This cardiocrinum has pure white flowers with a deep red throat, they are such majestic plants and originate from Eastern Asia. With up to 40 flowers per stem Cardiocrinum is an ideal addition to the garden. They are monocarpic bulbs which mean that they will flower, set seed and then die with the seeds flowering a year or two later and thus the cycle begins
Plant Indoors: N/A
Plant outside: These plants are normally grow at the edges of woodlands and once established they grow easily. They prefer deep soil or leaf mould, manure and a little sand although they do not need to be planted too deep into the soil benefiting from having the tip just above the soil level. When planting the top of the bulbs should be level with the surface and in severe winters they should be well mulched with a coarse organic matter to protect them.
Can be grown quite successfully in large containers.
Ideal when planted with martagon lilies.
They are monocarpic thus the bulbs die after flowering but leave behind a number of small bulblets, which when grown on will flower in 3 to 4 years.
Flowering height: 5-10 ft
Flowering period: June-August.
Soil type: Deep soil with a good amount of leaf mould
Aspect: Shady wooded areas, not to be planted in full sun
Planting distance: 1m between plants
Planting depth: see above
Full growing instructions also provided