Ornithogalum candicans (Baker) J.C.Manning Goldblatt

Summer Hyacinth, Cape Hyacinth



Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Ornithogalum

Category: Bulb

Zones: 7 to 10

Size: To 3' tall

Exposure: Sun


White flowers on tall stems, fragrant, in summer. 3 to 4 bulbs per square foot. Good for cutting.


Published in Edinburgh J. Bot. 60: 553 in 2004.

Native to South Africa.

Basionym Hyacinthus candicans Baker.

Synonym Galtonia candicans (Baker) Decne. - still used in the trade.


My Experience: 

I purchased 5 bulbs from Brent and Beckys in April 2012 and planted them in a pot in the Around The Pool garden. They bloomed in summer and returned in 2013.

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