Illahe Nursery and Gardens My little nursery is located in the South Salem hills at an elevation of about 600'. In following the sage...
Acis valentina-blooming September 6th. Spain, said to be barely in cultivation. I really like this plant, it's tall stems, and delicate ...
SPECIALTY BULB LIST 2013 Shipping has ended for 2013 This list is up for reference only!!! Greetings, This lis...
Fritillaria liliacea- wonderful, early Californian, I really do like the native left coast species. Fritillaria hermonis ssp. amana Frit...
We are going to have to take a brief respite from bulb blogging tonight. In the interest of me refreshing my memory on the intricacies of...
So the story goes something like this: Narcissus was a proud and beautiful hunter in Greek mythology, He disdained those who loved him. Neme...
Please do excuse my absence, the holidays took quite a toll and now mother nature has decided to deal her hand. It has been an extra-ordin...
Biarum marmiense-wonderful little jack in the pulpit. Colchicum autumnale 'White Waterlilly' First Frost Night-Octo...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sorry about the double post on the shipping season ending. The blogging app on my phone stopped working but I got it up and running again. Hence the double post as an test of the phone.
The growing season has officially ended for the tender inhabitants of the garden. A freeze warning was issued yesterday and it came true last night. It was 28 degrees F in the greenhouse when in left for work at 6:00 this morning. I like to post such things because this blog is also my personal gardening journal and it helps track the weather from year to year.
Well, another growing season is in the books, but that's the exciting thing about growing bulbs, some are just starting into growth and some are starting to bloom as we speak.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Shipping has ended for the 2013 season. Thank you to all who placed orders, I hope the bulbs bring you many years of enjoyement.
Based on preliminary feedback it looks like international shipping was a success! Just a few bugs to work out, mostly related to the massive amount of paperwork that APHIS requires on my end. All in all I am pleased with how it went and hope that I am able to get more bulbs to the folks oversees in the years to come.
I have a few payments yet to recieve so if you haven't paid for you bulbs yet please do so.
I will get back to blogging with some fall flowers as they come on, and it won't be long before winter has entrenched it's icy grip and we start seeing the super early....or are they super late? Flowers starting up. I think November is about the only month that there isn't something starting into bloom in the bulb house.
Have a great Fall!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Temps have cooled and rain has returned to the valley. I said a fond farewell to summer on float down the wild and scenic Deschutes river.
I think I'm going to close up shop a bit early, so if you see anything you still want off the bulb list get your order in now. I'll accept orders up until, Sunday September 29th.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Thank you to everyone who got early orders in, I know not everyone gets everything they are after but I assure you there is always next year.
Still some great selections of fall bloomers available like the Colchicum 'octoberfest' pictured above.
Colchicum 'Nancy Lindsay'
Fritillaria purdyi X biflora
Get them while you can!!!
Monday, September 2, 2013
SPECIALTY BULB LIST 2013
Shipping has ended for 2013
This list is up for reference only!!!
This list is a continuation of the bulb offerings that Jane McGary offered for many years. Jane has entrusted me to continue her offering and I do so here at the greatest pleasure. I owe a huge thanks to Jane for stock, advice on growing, the wonderful experience of working in her garden, moving rocks and pulling weeds, and imparting so much of her knowledge about specialty bulbs. This year has some nice selections of fall bloomers and hopefully something for everybody out there! I’m happy to be offering shipping to international destinations this year as well as a selection of seed for motivated growers.
The Nursery: Illahe Nursery and Gardens is located in the South Salem hills of the Central Willamette Valley of Oregon at 600 feet in elevation. The Climate here has been described as Mediterranean, although it really is cooler and wetter. Rainfall occurs here primarily between the months of October and May and ranges between 40-80 inches. Temperatures in the winter rarely fall below 20 deg. F. in the winter, however the last few winters have seen temperatures as low as 9 deg. F inside an unheated greenhouse. Summers are generally dry. The Jory loam soil here is deep and extremely fertile. Agriculture in the immediate vicinity is mostly Christmas tree production, vineyards , nursery and grass seed production.
To see pictures of the bulbs, please visit the Illahe blog at www.illaherarebulbs.blogspot.com, or try The Random House Book of Bulbs by Martyn Rix and Roger Phillips, or the Pacific Bulb Society website.
