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Star of Bethlehem Ornithogalum umbellatum

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or-nith-oh-GAY-lum um-bel-LAY-tum
Description

These beautiful, May-blooming bulbs can be grown in full sunlight, PM only or AM only sunlight, or 25% shade.  Tolerates summer drought, but requires moisture during growing season.  When planting, bury 5 in. to base of the bulb and space 2-3 in. apart, 20-25 per sq. ft.  Great for use in beds, borders, as ground covers, in rock gardens, and in woodland gardens.  This plant is considered Hardy III - injured below 5 degrees F (-15C).

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#bulb#drought tolerant#groundcover#woodland#rock gardens#borders#beds#spring flowering bulbs
 
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#bulb#drought tolerant#groundcover#woodland#rock gardens#borders#beds#spring flowering bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ornithogalum
    Species:
    umbellatum
    Family:
    Asparagaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia minor, Europe, and Northern Africa
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 2 in. - 0 ft. 3 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Blooms in late spring, around May.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought