Plant of the Month for March 2018

Ornithogalum fimbriatum

Description and General Information:

Ornithogalum fimbriatum is a bulbous species native to dry areas of the Balkans and Turkey.  Plants produce a flat rosette of narrow green leaves with distinct ciliate margins.  The flowers arise from the center of the rosette, on stems 10-15 cm tall. The white flowers with a green striped reverse, 2-3 cm in diameter, are produced in a dense raceme.


Any well-drained site in full sun; keep dry in summer. Hardy to zone 5.

Blooming season:

Mid to late spring


Seed, division


Sow seeds in autumn and leave outside for ther winter.


Well established clumps may be dug once dormant and separated into individual bulbs.



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