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Galtonia (Summer Hyacinth)
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Including Galtonia candicans, and Galtonia viridiflora

Galtonia

Summer Hyacinth

The most enduring trophy of Francis Galton, an explorer and authority on Southwest Africa, may be the summer Hyacinth, which blooms when so many perennials are past their prime. These bulb-forming plants are happiest in rich, well drained soil and need moderate water in the summer.


Galtonia candicans  full sun  partial shade
Galtonia candicans Galtonia candicans

With dark green, straplike leaves and spikes of fragrant, drooping, funnel-shaped white flowers perched on 4 ft. stems, this species is undeniably dramatic. Create your own theater by planting it amidst darker, shade tolerant plants, under a high woodland canopy.

Blooms August–September.

Size: 4' 0" high x 12" wide. Zone 6/7.


Galtonia candicans (P-0074)
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AVAILABLE SUMMER 2018


Galtonia princeps  full sun  partial shade
Berg Lily

A moist cliff dweller from the lower altitudes of the Drakensberg Mountains, this Galtonia’s blooms have an airy effect. Up to thirty waxed and creamy green tubular flowers with light green, central bands extend out from the stem and then look downward at varied angles. Anchored by erect, green basal straps, the pale, delicate blooms loosely dress its broad floral pillars.

Blooms August–September.

Size: 4' 0"–5' 0" high x 12" wide; hardy to zone 8.

Galtonia princeps (P-1264)
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Galtonia viridiflora  full sun  partial shade

Named for its unusual lime-green flowers, which bloom earlier than those of Galtonia candicans, this species can accent the color and texture of Campanula ‘Kent Belle’.

Blooms July–August.

Size: 3' 0" high x 12" wide; hardy to zone 7.

Galtonia viridiflora (P-0297)
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