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Ornithogalum thyrsoides - The Chincherinchee

Ornithogalum thyrsoides - The Chincherinchee

 

Grown widely for cut flowers, Ornithogalum thyrsoides, with its tall flower spikes and long lasting flower has a few common names.

Best known as 'The Chincherinchee', and also as 'The Star of Bethlehem', wonderful white flowers in dense clusters, they attract attention both in the garden and florists shops.

Like most of the genus Ornithogalum thyrsoides requires full sun and a well drained soil to flower well.

Be a little wary of the 'easy nature' of these bulbs, in warmer climates this is true, however in cooler zones you will need to lift or protect them from the cold of winter.

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