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Sourcing Poor Knights lily 5+ years old

12 years ago

Kia ora!

This is my very first time on the site, let alone this forum, so here goes....

I'm trying to achieve the impossible and source a fairly large Poor Knights lily for a friend's 40th birthday. I know they don't flower till they're 7 years old and want one that is either in flower (ideal) or no more than two years off flowering.

I'm guessing this would mean getting a plant that's 60+cm high, and I know it'd be pricey.

I've already sourced a ~60cm, well-leaved plant at Moore's Valley Nursery (behind Wainouiomata) for $29. They're not flowering, but the nursery manager thought they were 4-5 years old.

I've tried all other nurseries and garden centres in the Wellington Region (including Kapiti Coast, where the plant will eventually reside). Plus Taupo Native Plant Nursery.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks, Fiona

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