Cardiocrinum giganteum "red veined"

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Reed
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Cardiocrinum giganteum "red veined"

Here is my Cardiocrinum giganteum "red veined" it has put on a lot of growth this week.

Lori S.
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What a beautiful plant!  Is it of an age to bloom yet?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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It is old enough, but I dont think it will bloom this year maybe next year. I just hope it sets bulblets after it flowers.

Albany, Oregon USA. Pacific Northwest, elevation approximately 200ft zone 8. Winter wet and Summer Dry. Hot enough to ripen the peaches.

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Very magnificent leaves on that Cardiocrinium, James! I have had Cardiocriniums several times and for some years I managed to get flowers every year for a couple years too but the slugs are especially fond of these plants too and they were ultimately devoured by the gastropods.
Last year I had two plants left that barely managed to unfurl one leaf before they disappeared.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Fantaastic leaves! Do they maintain this marking as they mature?

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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The main veins do keep the red color but the best color is in the spring and that works for me since later I have a lot more to look at.:)

Albany, Oregon USA. Pacific Northwest, elevation approximately 200ft zone 8. Winter wet and Summer Dry. Hot enough to ripen the peaches.

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I know what you mean-- it has occurred to me that I almost only want to plant early flowering plants, since by mid-summer there are so many wildflowers around, I don't care that much about the garden...lol

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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