ornithogalum umbellatum (star-of-bethlehem) is a european native with two subspecies (ssp.).
ornithogalum umbellatum care
the star-of-bethlehem is hardy (-26.1 °c/-15 °f) and can be cultivated in the garden the year round. the suitable for sunny to partial shaded places plant likes a well drained ground which contains some sand and grit.
the bulbs can be planted 5-10 centimeter (1.97-3.94 inches) deep, with a distance of 10 centimeter (3.94 inches).
keep the ground moist but not wet if the plants are in growth (spring to summer). as fertilizer some pond water can be given.
if blooming time is over in in early summer, the leaves begin to turn yellow. if the foliage has died back it can be cutted off. until next spring there is no need for watering or feeding ornithogalum umbellatum.