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Ornithogalum thyrsoides - Star of Bethlehem, Wonder Flower - Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)
Ornithogalum thyrsoides - Star of Bethlehem, Wonder Flower - Ornithogalum thyrsoides is an ephemeral bulb with spikes of fragrant, outward-facing, star-shaped flowers in late spring.
Ornithogalum thyrsoides - Ornithogalum thyrsoides is an ephemeral bulb with spikes of fragrant, outward-facing, star-shaped flowers in late spring.


 
11cm
Price: $14.99
Zone Hardiness: 7-10
Light: Sun
Height: 12-24"
Width: 8-12"
Flower Colour: White/Cream

Stock Status:In Stock
Availability: Available this season. Most plants ready to ship in mid to late spring.
Product Code: 8981
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Description Fine Print
 
Ornithogalum thyrsoides is an ephemeral bulb with spikes of fragrant, outward-facing, star-shaped flowers blooming in late spring. The stems are 15-18" tall and cut flowers will last 10-14 days. Ornithogalum means 'bird's milk'. Although the root words are from Greek, "bird's milk" was a phrase frequently used by the Romans to indicate something wonderful. Native to South Africa but widely adaptable.
Details
  • Class: Deciduous
  • Soil Moisture: Average
  • Flowering Time: Spring
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: Unknown
  • Attracts:
  • Habitat: Northern and Western Cape provinces of South Africa, where it is native to vleis, sandy flats, lower mountain slopes and in disturbed ground. Although it is a Cape winter rainfall species, it grows well in gardens in the summer rainfall region.
  • Geographical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
  • BC Native: No

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