Here is my Cardiocrinum giganteum "red veined" it has put on a lot of growth this week.
What a beautiful plant! Is it of an age to bloom yet?
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.
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.
Fantaastic leaves! Do they maintain this marking as they mature?
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.:)
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