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Ornithogalum arabicum

Star of Bethlehem

Mentioned in the Bible, these star-shaped white or cream flower clusters on tall, green, strap- or grass-like foliage are excellent for cutting. Use in borders, woodland and rock gardens or containers. Also grown as house plants. Best in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Most bulbs are cold-hardy, but prefer warm temperatures. Water during growth and blooming season.
Ornithogalum arabicum, Star of Bethlehem
Clusters of fragrant, white or creamy white, 1 to 2-inch-wide flowers with shiny black centers bloom in early summer on 12 to 18-inch-tall plants. Likes dry summer soil. O. umbellatum, which can become invasive, has the same common name.

Attributes - Ornithogalum arabicum

Plant Type: Bulb

Bloom Season: Early Summer

Flower Color: White

Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.

Width: 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Cut Flowers, Fragrant.

 
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