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Division with care in the autumn once the leaves have died down. Replant immediately.Bulb scales can be removed from the bulbs in early autumn. If they are kept in a warm dark place in a bag of moist peat, they will produce bulblets. These bulblets can be potted up and grown on in the greenhouse until they are large enough to plant out.
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The dormant bulbs are fairly hardy and will withstand soil temperatures down to at least -5°c. Stem rooting, the bulbs should be planted 25 - 30cm deep. Early to mid autumn is the best time to plant out the bulbs in cool temperate areas, in warmer areas they can be planted out as late as late autumn. A very ornamental plant it is easily grown but requires a long growing season if it is to do well. The flowers diffuse a powerful sweet honey perfume. Cultivated for its edible bulb in Japan. The sub-species L. speciosum rubrum. Mast. ex Bak. is said to be inedible whilst L. speciosum album. Mast. ex Bak. is said to be acceptable for eating. The variety 'Magnificum' is said to be the best form for growing outdoors in Britain. Plants take 4 years to flower from seed.The plant should be protected against rabbits and slugs in early spring. If the shoot tip is eaten out the bulb will not grow in that year and will lose vigour.
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