Berg Lily, Summer Hyacinth, Cape Hyacinth
Galtonia candicans

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Galtonia (gal-TOH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: candicans (KAN-dee-kans) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Alabaster, Alabama

Waverly, Alabama

Sherwood, Oregon

Greenville, South Carolina

Bellevue, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 14, 2014, crocosmiacat from Brunswick, ME wrote:

This plant has been a strong grower in my coastal Maine garden, zone 5A, for the last three years. I don't notice fragrance, but the tall stalks of white blooms are as regal as can be. It is planted near the west-facing wall of an unheated shed. My soil is a deep sandy loam.

Positive

On Apr 19, 2013, in2art from Bellevue, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Tall with attractive foliage and beautiful, fragrant blooms. Flowers seemed to last a long time. Purchased 3 plants, gathered some seed and let some fall. Winter sowed seed, both fallen and sown seed germinated well. Looking forward to lots more plants in the near future

Neutral

On Jul 26, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I am not lucky enough to be able to leave them in the ground but you can dig the bulbs up in the fall. After the foilage has turned yellow and before frost dig the bulbs and store in peat in a cool dry place just like you would your Canna's or Dahlia's . This also makes a good container plant