Ornithogalum, also known as Chincherinchees, are a stunning South African variety - their blooms are prized as cut-flowers…. With a vase life of 2 weeks, there’s no wonder!

Ornithogalums are incredibly hardy, and will make a lovely spectacle in pots or straight into the garden.

These beauties are happy even in dry sites, as long as they have reasonable amounts of moisture during the Spring flowering season.

  • Find somewhere in the garden that’s free-draining, and gets full sun or part shade.
  • Loosen the soil to a depth of 15cm, and mix in some Bulb Food, or a general purpose fertilizer.
  • Plant just 4-6cm deep, and about the same distance for spacings (pointy side of the bulb facing upwards)
  • Give them a good watering to get the Bulbs kickstarted.

For a full overview of how to plant Ornithogalum visit our Gardeners Guide.