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Galtonia candicans

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Key information

Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

Galtonia candicans is a bulbous perennial, bearing a prolific display of waxy, white flowers which dangle from upright stems. Flowers have a gentle fragrance. They look fantastic planted en masse in drifts in a sunny border, and makes a good cut flower. 

Grow Galtonia candicans in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. In cooler regions lift them like gladioli to overwinter, or grow in containers which you can move indoors in autumn.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Genus: Galtonia

Species: candicans

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 120cm

Spread: 38cm

Time to divide plants: March to May


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