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cedargrove
Bellingham, WA

February 21, 2012
7:57 PM

Post #9015336

I know one parent of the Bellingham Lily was Lilium humboldtii. I don't know the name of the second parent. Can anyone help me out. Any other information you might know about it would nice also. Thank You;
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9015832

According to the Lily Register ~
Parentage: Contains L. humboldtii, L. pardalinum and L. parryi
Hybridizer: R:&N: D.Griffiths. USDA Circular no.299 (1933).
Description: Clear yellow to bright orange-red, most spotted with rusty brown. Stems 1.9-2.2m. June-July.


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cedargrove
Bellingham, WA

February 22, 2012
8:04 PM

Post #9016610

Thank you Moby.

By the way, I like your posts.

I live in Bellingham and I saw one once about twenty years ago. First Lily I ever had to look up at.

Funny, they write books about the old time logging, the fishing, and the coal mine. Not one word about the famous Bellingham Lily. D. Griffiths must have been really into the game.

John
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9017092

I'm glad you brought up the subject as I hadn't heard of this lily before. It's a good thing we had those old-timers in the game; where might we be today? :)
cedargrove
Bellingham, WA

February 23, 2012
8:39 PM

Post #9017811

Bellingham was and still is a wonderful retirement town. Dr. Carl Withner, former curator of the orchid collection at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, also lived here. We became friends and use to have many talks about orchids and lilies. I was into Bedding Plants for sale in the spring. Now many years later I wish I would have been into lilies. You have so many nice plants. Good for you. I can tell you love it too.

John
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2012
8:43 PM

Post #9017813

Thank you, John. We're glad to have your here in the lily forum.
Mainiac
Poland, ME

February 26, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9020533

This is a picture of a Bellingham Hybrid

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cedargrove
Bellingham, WA

February 26, 2012
9:45 PM

Post #9021391

Thank you Mainiac. (Hope that's not your real name)

I like your posts.

Back in 1969 when I first saw the Bellingham Lily the gentleman offered to sell me a bulb for $75.00. I wonder what it would cost to-day. An arm and a leg?

John

Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 28, 2012
2:43 PM

Post #9023637

cedargrove wrote:Thank you Mainiac. (Hope that's not your real name)

John



That's Mainiac (from Maine), not maniac. LOL.

It's a good thing. :-)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 29, 2012
3:24 AM

Post #9024216

yup
Mainiac
Poland, ME

February 29, 2012
2:50 PM

Post #9024918

Actually I can get Bellingham hybrids from Scotland and I sold a couple this year for $8.00 each. However, I can't get any more this year...
Mainiac
Poland, ME

February 29, 2012
4:52 PM

Post #9025102

If you are still interested, check with me next year
cedargrove
Bellingham, WA

February 29, 2012
9:25 PM

Post #9025384

Thank you everyone who wrote. I also like Buggy for a name.

Raising and selling Lilies sure has changed in the last 40 years hasn't it. From $75.00 to $8.00 is a big drop.

John
Mainiac
Poland, ME

March 1, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9025688

Prices change due to quantities and demand. The gentleman I buy from is propagating these bulbs and obviously has been quite successful.

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