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Star of Bethlehem

Ornithogalum spp.

Ornithogalum arabicum JPG1b by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


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  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Star of Bethlehem Overview

A genus of 190 species of bulbous perennial flowering plants in the Asparagaceae family with a wide distribution over several continents including Europe, Africa including Madagascar, and Central Asia. They have clumps of strap-shaped leaves and inflorescences carrying star or cup-shaped white, yellow or orange flowers often striped with green. The common name for the genus is star-of-bethlehem and they are popular as ornamental garden plants and for cut flowers.

How to propagate Star of Bethlehem


Propagate by seed or offsets, in autumn for spring-flowering bulbs, in spring for summer-flowering bulbs.


Other uses of Star of Bethlehem

Borders, rock gardens, flower arranging

Spring Bulbs for Autumn Planting

Plant out these flowering bulbs in autumn to enjoy their performance next year.

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Spring Flowering Bulbs

Flowering in spring these bulbs give a beautiful display.

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