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Cardiocrinum giganteum

Giant Himalayan lily

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitBranched fan-shape
  • Flower ColourGreen-white
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cardiocrinum giganteum (Giant Himalayan lily). This is a branched fan-shape, perennial bulb shrub native to China. It will bear rosettes of broadly ovate mid green leaves. In early summer-time greenish cream trumpet shaped flowers appear. This plant can grow up to 3m in height.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Giant lily

Origin

China

Interest and use

Grown for their spectacular flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Plant bulbs just below soil surface, in autumn. After flowering, main bulb dies, but produces offsets.

Propagation

Offsets in autumn (to produce flowers in up to 5 years); may also be propagated by seed in autumn or winter and will then flower in 7 years.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Under shrubs attracts slugs.

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