Lycoris fraud

Mike Rummerfield
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 10:44:29 PDT
The same is true regarding the sale of Clivia seed on Ebay.  While there is
excellent hybridizing of Clivia occurring in China, you'll be very
disappointed if you buy blue, purple, or fuchsia flowering Clivia being
offered on Ebay.  The vendors selling the bogus seed are invariably from
China.  Ebay seems unconcerned about the fraud.  I've contacted them about
it to no avail.  You'd think Ebay would want their customers to be
comfortable buying through them, knowing that products being sold were
legitimate.  Not so.

As always - it's Buyer Beware.

Mike Rummerfield
Northwest USA

On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 9:02 AM Tony Avent <> wrote:

> Yes, these have been posted for years…very surprised that ebay still
> hadn’t taken these obvious frauds down and banned the sellers….perhaps they
> haven’t had enough consumer pressure….hint, hint.
> Tony Avent
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> Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 10:52 AM
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> Subject: [pbs] Lycoris fraud
> Dear PBS Friends,
> I recently got a note from a PBS member and Lycoris fan asking about “New
> colors’ in Lycoris as advertised on eBay. I went and looked and found
> blatant fraudulent LIES. Not only did these include ‘impossible Lycoris
> colors” such as pure black, Royal Blue, Bright orange double flowers and
> more, some of the flowers pictured were not even Lycoris, but various Rain
> Lilies, Day Lilies etc. Many of these were advertised cheaply from sellers
> in China. PLEASE BEWARE.
> There is a limited pallette of colors for Lycoris and most are seen on the
> PBS wiki.… <
> Please buy from reliable growers and hybridizers such as Edens Blooms,
> Plant Delights and others.
> And enjoy Lycoris season as it goes into the next pahase of bloom season.
> Best Jim W.
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