Going to bloom this year! maybe cool rainy weather is not so bad?
Good for you!! Saw a number of them at Heronswood that looked to be setting buds as well.
Hope you have some offsets present and be sure to either collect and plant the seeds or allow them to seed in place.
And also be sure to have some patience before you see another flower season :-)
I do understand they are monocarpic, meaning they die after flowering, and I do hope it is producing some offsets and yes I will collect the seeds, and be patient for more flowers. I have some regular sized cardios that I grew from NARGS seeds and they took about 5 years to first flower. They do and are creating offsets and we now get flowers every year. Last year I noted they are naturalizing a bit and we have more than ever. Would love to have that with the giant. It is other worldly looking.
Cardiocrinum bulbs rotting
Cardiocrinum giganteum seed anyone
WANTED: Cardiocrinum giganteum
Leaving the old flower stalks in place over winter offers some rather dramatic garden presence :-) They look like giant plant candelabras!!
They're here. Such a weird and wonderful plant. Also some regular Cardio's for comparison.