3 bulbs 209135-3 £3.95 Delivery late February
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Towering, ethereal, ivory-green spires from summer into autumn and totally perennial. These bulbs give incredible value producing at least two very long-lasting splendid towers year after year.

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Genus Galtonia
Group/Species candicans
Variety Viridiflora
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Summer Hyacinth, Green Berg Lily
Border Position Container, Middle
Bulb Size 14
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 1m (3ft 3in)
Spacing Plant 10cm (4in) apart and 8cm (3in) deep.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant bulbs 10cm (4in) apart at a depth of approximately three times the height of the bulb. Galtonia dislikes winter wet but also need to be kept moist during the growing season so incorporate plenty of compost when planting and add some grit to the planting hole.
Care Tips If slugs are a problem, protect plants using wool pellets or nematodes. Avoid moving plants once established as they do not like being disturbed but if you wish to propagate, lift in late autumn and remove the small offsets from the mother bulb for potting on. Lift or mulch bulbs in winter in cold, wet areas.
Flowering August - October
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Galtonia candicans 'Viridiflora' reviews

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Reviewed 29th September 2019 by Amanda

These were superb.tall spires of creamy white flowers

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Reviewed 17th August 2019 by Philip

Excellent . Delighted with the plants. Each bulb produced two tall stems full of white bells. Looked stunning and just going over now.

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Maureen

All three bulbs have flowered and they are beautiful.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Bev

love this has just started blooming ...will def buy more next year

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Stephen

I wanted to try something different, these were very good quality, have just started to flower and look great.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Russell

Each has produced 2 flower spikes, the first are just going over. They’ve stood up to the wet and windy weather well

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by John

Disappointed by the quality of the blooms.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jill

Leaves came but starting to die back already and I suspect there’ll be no flowers.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sandy

Healthy bulbs and growing well but the flowers look like they’re going to be very small. Maybe it’s because it’s their first year?

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Fenella

They are amazing I love them and wished I had bought more

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Julia

Good quick service but will now have to see how they are when they hopefully grow next year.