Size of bulbs: Bulbs have been selected for large size in hopes of providing flowering in the shortest period possible, some bulbs are available in smaller sizes and those are listed below. Often newly potted bulbs need a year to settle in before flowering. All bulbs are priced per single bulb.
Hardiness: It is impossible precisely to predict the winter survival of bulbous plants in a given area. My garden is a notorious frost pocket although some of the bulbs are grown in an unheated, open ended greenhouse, many are grown out in the open in raised frames. Refer to standard authors such as Martyn Rix and Brian Mathew for guidance, remembering that they refer to gardens in Britain, USDA Zones 8-9. It is wise to cultivate new (and expensive) bulbs under cover until you have enough to risk in the open garden, where not only weather but also predators threaten them. (For details, see Jane’s chapter on "Bulb and Alpine Frames" in Rock Garden Design and Construction, Timber Press, 2003.) Unless otherwise noted all these plants can survive at least a few degrees of frost, provided they have good drainage and the foliage is not wet. In areas with snow cover and/or dry winters, they can survive more cold.
Ordering: Please send a list by e-mail (preferable for quickest processing) or post to the address below. All orders are filled in the order received, so get your order to me as quickly as possible for the best selection. Send orders to firstname.lastname@example.org
DO NOT FORGET TO TELL ME YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS.
Shipping: I will bill you for Priority Mail postage. Bulbs will be shipped between Sept. 6 and October 15th.
Payment: DO NOT SEND PAYMENT WITH YOUR ORDER. All bulbs are available in limited quantities and you may not receive everything you want. You will be billed with your shipment. Domestic customers have the option to pay via pay-pal this year, and you will receive an invoice email when your order is sent. I would prefer this method, but if you must send a check I will still be accepting those too.
Ordering: Send your order via email. All orders are filled in the order received, so get your order to me as quickly as possible for the best selection. Send orders to email@example.com.
DO NOT FORGET TO TELL ME YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS.
Shipping: I will bill you for first class postage, rate will be based on your order size. If you desire a faster postage rate please let me know this, and I will let you know the rate when your order is ready to be shipped. I will bill you for Phytosanitary certification, that cost is $25 per order. Bulbs will be shipped between Sept. 2nd and September 29th.
Payment: International customers will be required to pay by Pay-Pal. Your order will be filled and inspected, you will be sent an email invoice with the Pay-Pal deposit information. When the money is deposited your order will be shipped. If you must cancel an order, please do so promptly, if the money is not deposited within 3 business days, you will be sent a notification email and your bulbs will be returned to the inventory rack.
Remember all bulbs are available in limited quantities so whether you are domestic or international please realize I sell out of some stuff very quickly so get your order in as soon as possible. Email is preferred for questions related to bulb purchases.
Please feel free to forward this list to anyone who might be interested.
Illahe Nursery and Gardens
7645 Sunnyside Rd SE
Salem, Or 97306
Acis nicaeensis (L. nicaeense) Small spring-blooming sp., somewhat tender. $3
Acis tingitana (L. tingitanum) Morocco/Tangier, white nodding flowers,. $4
Allium textile Central United States; clusters of starry white flowers. $1
Arum byzantinum Balkans-Turkey; greenish white spathe with some purple. $5
Arum concinnatum Eastern Himalaya-Burma White Spathes/yellow spadix large tubers $4
Turkey; wonderful but bad-smelling
inflorescence, greenish cream heavily spotted with black. Medium, $3
Bellvallia pycnantha Iraq/Iran; formerly Muscari. $3
Biarum sp. PB435 From the Pacific Bulb Society seed exchange-Figure out what it is and let me know! $3
Biarum marmarisense Turkey-This wonderful little plant makes a terrific show specimen with it’s dwarf spathes arising from ground level in the fall. $5
Biarum tenuifolium ssp. abbreviatum Blackish spathes, flowers late summer. $4
Biarum tenuifolium ssp. zelborii Crete, Very rare. $6
Brimeura amethystina Blue fls., late spring $3
Brimeura fastigiata Tiny plants with bright lavender fls; not very hardy, for containers under protection $4
Brodiaea californica Large lavender fls, early summer, on stems to 30 in. $3
Colchicum ‘Autumn Herald’ large corms, Fall. $4
Colchicum ‘Glory of Heemsteede’ large corms, Fall. $4
Colchicum ‘Lilac Wonder’ large corms, Fall. $4
Colchicum ‘Octoberfest’ large corms, Fall. $4
Colchicum autumnale ‘Nancy Lindsay’ large corms, Fall. $4
Colchicum autumnale ‘Rosy Dawn’ large corms, Fall. $4
Colchicum autumnale alboplenum ‘White Waterlilly’ large corms, Fall. $4
Colchicum vernum (syn. Bulbocodium vernum) Deep pink. $5
Crocus asumaniae Fall. Large, elongated pale lavender flowers, large corms. $3
Crocus cartwrightianus Greece/Crete, supposedly the wild precursor of the saffron crocus. $4
Crocus serotinus ssp. clusii Portugal/Spain. $4
Dichelostemma multiflorum Tight heads of purple-blue flowers on long stems, late spring. $3
Erythronium grandiflorum short form Pacific Northwest Mts. Nodding yellow flowers, Large bulbs. $7
Erythronium hendersonii Southwest Oregon. Beautiful pink flowers, Large bulbs. $8
Fritillaria affinis ex
Robust form w/
green/brown fls $4 Mt.
