Cardiocrinum Giganteum 10 Seeds, Giant Himalayan Lily Fragrant Perennial Flowers

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Cardiocrinum Giganteum
Also known as: Giant Himalayan Lily

A fascinating bulbous perennial that is native to part shade woodland areas of the Himalayas, China and Myanmar. Nodding, fragrant, trumpet-shaped, lily-like, white flowers (to 8" long) with a greenish tinge on the outer petals, each with purple throats, bloom in terminal racemes in the summer atop thick, straight, rigid, stems growing up to 9' tall. Stems rise up from a basal rosette of glossy, broad-ovate, hosta-like, medium to dark green leaves (each to 12-15" long). Stem leaves are smaller. Each raceme has up to 20 flowers. Bulb dies after flowers bloom, but bulb offsets remain. Flowers are followed by decorative seed capsules.

Best grown in deep, fertile, humus, organically rich, moist but well-drained soils in part shade. Best sited in locations sheltered from strong winds with partial sun. Sow seeds in good potting mix, water and place in a plastic bag at 55-65 °F (13-18 °C) for 2-3 weeks. Then place in the fridge to stratify for 4-6 weeks and return to germination temperature. Remove from the plastic bag and keep the mix moist. Germination can be slow.
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-9.

This offer is for 10 seeds.