Galtonia candicans

J.E. Shields
Thu, 27 Jul 2006 07:17:21 PDT
Hi Jim McK. and all,

I had Galtonia candicans and G. viridiflora in the open ground for several 
years.  Both groups of bulbs gradually dwindled away.  G. viridiflora may 
be slightly hardier than candicans around here.

A couple years ago I planted some more bulbs of G. candicans, but this time 
in a raised sandy bed in open ground.  I think the plants are increasing as 
well as flowering very nicely this year.  In fact they are in full bloom 
right now.

My impression is that Galtonia is hardy for a few years here.  They are 
well worth replanting from time to time, in my opinion.

Jim Shields
in warm, rainy central Indiana (USA)

At 09:24 AM 7/27/2006 -0400, you wrote:
>Few of us have had much if anything to say about Galtonia candicans on this
>forum. ..........Do any of you have clumps which persist in the open 
>ground in zones 7 or
>Jim McKenney

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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