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Ornithogalum arabicum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ornithogalum arabicum Arabian Star Flower, Black Pearl Lily, Arabs Eye
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Tufting

Attractive upright clumping bulbous perennial that produces a mass of white star-like slightly fragrant flowers. Flowers are known for having a black pearl in the centre of their flowers, each stand above the grassy foliage in spring. Great cut flower. Grows approx. 40-50cm H x 10-20cm W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm <30cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Fragrant Garden, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Liliaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Blue, Green
Flower Colour: Cream, White
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate