Ornithogalum umbellatum
Ornithogalum umbellatum
Ornithogalum umbellatum
Ornithogalum umbellatum
Ornithogalum umbellatum
Ornithogalum umbellatum
Ornithogalum umbellatum
Ornithogalum umbellatum
Ornithogalum umbellatum
Ornithogalum umbellatum
Ornithogalum umbellatum
Ornithogalum umbellatum

Ornithogalum umbellatum

"Star of Bethlehem"

Ornithogalum umbellatum

25 bulbs — £4.75

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Orders placed before 1 September 2022
You can expect your order in September 2022

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
You can expect your order in October 2022

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
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Description

If you have a spot in the garden that you don't know what to do with, either in full sun or part shade, then the Star of Bethlehem, or Ornithogalum umbellatum, is just what you need. The smallest packet of bulbs will be sufficient to start you off, but the largest packet of bulbs will give you a gorgeous carpet of low-growing, grass-like leaves. They are greyish green, and generally fold back, flat to the soil. In mid- to late spring there are numerous white, starry flowers.

The backs of the petals are striped with pale grey-green. The flowers are arranged in loose heads, each bloom being held on a stalk, away from the stem; the stalks lowest down tend to be the longest, so the head is in a broad-based pyramid shape, wider than it is tall. Typically, between six and nine flowers are carried in each head.

Ornithogalum umbellatum looks wonderful when planted under deciduous trees and shrubs, or in large drifts on a sunny bank. Incidentally, the flowers have very precise habits, opening at 11 o'clock in the morning, and closing at 3 o'clock in the afternoontime them! When open, they are loved by bees and other pollinators.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Plant calendar

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Other information

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

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

    • Plant your "Star of Bethlehem" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

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

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  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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