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Sternbergia lutea

Yellow star flower

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  • Sternbergia lutea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Sternbergia lutea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourDeep yellow

Description

Sternbergia lutea (Yellow star flower). This species will produce bright yellow blooms about 5cm long they are borne on stems about 15cm long. The leaves are strap-shaped.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

Spain to Afghanistan, Asia Minor

Interest and use

Edging, naturaliser, mixed bed, border, rock garden, walls

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  • Sternbergia lutea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They will need a sunny site in well-drained, humus-rich soil, they should be planted against a sunny wall in cool climates. You should plant the bulbs about 4ins deep.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to narcissus viruses.

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