Welcome to our WebSite! We are Johan and Shelly Mak, co-owners of Mak Lilies & Perennials, Inc.
We started our business in 1997 growing lily bulbs at our farm in Independence, Oregon. Growing lilies has been a tradition of the Mak family for over 35 years, starting in Holland and now continuing here in the U. S.
While we also grow selected perennials such as Peonies, Hosta, Day Lilies and Astilbe, our real passion is growing the highest quality hybridized lily bulbs to be found in America!
Today Mak Lilies is the exclusive US grower for mass production of Mak-Leek, Inc. hybridized lily bulbs. Mak-Leek, Inc. is the only American based commercial hybridizer/breeder for all kind of lilies.
Due to the exclusivity as well as the quantities/availability of our selected lily hybrids, we courage our customers to place their order in time to be assured of the desired quantities. If your company buys wholesle and wants to have exclusivity on one or more of our selectd lily hybrids, we can make arrangements to grow these for you.
We also grow many of the old garden favorites like Stargazer and Casablanca, and we have many new introductions available as well. We currently have over 250 varieties in production. As our lilies are bred and selected in North America they don't need to acclimate as they already love the climate.
When we make our selections, we do so with one primary goal in mind: improve the already existing varieties available on the market today. All of our lilies are tested to be disease resistant and pest free, including the lily beetle.
So, how do we do it?
Getting the new lily varieties from the hybridizing stage to being commercially available bulbs is a fairly long process, taking about 6 years to reach a limited harvest and about 9 years to reach a commercially viable harvest.
Many of our lilies are sold to lily societies and catalogue/mailorder companies both here in the U.S. and in Canada. We also direct-market our products through Home and Garden show venues and other retail outlets.
We encourage questions, comments and feedback on all of our product! Please feel free to drop us an email or give us a call if you have questions or would like to know more about Contract Growing.
Enjoy browsing our website!