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.
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Oct 4, 2021
Arrived quickly. Look forward to planting these in front of my flower beds in the spring. Unusual.
Mar 8, 2021
Excited to plant these seeds. Arrived quickly.
Mar 1, 2021
Great pricing for a lot of seeds....one price for shipping no matter how many seeds you purchase!
Oct 10, 2020
Received package quickly. Included a couple of extra seeds and a free gift which is much appreciated! Each packet was clearly labeled with instructions. Will buy again! Thank you!
Apr 18, 2018
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