect the data and present an award (in the form of a new thread here and a direct e-mail to them) announcing the name of the bulb supplier with the worst record for mis-labels for 2009!!!

    Bookmark   January 5, 2010 at 10:55PM
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mikep_cfl(z9b FL)

Hey mariava7 -

RE: "It would be very interesting to see who the "TOP 5 or 10" of the "MOST HIPPIE BULB BOO-BOOS COMPANIES" of 2009. Hopefully this list would make them reconsider their suppliers or how they run their business and STOP pinpointing the blame to others. It really is getting old and getting WORST!!!"

Absolutely!!! Sure do like your style.

And...it is going to continue to get worse until we start complaining. I will be writing letters to three suppliers regarding mislabeled bulbs from my 2009 order. I ordered 30 blubs in 2009 - 10 were mislabeled and not even close to what I ordered. I didn't buy a single bulb from Home Depot/Lowes/Walmart in 2009 because of my experience with mislabels from 2008.

33.3% WRONG ain't getting it. I don't care if they are pretty flowers. END RANT

MikeP

    Bookmark   January 5, 2010 at 11:25PM
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mikep_cfl(z9b FL)

Ordered - Amaryllis Papillio (Butterfly) - their description
Received - Exotic Star - no question about it
Supplier - Easy to Grow Bulbs.com

Their advertisement pictured what we all know as H. papillio. Three-bulb order, 100% wrong, to a first-time buyer. What a way to build your business.

Ordered - La Paz
Received - very pretty dark red - a keeper
Ordered - Emerald
Received - a nothing special flower, mostly white with red edge
Supplier - Van Englen

Two 3-bulb orders. Six mislabels total from this outfit.

Ordered - Bogata
Received - a dog of a flower, absolutely good for nothing except practicing bulb surgery or scaling/chipping. Even the "pretty flower" bunch wouldn't plant this one.
Supplier - Amaryllis Bulb Company

Another 3-bulb order. Two out of three of the bulbs were what I ordered.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2010 at 12:02AM
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wolflover(z7 OK)

Ordered - 'Suzanne'
Received - 'Apple Blossom'
Supplier - Lowes

    Bookmark   January 6, 2010 at 6:19PM
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mariava7

ORDERED: Papilio
RECEIVED: La Paz
SOURCE: McCLURE & Zimmerman (MZ Bulbs)

Note: Told you guys there ain't no pink scaped papilios...YET! LOL!!!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2010 at 8:26PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Minerva
WHAT YOU GOT: Some funky solid reddish-orange
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Smith & Hawkins (late spring 2009)

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Dazzler
WHAT YOU GOT: Some really disorderly double white with red
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Smith & Hawkins (late spring 2009)

I complained and received a full credit!

And...the double was really pretty haphazard...closest thing do disliking a bulb I've had.
K

    Bookmark   January 8, 2010 at 3:54PM
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ajsblu_eyes(9)

ORDERED: Piquant
WHAT I GOT: Minerva
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Lowe's (Box 2009)

ORDERED: Piquant
WHAT I GOT: Minerva
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Lowe's (Box 2009)

ORDERED: Full House
WHAT I GOT: NoID that resembles Minerva vaguely
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: American Meadows 2009

ORDERED: Zombie
WHAT I GOT: Harlequin ( I am happy about this)
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: John Scheepers 2009

ORDERED: Santos
WHAT I GOT: Santa Rosa ?
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Brent & BeckyÂs Bulbs 2009

ORDERED: Papillio X 2
WHAT I GOT: Exotic Star X 2
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Easy to Grow Bulbs 2009

So farÂ.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2010 at 9:00AM
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mariava7

ORDERED: HERMITAGE
RECEIVED: PIQUANT
SOURCE: McClure & Zimmerman (MZ Bulbs)

    Bookmark   January 11, 2010 at 9:22PM
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tugbrethil

WHAT I ORDERED: 'White Christmas'
WHAT I GOT: 'Jewel' (one of the very few varieties I dislike!)
WHO I ORDERED IT FROM: Got it from a nursery. They got it pre-labeled from Van Zyverden. I got my money back. I understand that they did, too!

Sometimes good things do happen!
Kevin : )

    Bookmark   January 11, 2010 at 11:12PM
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dondeldux

What I bought: Baby Star
What I got: Fairy Tale
Where I got it: A nursery in Rhode Island

No complaints on this mistake Fairy Tale is beautiful.....

