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  • Flowering Time
    • July
    • August
  • Planting Time
    • March
    • April
    • May
  • Growing
    • Needs Winter Protection
    • Perennial
  • RHS Recommended
    • Plants for Pollinators
  • Flowering Height
    • 100 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 16/18 cm
  • Colour
    • Whites & Creams

Ornithogalum Saundersiae

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With stately, elongated stems culminating in a burst of spangled blooms, Ornithogalum ‘Saundersiae’ is also known as ‘Giant Chincherinchee’ for its impressive stature. Taller and more floriferous than its cousins, this variety makes a fine specimen amongst rockeries, borders, and container displays. Held in dense clusters, each starry, white flower is accented by a jet-black bead at the centre. Ornithogalum are included in the ‘Plants for Pollinators’ scheme by the RHS, providing a plentiful source of nectar to bees and butterflies. ‘Saundersiae’ is one of the ultimate cut flowers, with elegant, towering stems and an astonishing vase life of several weeks

Care Guide

Ornithogalum thrive in warm, sunny spots in the garden, either in the ground or in pots.

Plant the bulbs in spring, 5-8cm deep, spaced 10cm apart into fertile well-drained soil.  Water in after planting and consistently once leaves appear and if the soil appears dry.  Do not allow the bulbs to sit in cold, wet soil.

Flowers appear in late summer on stems 15-80cm tall, depending on variety.

Bulbs planted in borders require lifting and storing over the winter and replanted the following spring.

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