Ornithogalum reverchonii Lange
Ornithogalum reverchonii belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Ornithogalum reverchonii was described by Johan Martin Christian Lange in 1891. The name is considered as validly published.
Ornithogalum reverchonii is a species in the genus Ornithogalum which contains approximately 190 to 217 species and belongs to the family of the Asparagaceae (Asparagus Family). The type species of the genus is Ornithogalum umbellatum.
The plants reach heights of 45 to 90 centimetres.
Ornithogalum reverchonii is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are lanceolate with entire margins.
Flowers and Fruits
Ornithogalum reverchonii produces racemes of nodding, white campanulate flowers in May.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
The plants prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.
Suited for mixed borders.
Maintenance and Propagation
- Remove withered flowers.
- The leaves should be left on the plants after flowering so that they can gather strength for the following year.
- Plant in autumn 10 centimetres deep.
Propagate by sowing seed in a cold frame in autumn or by bulblets in summer.
Ornithogalum reverchonii is toxic.
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Pests and Diseases
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- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.