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Giant Himalayan Lily

In RHS's Top 200 of 200 Years!
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Giant Himalayan Lily

In RHS's Top 200 of 200 Years!
Be the first on your block with an 8' lily! The unbelievable giant Himalayan Lily matures to 7-9' tall, and in ideal conditions, may even outgrow that. This one-of-a-kind feature is an understory plant. Unlike most lilies, it actually prefers shade, so you can put it by an overhang or tree line for extraordinary interest and a tropical tone. In cold zones, we suggest growing it in a pot you can roll into a garage for winter. The blooms are large, long-lasting and beautiful. They're also fragrant, but you may need a ladder to stop and smell these flowers. They'll also attract high-flying pollinators. After flowering the flowering stem will die away much like a lily or tulip and leave the bulb crown and bulb offsets to produce flowers for years to come. These offsets can be divided and planted where they will build up energy (this sometimes takes 4-5 years) for their own towering blooms.
  • Zone 3-9
  • Height 7 - 9 feet
  • Bloom Time Blooms throughout the summer
  • Light Requirements Partial Shade
  • Ship As 15-18CM BULB
We ship this item in Spring. Cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR
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  • Botanical Name:

    Cardiocrinum giganteum

  • Height: 7 - 9 feet
  • Ship As: 15-18CM BULB
  • Lift In Fall: 3- 7
  • Spacing: 24 - 36 inches
  • Spread: 24 - 36 inches
  • Light Requirements: Partial Shade
  • Color: Red, White
  • Foliage Type: Very large, columnar stems with large ovate leaves extending from the column that are gradually smaller going further up the stem.
  • Bloom Time: Blooms throughout the summer
  • Flower Form: Typical lily form
  • Planting Instructions: Plant 4-6" deep and 2-3' apart
  • Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained soil
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Winter Care: Mulch in hardy zones before frost. Lift in colder zones. If it blooms, dig up the bulb offsets before the first frost to plant next year.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR



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