how to grow ornithogalum (star of bethlehem)

 

when to sow :August -September

sun exposure : full

how to sow

  1. Find a location where the soil drains well. If there are still water puddles 5-6 hours after a hard rain, scout out another site. Or amend the soil with the addition of organic material to raise the level 2-3 inches to improve the drainage. Peat moss, compost, ground bark or decomposed manure all work well and are widely available.
  2. Site your ornithogalum where they will get full day sun.
  3. Dig holes and plant the ornithogalum bulbs 3" deep and 6" apart. The bulbs look like small onions. Plant them with the pointed ends facing up.
  4. After planting, water well to settle the soil around the bulbs. Roots, and sometimes small sprouts, form in the autumn. Flowers will develop in the spring
Pots, Barrels, Tubs & Urns
  1. Fill your containers with good quality, well-drained soil. Almost any commercially available potting medium will work fine. Make sure there are adequate drainage holes; ornithogalum bulbs must never sit in waterlogged soil or they will rot.
  2. Site your containers where they will receive full sun.
  3. Plant your ornithogalum 3” deep and 5” apart for the most brilliant display. The bulbs look like small onions. Plant them with the pointed ends facing up.
  4. After planting, water well to settle the soil around the bulbs. Roots, and sometimes small sprouts, form in the autumn. Flowers will develop in the spring.

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