Crinum sources

James Yourch
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 09:09:38 PDT
Hi all,

Here is a list of commercial sources from which I have bought Crinum and
been satisfied. Many of them have come from contributors to this list and
wiki.  These contributors have been shy about tooting their horns for
obvious reasons, but I can do it for them.


Jay Yourch

Here they are in no particular order:

Plant Delights Nursery - Good selection and good value.  All of the bulbs I
have bought here have been blooming size, been true to name, and often have
large offsets attached.  Tony Avent runs this business.

M & C Willetts - I got a few nice bulbs here too.  Their response to e-mails
is a little slow sometimes, so patience is required, but they do fine

Marcelle Sheppard - High quality, correctly named bulbs.  Good turnaround if
you order from her available list.  She has many choice varieties that are
in her photo galleries, but not on her available list.  She has been good
about eventually getting them to me if I express interest.

Shields Gardens - I have bought both seeds and bulbs here and have been
pleased with both.  Jim Shields runs this business.…

Amaryllis Plus - I have not bought Crinum here but got some Hymenocallis and
Griffinia that were nice. Kevin Preuss runs this business.…

Brent and Becky's Bulbs - Not much variety in Crinum, but good quality and
prices are reasonable too.  Good inexpensive source for the good and very
cold hardy C. x powellii 'Album'.  The pink version of C x powellii they
sell is small flowered and I don't think it is a good Crinum.  If anybody
wants these to try for hardiness testing, I would send them one or more
large flowering size bulbs for the cost of postage.  They also sell a pale
pink variety of x Amarcrinum, a really nice plant, at good prices.

Ebay - Primary seller is Tom Perry (seedman01).  Excellent bulbs.  Large
flowering sized bulbs of common hybrids like Ellen Bosanquet and J.C. Harvey
often go for good prices.  He also sometimes offers more unusual bulbs, but
many Crinophiles, including me, watch his auctions and these often go for
big money.  Other reliable sellers are contributors to our wiki, Nestor
White (nestorw) and Alani Davis (alanid), but they are not as active as Tom

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