Ornithogalum Oasis!

"One of my all-time faves... Ornithogalum (aka Star of Bethlehem, Chincherinchee, and a few other weird and wonderful nicknames).

These stunners are a must-have for your cutting garden - with a vase life that's second to none. They're hardy, easy to grow, and love NZ's climate... sooooo, if you have a wee bit of spare space in your garden (or pot!), why not add a few of these absolute beauties (you'll thank me for it)."

~ Kayne, Head Grower, Bulbs Direct HQ

Why Ornithogalum bulbs are a good choice for New Zealand gardens:

  1. Hardiness: These little beauts are tough as nails – chuck 'em in a pot or in the dirt, and they'll put on a stunner of a show in a pot on your deck or out amongst your other bulb varieties. Plus, they flower later in Spring, making them perfect to place next to your daffodils and tulips to pick up the slack once they're done flowering.

  2. Low Maintenance: Plant 'em once, and they'll keep coming back for more, no fuss. Just give 'em a bit of space every few years so they don't get too cheeky and crowd each other out.

  3. Drought Tolerance: They don't mind a dry spell, which is perfect for our (sometimes) patchy Kiwi weather.

  4. Aesthetic Appeal: With their stunning white flowers, they'll spruce up your garden something beautiful!

  5. Versatility: Whether you've got a flower bed, a border, a rockery, or just some pots, these bulbs will fit right in. They're real adaptable, perfect for any garden plan you've got brewing.

  6. Cut Flower Potential: Fancy a bit of fresh bloom indoors? These flowers last up to three weeks in a vase and look stunning, so they're amaaazing for cutting.

  7. Pest and Disease Resistance: No worries about bugs or rot with these hardy bulbs. They're pretty tough, so you can plant 'em and forget 'em.

So, there you have it! Ornithogalum bulbs are a top pick for any Kiwi garden—easy care, tough as nails, and good-looking to boot.

For tips on planting these hardy beauties check out our growers guide.

These towering spikes, decked out in a firework display of teeny-tiny white flowers, know how to make an entrance in late Spring and early Summer. They're the life of the party in any vase, keeping it lively for up to a staggering 3 weeks!

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