Ornithogalum saundersiae
Ornithogalum saundersiae
Ornithogalum saundersiae
Ornithogalum saundersiae
Ornithogalum saundersiae
Ornithogalum saundersiae
Ornithogalum saundersiae
Ornithogalum saundersiae
Ornithogalum saundersiae

Ornithogalum saundersiae

"Giant chincherinchee"

Ornithogalum saundersiae

5 bulbs — £9.25

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Description

There are several species within the genus Ornithogalum, but there’s one species in particular that really stands out. That’s Ornithogalum saundersiae. Also known as the Giant Chincherinchee, this plant of many names is a definite improvement on the run-of-the-mill. At Farmer Gracy's, we are lucky enough to be situated in the heart of the Dutch flower bulb district. We are surrounded by the best growers and we are proud to have a long-lasting relationship with the most respected and specialist cultivator and hybridizer of the finest and best performing ornithogalum bulbs. Ornithogalum saundersiae is the improved version of Ornithogalum arabicum. It's excellent as a cut flower, great for pots and performing very well in the yard!

This multi-functional ornithogalum is grown in Spain and The Netherlands to provide an continuous supply throughout the whole year. The Ornithogalum saundersiae (or Giant Chincherinchee) cut flower is being sold at premium pricing on the famous Dutch flower auction mainly due to the strong stems and big flowers. We advise to plant 3-5 bulbs per pot to create a great show this Summer. We supply top-size ornithogalum bulbs for optimal performance.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Ornithogalum saundersiae

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Bulb size

    14/+

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    60 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Meadows
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten
    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Ornithogalum saundersiae bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your "Giant chincherinchee" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Ornithogalum saundersiae bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed until 29 February 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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