Ornithogalum dubium is unusual in its genus for having bright tangerine orange flowers rather than white and green centres.
Ornithogalum dubium is unusual in its genus for having bright tangerine orange flowers rather than white and green centres. It blooms in spring with rounded heads of its star-like flowers on stems up to 20 inches tall. This frost tender bulb needs to be stored in a dry frost-free location in winter or, in zone 8, planted in a protected location against a building. Provide lots of water when in growth followed by a dry resting period. Endemic to the Cape of South Africa.
Common Name: Sun Star
Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 8-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Orange
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Northern and Western Cape provinces of South Africa, where it is native to vleis, sandy flats, lower mountain slopes and in disturbed ground. Although it is a Cape winter rainfall species, it grows well in gardens in the summer rainfall region.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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