A Resource Guide to Western lilies

By: Robert D Berka

Robert D Berka is working on a biography of Luther Burbank. A Stanford journalism graduate more years ago than he…

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As a companion to Robert Berka’s article on the hybridizing work done by Luther Burbank and others on the lilies (Lilium species) native to the West Coast states, which was featured in the July 2011 issue of Pacific Horticulture, we offer the following list of nurseries that offer Western lilies, either as bulbs or as seeds. Be sure to contact any nursery before visiting to confirm that there will be any available.

 

California Flora Nursery
Somers & D Street,
PO Box 3
Fulton, CA 95439
707/528-8813
www.calfloranursery.com
Retail, walk-in; online catalog

Cistus Nursery
22711 NW Gillihan Road
Portland (Sauvie Island), OR 97231
503/621-2233
www.cistus.com
Online catalog, mail order and walk-in

Far Reaches Farm
1818 Hastings Ave
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360/385 5114
www.farreachesfarm.com
Online plant list and walk-in (appointments only)

Forestfarm
990 Tetherow Road
Williams, OR 97544
541/846-7269
www.forestfarm.com
Online catalog, mail order

Fraser’s Thimble Farms
175 Arbutus Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8L 1A3
Canada
250/537-5788
www.thimblefarms.com
Online catalog, mail order

Joy Creek Nursery
20300 NW Watson Road
Scappoose, OR 97056
503/543-7474
www.joycreek.com
Online catalog, mail order, and walk-in

Keeping It Green Nursery
19401 – 96th Avenue NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
360/652-1779
www.keepingitgreennursery.com
Online catalog and walk-in (by appointment)

Mostly Natives Nursery
27235 Highway One
Tomales, CA 94971
707/878-2009
www.mostlynatives.com
Retail, walk-in

Suncrest Nurseries
Watsonville, CA
www.suncrestnurseries.com
Wholesale only(ask your local retail nursery to order from Suncrest)

Telos Rare Bulbs
PO Box 1067
Ferndale, CA 95536
info@telosrarebulbs.com
www.telosrarebulbs.com
Mail order and online catalog

Theodore Payne Foundation
10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley, CA 91352
818/768-1802
www.theodorepayne.org
Retail, walk-in

Check also with your local botanical garden, as Western lilies are sometimes available through seasonal plant sales hosted by these institutions.

Please be sure to mention Pacific Horticulture when contacting any of these vendors.

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