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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

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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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
individually £17.00 each, 3+ £14.00 each

Seeds may be available, check buying options below.

  • White - maroon stripes inside
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - up to 20 large flowers 15-20cm (6-8in) long
  • Trumpet
  • 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)
 

Useful extras...

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Trumpet wire support
The Harrod Peony plant supports have a striking trumpet shape which is ideal for supporting many plants including peonies. Available in several sizes, in traditional rust & matt black colour.
6 options from £36.00

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Single stem loop support
These protect the fragile single stem flowers of plants which can easily suffer from wind damage. Supplied in packs of 6.
2 options from £12.95

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Y-stakes
These Y-stakes are perfect for odd shaped herbaceous plants we all have in our border which need supporting
Only £26.95

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.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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