When I order seed from Allen (usually at the end of each year) I am careful to only order the species that have been added to his catalogue in the current year. He also produces an additions list at the end of each year which only has recently obtained seed.

I have always had good germination of most species when I am careful about what I order. Recently I received a good selection of South African and petiolaris Drosera. I have had germination with almost all of them.

In regards to his knowledge of US geography, the reason for the incorrect names on the seed is because the seed he receives from other growers is labelled this way- often by collectors from the US!

Seed numbers are often quite low, but I am always prepared to pay the money for the small amount of seeds in the hope of adding a rare species to my collection.

No complaints here.