Photo: Blackstem Plants
£7 one in 2 litre, £15 three in 5 litre
Aristocratic and elegant, a beautiful plant for a restrained border.
It's a bulbous perennial originating from South Africa and known as the summer hyacinth.
Pure white bells drip from the very tall but sturdy stems from midsummer onwards giving the appearance of a giant snowdrop although draped in many more flowers.
Despite being from the deep south, it requires a some moisture and well drained soil although is relatively trouble free. Staking should only be necessary in windy locations.
Named after Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911) an eccentric explorer, anthropologist and geneticist who measured the dimensions of African women at a distance with a theodolite.
Moist but well-drained