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Ornithogalum dubium - Sun Star - Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)
Ornithogalum dubium - Sun Star - Ornithogalum dubium is unusual in its genus for having bright tangerine orange flowers rather than white and green centres.
Ornithogalum dubium - Ornithogalum dubium is unusual in its genus for having bright tangerine orange flowers rather than white and green centres.


 
5 bulbs/pack
Price: $9.99
Zone Hardiness: 8-9
Light: Sun
Height: 12-24"
Width: 8-12"
Flower Colour: Orange

Stock Status:In Stock
Availability: Fall bulbs ship or will be ready for pick-up in mid to late September.
Product Code: 9378
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Description Fine Print
 
Ornithogalum dubium is unusual in its genus for having bright tangerine orange flowers rather than white and green centres. It blooms in spring with rounded heads of its star-like flowers on stems up to 20 inches tall. This frost tender bulb needs to be stored in a dry frost-free location in winter or, in zone 8, planted in a protected location against a building. Provide lots of water when in growth followed by a dry resting period. Endemic to the Cape of South Africa.
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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