CARDIOCRINUM CORDATUM GLENHII – A SIX-FOOT-TALL STUNNER! THE HIMALAYAN LILY – QUEEN OF THE GARDEN – A RARE LILY AND ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING! $2.20

THIS BEAUTY HAS A PERFUME THAT IS UNSURPASSED AND HAS THE MOST GORGEOUS FOLIAGE TOO! JAPANESE IMPORT SHADE LOVER.

Description
This is a unique monocarpic perennial Herbs of temperate broad leaved deciduous forests in the Japanese Islands and adjacent Far East regions. New aerial shoots appear above ground in mid April to early May.
Cardiocrinum cordatum comprises distinct growth stages, single leaf and multiple leaved rosette stages, and then a flowering stage with a large multiflowered flower at the top of the stem. The flowers are furnished with large nectar glands at the base of corolla, and the amount of nectar secreted is very high; thus, many bee species are attracted to the flowers.
Stunning white flowers with a slight greenish cast on stems up to 6′ high which is perfect nose level for enjoying the excellent fragrance.
These look like a glossy Hosta until they get large enough to flower (we had one bloom from this group last year) at with point it shoots up this tall with flower stalk with the big flowers clustered on top. After that the main bulb dies but it usually produces multiple offsets which will flower in succeeding years.
Cardiocrinum cordatum var. glehnii

Grow Notes
Cardiocrinum cordatum var. glehnii is more frost hardy and easier to grow version of the more commonly known and grown Himalayan Cardiocrinums.

Grow in part or filtered shade in moist, humus rich, well drained soils. Provide Protection from Slugs, Snails, and Aphids.

Sow
Plant in pots and keep indoors at any time of year. Sow the seeds on the surface of good quality potting mix and cover with 6mm of sieved mix or coarse sand.

Keep moist, but never wet for 2-3 weeks at temperatures between 13-18°C.

After 2-3 weeks of being warm, next wrap the moist, sown punnet in cling-wrap and place it into the fridge for a 4-6 weeks chilling period to persuades the seeds that winter has occurred.

Remove from fridge and remove cling-wrap. Ensure the punnet is moist and place back into its previous position at 13-18°C.

Germination
Seedlings will emerge at different times and over a period as part of the natural staggered germination tactic which occurs with this plant. So have patience and don’t throw out your seeds.

Maturity
It forms a bulb which makes new offsets each year.

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Seed Count: 10
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