Ledebouria 'Gary Hammer' is a beautiful variety of a South African Ledebouria bulb species that was at first thought to be a form of Ledebouria stenophylla, a relative of Scilla and introduced by the late Californian plantsman, Gary Hammer.
Ledebouria 'Gary Hammer', despite its provenance has proven to be a reliable perennial even through our wettest and coldest winters.
The bulbs produce long, deciduous,strap-like, grey-green leaves that are heavily spotted with random liver-coloured speckles. It forms a clump of leaves, and in early spring, it sends up twisty stems tipped with tightly packed conical flower clusters, which spawn a succession of less than showy but interesting small purplish pendent flowers. Best in full sun on a free draining soil – they look superb in the summer rock garden or as a seasonal container plant in colder climates.