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Ornithogalum ponticum Sochi

Star of Bethlehem

$6.95 ea.

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In stock for Fall 2017

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This Star of Bethlehem, with its two foot pyramidal spikes of white star-shaped flowers, provides weeks of long-lasting flowers. Openly-spaced along the stems, the flowers unfurl from bottom to top. The genus name from the Greek word ornis meaning bird and gala meaning milk is appropriately named as the white flowers resemble a flock of birds as they take flight and soar up the stem. 3 bulbs per bag. Bulb size 14+ cm.

Grass-like foliage emerges in clumps in spring; however, it will begin to disappear shortly before the flowers bloom. A well-behaved garden resident as it will spread politely. Also ideal for naturalizing in grass, meadows or a woodland edge.

Details

Item Code: BORSO
Type: Bulbs
Height: Medium 24"
Spacing: Plant 6" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: White
Accent: White

Features to Note

  • Good for Cut Flowers

Ornithogalum General Information

Ornithogalum easily naturalizes to form large clumps. Strap-like foliage emerges in spring, but often begins to fade before the flowers bloom. Spreads politely. Long-lasting blooms are perfect for cutting.

Ornithogalum Plant Care

Plant 6" apart with pointed ends facing up. Leave foliage in place after flowering to strengthen the bulb. Foliage may be removed when it yellows and dies back.