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Ornithogalum (Indoor) Bulbs - Dubium

Star of Bethlehem

A superb tender perennial, originating from South Africa, producing eye-catching spikes of orange flowers (sometimes with dark chocolate coloured centres). Flowering can be from late winter to early summer. On occasion they can stay in dormancy for the year as is the case with some South African bulbs. Be patient! RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Flowers December-March. Height 20-30cm. Bulb size 5/6cm. (Bulb sizes quoted in centimetres refer to the circumference of bulbs. All bulbs are sourced from cultivated stocks.)

 

 

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Brighten up your home this winter!

A superb tender perennial, originating from South Africa, producing eye-catching spikes of orange flowers (sometimes with dark chocolate coloured centres). Flowering can be from late winter to early summer. On occasion they can stay in dormancy for the year as is the case with some South African bulbs. Be patient! RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Flowers December-March. Height 20-30cm. Bulb size 5/6cm. (Bulb sizes quoted in centimetres refer to the circumference of bulbs. All bulbs are sourced from cultivated stocks.)

 

 

  • Originating from South Africa
  • Makes great conservtory or indoor plant
  • Plant outside only in warmer summer months

Colour:Orange

Hardiness:1 degree

Resistance to Disease:False

Seeds:False

Bulbs:True

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:True

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Scented:False

Height:21-30cm

Cut Flower:False

Edible Flower:False

Spread:1-10cm

Spacing:1-10cm

Organic:False

Good For Dried Flowers:False

Drought Resistant:False

RHS Award of Garden Merit:True

Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False

Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:True

Hanging Baskets:False

Beds & Borders:False

Rockeries:False

Climbers:False

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True

Prefers Full Sun:True

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:False

Grows in Sun or Shade:False

Partial or Full Shade:False

Shade:False

F1 Variety:False

Hardy Annual:False

Half Hardy Annual:False

Greenhouse Annual:False

Hardy Biennial:False

Greenhouse Biennial:False

Hardy Perennial:False

Tender Perennial:True

Half Hardy Perennial:False

Greenhouse Perennial:False

Shrub:False

Butterflies:False

Birds:False

Bees:False

Ensure the Ornithogalum dubium is in soil that drains well. The bulb can rot if it stays wet in its winter dormant season. A raised bed, rock garden or sandy soil work best when the plant grows outdoors permanently. Otherwise, lift the bulbs at the end of each season and replant them in the spring, or grow the plant in a pot, which can be stored out of rainy weather over the dormant season. Store lifted bulbs in a mesh bag in a dry, airy environment.

Add compost to the soil at planting time in the spring. Bulbs should be buried 3 inches deep and 3 to 6 inches apart for best performance.

Water the plant so it is moist, but not soggy during the growing season. Feel the soil with your fingers to ensure it is not too wet before watering.

Remove spent flowers as they die back, pulling the spike from the plant once all flowers have faded.

Apply a water-soluble all-purpose ornamental plant fertilizer around the base of the plants when it has completed flowering.

Prune off foliage to the ground only after it has yellowed. Until that point, it still is taking in energy for next season's growth.

Dig up the bulbs and separate offsets to replant in new locations every few years or when blooming or the general health of the plant decreases.

Tip
Don't be alarmed if the strappy foliage at the base of the plant is floppy, the 4-inch basal foliage naturally lies on the ground

Ideal for pots and containers in greenhouses. Prefers full sun.

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