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Ornithogalum dubium Capetown Stars


Early Summer

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I bought this plant as O.sunrise, but I think it is O. dubium, which is also known as Sun Star. It is a perennial bulbous flowering plant of the family Hyacinthaceae. It is native to South Africa (Cape Province). The bright orange colour of the petals are a delight. It is frost-tender and is best grown in containers and is not easy to flower the next season. The main soil requirement is excellent drainage, ample water in the spring. It is mainly grown for cut flower and flowering pot-plant production.

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