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The Lifecycle of a Cardiocrinum giganteum (Giant Himalayan Lily) – plus a garden tip!

Cardiocrinum giganteum

ARTICLE BY: BRUCE WAKEFIELD Bruce Wakefield is an HPSO member, previous HPSO Board President, HPSO Office Administrator, and co-owner of Old Germantown Gardens. *** It’s hard to imagine drifts of towering Himalayan lilies during the gray days of January, but very soon their dormant bulbs will start to emerge.  The giant Himalayan lilies, or Cardiocrinum giganteum, are a sight to behold in early June.  These late days of winter are the perfect time to divide some of the more crowded Cardiocrinum bulbs. Cardiocrinums make a spectacular statement in the garden!  Whether they are in full bloom or in seed pod,…