Did you know that Ornithogalum dubium is called Star of Bethlehem?
Well, me neither.
I was going to the flower shop to buy a Sempervivum and there I saw it. Star of Bethlehem fascinated me.
This South African brilliant orange and long-blooming plant makes your garden even more beautiful.
Star of Bethlehem blooms in late spring or early summer and the flowers are yellow to orange and white.
There are more than 120 species in Africa, western Asia and Europe.
You can grow Ornithogalum dubium from bulbs or seed. The bulbs should be planted in spring or fall in a well-drained soil. Bulbs need to be planted 4″ deep. Ornithogalum species can grow in sunny, but also shady areas.
Do not forget to water well when in growth, but do not over water them.
If you would like to grow Ornithogalum dubium from seeds then you should sow the seeds in flats in the spring. Cover the flat with a plastic bag and put it in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. After that, the flat should be sunk into the ground of your garden. Ornithogalum dubium seeds will germinate from 1 to 6 months.
Unfortunately, Ornithogalum dubium grown from seed will bloom only after 3-4 years.
Soil fertilization should be done in April-May.
Ornithogalum dubium is resistant to pests and diseases.
Enjoy the beauty of this wonder flower!