Fritillaria biflora Short, late-flowering, green with brown tips. Medium, $3
Fritillaria carica NS 2181 Small, yellow bell flowers. $3
Fritillaria caucasica Caucas Mts; Dark bells. $4
Fritillaria davisii Short stems, dark pendent bells, increases well. $4
Fritillaria elwesii Beautiful bells with a dusty bloom on the petals. $4
Fritillaria gracilis Balkans; $4
Fritillaria kittaniae Turkey; Yellow fls. $5
Fritillaria kotschyana- Large!$5
Fritillaria nigra Meditteranean, deep purple, checkered fls. $4
Fritillaria orientalis Caucasus, checkered pendant bells, easy grower. $4
Fritillaria purdyi x biflora Robust strain that arose with Jane; these are F2seedlings, typically will have purdyi-type black-and-white checked flowers on robust biflora-type foliage and stems. $5
Fritillaria rhodokanakis Greece; Beautiful brown and yellow bells, very rare. $6
Fritillaria rhodocanakis Greece; this selection was originally from Hoog and labeled: Fritillaria rhodocanakis ssp. argolica. Which is a very rare subspecies of an already rare plant, however that ssp. has been disputed and it may be natural variation or hybridization between F. graeca or F. spetsiotica Beautiful brown and yellow bells. $6
Frtillaria stribyrnyi Balkans; Very rare. $8
Fritillaria verticillata Central Asia, Beautiful white flowers and climbing tendrils. $7
Fritillaria X burnatii….Hmmm, don’t know about the name on this one. Take a chance. $3
Hyacinthella lazulina Turkey. Deep blue flwrs. $3
Hyacinthus tabrizanus Iran. Dwarf species, great for troughs or pot display. $7
Iris bucharica Halda collection; white and yellow, vigorous. $6
Iris hermodactylus tuberosus See the blog for this outstanding color form. $4
Muscari pallens Small species, white to very pale blue flowers, modest increase. $2
Narcissus cantabricus X romieuxii Hybrid of two outstanding species. $4
Narcissus wilkommii A deep yellow Jonquilla species with a large corona. $5
Ornithogalum balansae Balkans, Georgia, Turkey. Bright white starry flowers. $2
Scilla mischtschenkoana N. Iran. Large fls, early. $3
Scilla verna Europe/N. Africa. $2
Scilla vincentii late, blue or white, small and refined $2
Sternbergia lutea-Golden flowers in the fall. $5
Sternbergia lutea-Golden flowers in the fall. $5
Tritelia ixiodes ssp. analina California, Sierra Nevada. Very cool yellow-umbel like flowers. $4
Triteleia lemmoniae Endemic to
Arizona mountains, small species with deep
gold glowers. $5
Tulipa aff. montana from the Archibald Iranian expedition, near this species, pure red flowers with dark centers, small but vigorous $4
Tulipa didieri Possibly extinct in the wild, Crimson flowers with a dark center. $7
I’m offering generous seed packets for $2.00 this year.
Fritillaria crassifolia ssp. kurdica
Fritillaria JJa 17242
Fritillaria JJA 17255
Fritillaria purdyi X biflora
Tulipa aff. stolonifera Montana