I have been reading and enjoying ” Garden tours – A visitor’s guide to 50 top New Zealand Gardens.” by Michele Hickman.
My memory was jogged when I came across a reference to the giant Himalayan lily, Cardiocrinum giganteum.
Garden notes indicate the following : 2m to 3.5m spires of creamy, fragrant trumpet flowers in summer. These woodland plants may take 3 or 4 years to flower.
I saw these spectacular plants flowering when I visited Pukeiti in January 2007. Are they not amazing?