Position – Full sun or part shade
Soil – Well-drained
Flowering Period –Spring/summer
Hardiness – Tender to Fully hardy (depending on variety)
Ornithogalum are best planted in a well-drained, loam-based soil within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. They are best positioned in an area of full sun or part shade. Ornithogalum are well suited to flower beds, borders and containers as well as making an attractive cut flower too.
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If you have a poorly draining soil, you may wish to amend the planting area with grit and organic matter to improve drainage. Dig a hole and plant your bulbs about 8cm (3in) deep and 16cm (6in) wide, watering thoroughly to settle the bulbs into place. PLEASE NOTE: all parts of this plant may cause severe discomfort if ingested and may irritate your skin.
Once the flowering period has ended, you should leave the foliage in place as the leaves gather sunlight to create a vital energy source for the following year. Water when appropriate during active periods of growth, decreasing the volume needed when necessary during winter. Tender varieties will need winter protection and must be kept in frost free conditions.
It is possible to propagate Ornithogalum by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring.
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