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PlantFiles: Ornithogalum
Ornithogalum balansae

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Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Ornithogalum (or-ni-THOG-al-um) (Info)
Species: balansae (bal-AN-see) (Info)

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured
Rubbery-Textured

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive coriaceous On Jan 28, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This small bulb has showy white flowers in early spring, and looks a lot like star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) when it's in bloom. It flowers much earlier in the spring, which makes it a more valuable garden plant (at least in my way of thinking), and it's not in the least invasive. If you like star-of-Bethlehem, but its invasiveness gives you pause, this is a great substitute. It's inexpensive and easily obtained from sellers of fall bulbs.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Roslindale, Massachusetts
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Austin, Texas
Ridgefield, Washington



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