GIANT LILY Cardiocrinum cordatum
This is an extremely rare lily, similar to the Giant Himalayan Lily (which we also offer) but much hardier in very cold climates, and a little shorter (yet still a giant). Flowers are massive, and creamy white, held on tall, strong stems. The leaves are large and leathery.
Type: Hardy perennial
Height: 6 feet, 72"
Hardiness zones: 3-9
Seeds per pack: 5
Germination: As with many perennial seeds, these seeds benefit from a period of moist cold to help them begin to grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 6-8 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period. Patience is required, though they are well worth the wait!