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Cardiocrinum (Giant Lily)

Giant Lilies are some 3 to 5 species native of semi-moist wooods from the Himalayas to Japan. All make for the first 4 to 5 years a basal rosette of ornamental, large heart-shaped leaves before the incredibly tall flower stalks emerges which may gain up to 3m in height. The showy creamy-white trumpet shaped flowers are strongly fragrant. The mother plant will die down after flowering but usually it leaves several young bulbs which gain flowering size in some 2 to 3 years. For any very humus rich, semi-moist, yet well drained soil in a protected, sunny to partially shaded spot.
Sow the thin, paper-like seeds flat on any humus rich, slightly sandy soil in pots. Cover seeds only slightly with soil and store pots outside or in a cold, yet frostfree greenhouse. Cardiocrinum seeds may need one to two stratification cycles (i.e. one or two winter periods) before they will germinate in spring. Keep seedlings preferably frostfree for 2 years with a winter minimum of some 5°C. Transplant bulbs to the garden in mid spring after the last freezing nights.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7/8.
20 seeds per package.
Cardiocrinum giganteum (Giant Lily)

Cardiocrinum giganteum (Giant Lily)

250 (400)cm, Giant Lily is native of Chinese highlands at some 2.200m and fully hardy in Central Europe. Makes stout plain green leaves with a shiny surface and large, cream-white, strongly fragrant trumpet flowers on a very tall stem. Requires partial shade in a protected spot and a peaty to humus rich, well drained soil which holds back moisture in spring and summer. VII-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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