GIANT HIMALAYAN LILY Cardiocrinum giganteum
The LARGEST of all lilies, the Giant Himalayan Lily reaches over 3 meters tall! Native to woodland areas, it prefers part sun or part . Stems are very strong, up to 2" thick, with dinnerplate-sized leaves. Flowers are EXTREMELY Fragrant! Absolutely stunning!
Height: Over 3 meters!
Hardiness zones: 7-11, possibly colder
Seed size: Seeds are large and flat
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. For best results, obtain a sterile seed-start mix, and place the seeds just under the surface of a pre-moistened growing medium. These seeds are best germinated by giving them a cold period. Plant the seeds, and then place the growing container in the fridge for about 3-4 weeks. Then bring back to room temperature to germinate. The growers instructions do not necessarily call for the cold period, but we find it useful.
With this plant, it is beneficial to sow seeds over a couple of years, as individual plants are short-lived perennials. Successive sowing ensures that you will continue to have blooms, and can help form an established colony.