Ornithogalum nutans / Nodding Star of Bethlehem / Bulbs

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Ornithogalum nutans / Nodding Star of Bethlehem / Bulbs

A great bulb for naturalizing in your borders, rockeries or lightly wooded setting.  It produces lots of silvery satin flowers with green backs in March to May, and grows to a height of about 25cm.  It will spread naturally once established and can be left alone or divided in the summer after flowering.  Flowers are scented.


Ornithogalums should be planted in sun or light shade and in a rich well drained soil.  These are hardy and can be left in the ground in most UK gardens.


Pack of 15 bulbs.  Plant in autumn from September to November/December.  Planting instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

 

Caution:Harmful if eaten.

Available now for planting autumn 2017.


Hardiness Hardy deciduous bulbous perennial (RHS Hardiness H6)
Flowers March and May
Height 20 - 30cm
Spread 10 - 20cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and moist, rich, well-drained soil
Plant

Plant bulbs in autumn from September to November/December 5-10cm deep (with the neck of the bulb just below soil level) and 10-15cm apart.  

Grow

Remove dead flower stalks.  Let the leaves die down after flowering and remove when they have browned.  Leave the bulbs in the ground overwinter.  Lift and divide the bulbs in the summer, when plants become congested, to maintain flowering.  Remove and re-plant the offsets that form alongside the mature bulbs.  Bulbs flower for many years.