A garden 'star' with massive flowering potential. With six to twenty glowing, silver white flowers on each stem, they are blooming marvellous! What’s more, they are low maintenance bulbs that will come back year after year of their own accord.
Ornithogalum ‘Star of Bethlehem’ grows well in pots and of course in the garden. Try planting them at the base of deciduous trees, in borders or rockeries. The foliage is long and strappy and can be a bit lazy, arching and lolling about on the ground but you won’t notice it with the starry blooms in your eyes.
Ornithogalum `Star of Bethlehem` is a good bulb for naturalising and it will gradually form clumps. Plant in full sun to part shade in a well drained soil. Plant 10cm deep and 10cm apart. Water in to establish and then only if rainfall is low during growth, they become dry tolerant as they mature.
Ornithogalum ‘Star of Bethlehem’ goes by many other names, these include, Summer Snowflake, Starflower, Sleepydick, Grass Lily, Birds Milk, and Pyrenees Star of Bethlehem.
Late spring to summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Unavailable in WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade