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November 19th 2019

International Specialty Seed Sources

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Since we first started selling specialty cut flower seeds in 2016, we have had the privilege of helping flower lovers all over the world grow the gardens of their dreams. Over the years, we’ve sent thousands of envelopes full of seeds bearing our signature YAY! stickers to Slovenia, South Africa, and so many far-flung locations across the globe that lack a local source for specialty seeds.

The European Union recently enacted regulations to ensure safe international trade, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and protect the health of European crops and forests. These new rules now require additional documentation and certifications for any seeds or plants that enter EU countries. While we understand and support the intent of these regulations, we have discovered that compliance will require complicated certifications that make our seeds cost prohibitive (a phytosanitary certification costs $125-150 USD) to ship to European gardeners. After an extensive review of the regulations and the time involved with the extra paperwork and inspections, we made the difficult decision to discontinue shipping Floret Seeds to the EU. As of November 12, 2019, Floret Seeds will no longer be shipped to countries in the European Union.

To help flower lovers outside the U.S. find seed sources closer to home, we have compiled the following list of seed suppliers. We created this list based upon suggestions provided by alumni of the Floret Online Workshop. Please note that inclusion in this list should not be considered as an endorsement by Floret and we created it purely as a courtesy to our international fans and followers.

If you have an international source for specialty flowers seeds that you think should be included in our list, please share your recommendation in the comments below and email us at: [email protected]

AUSTRALIA

Australian Seed

The Climbing Fig

Diggers

Jardin le Fleur

Lambley Nursery

Royston Petrie

The Seed Collection

Southern Harvest

CANADA

Johnny’s Selected Seed

Renee’s Garden Seed

Stokes Seeds

Thompson & Morgan

West Coast Seeds

William Dam Seeds

EUROPE

B & T World Seeds

Breeder’s Seeds

Chiltern Seeds

Grace Alexander Flowers

Graines Voltz

Jelitto 

Moles Seeds

Mr. Fothergill’s Seeds

Mulleer Seeds

Nicky’s Nursery

Plants of Distinction

Roger Parsons Sweet Peas

Saatgut

Sarah Raven

Seedaholic

Silene

Suttons

Thompson & Morgan

Unwins

Vreeken’s Seeds

Woolmans

Floret Seed CollageNEW ZEALAND

Dr Keith Hammett

Egmont Seeds

Garden Post

Green Harvest Pacific

Kings Seeds

Owairaka Seeds

INDIA

Seedlings India

SOUTH AFRICA

Ball Straathof

Seeds for Africa

 

2 Comments

  1. Erin Hanson on

    In just checking their website, it seems Thompson & Morgan has delivered the same fate of unavailability to Canada as it has to the US.

    Reply
  2. Ana on

    Oh! Thank you for the great list. I kept looking for a place to buy zinnia seeds, from EU. Just placed an order from chiltern seeds!

    Reply

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