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Ornithogalum Magnum (Giant Starflower)

Ornithogalum Magnum (Giant Starflower)
Ornithogalum Magnum (Giant Starflower) originated in the The Northern Caucasus region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and within European Russia. The variety was introduced in Europe almost one century ago, in the year 1935 to be exact. The Northern Caucasus region is famous for its tremendous mountain range and extreme temperature conditions. Knowing where this beautiful Ornithogalum variety comes from, we are confident to say this variety will bloom and perform under extreme temperature conditions. Unlike many other Ornithogalum varieties, Ornithogalum Magnum is extremely hardy! Besides the fact this variety is very popularly used as a Cut-flower, it also has a nice place in the garden! Expect blooming to start in May and flowering to last into June. Flowering begins at the bottom of the cluster and will end up as a full clustering pyramid full with flowers. Height: 20-24" Bulb Size: 14/+ Top Size Bulbs


Ornithogalum Magnum (Giant Starflower)

Ornithogalum Magnum (Giant Starflower) originated in the The Northern Caucasus region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and within European Russia. The variety was introduced in Europe almost one century ago, in the year 1935 to be exact. The Northern Caucasus region is famous for its tremendous mountain range and extreme temperature conditions. Knowing where this beautiful Ornithogalum variety comes from, we are confident to say this variety will bloom and perform under extreme temperature conditions. Unlike many other Ornithogalum varieties, Ornithogalum Magnum is extremely hardy! Besides the fact this variety is very popularly used as a Cut-flower, it also has a nice place in the garden! Expect blooming to start in May and flowering to last into June. Flowering begins at the bottom of the cluster and will end up as a full clustering pyramid full with flowers. Height: 20-24" Bulb Size: 14/+ Top Size Bulbs


Quick Facts:

Extremely Hardy!
Found in the Mountains of the Northern Caucasus region.
Great as a cut flower!

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Additional Information

Flower Color White
Common Name Ornithogalum Giant Starflower
Botanical Name Ornithogalum Magnum
Light Requirements Full sun / Partial shade
Bloom Time Late Spring to Early Summer
Estimated Mature Height 20-24" tall
Optimal planting spread 5-7" wide
Planting Season Autumn, Winter
Planting Depth 4-6 Inches deep
Soil Moisture Average
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Ornithogalums grow from clusters of small bulbs and the flowers have six separate sections. They like sun and well-drained soil. Ornithogalum species are trouble free, easy to grow and well suited for containers.
How-To-Guides

Ornithogalum Magnum (Giant Starflower)

Ornithogalum, with its pretty white flowers, is a close cousin to the Hyacinth. Although its hard to tell by its name, when you see its spiked clusters of perfectly formed blooms, you'll no doubt recognize the family resemblence.

How to Grow Ornithogalum Bulbs:

1. In the Fall, choose a spot that is sheltered, sunny and warm, with reasonably well-draining soil.

2. Planting ornithogalum bulbs is fairly simple. You'll notice when you receive your bulbs that they look like mini onions and it will be easy to see that the spike should point upwards when planting.

3. Usually the rule of thumb when planting bulbs is that bulbs need at least 2 times their height of soil above them. Ornithogalum arabicum bulbs are fairly large however, so we also want to make sure not to go too deep. Dig a 3 to 4 inch hole, drop the bulb into it (remember, spike points up!) and cover with soil. 

4. Regarding spacing between bulbs, if planting in beds, leave approx 6 inches between each bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can cluster them a little closer together.

5. After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles.

6. Ornithogalum bulbs will flower in the Spring. After the flowers die down, the plant can enjoy a warm rest period. You don't have to water too much during this rest period. Leaves will also die back and start to yellow. At this point, you can choose to tidy up the plant and remove the old leaves. 
 
Ornithogalum flowers make absolutely beautiful and very long lasting cut flowers! In the florist world, they are more commonly known as Star of Bethlehem and are popular for weddings. It will not hurt the plant to cut the flower, so don't hesitate if you prefer to enjoy the blooms in a vase.

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WHEN WILL THIS ITEM SHIP?

Fall Planted bulbs are shipped from September through December.

Orders placed before Sept 15:
Expect your order to arrive mid September at your location.
Orders placed Sept 15 to Dec 15:
Orders are shipped the same week that they are placed.
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