This cardiocrinum is pure white with a deep red throat, they are such majestic plants and are from Eastern Asia. 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.
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 to 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. Flowering height 5ft – 10ft.
Soil type: Deep soil with a good amount of leaf mould
Aspect: Shady wooded areas, not to be planted in full sun