Star of Bethlehem, dubium (YELLOW) ,flowers bulb
- » Plant 1 bulb per 4" pot or 3 per 6" pot
- » Bulbs need an end treatment of 4 weeks of 63 degrees F after they arrive in early October
- » If staged for different plantings, store the bulbs warm prior to this end treatment
- » Plant and grow at 72-74 degrees days / 65-68 degrees at night
- » Marketing period: February - April
- » Up to 30 flowers per bulb
Bring a touch of Africa to your yard with the brilliant YELLOW Ornithogalum dubium. Commonly called star of Bethlehem, orange star flower, snake flower or chincherinchee, this South African bulb is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture planting zones 7 through 11, and can be enjoyed as a tender bulb or a potted plant elsewhere. The plant grows up to a foot tall and blooms with clusters of 15 to 20 small six-petaled blossoms on 12 to 15-inch stems in spring. Orange star flower makes an attractive rock garden or woodland plant where they can naturalize in a site that receives full sun.
Growing Star of Bethlehem If you decide to plant Star of Bethlehem flower bulbs in your landscape, do it in fall. The plant is hardy in USDA Zone 3 with mulch and grows in Zones 4 to 8 without mulch. Plant Star of Bethlehem flower bulbs in a full to mostly sunny area of the landscape. This plant can take 25 percent shade, but grows best in full sun location. Star of Bethlehem flower bulbs should be planted about 2 inches (5 cm.) apart and at a depth of 5 inches (13 cm.) to the base of the bulb. To ward off invasive tendencies, plant in a buried container or an area that is lined and edged so that bulbs can only spread so far. Deadhead flowers before seeds develop. Star of Bethlehem plant care is not necessary, except to prevent the abundant spread. If you find the plant becoming too prolific, Star of Bethlehem plant care requires removal of the entire bulb to stop its growth.