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Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Splendid Ornithogalum

Star of Bethlehem, Orange Star Flower, Sun Star, Chinkerinchee, Geeltjienkerientjee, Snake Flower, Drooping Star of Bethlehem


A member of the Hyacinth family, Ornithogalum (Star of Bethlehem) are bulbous perennials grown for their clusters of typically star-shaped, white flowers in spring or summer, depending on the species. They quickly form large clumps of grassy or strap-like leaves. Perfect for the early summer garden, they are beautiful garden plants and deserve a spot in borders, open woodlands, rockeries or large containers. They also make outstanding cut flowers, lasting 1-3 weeks in a vase.

1. Select The Right Site

  • Best flowering occurs in full sun or light shade.
  • Ornithogalum perform best in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil.

Guide Information

Hardiness 5 - 10
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Ornithogalum - Star of Bethlehem
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Winter
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 5 - 10
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Ornithogalum - Star of Bethlehem
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Winter
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Compare All Ornithogalum - Star of Bethlehem Guides with Ornithogalum - Star of Bethlehem

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