Three to four feet.
Flowers white, August and September.
Bears but slight resemblance to a Hyacinth; the
foliage is broad and strap-shaped, and the tall
stem bears a long spike of drooping white bells.
There is much greater difference between the qualities
of various whites than might be supposed by those
who have not made careful comparisons; and amongst
white flowers H. candicans is decidedly poor and
uninteresting in texture and tone. The bulb is
quite hardy, and should be planted between October
and March. It is commonplace to say that it is
admirable company for Gladiolus Brenchleyensis,
Lobelia Cardinalis or Salvias; but these time-honoured
recipes for garden effects ought always to be
used intelligently and passed first through the
gardener’s own mind.