Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Cardiocrinum giganteum

Family: Liliaceae

Common name: GIANT LILY

Native to: Himalayas, Northwest Burma, Southwestern China


Type: perennial

Forms: clumping, erect, rosette

Max height: 13 feet

Max width: 3.3 feet


white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly

Exposure: part shade

Landscape use: flower fragrant

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: loam

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: 0 to +30 °F

Water: regular

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