Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:30:09 PDT
I've been growing Cardiocrinum cordatum since 1985 and no, not the same plant but obligingly provided self-sown seedlings.  The original plants took 7 years to bloom from seed; subsequent ones show up (the young leaves are gorgeous) where they will, perk away at their own pace, and eventually bloom.  'Where they will' is often shady, which seems to be okay.  

Monocarpic-wise, I had one reappear last year.  It had been quite particularly vigorous; too much for its location so I moved it, and that was that.
Jim Jones
Lexington, MA

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