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` Galtonia candicans
Galtonia candicans
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I've been growing this bulbous Lilaceae plant for about 10 years now and it never fails to put up a brilliant display of pendulous, brilliant white flowers on 24"-48" stems every Summer.  Native to the Cape Province of South Africa,  it grows well in average garden soil and appreciates good drainage and full sun.  I find many self sown seedlings in the bed where it resides and they are easily potted and grown on.

I'm also evaluating plants of a double form discovered in New Zealand called G. c. 'Moonbeam'

There are two other species in the genus,  G. princeps and G. viridiflora.  I've not had much experience with the former,  but we're building stock of the latter and hope to be offering it for sale within the next couple of years.

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