YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE FOR THE FOLLOWING SELECTIONS
Once in a while, we will post one of our selections in our 'showroom'
Here you will find extra information, like forcing time, flowers per bulb size, length of stem and more
Forcing time is difficult to measure as our greenhouse doesn't have a minimal temperature setting, and therefor as a reference, the Oriental variety 'Le Reve' is planted as well
Under normal circumstances 'Le Reve' needs about 75 days to flower after planting, so in that regard we can figure out the forcing time of the seedling in our 'Showroom.
In case you want to have additional information about the selection on this page, please send us your question('s) to our page 'Contact Us'
Another very unusual lily hybrid: Selection# 1019
L. Speciosum Hybrid
High Bud count
Excellent Bud color
Selection # 1019 already looks like a 'winner'.
These photos were taken in the field this summer.of 2023
It was very sunny, high light intensity and very warm.
Under these conditions, the flowers of many white Oriental lilies show rapidly some sun damage.
However, not with this Speciosum selection.
The flower of this hybrid remained intact until the very end.
The 'vase life tests showed that the flowers have a very long vase life.
What also came out very positively was the fragrance.
Very soft scent, which resembled sugar water.
Not like many Oriental flowers or the flowers of OTs, whose scent can come across as 'heavy'.
In such cases, the result is often that these flowers go 'outside', which is not a good advertisement for lilies.
Selection # 1019 will stay inside, where everybody can enjoy this elegant lily.
This Speciosum hybrid will make a name for itself through various uses, whether in a wedding bouquet, a mixed bouquet, by itself in a vase or in a garden; this lily can be used for anything.
The buds per small size will be higher than the average for similar varieties so in that regard a smaller size than 12/14 can also be used.
Length of the stem is also more than sufficient.
We will probably see (much) more of this Speciosum lily.
A very unusual lily hybrid this time: Selection# 953
From a distance
From another angle
The first variety, which started the Oriental lily boom, was 'Stargazer'.
One of its parents was a L. Speciosum hybrid.
Too bad, the fine fragrance of the L. Speciosum hybrid was not part of 'Stargazer'
Most commercial breeders continued breeding with this variety and its siblings and that didn't make the odor of the flowers go away.
It is alright when flowering outside, but not all the time when they show their flowers inside
The result was, that many times a bouquet with Oriental lilies were put outside as some people couldn't stand the heavy fragrance.
Every self respected hybridizing company tries to create new and fresh lines, which can be used in their breeding program
That is very important as well as necessary, because if you don't, soon, as a breeder, you will run into the phenomenon of in-breeding.
Doing that can be time consuming, or too hard to do, therefore some companies, who notices a lot of weaker hybrids, prefer to jump onto a hybrid from a new group.
The LA and OT group are a sample of that
Our opinion is, that an OT, although having some good qualities, are not an improvement compare to an Oriental hybrid
The inflorescence for one and what to think about its smell
That can be too heavy and for many households too much
Our opinion is, that Oriental hybrids are superior to OT's where it is concerning the forcing industry
We like to see Oriental flowers in every home and that is very much possible as long its fragrance is light, like that of a L. Speciosum lily
For that reason, one of our new lines has L. Speciosum in it, including its fragrance
Selection# 953 comes from this line of breeding
Forcing time is about 100 days
Length of stem is about 120 cm
The size of 10/12 is probably usable
12/14 will give 4 buds
As mentioned before, flowers have very nice fragrance and they don't fade
Very well deserved a spot on this page is Oriental Selection# 610
Sel# 610 - July 28
Selection# 610 is another strong lily, that can be grown without any problems.
Even, when planted very big bulbs, we haven't seen any scorch or leave burn.
