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Re: Searching...

Will's Point?  Good gravy - that's just around the corner!!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 8 Mar 2003 00:14:44 -0500

>> From: Zemuly@aol.com
>> Does anyone know where I can get Milk and Wine lilies?  I have
>> everywhere, and I can't find any place that sells them.  There are
>some at 
>> old, unoccupied houses around here, but I really don't want to have
>to skulk 
>> around under the cover of darkness to steal some.
>Well, Zem, for a plant that has become sort of endemic in Louisiana
>and Florida, it's not easy to find for sale.
>Wholesale only Tawakoni Plant Farm Ltd., in Wills Point, TX lists it.
> You might try calling them at  800- 880-6728 to see which retailers
>they've sold them to.
>BulbMania lists a whole bunch of Crinum, but, of course, not this
>specific one
>Jim Duggan Flower Nursery also lists some Crinum, but not this one. 
>You might email him and see if he has it or knows where to get it:
>And, Tony Avent lists a whole bunch at Plant Delights, but not the
>one you want, tho' there is a hybrid, 'JC Harvey', with it as one
>parent!  You could email him, too, and see if he has some hiding
>somewhere or knows where to get them.
>You might also contact Marcelle Sheppard, who has a large collection
>and offers some for sale - phone & addy on web site:
>Waplants also lists Crinums and says on their website to email them
>if you don't see what you want as they may have one hanging around:
>I would be real leery about dealing with TyTy, AKA Aron's Nursery and
>several other names.  I have read uncomplimentary things about
>them...not to mention they want a big bucks for this bulb.
>BTW, there is some thought - garnered from the crinum.org pages -
>that "...C. latifolium and C. zeylanicum are mere variants of a
>common species...." and they indicate that C. latifolium has been
>used as a synonym for C. zeylanicum...so you might do a hunt on that
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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