• Ornithogalum candicans

Ornithogalum candicans

Summer Hyacinth
Size: Good sized bulbs

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Quick Overview

  • Enormous stately racemes of white fragrant bell-shaped flowers
  • Excellent cut flowers
  • Sunny sheltered location
  • Mulch for winter or store bulbs until spring
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Description

Ornithogalum candicans, Summer Hyacinth is a South African perennial geophyte with a tall statuesque inflorescence of white waxy nodding flowers that are pleasantly fragrant. The inflorescence can grow as tall as 1.2 metres and with its large strappy upright foliage it makes for a strong accent plant during the summer months as well as looking perfect in large imposing drifts. It is often seen listed as Galtonia candicans, a now deprecated synonym.

Ornithigalum candicans requires a warm sunny spot with a rich but free-draining soil to which lots of grit or gravel has been added. It would be a shame to grow this elegant tall beauty only to see it toppled over by the wind so situate it in a sheltered aspect. Water it well in the late summer as it comes into flower.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Scilloideae
Synonyms Galtonia candicans, Hyacinthus candicans
Geographical Origin South Africa: Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape; Lesotho
Cultivation Warm aspect, sheltered from the wind. Sun or filtered sun. Fertile, well-drained substrate. Guard against molluscs. Mulch for winter
Eventual Height 1.2m
Eventual Spread 50cm
Hardiness Hardy in warmer drier parts of the UK. Needs a gritty well-drained substrate to avoid winter rotting. Thick winter mulch. In colder wetter regions lift bulbs for their winter dormancy

Ornithogalum candicans

Summer Hyacinth
Size: Good sized bulbs

Availability: Sold Out

£1.25
  • Buy 3 for £0.99 each and save 21%
  • Buy 5 for £0.95 each and save 24%
  • Buy 10 for £0.85 each and save 32%
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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