Ornithogalum nutans has spikes of fragrant, outward-facing to slightly nodding, star-shaped flowers coloured white and grey-green.
Ornithogalum nutans is an ephemeral bulb with spikes of fragrant, outward-facing to slightly nodding, star-shaped flowers blooming in late spring. They are interestingly bicoloured with white and grey-green. The stems are 12-18 inches tall and last for a long time as a cut flower. Bulbs can naturalize readily when happy becoming overly aggressive in some regions. Tolerant of part shade and moist to dry soils. Native to Bulgaria and Turkey. Photo: Wikipedia.
Common Name: Drooping Star-of-Bethlehem
Family: Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-10
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
Asia and the Pacific - Southwest Asia and Asia Minor
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