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 9:16PM
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allstarsgymnast7(7, Southeast TN)

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Piquant
WHAT YOU GOT: No idea... ??? Color's right for a Piquant from what I've seen, but there was no striping/"star". I'll post soon after the second scape blooms (should be any day now).
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Lowe's box (2009)

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 11:30PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

WHAT YOU ORDERED: White Giant
WHAT YOU GOT: reddish orange NOID
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Box kit from Randall's (the Minerva and Red Lion I gave coworkers were correct)
K

    Bookmark   January 24, 2010 at 5:03PM
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anna_in_quebec(z4 QC)

What: Ludwig Dazzler
Got: Apple Blossom
Who: Local store (Simple Pleasures Bulb Co supplier)

What: Prelude
Got: Vivaldi (happy about this)
Who: as above

    Bookmark   January 24, 2010 at 10:56PM
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SummerPerson

My first new one for this year that's blooming and it's mislabeled.

What: Snow White
Got: Little Angel (http://emaryllis.com/page.aspx)
Who: flower_girlnflorida(Ebay)/Amaryllis Bulb Company

    Bookmark   December 1, 2011 at 8:54PM
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dondeldux

SummerPerson

Last year I bought got a mislabeled bulb from flower_girlnflorida from Ebay and I took a picture of the "Red Lion type" I recieved instead of the Rainbow that I ordered and she sent me another bulb at her cost. You might give it a try if you can send her a picture..unless of course you're happy with the bulb you got..which sometimes I am with a mislabel...

    Bookmark   December 1, 2011 at 9:16PM
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Mongoose20

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Red Lion
WHAT YOU GOT: Amigo
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Wal-mart.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2011 at 12:59AM
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joshy46013

'Red Lion' is always 'Amigo' at Wal-Mart, I wonder if Saad-Asaaf thinks the lessers wont noticed.

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Mongoose20

I also saw some 'Red lion' bulbs at HD which had bloomed in the box and they were also 'Amigo'.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2011 at 1:14AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Saad-Asaaf = Saad-Assaf Flower Bulb Nurseries, Israel (link below).

Here is a link that might be useful: Saad-Assaf Flower Bulb Nurseries

    Bookmark   December 4, 2011 at 8:25AM
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joshy46013

SA supplies bulbs to Walmart, I wouldn't contact them about the mislabels, I've talked to them last year about them. They supply 'Amigo' I think as their 'Red Lion', 'Amigo' is much prettier in my opinion and quality bulbs.

Saad Assaf also supplies ETGB many of their exclusives such as 'Ruby Star' and 'Opal Star'.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2011 at 6:01PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

ETGB = Easy to Grow Bulbs (link below).

Here is a link that might be useful: Easy to Grow Bulbs

    Bookmark   December 4, 2011 at 6:31PM
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caflowerluver

WHAT YOU BUY: Black Pearl
WHAT YOU GOT:???
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Local nursery. It was the last one in the open box and they could NOT guarantee that it was the right one. That is the problem with open boxes, people can mix up the bulbs.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2011 at 1:54PM
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SummerPerson

I looked at the Saad-Assaf Flower Bulb Nurseries
web site. It's interesting that Israel has the perfect climate to grow Amaryllis.

What are some of the other major places that supply Amaryllis bulbs? Are some or many of the Amaryllis bulbs sold here in the United States grown in the United States?

    Bookmark   December 5, 2011 at 5:41PM
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raydio(7b)

I only ordered one bulb this season.

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Naughty Lady
WHAT YOU GOT: Looks like Santos
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Amaryllis Bulb Company

I expected that I might get Santos after reading some posts that said other people got it instead of NL.

What I really wanted was Ludwig's 'Voodoo' which can be sold as NL with the full approval of the KAVB since Ludwig sold their rights to Voodoo (and their stocks) in the 1980s.

On the ABC site, the picture is the stock picture of Ludwig's 'Voodoo'.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2011 at 1:58PM
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raydio(7b)

The bulb is looking more like 'Piccolo' or 'Little Star'. I don't think it is 'Santos' primarily because the white stripe doesn't extend to the tip of the tepals.

Still, I have seen pix of this one posted as Naughty Lady, so it may be what is sent out under that name, but it isn't 'Voodoo' IMO.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2011 at 11:17AM
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mariava7

Raydio????????????????????????

