Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Cardiocrinum Giganteum

Cardiocrinum Giganteum, or ginormous mega lily is a plant I have had an eye on for a while. I even bought some seed a couple of years ago but that did not work out. So I was quite delighted to get my hands on this one. Cardiocrinum Giganteum is a monocarpic bulb and I don't expect it to bloom this year even though the bulb seems like a good size it is more probably that it will flower next year. I planted it in a fairly shady site with very nutrient rich soil and will keep it properly watered throughout the summer. These are actually pretty hardy but don't love inter wet. 

With a bit of luck the flower spike can reach higher than a tall basketball player so it should be quite a sight. 

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