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Star of Bethlehem

Ornithogalum spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

15cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Star of Bethlehem Overview

A genus of 190 species of bulbous perennial flowering plants in the Asparagaceae family with a wide distribution over several continents including Europe, Africa including Madagascar, and Central Asia. They have clumps of strap-shaped leaves and inflorescences carrying star or cup-shaped white, yellow or orange flowers often striped with green. The common name for the genus is star-of-bethlehem and they are popular as ornamental garden plants and for cut flowers.

How to propagate Star of Bethlehem

Bulbs

Propagate by seed or offsets, in autumn for spring-flowering bulbs, in spring for summer-flowering bulbs.

Seed

Other uses of Star of Bethlehem

Borders, rock gardens, flower arranging

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Flowering in spring these bulbs give a beautiful display.

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Allium spp.

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Spring Bulbs for Autumn Planting

Plant out these flowering bulbs in autumn to enjoy their performance next year.

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