Bring a ‘ touch of Africa’ to your yard with the brilliant orange or white Chincherinchee (Ornithogalum).
For a splash of vibrant color indoor or outdoor, grow these ornithogalum flowers.
Their star-shaped, bell-like flowers are very decorative and tend to be extremely fragrant, blooming individually in circles carried at the top of leafless stems.
They can be grown in containers, or as a good garden plant. They can be left to naturalise in the garden.
The most common is Ornithogalum thyrsoides.
Ornithogalum umbellatum, on the other hand, has larger star-shaped white flowers and narrower leaves, as well as a beautiful and very distinctive green stripe on each flower.
Ornithogalum arabicum has a long stem with a distinctive umbrella of waxy white flowers carrying a green-black ovary in the centre.
Ornithogalum dubium is a lovely clear orange shade, and has cup-shaped flowers.
Plant your orange Chincherinchee flowers in pots and keep them on a protected porch or in a cool indoor room in winter.
The vibrant flowers bloom in spring and go dormant in summer when the weather heats up. Chincherinchee come in a range of colors.
Sometimes called a “florist’s nightmare” because they have such a long vase life, and can very easily last a whole month after bring cut.
Grow this star of Bethlehem bulbs in a potting soil comprised of equal parts perlite, peat moss and standard potting soil.
Use a pot that has drainage holes in the bottom to prevent moisture buildup and bulb rot.
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