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Cardiocrinum giganteum
Common Name: Giant Himalayan Lily Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Cardiocrinum giganteum
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Thick stems from six to ten feet hold large, white, intensely fragrant trumpets with burgundy throats that will tower above your shade garden and be the inspiration for a hastily arranged garden party! This lily takes seven years to bloom from seed and then dies, leaving behind bulblets that will bloom in two to three years. Until flowering they resemble a large shiny hosta. Plant a few bulbs each year to establish your colony. This year we have bulbs of various sizes for various budgets.

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ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourRed 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeLate Spring 
Spread2-3'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Loves Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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