The fragrance of this yellow variety is so much less compare to a yellow OT, while also the smaller bulb sizes can be used for the cut flower industry
Forcing time is about 100 day and the length of the stem 115 cm or taller
Bulb size 12/14 can give 2 to 3 flowers, which don't fade as you can see
This selection really deserves a place on this page
A very early flowering one to keep an eye on is Oriental Selection# 690
Sel# 690 (7-6-20) 2nd day in bloom
If you like speed as well as performance: Selection# 690 is waiting for you
Exactly the same forcing time as 'Le Reve' - about 75 days - but taller and sturdier
The stem in those picture is grown from scales, planted in 2019.
In that regard this is the second year after planting
Length about 120 com
The size 12/14 will give 1 to 3 flowers, which don't fade
So far we haven't seen any scorch or other weaknesses
We have many white Oriental hybrids growing at our place, but Selection# 555 is very special
Sel# 555 (2015)
Crop of scales 2 yrs
Selection# 555 absolutely is a very strong hybrid, which can be grown without any problems
No scorch, even when forcing large sized bulbs
The buds of this lily stay firm till it opens
The clean white flowers will stay in your vase for a long time without any fading
Size 12/14 will give about 2 till 4 flowers
Forcing time of selection# 555 is about 105 days, while its length is about 110 cm or taller
Today, our Selection, that deserves some extra attention is: Oriental Selection# 144
Sel# 144 - July 26th
July the 23rd
Selection# 144 is a very strong lily, which can be grown without any problems.
That is not the first impression, but an observation over the years
This hybrid was selected in 2011 in our greenhouse and from that time on it hasn't shown any growth weaknesses or viruses
Before 2011, this lily was 2 years in a flat from seed and an additional 2 years in our field before selected to do the forcing tests in our greenhouse.
That makes the age of this bulb at least 12 years
Forcing time is a bout 90 days and the length of the stem is approximately 125 cm
The size of 12/14 will give at least 2 up to 4 flowers, which don't fade at all
This hybrid deserves a spot on this Page
Oriental Selection# 601
Selection# 601 - July 18th
Selection# 601 is a very strong lily, which can be grown without any problem either in the field ot greenhouse
Never any visible scorch or leave burn
Although the forcing time is relatively short - about 83 to 85 days - it still gives a good bud count for smaller sized bulbs
Size 12/14 (cm) can give 3 to 5 flowers on its stem
The length is about 135 cm
This selection deserves to be in our showroom
This time our Selection is an Oriental Pot variety: Selection# 434
Pot lily selection# 434 July 18
If you talk about fast and safe, you talk about Selection# 434
Already selected in the blooming season of 2014
Every year since that year, it performed the same: Fast, no leaf scorch and a good number od flowers, which did not fade at all.
A beauty on everyone's table
The ones in the picture are forced like the Oriental selections for cut with no growth hormone or the alike
Forcing time about 75 days
Length about 40 - 45 cm
Our opinion is that the bulb size of 12/14 (cm) will give 2 to 3 flowers.
Our Selection for this month is: Selection# 512
The day before flowering
2nd day after opening
4th. day after opening
Selection# 512 was selected in the blooming season of 2015.
The seasons later it did so well again in the greenhouse as it did this year, so we decided to give this lily more attention via this page.
The forcing time is very fast; about the same time as 'Le Reve' ( 75 days)
The length of the stem is about 125 cm and our opinion is that the bulb size of 12/14 (cm) will give 2 to 3 flowers.
This lily is a healthy grower and so far we haven't seen any scorch when the size of the bulb was big
The length of the stem is about 125 cm
Our first Selection for the 'Showroom' is: Selection# 776
One day before opening
2d day after opening
5th day after opening
In our opinion, Sel# 776 is one of the best if not the very best white Oriental so far
The forcing time is short, about 8 days later compare to 'Le Reve'
A forcing time of about 83 to 85 days under normal circumstances
This seedling is very elegant and has nice bud color on a stem of about 50"
The bulb size of 12/14 will probably give 2 to 3 flowers
After opening, the flowers stay clean as the pollen stays on the anthers
The fragrance is moderate