Ornithogalum Arabicum (Black Pearl Lily)
Often Late September blooming for us in the Dandenongs, O. Arabicum is a stunning crystal white bloom resembling a cone. Deep black eyes contrast the light perfume carried by this elegant variety.
Ornithogalum are very hardy, originating from South Africa. They like a very free draining soil and prefer a full sun or partly shaded position. Prepare your soil to a depth of 20cm, ensuring the soil is light and fluffy. Plant bulbs approximately 10cm apart and 6cm deep.
Feed your Ornithogalum with a good all round bulb fertiliser at the time of planting.
A reminder we do not dispatch our bulbs until closer to planting time. We begin sending our bulbs out in the 3rd week of February, but recommend you do not start to plant until the end of March at the earliest.