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  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.1m

Ornithogalum thyrsoides


RHS award of garden merit
10 bulbs £3.99
£11.97 £7.98
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to July
  • Hardiness: half hardy (will require winter protection)
  • Bulb size: 4/5cm

    Dense clusters of star-shaped, white flowers top the upright stems that emerge from the lax clumps of foliage in early summer. At around the same time, the narrow, lance-shaped foliage usually starts to die back. Each stem can have up to 30 flowers, so when planted in large clumps, the overall effect is quite spectacular. Make sure to plant more than you need as the flowers make superb additions to a vase.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs 5-7cm deep outside, in a warm, sheltered spot after the worst frosts have passed, allowing 20-30cm between each. After the flowers have died back, lift and store the bulbs in a frost-free position until planting out again the following year. The bulbs can also be potted up using a good, general-purpose compost and moved into the garden for the warmer months.
  • Pets: TOXIC if eaten; Humans: Harmful if eaten
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