Beautiful early summer bulb
O. arabicum is possibly the most stunning of the not-so-hardy ornithogalums. Large umbels of pearly-white starry flowers with a green-black centre and yellow anthers.
Light: full sun
Soil: well-drained soil, pots
Bulb size: 14cm+
Care: plant at least 7cm deep in spring in a warm, sunny border. They may survive overwinter in a sheltered, frost-free position if mulched well. Otherwise keep them in pots and bring them out in late April when frosts have past.