Summer hyacinth

Family: Liliaceae
Botanical name: Galtonia candicans

Origin: South Africa

Flower color: white

Flowering period: July – September

Average plant height: 36 – 48 inches

Planting depth to base of bulbs: 6 inches

Spacing between bulbs: 8 inches

Type of bulb: true bulb

Light requirements: full sun to 25% shade

Landscape uses: border (very nice in herbaceous borders), beds and containers

Galtonia prefers a warm spot in the garden. Distributed along its long flower spike are 10 to 20 bell-shaped flowers. This makes it look rather like a large, elongated hyacinth. Galtonia also has a very pleasant fragrance.