Monday, April 2, 2018

Easter Lily

The bulb for the  traditional Easter Lily, prior to 1940, came from Japan.  At the outbreak of WW2 97% of lily bulbs (27 million bulbs) in America  came from Japan.  A few more million came from Holland.  There were a few bulbs grown in the Northwest United States but the Easter Lily was rarely seen in church services and homes during WW2.  Eventually the cultivation of the bulbs would be grown in Northwest California and southwest Oregon.  Today almost 100% of the Easter Lily bulbs used in the USA are from the United States.  

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