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Ornithogalum umbellatum

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Ornithogalum umbellatum is a member of the ''Star of Bethlehem'' family. It is a sun lover, is generally pretty tough and accomodating and perfect for naturalising in drier, lighter soils and in light grass. It is low growing and especially useful for carpeting a sunny bank in April with its grey green leaves flat to the soil.

Planting Instructions

Ornithogalum umbellatum are sun lovers that grow as a low to the ground carpet flowering in April and May with glistening white flowers. They are very hardy and disappear to bulbs under the soil in the winter, no attention needed. Plant the bulbs about 3" (8 cm) deep and 4" (10 cm) apart working on 10 per square foot.. If you have a sunny south facing bank that is where I think that they look best, especially so if raised so you can look more closely at them? Planted in light grass is fine, but don't cut the leaves off till they go yellow. 

Plant Details

Flowers April/May
Height 4" (10cm)

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