A fully double form of Galtonia candicans,
Galtonia ‘Moonbeam’ is twice the height, has rose bud like flowers and produces many more blooms.
The racemes of Galtonia ‘Moonbeam’ carry 10-40 flowers on each stem and in ideal conditions can reach 2m! The flowers are creamy white with a light fragrance. The blooms last well in a vase and their height is handy in arrangements. The grey-green, lance shaped, upright foliage surrounds the bloom, but doesn’t reach their heady heights.
Galtonia ‘Moonbeam’ is an excellent cultivar which is dry tolerant once established. A fertile, well drained soil, with an adequate water supply during the growing season is required. Plant in a sunny, undisturbed position for a good display year after year. In areas north of Sydney they need a little shade. Bulbs can be left in the ground in mild to warm climates.
Discovered in 1982 by a garden enthusiast in a small town of New Zealand, this extraordinary bulb has been bred to increase in numbers and has become available in Australia exclusively through Tesselaar.
Cool to Mediterranean
Unavailable in WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade