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White star shaped blooms April-June. Ht 45cm. Thrives in a moist yet well drained soil and a sunny to part shade position. Hardy.
Commonly known as the Star of Bethlehem or Drooping Star of Bethlehem. Ornithogalum nutans is a perennial bulb native to Europe and South West Asia. It has 5 – 6 beautiful white star shaped flowers arranged up a single stem with a greeny grey centre. Almost silvery in appearance. This colour is echoed at the back of the petals giving striking coloured buds.
Green leaves. An unusual bulb and wonderful for mid spring interest.


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Plant Details: ORNITHOGALUM nutans


Species: nutans

Common name: Star of Bethlehem

Family: Asparagaceae

Origin: Mediterranean

Flower colour: Silver, White, Green

Flower month: Apr, May, Jun

Foliage colour: Green

Hardy: Hardy

Soil type: Moist yet well drained soil

Aspect: Part Shade, Sun

Evergreen: Deciduous

Height: 45

Spread: 20

Flower type: Single

Naturalising: YES

Winter grow conditions: Outside

Container Compost: Peat Substitute Compost

Web rating: Woottens Plants rating 9/10

Pot Size: 9cm

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