A lovely and unusual bulbous plant from the Cape Floral Kingdom in South Africa with clusters of orange (sometimes yellow) flowers in March/April and May. Grows to a height of about 30cm, so good for the front of a border or pots. This is a wonderful cut flower as well, becoming increasingly popular with florists as it will last up to two weeks in a vase.
Ornithogalum dubium grows best in good sunlight and rich well drained soils. Plants grow well in gardens and in pots. They are only just-hardy for the UK, so in autumn plant the bulbs either directly into the ground in the warmest gardens or into pots, and kept indoors or in a greenhouse over winter. They make great house or conservatory plants and will flower earlier in the year when kept indoors in winter.
Pack of 6 bulbs. These are good-sized nursery-raised bulbs which nearly always flower in the first season. The bulbs of this species are sometimes dormant in some years, so do not discard the bulbs too readily. Planting instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
Caution:Harmful if eaten.
Available now to planting autumn 2017.