• Ornithogalum thyrsoides
  • Ornithogalum thyrsoides
  • Ornithogalum thyrsoides
  • Ornithogalum thyrsoides

Ornithogalum thyrsoides

Chincherinchee, Chinkerinchee, Chinchierinchee, Star of Bethlehem, Wonder Flower
Size: Small but flowering size bulbs

Availability: In stock

£0.79
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Quick Overview

  • Tall racemes of white flowers
  • Excellent cut flowers
  • Sunny sheltered location 
  • Store bulbs over winter
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Description

Ornithogalum thyrsoides, Chincherinchee is a well-known perennial geophyte with exceptionally beautiful clusters of white bowl-shaped flowers held high above the green fleshy foliage in a tall raceme. The flowers which usually appear in July have a contrasting dark eye and a light fragrance. They make perfect cut flowers, lasting up to two weeks and are thus a favourite in floristry.

They require a sunny sheltered location and should be kept well-watered throughout the spring. The foliage dies back after flowering. Not fully hardy in most parts of the UK, the bulbs are best dug up after flowering and kept in a frost-free environment until planting again in early spring.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Scilloideae
Synonyms Eliokarmos ceresianus, Eliokarmos coarctatum, Eliokarmos thyrsoides, Lomaresis alba, Myogalum coarctatum, Myogalum thyrsoides, Ornithogalum bicolor, Ornithogalum ceresianum, Ornithogalum coarctatum, Ornithogalum conicum, Ornithogalum gilgianum, Ornithogalum grimaldiae, Ornithogalum hermannii, Ornithogalum revolutum, Tomoxis coarctata
Geographical Origin South Africa: Northern Cape and Western Cape Provinces
Cultivation No
Eventual Height 70cm
Eventual Spread 50cm
Hardiness Tender to half-hardy. Store bulbs over winter in a frost-free environment and plant again in Spring

Ornithogalum thyrsoides

Chincherinchee, Chinkerinchee, Chinchierinchee, Star of Bethlehem, Wonder Flower
Size: Small but flowering size bulbs

Availability: In stock

£0.79
  • Buy 3 for £0.69 each and save 13%
  • Buy 5 for £0.59 each and save 26%
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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