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Cardiocrinum cordatum var. glehnii
Common Name: Giant Lily Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Cardiocrinum cordatum var. glehnii
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A giant woodland lily from Japan with bold heart-shaped leaves to three feet tall. Much hardier than the Himalayan C. giganteum and hardy in much of Canada. The spikes of showy white flowers with red and green accents rise to four to six feet in summer in the year that the bulb reaches flowering size. Each bulb blooms only once and then dies but daughter bulbs are produced in their year of bloom. Rich, moist soil, woodland conditions.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Broadleaved, deciduous forests in eastern Asia and ranges from central Honshu northward to Hokkaido, Japan, and to Sakhalin and the southern part of the Kurile Islands.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourRed 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Loves Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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