Flowers for you buddy!
(((HUGS)))

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 2:06PM
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joshy46013

Maria,

That's the 4 flower papilio hybrid you're selling, what do you think the parentage is? I'm assuming some kind of semi-trumpet thing.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 2:20PM
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raydio(7b)

Ooooh, thanks Maria, old friend! They're lovely!

Long time, eh?

R.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 2:47PM
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mariava7

Sure has been a long and winding road too buddy!
Nice to see you back!

Josh...I'm tired of thinking.
I just enjoy their flowers and dab some pollens here and there.
Perhaps the experts can share their thoughts???

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 3:00PM
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raydio(7b)

Maria~

Forgot to say how wonderful it is to see FOUR blooms in the umbel!!

Wish I still had mine...

R.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 3:03PM
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dondeldux

HOLY #%1&!! Is that your 3-4 umbell papilio?? I wish I'd seen THAT picture when you had them!!! Is it???

Donna

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 3:50PM
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joshy46013

Donna,

I'm not Maria but that is for sure it.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 4:04PM
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aseedisapromise

WHAT YOU ORDERED (wanted): Aphrodite
WHAT YOU GOT: I don't know
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Box kit sold to benefit breast cancer--at least the bulb in it was pink! I thought it might be Aphrodite when the scape started to grow as it got leaves along with the scape which was something someone here mentioned as a trait of Aphrodite, but it was not to be. Does anyone know if this is actually a named bulb? No scent and no red spots like Appleblossom. Thanks.

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lila888(Z5 IL)

WHAT YOU ORDERED: La Paz
WHAT YOU GOT: Lima
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: John Scheepers

    Bookmark   January 1, 2012 at 2:35PM
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dirtybloomers

What you Ordered: Dancing Queen
What you Got: White Nymph
Who did you order it from: Sam's Club

What you Ordered: Red Lion (bought for a dollar)
What you got: Clown (HAPPY surprise! since I tried to get this one last year at Lowes.
Who did you order it from: Lowes (the new display)

    Bookmark   January 2, 2012 at 7:31PM
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hippeastrumadmirer(5)

What you Ordered: Dutch Belle
What you Got: Red Lion
Who did you order it from: Food Basics

times 2

    Bookmark   January 4, 2012 at 1:19PM
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seaj

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Gervase
WHAT YOU GOT: Something yellow/green
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Eden's Blooms

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Garden Amaryllis Pink
WHAT YOU GOT: Red
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: Walmart (Van Zyverden)

I mentioned to Eden's Blooms that they sent me the wrong bulb, but they didn't respond. They were very helpful with all of my previous questions and concerns though. The 9 other bulbs I got from them were correct.

The Walmart bulb was only 2.98, but I'm still sad that it's not pink. I don't have any pink hipps yet. It looked similar to Apple Blossom on the package.

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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Purple Rain
WHAT YOU GOT: Royal Velvet
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: MZ

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Rembrant van Rijn
WHAT YOU GOT: Some NOID red/orange
WHO DID YOU ORDER IT FROM: ETGB

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 6:02PM
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bunnynomnom(zone 10a)

Interesting thread, Kristi. Most of my scapes haven't opened yet, so I don't know yet, but I found this also rather entertaining mislabeled bulbs from box kits at Emaryllis.com.

Here is a link that might be useful: mislabeled bulbs

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 2:46PM
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Edie(5 NY (Finger Lakes))

WHAT YOU ORDERED: Lagoon
WHAT YOU GOT: Pink with a white star
WHO DID YOU BUY IT FROM: Agway

Bought locally as a loose bulb, no box, tag held on with rubber band. I thought it might have been an in-store mix up and asked the staff if they had carried a variety with a white star. The woman who ordered the bulbs showed me the catalog they got the bulbs from. Nothing with that color pattern in the catalog. Based on online photos, I'm thinking it might be "Exposure."

I've bought a total of eight bulbs there in the past two years and this is the first mislabel.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 8:27AM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Same result for my Lagoon.

I got a Lagoon and Best Seller as gifts - thought it and Bestseller might have been switched, but both were Pink with white star.

K

    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 8:55PM
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hippiezep(11)

Ordered: Tosca
Got: Double record
Supplier: Royal Colours.

I'm not complaining - the DR was very fine

Lila888 - you ordered La Paz and got Lima - I guess their GPS system needs recallibrating.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 9:43AM
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