Cardiocrinum giganteum

Cardiocrinum giganteum Giant Himalayan Lily

Cardiocrinum giganteum

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The Cardiocrinum giganteum also aptly known as the Giant Himalayan Lily is one of the most impressive plants available. These giants can reach a staggering 350cm (nearly 11.5ft) tall when fully grown from a seed. It produces equally gigantic heart-shaped leaves that reach up to 45cm (18 inches) and stunning trumpet-shaped cream flowers with stunning red throats that can reach 20cm (8 inches) when fully grown.

The Cardiocrinum giganteum bulblets need to be planted between September and November to provide them with plenty of time to establish themselves before the frosts. The giant lily then takes 3 to 4 years to grow where it will flower once and then proceed to die of, leaving behind a number of bulblets that can then be grown on for more flowers in the following years.

The Giant Himalayan Lily is a forest plant and such prefers dappled shade out of the way of direct sunlight. The lily should also be planted in deep fertile soil such as humus with plenty of leafmould or compost to help growth.

This beautiful giant will bloom (when mature) through the summer months, once the flowers have died back it will produce attractive seed pods. Propagating these seeds is essential for getting the plants to their maximum potential height of 3.5m as the plants propagated from the bulblets stay much smaller, reaching around 1.5m at max height. The trade-off for this impressive growth is a much longer growth time, typically taking up to 7 years to flower.

Planting Time: September - November

Flowering Time: June - August (once mature)

Max Height: 1m-1.5m from bulblet, 3m-3.5m from seed

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Pond Plants

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  1. In the main season, orders placed by 11am on a working day are sent the next working day, excluding Friday (or the Thursday before Easter).
  2. During low season we will amend the days orders are shipped. The dispatch days are normally:
    • March - Twice weekly Tuesday and Thursday
    • April to Mid-August - 4 days per week Monday to Thursday
    • Mid-August and September - Twice weekly Tuesday and Thursday
    • October to February - Once per week on Tuesday
  3. Due to the volume of orders being handled, we are unlikely to be able to amend or cancel an order if it has already been picked and packaged. Once in this status, the order will be shipped and invoiced accordingly.
  4. Our couriers will leave orders in a cool shaded area if there is no one at the address provided, or with a neighbour if possible.

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