Joseph Breck founded Joseph Breck and Company in 1818 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the editor of several publications, which caused a rising interest in flowers and spring bulbs.
The business originally sold household garden supplies, but in the 1950s Luther Adams “Bo” Breck, the fifth-generation Breck, transformed the family business into a Dutch bulb importer and flower bulb catalog company.
In 2001, Breck’s was acquired by Gardens Alive! when then-parent company Foster & Gallagher went bankrupt.
Today, Breck’s is the largest importer of Dutch flower bulbs.
In 2019, Breck’s conducted a study of the most popular flowering plants in every state. This study was published online through Better Homes and Gardens.
Bulbs and other garden items can still be ordered through Breck’s catalogs or from the company website.
Breck’s maintains a corporate office in Greendale, Indiana.