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Icelandic Sunrise

'Icelandic Sunrise' - Orienpet Hybrid

Item# l9012
"Sorry, Sold Out Spring 2022"
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 honored to be able to offer our customers a selection of 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.

'Icelandic Sunrise' is a cross between 'Mount Helena' and 'Indian Summer' and is almost beyond description for its beauty. Not only is yellow a somewhat rare color even in Orienpets still, it is usually found to be more of a buttery yellow rather than bright canary. This is the cleanest, most pure yellow we have seen in a lily. In Johan's seedling greenhouse, it towered over its sister seedlings. We expect 'Icelandic Sunrise' to be a more modest 4 feet or so in the garden, but in the proper setting could get taller. Highly fragrant, this is a July Bloomer. Bulbs are coming to us directly from Mr. Mak.

Very Limited Production

Email from Wisconsin 7/24/19 concerning 2017 purchase of 'Icelandic Sunrise': Well, I am thrilled. Stunned. Amazed. I am in awe. The flower size, along with the papillae and perfect yellow coloring blend  had me standing in front of it for about ten minutes. It is very special. Better than I imagined. A stand out among new breeding, that’s for sure.  Hardy to a week of -30F with a small snow cover at the time. Thanks for adding to my garden. 

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.

Classification: Orienpet Hybrid Lily (USDA Zones 6-10, colder climates w/winter mulch.)

Stock #9012 - 'Icelandic Sunrise' - Orienpet Hybrid
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