Scientific Name: Ornithogalum spp. Form: Vase
Common Name:star-of-Bethlehem Texture:Medium
Family Name:AsparagaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant, Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Africa, Europe, South Asia / India Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Linear, Obovate, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, White, Orange, Yellow, May- Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Green, Jul- Aug
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Perennial border
Key ID Features:Leaves basal (from a bulb), long linear to oblong-lanceolate, petiole slender, up to 30 cm long; florets star-shaped, in racemes, white species are most common but florists may use the orange coloured O. dubium.