Star of Bethlehem

Family: Liliaceae
Botanical name: Ornithogalum umbellatum

Flower colour: white inside, greenish outside

Flowering period: April – May

Average plant height: 20 cm

Planting depth to base of bulb: 10 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 10 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

Light requirements: partial shade

Landscape uses: borders and rock gardens

The flowers open only if enough sunlight is present. During dull weather, they close to display the green exteriors of their petals. The 16 to 20 flowers are arranged in loose umbels.