Lilies forum: List of growers/sellers of unusual lily cultivars.

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Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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William
Aug 8, 2015 2:57 PM CST
I'm just putting this up in case someone is interested in a bit more unusual lilies. The thought is that it would be a useful resource. Although naturally not available for every member (because of shipping and import/export restrictions) it can still be nice to look at some good pictures. So please add to this list what you find interesting regardless of which corner of the world you may be in Smiling

This isn't a recommendation to buy in any way, so do that on your own risk.

Many interesting hybrids(in particular Asiatics) from Guntis Grants: http://www.daugmaleslilijas.lv/en/en_index.htm (Øystein knows who this is!)
Guntis Grants only ships within E.U., but apparently sometimes makes exceptions for hybridizing. In any case Guntis Grants has some really nice lilies that are well worth checking out, just for the pleasure of viewing. For the descriptions of the cultivars, most would find it useful to use Google Translate or similar as they are in Latvian.

Augis' bulbs: http://www.augisbulbs.com/catalog.php?c=57 Extremely few lilies, but I consider it a must to check out the image of ABADDON. Provides shipping to many places in the world and has many other interesting bulbs.


Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 8, 2015 7:10 PM CST
Guntis Grants is a generous contributor of seeds to the North American Lily Society seed exchange as well. I have about 15 Div. VI Trumpet code numbers of his that will maiden bloom next year. A truly wonderful person with an encyclopedic mind of lilium growing knowledge. Smiling
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Name: Øystein Hermansen
Østfold,Norway (Zone 5b)
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grapus
Aug 9, 2015 9:09 AM CST
I visited him and his wife in 2011. It was late in the afternoon and I didn't have time to see all of his lilies. I can't say why but I didn't took a single picture. I have some of his hybrids and also a few from some of his friends hybrids too.
Ille bra,se.
Name: Øystein Hermansen
Østfold,Norway (Zone 5b)
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grapus
Aug 9, 2015 9:54 AM CST
Brian Bergman , a Canadian lily grower have many exiting and unusual hybrids for sale. He's on Facebook and it's possible to contact him there.
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 9, 2015 1:46 PM CST
We could add Faraway Flowers to this list, too. Of particular interest, this coming Sunday, August 16th, at 6pm EDT, Ramona (the owner) will be holding a special annual sales event on Brian Bergman lily hybrids exclusively. It is in the form of a live auction except the price is set. (Example: Hybrid XX, 18 available, $5.50 ea. ) Prices are usually very reasonable and quantities can be very limited. They go fast so you have to pay close attention what she puts up and be quick at the same time. These hybrids are only available through Ramona or Brian and will be fresh dug for planting this Fall. This event is a lot of fun to participate in. Joe (Bass) and I have a lot of fun with it. The auction site is on Facebook as: Faraway Flowers Auctions and Sales. Thumbs up
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Aug 9, 2015 7:23 PM CST
Those links are a torment, William! Hilarious!

But if I can't buy bulbs from Europe I have some compensation that Tonkins here in Australia supplies some treasures that will never come from a tissue culture lab in Holland. They offer a select but varied range... the speciosum hybrids especially Lovey dubby

http://www.tonkinsbulbs.com.au/winterCatalogue/lillium.htm

Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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Aug 9, 2015 8:45 PM CST

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Nice and interesting thread. I more enjoy the unusual cultivars than the usual. Great links. I tip my hat to you.
Tracey
Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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William
Oct 8, 2015 1:11 PM CST
Too late to order this year, but here is a link to David Herchbergs lilies: http://www.lilijas.info/index.html
Looks like he ships worldwide Smiling . Especially the martagons are very nice.

Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Oct 8, 2015 5:31 PM CST
Nice Lilies, William, but ..... a little late!
Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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William
Oct 8, 2015 6:22 PM CST
Dear Ursual, you're so critical Crying Crying Crying

Just kidding of course, but it's never to late to enjoy images of lilies, wouldn't you agree?
Besides I think this thread should be useful for the future as well Smiling .
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Oct 8, 2015 7:10 PM CST
William, I should have specified that it's too late for the Seller to ship this year's production. Anyway, I did enjoy looking at his beautiful Liliums and, since he offers a Phytosanitary Certificate, I will check if I can order some next year.

Thanks for posting the link!
Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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William
Oct 9, 2015 2:12 AM CST
Yes, I know what you meant, Ursula and that is why I said that it was too late to order in my original post, but I could have been clearer, so thanks for pointing that out Smiling

I do hope that you are allowed to import lilies into your country. Regulations can be so tricky sometimes Sad . And of course there is the additional difficulties with adapting the growth cycle of the lilies to the southern hemisphere.

You do know that there are other companies offering worldwide shipping and a phyto?
Not exactly a good match for this thread, but you could also look at: http://www.hwhyde.co.uk/ordering
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Oct 9, 2015 11:57 AM CST
Please stop, William, or else I will get a 'greediness attack' Drooling

There still remains a big problem. I don't know if it is our local postal service being extremely slow shipping and locally distributing international mail, but my experience for the last year has been that an airmail letter to Australia or USA takes 6 or more weeks. The same applies to incoming mail. I would not want Lily bulbs to be either in transit or in a warehouse for 6 or more weeks.
Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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William
Oct 9, 2015 3:22 PM CST
Stop? I can't stop Rolling my eyes. Actually usually you use a courier for all but the smallest international shipments. This should go very quick, within a week or so I would think. Perhaps a bit more, depending on the courier and the chosen service. Preferable the sender should supply you with a tracking number so you can monitor the whereabouts of the shipment the whole time. Sometimes there can be a change between couriers when goods cross borders, so it wont be delivered in the way you think. I'd check local forums and so on for how well the various courier services work in Chile, so you know what to expect. Hold up in customs would be the main concern...

Of course this is all very theoretical as customs will for sure confiscate any goods that aren't allowed into the country so one must be absolutely sure it's OK and one must have all permits and so on that may be needed. Simply having a phyto may not be enough.
Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Oct 9, 2015 6:24 PM CST
Don't stop, William! The info you provide is very useful!

To be honest, I did not think about Couriers - so far all I have smuggled in/out - I mean 'exported/imported' *Blush* is seeds, via regular post.

I will check the SAG web page (depends on the Ministry of Agriculture), responsible/guilty for the restrictions before I order anything.

Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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William
Oct 15, 2015 11:57 AM CST
I just thought I'd post an update on Guntis Grants: http://www.daugmaleslilijas.lv/en/en_index.htm . Previously I had no personal experience in ordering from him, but now I'm happy to be able to recommend his lilies to anyone. I received a package today and the quality was nothing short of superb and he also had included some generous bonuses.

Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
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William
Aug 3, 2016 3:52 AM CST
Just a little bump for this. It is ordering season after all Green Grin! .
I think most folks here is at least as crazy about lilies as I am Rolling my eyes. and for me it's perfectly normal to look at what's comes from US or Australia or indeed any other place in the world, although I most likely never will be able to buy those cultivars. So... please do add anything that comes to mind to this thread!

Guntis Grants has his new listing online (in Latvian), but the English version still reads as 2015: http://www.daugmaleslilijas.lv/lil.htm

MichiganMike
Aug 3, 2016 5:16 AM CST
Thanks for the bump William, it is ordering time for many of us in the northern hemisphere.

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