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Ornithogalum oligophyllum

Star-of-Bethlehem

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Key information

Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Graham Strong, copyright GAP Photos (127745)

Plant details

Sometimes known as Ornithogalum balansae, this attractive spring bulb hails from the Balkans, Georgia and Turkey. It produces up to five cup-shaped flowers per stem. These are white on the inside and green on the outside. Plant the bulbs 10cm (4in) deep in autumn.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Genus: Ornithogalum

Species: oligophyllum

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 8cm

Spread: 10cm


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