Summer Hyacinth

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The nodding white bells of Summer Hyacinth add a simple elegance to your late summer garden. These stunning vertical accents can carry up to thirty fresh white flowers, each one tinged with a hint of green near the base of the petals above strong green leaves. Lightly fragrant flowers are deer-resistant and extremely attractive to bees and other pollinators, while making for lovely cut flowers. (Galtonia)
Zones 3 - 10
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeLate summer to early fall
Item Package SizeBag of 5

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(36-48” tall x 12-18” wide) With sophisticated flair, Summer Hyacinth brings light and fragrance to your late summer border. Tall succulent flower spikes emerge from green strappy foliage and slowly unfurl their waxy white bells from the bottom up. Strong, strappy leaves give rise to tall spikes, covered in up to thirty fresh white blossoms just when your garden needs it most! Those flowers will bring bees – and lots of them – as well as a host of other pollinating insects such as butterflies and moths; but luckily they are not attractive to the local deer population. Galtonia candicans Summer Hyacinth is best planted in spring in moist, well-drained soil in a sunny spot – and where other plants will not shade them. Gardeners in cold climates may grow them as annuals, or bring the bulbs inside to overwinter in a cool, dark spot. If happy, the Summer Hyacinth is known to self-sow. An excellent cut flower with a light, pleasant fragrance.
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Common Name
Summer Hyacinth
Botanical Name
Galtonia candicans
Item Package Size
Bag of 5
Award of Garden Merit
Flower Color
Dark green, strap-shaped foliage.
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Late summer to early fall
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
14 cm
Planting Depth
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 6" below the soil line.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 7-10. Annual in zones 3-6.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit
Neonicotinoid Free
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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