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Ornithogalum umbellatum


By Meanie

Ornithogalum umbellatum (Ornithogalum umbellatum (Leche De Gallina))

This lovely spring bulbs self seeds freely here.

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Is this also known as Star of Bethlehem Meanie? I've got some in a pot it always sends up green shoots but never flowers... :o(

14 May, 2014


Star of Bethlehem is used for many of the Ornithogalum species PT. The South African species seem to need a lot of heat to bloom, Mediterranean/Turkish species less so as they're more commonly spring bloomers.

14 May, 2014


Thanks Meanie, I'll have a go at potting it up to keep it in the conservatory and see if it likes it in there! :o)

14 May, 2014


Certainly the way to go with the SA species IMO!

14 May, 2014


Meanie,would you please take a look at my latest photo on Questions? I think this is possibly what I have just discovered in my garden,but I didn't plant it..I have also had a suggestion it could be Zephyranthes Candida,but as I don't know either plant,I hope you can help to identify it for me..thank you,I would really appreciate your advice..

18 May, 2014


Thanks for your comment,Meanie.much appreciated..Nice to know what's growing in my garden :o)

19 May, 2014

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