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My favorite bulb (Cardiocrinum Giganticum)

Cardiocrinum Giganticum (Giant Himalayan Lily) . I now have at least 57 of these all offspring fron 2 I purchased some time ago from Madrona Nursery. A high impact plant and a great talking point with visitors to the garden. They are monocarpic(flower once when mature then die ) leaving offspring to carry on the good work ! These regal plants stand proudly and at least 10ft tall along the pathways and in the borders. I have built up quite a stock of these as they only tend to flower at maturity which takes roughly about 4 to 5 years so patience and a large stock is required to ensure that at least one or two , sometimes more are in flower each year ! They are magnificent with huge trumpet flowers glistening white and silver peal in the dappled sunlight with claret throat and gentle scent !

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Welcome to GoY, Muscadet. Pretty pic. :o)

22 Mar, 2010


Hi Muscadet
I know what you mean about patience. I am hoping mine will flower again this year. I saw a sign of life today. I envy you such a large collection. I started with two but the increase in numbers quite quickly.

22 Mar, 2010


welcome to GOY

22 Mar, 2010


Welcome to GOY. What a lovely specimen you have here!

22 Mar, 2010


Welcome! :)

24 Mar, 2010


Hi Claire
I bought my original plant at a beautiful garden on the west coast of Scotland.
That plant took a few years to flower, I tried to increase my plants with the seeds but that didn't work. The original plant had lots of small bulbs that I planted. I cannot remember how many, about four I think. I have had good foliage since then and I noticed a strong bud has appeared, so I was hopping I might have a flower this year. Fingers crossed. I'll put it on the site. Look out for the photograph.

28 Mar, 2010


My giant lily is on my site now. Not as grand as yours tho'.

29 Mar, 2010


Hi Claire
(Giant Lily)
I have just one bud at the moment, but it looks strong. We had an extra helping of snow last week, but the garden is beginning to recover.
Nice to hear from you.

4 Apr, 2010

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