Galtonia candicans

Jim McKenney
Thu, 27 Jul 2006 06:24:58 PDT
Few of us have had much if anything to say about Galtonia candicans on this
forum. (BTW, is this an Ornithogalum yet?)

I've had mixed results with this plant here in Maryland. Planted near a
wall, the plants formed clumps and bloomed very well for years - I seem to
remember counting seventy-five flowers on one stem once. 

But plants in the open ground never persist. This has caused me to question
its hardiness, although I've seen the statement that it is hardy to Boston. 

Do any of you have clumps which persist in the open ground in zones 7 or

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where cicadas during the day
and katydids during the night keep things lively. 

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