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Ornithogalum magnum (Star of Bethlehem)

Star of Bethlehem


Ornithogalum magnum (Star of Bethlehem) is a bulbous perennial boasting huge, upright, pyramid-shaped racemes packed with small, star-shaped, white flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), adorned with a green stripe on the reverse. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the luminous blossoms open in succession from the bottom up. They rise above the basal foliage of grass-like, blue-green leaves, which starts to die back just before flowering. A good choice for mixed borders and containers. Excellent cut flower.

  • Grow up to 12-24 in. tall and wide (30-60 cm). Will happily naturalize without being invasive.
  • Thrives in full sun to part shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. tolerates dry soils once established.
  • Virtually disease and pest free. Deer and critter resistant.
  • To be planted in fall. Propagate by digging bulbs, removing the offsets and replanting.
  • Native to the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia

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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 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 10
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Ornithogalum - Star of Bethlehem
Exposure Full Sun, Partial 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 Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 10
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Ornithogalum - Star of Bethlehem
Exposure Full Sun, Partial 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 Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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