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Great news- the Cardiocrinum which I had bought last year (about £10) from the Plant Hunters garden in Scotland, that takes 7 years to flower from bulb- is about to flower this year. The bud which the other day looked to be only new leaves, is now looking like lily flower heads.
Even with all this rain 2 lily beetles were stuck to the flower heads- dispatched now....
They are held on a thick 6ft maroon bean pole - I have attached a picture of what I am expecting it to look like- the photo is several plants, whereas I have one.
any tips on growing them- do they need staking? Will I get offset bulbs?- nothing showing yet-
Thebiggy- do I need to feed it?.
However ,the sad news is -is it is mono-carpic so the bulb will die after flowering. although hopefully it will have some baby offsets which should flower in 3 years time!