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10 WHITE AFRICAN HYACINTH aka Cape or Giant Summer / Spire Lily - Ornithogalum Candicans / Galtonia / Hyacinthus Flower Seeds

10 WHITE AFRICAN HYACINTH aka Cape or Giant Summer / Spire Lily - Ornithogalum Candicans / Galtonia / Hyacinthus Flower Seeds

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DESCRIPTION:


NAME: White African Hyacinth


OTHER COMMON NAMES: Giant Summer Hyacinth / Spire Lily / Cape Hyacinth / Berg Lily


SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ornithogalum Candicans / Galtonia Candicans / Hyacinthus Candicans


COLOR: Pure White


PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost


BLOOM TIME: Late Summer (Aug - Sept in the N Hemisphere)


HARDINESS ZONE: 6 - 11


PLANT HEIGHT: 36 - 48"


PLANT SPACING: 15 - 18"


LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun


SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average


QUANTITY: 10 Seeds


OTHER: The White African Hyacinth is indeed native to the Southeastern African mainland as well as the Island of Madagascar. Their hanging bell-shaped blooms are deliciously fragrant, & will attract bees & butterflies. They have a long bloom time of around 6 weeks, & are also a long lasting cut flower.


I don’t think the photos really portray the scale of these beauties. From the photos, they look basically like a Snowbell or Snowdrop, but the African Hyacinth is a much larger & showier plant. The spikes of flowers measure up to 4 feet tall with many flowers per stalk, & each flower measures 1 ¼” long. The thick strap-shaped leaves resemble those of an Iris, & measure 2 - 3 feet long themselves.


These plants will form bulbs (and seeds) that can be divided to spread their cheer, & each bulb sends up several stalks of flowers. They are fairly cold hardy (perennial down to zone 6) but the bulbs can be dug & stored for winter in cooler climates. The White African Hyacinth is a winner of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.



* We also have Grape Hyacinth seeds available in our store! *



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