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£ 6.50

Galtonia candicans

Summer hyacinth

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.

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asparagaceae

Hardy perennial

H4

100m 

30cm 

Light green 

White 

Moist but well-drained 

Full sun

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