Ornithogalum is a really strong flower! It's a flower that's often used in bouquets.

The flower is composed of star shaped little flowers with a black center. 

Most species are native to southern Europe and small Asia.
The Ornithogalum grows from a bulb that isn’t made to survive the frost. 

Therefore it is important that you protect them in winter against frost.

Previously the Ornithogalum family was assigned to the Hyacinth family.
In the garden it’s a very easy plant.


  •   Properties
    Scientific name
    Ornithogalum umbellatum
    Star of Bethlehem
    Southern Europe, Southern Africa and little Asia
    Shelf life
    More than 14 days
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  •   Care tips florists

    - cut the stemps with a sharp knife and put the flowers in a clean vase with fresh water

    - don'f give this flowers to much water on the vase beacause the stemps wil rot when they stand in a vase with to much water



  •   Care tips consumers

    - take a clean vase and fill it with warm water, add flower food.

    - cut 3 to 5 centimeters off the stems with a sharp knife, do not use a sacateurs! it wil demage the stems.

    - do not place the flowers in the full sun and also not in front of the heater.

    - The Ornithogalum is a real strong flower. sometimes it wil last for 2,5 weeks. if you want to achieve this you need to clean the water every 7 days and cut the stems again.

    - when the bottom of the stems turn yellow but the flower still looks nice cut the flowers short en put them in a little vase