How to care for the Garden Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

Garden Star-of-Bethlehem, Grass Lily, Milk Star

The Garden Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) is a bulbous perennial with clusters of star-shaped white flowers, appearing from mid spring to early summer.

Plant care

Garden Star-of-Bethlehem

Light requirements

Full sun, part sun, does best with a minimum of 3 hours sunlight a day.

Ornithogalum umbellatum

Soil requirements

Ornithogalum umbellatum does best in humus-rich or sandy-loamy soil, but is also suitable for a rock garden because he tolerates sandy to mineral soil.

Ornithogalum umbellatum

Moisture requirements

Keep the soil evenly moist during growing season from spring to early summer.

Ornithogalum umbellatum

Hardiness zone

Z 5 (-24 °C / -11.2 °F)

Ornithogalum umbellatum

Quick facts

Life Cycle

Ornithogalum umbellatum is a perennial bulbous geophyte. Its growing season lasts from spring to early summer.

Ornithogalum umbellatum

Family

Asparagaceae, Scilloideae subfamily

Ornithogalum umbellatum

Height

4 to 8 inches

Ornithogalum umbellatum

Flowering time

Mid spring to early summer

Ornithogalum umbellatum

Poisonous

Yes, all plant parts are poisonus.

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