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CARDIOCRINUM

Commonly known as Giant lily

A spectacular giant well worth growing for the fun and experience of it if you have the patience.

Genus of 3 species of large, bulbous, monocarpic perennials found in scrub and forest in the Himalayas, Japan and China.

Further Reading....

  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - bulbous monocarpic perennials. Grown for the spectacular, lily-like, trumpet-shaped flowers
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Partial shade - cool and sheltered site. Intolerant of hot and dry conditions.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - die after flowering, leaving numerous offsets which will flower in 4-5 years.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, lily viruses.
  • Place of origin - Himalayas, China, Japan.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.

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CARDIOCRINUM giganteum

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Commonly known as: Giant Himalayan lily, Giant lily.
An unusual lily which will take 5-7 years to produce an enormous 6-10ft high flowering spike of scented white flowers with a deep throat. After flowering the plant will die but large quantities of offsets and seedlings will appear nearby to develop again
 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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