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Giant lily Overview
Genus of 3 bulbous, perennial species which produce showy, trumpet-shaped, lily-like flowers. This genus is native to Japan, China and the Himalayas and named after their heart-shaped foliage. It generally takes over 4 years to produce flowers from seed and after flowering they die, therefore this genus is termed monocarpic. Shady, moist woodland is the best environment for these plants and one species, Cardiocrinum giganteum can grow to an impressive height of 3.5m.
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How to propagate Giant lily
Offsets in autumn (to produce flowers in up to 5 years); may also be propagated by seed in autumn or winter and will then flower in 7 years.
Special features of Giant lily
Other uses of Giant lily
Grown for their spectacular flowers.