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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:14 pm    Post subject: What lilly is it? Reply with quote

I've been told it is an Himalayan Lilly... can anyone confirm?
Many thanks!



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:26 pm    Post subject: Re: What lilly is it? Reply with quote

Roger wrote:
I've been told it is an Himalayan Lilly... can anyone confirm?
Many thanks!


Yes. Cardiocrinum giganteum.....common name Giant Himalayan Lily...
A wonderful woodland plant... common in big woodland gardens in Scotland.

Be sure to save the seeds.
The main flowering bulb will die after flowering.
However it also produces offset bulbs..babies ..which you can dig up and replant to bulk up future plants.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cardiocrinum+giganteum&client=firefox-a&hs=NVo&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&biw=1536&bih=728&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=AYoyVPH1LanmyQPWn4CQDA&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Silver Surfer!

It flowers every year so it must be the offset bulbs taking over every year... I let it seed but don't collect them and no new plants appeared elsewhere in the area. The seeds are paper thin, I wonder how easy they are to germinate... I'll check the links you posted later on. Thanks again! Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roger wrote:
Thanks Silver Surfer!

It flowers every year so it must be the offset bulbs taking over every year... I let it seed but don't collect them and no new plants appeared elsewhere in the area. The seeds are paper thin, I wonder how easy they are to germinate... I'll check the links you posted later on. Thanks again! :wink:



Each seed pod contains hundreds of papery seeds.
However you will need to be patient..... from seed to flower takes 3 year plus to reach flowering size.
Quote from link below...

"Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 55-60F (13-15C). Sowing Depth: 1/16in (1.5mm). Sow February to July. Germination can be very slow. After sowing in a pot of peaty compost, seal in a polythene bag and leave at 55-65F (13-18C) for 2-3 weeks. Then place in a refrigerator (not freezer) for 3-6 weeks, after which return to recommended germination temperature. Keep the compost moist at all times.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Grow on in a cold frame and plant out the following spring into a nursery bed and grow on for 3-4 years before planting into final site 90cm (3ft) apart."


http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-seeds/perennial-and-biennial-seeds/cardiocrinum-giganteum/2710TM

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to have these myself, really nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Silver Surfer, that's very useful! Me too Greengage... it's not mine as such... it belongs to one of the estates I look after... so I suppose it is my baby in a way!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like one too! You never see them on sale in ordinary gardening outlets. Time to look up the specialists I suppose. I'm not sure I want to wait 3 years!
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