3 bulbs 209135-3 £4.50 Delivery late February
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Towering, ethereal ivory-green spires from summer into autumn and totally perennial.

These bulbs seem expensive initially but give incredible value over years, with bulbs producing at least two very long-lasting splendid towers, coming up year after year.

Genus Galtonia
Group/Species candicans, syn. Galtonia viridiflora
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)
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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