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GALTONIA CANDICANS SUMMER HYACINTH

GALTONIA CANDICANS SUMMER HYACINTH
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SUMMER HYACINTH


 
CATEGORY GALTONIA CANDICANS
BLOOMS SUMMER
HEIGHT 110 CM





 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Please Make Sure When Buying These Bulbs That You Don’t Buy Too Small A Bulb Or They Won’t Flower, Cheaper Bulbs On Ebay Are Very Small And They Will Only Throw Green Leaves For A Couple Of Years. These Bulbs Are A Flowering Size.

“Galtonia Candicans” Is A Bulbous Genus In The Hyacinthaceae Family From The Eastern Summer Rainfall Area Of Southern Africa.

Admired For Its Delightful Summer Display Of Fragrant White Flowers This Winter Dormant Perennial Is Remarkable For Its Cold-Hardiness.

The Fleshy Underground Bulbs, Give Rise To Thick, Light-To Medium-Green Strap-To Lance-Shaped Leaves That Are Erect Or Arching, In Mid To Late Summer, Tall, Steeple-Shaped Clusters Of Nodding, White, Green-Tinged Bell-Flowers Are Borne Atop Waist-High, Leafless Stalks. The Flowers Expand From Green Buds. There Are Often Up To 30 Fragrant Flowers Per Stem.

“Galtonia Candicans” Has Received The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award Of Garden Merit (Agm) Which Is For Plants Of Outstanding Excellence.

Plant “Galtonia Candicans” 8-10 Cms Deep And About 15-20 Cms Apart They Like Fertile Well-Drained Soil That Is Moist In Spring And Summer But Drier In Winter. It Does Best In Full Sun. If You Delay Planting Your Bulbs Into May You Tend To Get Flowers That Last Longer In The Autumn, Than In The Peak Of The Summer Heat.

This Pleasing Summer Bulb Makes A Striking And Unusual Accent For Perennial Borders And Mixed Plantings. It Also Works Well In Containers.

When Frost Threatens In The Late Autumn, Dig Up The Bulbs If They Are In The Ground Carefully Leaving Soil Around The Roots And Put Them In A Well-Ventilated Shady Place On Their Sides Until The Leaves Wither. Cut Off The Leaves And Store The Bulbs Upside Down Over Winter In Dry Peat. It Needs To Be Dry When Dormant. When There Is No More Frost In The Spring They Can Be Replanted.

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