Ornithogalum star of Bethlehem - 5 bulbs

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Flowers readily even in dappled shade, multiplies easily for a beautiful display year after year. Likes a wet winter, tolerates a dry summer; totally frost-hardy. Small star-shaped white flowers with subtle green shading.
Also called nap-at-noon, which is now our new favourite hobby.

 

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Ornithogalum umbellatum - Star of Bethlehem - bulb

APPEARANCE : Spring flowering bulb with white, star-shaped flowers and grassy foliage. Multiplies readily so maybe not one for gardens near bushland unless in pots, but great value for urban back yards.
USE FOR : Plant below deciduous trees and around shrubs, or group closely in pots for bright spring flowering colour.
CLIMATE : Frost-hardy to -15C, to sub-tropical in shade

PLANTING : Bulbs thrive in free draining soil. Prepare clay soil using a clay-breaker and add well composted manure or mulch to help with drainage. Add grit or gravel to your planting holes if your soil is heavy, or plant up into containers. Cover soil with a good layer of mulch to help regulate soil temperature. Bulbs prefer a shady location in warmer climates, or filtered sun in cooler ones.
CARE : Once planted, water the soil to set the bulb in place. Water through winter and spring until the first flowers appear. Water and feed weekly in flower, or if the soil becomes dry, give a good deep water (bulbs are generally at least 5 cms below the surface). Once flowering is finished stop watering and leave plants to die back, it's not the prettiest sight but don't be tempted to trim the yellowing foliage. The nutrients are being drawn back into the bulbs for next year. When the bulbs die back completely remove spent foliage and leave in place for next season.

 

WHEN TO PLANT

DEPTH

SPACING

HEIGHT

FLOWERING

Autumn - early Winter  5cm 10cm 10-20cm Spring

 Contains 5 bulbs.

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