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The first year of our lily hybridizing venture was 1977.

That year only Asiatic lilies were used.

A year later in 1978, Oriental lilies were added to our breeding program.

1990 was the year our whole family moved to the state of Oregon, U.S.A. where we started to import bulbs in order to sell these to greenhouse growers as well as to wholesale companies.

Besides breeding lilies we also grew several types of perennials as well as many of our own hybrid lilies.

In 2005 we decided to scale back and keep doing what we loved most: Hybridizing lilies, mainly Oriental Lily hybrids for the cut flower and the pot flower industry, but also for the retail market.

Johan Mak

Johan is the "Mak' of Mak-Leek, Inc.

Ria Mak

Ria is the 'Leek' of Mak-Leek, Inc.

Besides having  some extra help when planting lily material in our fields, most of the time it is just the two of them


Our seedlings and selections are among the strongest in the world and there is a reason for that.

They are able to survive the challenging Oregon environment.

In Oregon we have a varied climate. Winter and spring are usually wet. Summer and Fall are typically warm and dry with several stretches of hot weather and a lot of wind. They also have to survive all types of pests, like aphids, because we don't spray mineral oil. 

After one or two years in the seed house, two or three years in the field and when selected, one or more years in our greenhouse; most of our selections are still free of any viruses.


Do you have an interest in one or more of our lily hybrid selections?

Our Oriental selections are either being offered via our participation system or a joint venture.

Participation License

You can get a participation license/agreement when ordering a certain quantity of tissue culture bulbs of one of our selections

Per lily selection, a participation license has a maximum acreage.

If, at some point in time, the acreage of a selection has to be increased, the increase will be evenly divided by the participants.

Mak-Leek, Inc. is the company, which decides when the acreage of a selection needs to be increased and by how much.

However, in order to obtain such a license, you or your company as well as the location of your growing area has to be either in The Netherlands, New Zealand or Chile

Joint Venture Agreement

Our selections also can be grown by a large company or within a lily growing group.

These entities can have a joint venture with us.

In that case you have to order a certain quantity of tissue culture bulbs of our selection(s), you selected.

You, or a lily growing association group determines the acreage as well as the price of the bulbs

However, in order to obtain such a license, you or your company as well as the location of your growing area has to be either in The Netherlands, New Zealand or Chile


You want to have one of our selections as your very own, including all of its rights?

That is also possible, and in this case you can grow it where you want to

For more information re. our participation and/or joint venture system please send us your questions via the page 'Contact Us' or simply to our E-mailaddress:

Our Trademarks

J. Mak Lily Hybrid ™                                                                           J. Mak Lily Hybrids ™

J. Mak Orienpet ™                                                                               J. Mak Orienpets ™

J. Mak Orienpet Hybrid ™                                                                  J. Mak Orienpet Hybrids ™

J. Mak Oriental ™                                                                                J. Mak Orientals ™

J. Mak Oriental Hybrid ™                                                                   J. Mak Oriental Hybrids™

J. Mak OT ™                                                                                         J. Mak OT'S™

J. Mak OT Hybrid ™                                                                             J. Mak OT Hybrids™

J. Mak Speciosum Hybrid ™                                                              J. Mak Speciosum Hybrids ™

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