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By AndrewR


My cardiocrinum giganteum flowered this year.

As I never got round to cutting down the stem when the flowers finished, I now have a huge amount of seed. This has been in the greenhouse for a couple of days to dry and is now ready for sowing. If anyone would like some, PM me with your name and your address and I’ll pop some in the post.

They are notoriously difficult to germinate but if you’re up for a challenge….

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Wow, giganteum indeed - what a beauty.

14 Nov, 2015


Does this have any perfume Andrew?

14 Nov, 2015


Yes it does DD - "strongly scented" according to the RHS encyclopaedia.

14 Nov, 2015


If you still have some seeds going I am sure my OH would be up for it..

16 Nov, 2015


DD - I've been underwhelmed with responses so there are still lots available. I'll pop some in the post to you. I think I might list some on EBAY as it seems a shame just to put them in the compost bin.

16 Nov, 2015


Hi Andrew, I would have some seed off you, but unfortunately I don't have the patience I once had, and I don't fancy waiting 7 years for them to flower, Derek.

17 Nov, 2015


Love these, Andrew, but like Derekm, the 7 year flowering period puts me off. (I don't think I have seven years left in me).

29 Nov, 2015


Oh I do hope so ......

4 Dec, 2015

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