Ornithogalum umbellatum / Star of Bethlehem / Bulbs

(Code: JPA_026)
Ornithogalum umbellatum / Star of Bethlehem / Bulbs

A great dwarf species of Star of Bethlehem for naturalizing in your borders or rockeries.  Plants have lots of starry white flowers with green stripes in April and May, and grow to a height of about 10-15cm.  They spread naturally once established and can be left alone or divided in the summer after flowering.  Flowers are scented.

Ornithogalums grow best 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 12 bulbs.  Plant in autumn from September to November/December.  Planting instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.


Caution:Harmful if eaten.

SOLD OUT - Autumn 2018

Hardiness Hardy deciduous bulbous perennial (RHS Hardiness H6)
Flowers April and May
Height 10 - 15cm
Spread 10 - 15cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and moist, rich, well-drained soil

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.  


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.