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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
chincherinchee wonder flower
Ornithogalum are bulbous perennials with linear or strap-shaped basal leaves and racemes, sometimes contracted, of star-shaped or cup-shaped, white, yellow or orange flowers
O. thyrsoides is a bulbous perennial to 60cm tall, with narrowly strap-shaped leaves and dense racemes of green-centred white flowers 2cm across in spring and early summer
S Africa (Cape)
Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested, and the sap may irritate skin
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Plant in spring for summer flowering; in growth water freely and lift after flowering - keep frost free over winter. Indoors and under glass grow in large containers of loam-based potting compost (JI No.2) in full light with shade from hot sun, when in growth water freely, keep dry when dormant and repot annually in spring; can also be planted indoors or under glass in autumn for spring flowering
Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring; for bulb propagation remove offsets when dormant
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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