Unusual bulbous plant with a showy, glossy green bulb growing above ground, up to 10 cm in diameter. Long pale-green leaves and tall spikes of fragrant flowers. Easy growing. It takes hard drought and frost to about -4 C.
Ornithogalum caudatum is an unusual bulbous plant from South Africa with a showy, glossy green bulb growing above ground, up to 10 cm in diameter. Leaves are pale-gree, long and a produces tall spikes of fragrant flowers.
Ornithogalum caudatum is easy to grow. It takes hard drought and frost to about -4 C. The bulbs rest , leafless, during the dry summers of the Mediterranean climate, but can rest at any time of the year when water is suspended. Larger bulbs produce bulbils on their sides. Leaves are semi-succulent, drooping and grow to 40-60 cm in length. Inflorescences are spikes of white fragrant flowers with green, central stripes, often produced in different seasons
We will ship one adult bulb, often rooted, with some bulblets. It can be dormant or leafy according to the time of the year. In case it is growing, we may cut off some leaves for the shipment. We ship it worldwide.
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|Minimum winter temperature||-5 ºC to 5 ºC|