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galtonia

(ɡɔːlˈtəʊnɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the bulbous genus Galtonia, esp G. candicans, with lanceolate leaves, drooping racemes of waxy white flowers, and a fragrant scent: family Liliaceae
[named after Sir Francis Galton]
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More subdued for planting in April is the white-flowered Galtonia candicans.
Lavender can be grown on its own or with many other plant groups like roses and herbaceous perennials such as rubeckia, echinacea, phlox, helianthhus, monarda and summer flowering bulbs like galtonia.
Hyacinths are generally known as highly scented spring bulbs, but there is also a summer hyacinth, Galtonia candicans, which grows to 3ft (90cm) and makes big clumps of strap-like leaves, producing white, bell-shaped flowers in summer.
Galtonia candicans may appear like a white bluebell but it flowers in late summer and being a bulbous plant is easily managed.
Other good choices of summer flowering bulbs include eucomis, galtonia, ixia and crocosmia.
CAPE hyacinths, or galtonia, can be plunged or planted among earlier flowering perennials to extend the life of the border.
Hyacinths are generally known as highly scented spring bulbs, but there is also a summer hyacinth, Galtonia candicans, which grows to 3ft (1m) high and makes big clumps of strap-like leaves, producing white, bell shaped flowers in summer.
The Cape Hyacinth, Galtonia candicans is tall and white, lifting its elegant head above regular border plants, it brings a sort of pearly freshness to the August garden.
Other South African bulbs (including corms and rhizomes) that can be grown here comprise a formidable list, including almost everything from A to Z, as follows: Agapanthus (lily-of-the-Nile), Amaryllis (naked lady), Babiana (baboon flower), Brunsvigia, Bulbinella, Chasmanthe, Clivia (Kaffir lily), Crinum, Dietes (fortnight lily), Eucomis, Freesia, Galtonia, Gladiolus, Gloriosa, Haemanthus (blood lily), Homeria, Ixia, Lachenalia, Lapeirousia, ornamental Oxalis, Rhodohypoxis, Schizostylis, Sparaxis (harlequin flower), Streptanthera, Tritonia, Tulbaghia (society garlic), Vallota, Veltheimia, Watsonia, and Zantedeschia (calla lily).
Nuclear divisions in the tapetal cells of Galtonia candicans.
Then there is the summer-blooming hyacinth, galtonia.