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Ornithogalum umbellatum

For sale by Julie Norfolk

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0.5 litres × 3

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Plant Finder: about Ornithogalum umbellatum

Common names

Star of Bethlehem


Ornithogalum umbellatum (Star of Bethlehem). This is a low, clump-forming bulb. The flowers are white and star-shaped, are profuse and appear in the spring. The leaves are grass-like. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.


You can plant the bulbs in autumn or spring in well-drained soil. They prefer full sun but will need partial-shade in warm areas.

Interest and use

Naturaliser, edging, border, rock garden. Good for planting in and between shrubs and grasses. Whole plant is poisonous if eaten.

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Ornithogalum umbellatum | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

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Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17
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