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Galtonia candicans

 
Galtonia candicans
Family: Liliaceae
 
Popular name: Summer hyacinth
 

Origin: South Africa

Flower colour: white

Flowering period: July - September

Average plant height: 90-120 cm

Planting depth to base of bulbs: 15 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 20 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

Light requirements: full sun to 25% shade

Landscape uses: border (very nice in herbaceous borders), beds and containers

Galtonia likes warm spots in the garden. The long flower spike has 10 to 20 flower bells distributed along the flower spike. It looks like a big, elongated Hyacinth. Galtonia has a very pleasant fragrance.

Principal varieties:
Galtonia candicans (syn. Hyacinthus candicans)