Ornithogalum nutans

("Drooping star of Bethlehem")

Ornithogalum nutans

10-20 bell-shaped flowers hang from each flower stem. Prefers a wooded environment.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Mid Spring

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to partial shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

White inside, greenish outside

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

3 in / 8 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

4 in / 10 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

12-16 in / 30-40 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, beds with other bulbous or perennial plants, rock gardens and wooded areas.

Other Popular Varieties

Species only.

About the Family

Ornithogalum Family

Native to Southern Europe and Southern Africa.

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