Galtonia candicans

Galtonia candicans

Summer hyacinth

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Galtonia candicans
  • Common name: Summer hyacinth
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 1.2m

Spread: 38cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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