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Drooping Star Of Bethlehem

Ornithogalum nutans

Also known as

Star of Bethlehem

Ornithogalum nutans (2) by flo (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

10cm

10cm

Min

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Drooping Star Of Bethlehem Overview

Bulbous perennial species with strap-shaped foliage veined attractively with silver in the centre. Stems grow vertically to a flowering height of around 45cm, producing branched inflorescences that bear flowers on only one side. Up to 15 flowers may be produced per stem and these hang down pendantly. Blooms are bell-shaped, with white petals around 3cm wide, these may be striped with green on the outside.

Common problems with Drooping Star Of Bethlehem

How to propagate Drooping 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 Drooping Star Of Bethlehem

Good for under trees and shrubs.