Galtonia viridiflora

Green-flowered galtonia

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. 

Pale green bells drip from the very tall but sturdy stems from late summer 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.

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Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asparagaceae

Hardy perennial

H3

100cm 

50cm 

Green 

Pale green 

Fertile, well drained 

Full sun

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