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Hyacinthaceae
Ornithogalum dubium


Thunder
Thunder
Flower Petal # 6
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Color 2    
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Herb

Hyacinthaceae Family

Ornithogalum Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Snake Flower, Yellow (or Orange) Chincherinchee, Orange Star of Bethlehem or Star of Africa.


Location

Dubium flowers are endemic to the Cape Province of South Africa, meaning they are unique to that geographic region alone.

Physical Description
Perennial with bulbs below ground. Leaves 3-8, yellowish green, margins ciliate. Scapes 1025 cm long. Raceme cylindric to almost spherical with 5-25 flowers. Tepals ranging from orange, red, yellow or rarely white, often with a green or brown center. Flowers in winter or spring.

It is almost prostrate, with 4 inches long lance-shaped dark pale green basal leaves and bears 15-20 tangerine colored flowers a spherical headed racemes shape atop 12"-15" stems.




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General Information

Cultivation: O. dubium is frost-tender and is best grown in containers but 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. Tolerates 36-90° F. 50-80° F is ideal. In dormancy, the bulbs below ground level can tolerate temperatures as low as 10° F.

Propagation: You can propagate from bulb offsets.

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Warning: Keep your pets attention off it as the Dubium flower is toxic if ingested. (No reference to symptoms or treatment noted)



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Comment: Sun Star, Ornithogalum dubium

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Thunder
Thunder
July 02, 2010
To me the plant you referenced above looks more like
  Clivia  Clivia
 Clivia
The Bush Lily (Clivia) was first discovered around 28 September 1813 at the mouth of the Great Fish River in the Eastern Cape by the English naturalist William J Burchell. Around 1823 a botanical coll



gardengeek
gardengeek
July 02, 2010
Is this the same?
  Orange Sun Star Flower Orange Sun Star Flower
Orange Sun Star Flower


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