Summer Hyacinth, Cape Hyacinth
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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.
Harvest fragrant flowers during mid-summer months. Harvest seed pods when ripe during autumn.
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.
Attracts useful insects
This species requires low levels of water as it becomes dormant during winter.
South Africa, Transkei, Drakensberg area, Lesotho, Free State and Natal
Temperate, cold and arid Interior
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Slugs and snails are the only pests that eat the foliage. Monitor plants regularly and manually remove pests by hand.