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Sep 23, 2013 7:15 PM

Identification of a plant please


Hello there, can anyone tell me what these plants are - sorry the photo isn't very clear.

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    Sep 24, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to L)
    Re: Identification of a plant please

    Hi L,

    your plant is a Cardiocrinum and probably C.giganteum - which is the most commonly grown of the 3 or so taxa cultivated in UK gardens. This huge lily comes from China and the himalayas and is monocarpic , although it often leaves a few small bulblets when the main bulb dies after flowering. The downward pointing trumpet like whitish flowers are followed by the erect sausage like seed pods you can see in your photo. It is fairly widely available but is always pretty expensive and in my garden gets murdered by slugs and snails!

    Best wishes


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