Also known as
Spire Lily, Berg Lily, Cape Hyacinth
This plant has a strong fragrance
Summer Hyacinth Overview
This indigenous summer growing "Hyacinth" is a perfect specimen for a mixed flowering bed or planted as a standalone in a bed of their own. It's beautiful fragrant flowers are spectacular when placed in a floral arrangement. This is the only known species of Galtonia that is cultivated.
Common problems with Summer Hyacinth
Slugs and snails are the only pests that eat the foliage. Monitor plants regularly and manually remove pests by hand.
How to harvest Summer Hyacinth
Harvest fragrant flowers during mid-summer months. Harvest seed pods when ripe during autumn.
How to propagate Summer Hyacinth
Seeds can be sown in spring when seeds are ripe. Sow to a depth of 1 cm and space them 15 cm apart.
Divide offsets during the dormant period. Plant them at a depth of 2 cm and space them 15 cm apart.
Special features of Summer Hyacinth
Attracts useful insects
This species requires low levels of water as it becomes dormant during winter.