Saturday, September 26, 2009

Where can I buy spider lilies?

Yesterday. S. Ward emailed to ask where she could buy spider lilies. She had thumbed through catalogues but couldn't find any. I placed some calls to see if we had any available at local nurseries, but also came up empty.
They are available at Southern Bulbs ( one of the best and most reliable sources online. But they are pricey - $9 for two bulbs. In the way of the gardening world, a once common plant that was in every garden began to seem too common and fell out of favor with growers. Now, spider lilies are popular again, and demand is high. Old House Gardens also has them as well at 3 for $10.75 or 5 for $17. Both sources carry the original Southern heirloom triploids. Many of the commercially available bulbs are earlier-blooming diploids, so check that out before buying from other sources you might find. The triploids are extra hardy.

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