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CARDIOCRINUM giganteum

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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Seeds £5.00 packet
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ for £3.00 each

individually £16.00 each, 3+ £13.00 each

Seeds may be available, check buying options below.

  • White
  • Height - 1.5-4m (5-13ft)
  • Spread - 30cm (12in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - bulbous monocarpic perennial. Basal rosettes of large, oval, glossy, dark-green leaves to 45cm (18in) long. Racemes of up to 20 large, trumpet-shaped flowers 15-20cm (6-8in) long, with maroon stripes inside
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Partial shade - cool and sheltered site. Will not tolerate hot and dry conditions.
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest
  • Good to know - offsets may take 4-5 years to flower, seed-raised plants perhaps 7 years.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, lily viruses.
  • Place of origin - Himalayas, northwestern Burma, southwestern China.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Woodland garden
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - strongly scented.
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
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1.5-4m (5-13ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Average Person
  30cm (12in)
 

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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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Vermin & Pest Control
Slug Pellets
Slug killer blue mini pellets are easy to use and give effective control of slugs and snails. Ideal in garden, conservatory or greenhouse.
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Vermin & Pest Control
Copper Tape
Quick and easy way to repel slugs and snails from your pots with this adhesive copper tape.
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