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Ornithogalum arabicum (Arabian Star Flower)

Arabian Star Flower, Arabian StarFlower, Arab's Eye, Lesser Cape-Lily, Star of Bethlehem


Ornithogalum arabicum (Arabian Star Flower) is a bulbous perennial boasting luminous racemes of up to 15 sweetly scented, star-shaped, white or creamy-white flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with a contrasting bead-like black eye. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the waxy-looking blossoms rise above the semi-erect basal foliage of blue-green, strap-shaped leaves. Best were summers are warm and dry, it is a good choice for mixed borders and containers. One of the longest lasting cut flowers.

  • Grow up to 18-24 in. tall (45-60 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm). Will happily naturalize.
  • Thrives in full sun in fertile, well-drained soils. Keep soils evenly moist during the growing season.
  • Virtually disease and pest free. Deer and critter resistant.
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Native to the Mediterranean

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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.. However, some basic rules need to be followed to enjoy their splendid flowers.Read More

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 9 – 11
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Ornithogalum - Star of Bethlehem
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Depth 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 9 – 11
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Ornithogalum - Star of Bethlehem
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Depth 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers

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