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Star of Bethlehem bulbs (ornithogalum umbellatum)

Star of Bethlehem bulbs (ornithogalum umbellatum)
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Star of Bethlehem bulbs (ornithogalum umbellatum)Star of Bethlehem bulbs (ornithogalum umbellatum)

Star of Bethlehem bulbs (ornithogalum umbellatum)

  Our ref: NB3_1
  • Easy to establish
  • early pollen source for Bees
  • Supplied with planting guidelines
  • Autumn delivery
  • type - Wildflower Bulb
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minus0plus 10 Star of Bethlehem bulbs = £2.75
minus0plus  50 Star of Bethlehem bulbs = £12.55
minus0plus  100 Star of Bethlehem bulbs = £23.65
minus0plus  1000 Star of Bethlehem bulbs = £118.45

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Star of Bethlehem bulbs can be ordered at any time of year but will only be dispatched between October and November whilst bulbs are fully dormant. If possible please ensure orders reach us before mid-September, to ensure autumn dispatch.

Star of Bethlehem -ornithogalum umbellatum is an underrated Wildflower that is very easy and quick to establish in a spring flowering meadow. The star shaped flowers are a brilliant white and appear in April and May, opening only in full sunshine. Star of Bethlehem bulbs will establish best on well-drained, fertile soils and it is possible to introduce and establish bulbs in rough grasslands or lawns.
Star of Bethlehem look best growing alongside other spring flowering meadow plants such as Cowslips, Meadow Buttercup, Common Sorrel and Birdsfoot trefoil.


How to grow Star of Bethlehem from Bulbs:

Star of Bethlehem bulbs can be introduced to their permanent planting positions in October and November. If the weather prevents planting, then bulbs should be stored in a dry, cool shady place until things improve. Stored carefully in this way Star of Bethlehem bulbs should keep for at least a week or longer. A hole approximately 3 times the length of the bulb is required when planting. If the soil is especially heavy then the addition of a little sand can help. Star of Bethlehem bulbs will establish more readily if a very damp soil can be found in a shady position. Flowers should normally appear the following spring. Bulbs multiply rapidly and can be divided in later years.


Summary:

type - Flowering Bulb/rhizome, colour - White or Cream, height - 0 to 25cms, flowers April, May, June, habitat - Dry Grassland (clay, loam)
Printed 28/07/2017 12:03:20
nb3_1 clusters of white star shaped flowers in may suitable for a dry spring meadow type flowering bulb rhizome colour white or cream height 0 to 25cms flowers april may june habitat dry grassland clay loam
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