Price going way up on BluePoint Zinnias

goodscents(z5 MI)April 17, 2009

FYI, I got a letter a couple days ago from GeoSeed telling me this:

Benary has changed their seed form to Coated and Polished for the whole series of Zinnia Benary's Giant Dahlia BluePoint Series. Beginning May 1, 2009 their seed will only be available in this form.

The pricing is as follows for all colors including Lime:

100 seed - $3.25

1000 seed @ more per 1000 - $22.25

This is about 5X the price that GeoSeed charged for the non-coated and polished seed in their 2009 catalog. The letter advises that they still have some of the standard seed in stock available at the old price until inventory is depleted.

Kirk

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
flowers4u(z6 OR)

Kirk,
I received that too. I wonder if other suppliers had that change earlier, since I saw higher prices with them?

What are the benefits of coated and polished? Mine have grown quite well up until now!

Wendy

    Bookmark   April 17, 2009 at 4:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
goodscents(z5 MI)

That strain has become kind of a standard and the people at GeoSeed said there is not really a good substitute for it. I don't think anyone has any problems germinating zinnias so I suspect the biggest benefit is to Benary's bottom line.
Kirk

    Bookmark   April 18, 2009 at 6:34AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
White flowers for dappled shade
Looking for white annuals or perennials for under the...
lmsparkie
Self seeding annuals in zone 4
Hello! I was wondering if anyone has had experience...
greenthumbon1hand
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine in Flower Arrangement?
Will an ornamental Sweet Potato Vine Survive in a floral...
christy51274
What (more tropical) flowers to grow in uk
So I want to grow a load of flowers in most of the...
mushibu10
wedding flower help
1st . I would like to grow calla lollies for daughters...
mohawkmom
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™