Lilly seeds and bulbs

Jane McGary
Fri, 13 May 2005 09:41:01 PDT
Darren asked about obtaining seeds of lily species suitable for Baja 
California Sur, Mexico. (This is the Mexican state at the tip of the Baja 
California peninsula, familiar to tourists as the home of Cabo San Lucas.)

I suggest that Darren investigate the list of Northwest Native Seeds, the 
offering of Ron Ratko <>. Various lily species of the 
American West are sometimes offered. It should be noted, however, that many 
of these lily species, though from California, grow at subalpine elevations 
and are decidedly not "tropical" in their hardiness; for example, Lilium 
kelloggii grows well outdoors here in northwestern Oregon (if the deer 
didn't get inside its bamboo cage and eat it last night!). The Archibalds 
<> also have a wide selection of American bulb seed.

There are several species of lilies from the East Asian tropics, or at any 
rate substropics, but as far as I know all of them grow in areas that are 
quite humid and rainy in summer. L. formosanum is often available through 
seed exchanges, but the others are mostly rare in commerce (and in the wild).

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

At 01:19 PM 5/13/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>I want to buy lily seeds and bulbs for my nursery.
>I am looking for those more suited to a more tropical environment.
>I need to get them to La Paz, BCS, México.
>If you can help me locate suppliers, or can supply yourself, please let me 
>Kind regards

More information about the pbs mailing list