Ornithogalum umbellatum

("Star of Bethlehem")

Ornithogalum umbellatum

16-20 flowers, arranged in loose umbels, open if enough sunlight is present. During dull weather, they close to display the green exteriors of their petals.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Mid-Late Spring

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

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?

8-10 in / 20-25 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders and rock gardens.

Other Popular Varieties

Species only.

About the Family

Ornithogalum Family

Native to Southern Europe and Southern Africa.

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