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Helen of Troy

'Helen of Troy' - J. Mak Oriental Hybrid

Item# L7013
"Sorry, Sold Out Spring 2022"sale
We have one bulb remaining that was added back to inventory on 3/4 due to a declined card.

Johan has a small harvest of what he describes as "Good Flowering Size" bulbs meaning these all flowered last season. Though not as large as the fall shipped bulbs, they are half the price for those budget minded gardeners that wish to have original "Mak" varieties in their garden. Quantities are limited.

We are again honored to be able to offer our customers a selection very limited production lilies from Master Breeder, Johan Mak of Oregon. We have always considered Johan to be not only the top breeder in the USA, but also in the world. In 2017, Johan was honored with the E. H. Wilson Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the North American Lily Society.

'Helen of Troy' has proven herself to be very color fast even in hot 85 to 90 F direct sun in Johan's field. We would like to say her “face” would launch a thousand gardens into unsurpassed beauty, but in the case of this 'Helen of Troy', there are again only 24 bulbs that will grace but a few gardens with her unsurpassed beauty. As with all pink flowering Orientals, she should be given some light afternoon shade in very hot areas. Growing to about 4 feet, this is a July Blooming lily. Bulbs are coming to us direct from Mr. Mak who reported that in 2020, well established bulbs in his home garden were over 5 feet.

Very Limited Production - Approximately 24 Bulbs

SHIPPING NOTE: As this is a higher priced "collector lily", if by adding to an existing order or when included with other bulbs, should their price place your order in the next higher shipping category, we will be charging shipping at the same amount as if your order had not included this lily.

Bulb Size - Our standard for bulbs of this Oriental Hybrid Lily Bulb cultivar ranges from Premium-size (14/16 cm) to Exhibition-size (over 20 cm). Click here for details.

Classification: Oriental Hybrid Lily (USDA Zones 7b-9, lows to +5 F. Winter mulch recommended in the colder climates)

Stock # 7018 - 'Helen of Troy' - Oriental Hybrid Lily
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