This question is primarily directed to Arnold, but anyone else growing Cardiocrinum giganteum is welcome to chime in. The two plants of Cardiocrinum giganteum growing in my garden have died down for the year. They did this last year at about this time. Arnold, in the photo you posted to the wiki, I can see that your plant is much bigger than either of mine. Is your plant still in growth above ground? Does it show signs of closing down for the year yet? Jim McKenney firstname.lastname@example.org Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm experiencing some heartache over the early departure of the Cardiocrinum foliage.