Galtonia candicans produce lovely hyacinth like flowers of pure white. They are slightly scented and Galtonia Candicans are often referred to as the summer hyacinth. The flowers are very underestimated for the impact they can make in gardens. The scent is sweet and they can also be used as a cut flower.
AGM= Award Garden Merit given by the RHS
Plant Indoors: They are at their best when grown outside.
Plant outside: Prefer to be grown in a light well-drained soil. In heavy soils, add grit, humus matter and sand to lighten it up. Cultivate soils to a depth of 20cms and add some well rotted manure or granular fertiliser to the soil. Plant the bulbs with the pointed end upwards 10cms below the soil surface. Cover with soil and firm around bulbs to keep them in place. Leave them to establish for a few years and protect from winter frosts by covering them in a couple of inches of mulch over winter. They can be left undisturbed for a number of years to naturalise. For continued flowering regularly feed during the growing season with foods such as well rotted manures, Tomato feed and bone meal.
Besides looking great in the garden they work really well in containers although they are also very suited for the borders of the garden that sit in sun most of the day.
Ensure soils do not dry out in the first year whilst they are establishing.
We suggest companion planting with crocosmia and later flowering lilies.
Height: 2-3 ft (60-90cm)
Flowering period: July-August
Soil type: Free draining soils that are humus rich.
Aspect: Shade to Semi shade
Planting distance: 15-20cms
Planting depth: 10cms.
Full growing instructions are also provided
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