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Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 28673

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Ornithogalum nutans is cold hardy
USDA Zone:6 -10° to 0°F   (-23.5° to -18°C)
Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence: WHITE, broad GREEN stripe, 10-20
Fruit: .....(germinates in 8-12 weeks at 5deg.C.)
Foliage: pale GREEN, grasslike, 30-40cm...good in pots or naturalised
Height, in meters: 0.6
Height, in feet: 1.98
Ornithogalum nutans seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Parts of Ornithogalum nutans are considered toxic.

Common names for Ornithogalum nutans:

Drooping Star of Bethlehem,  Nickender Milchstern,  Nodding Star of Bethlehem,  Star-of-Nature, 


Ornithogalum nutans is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

6:   Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List
12:   British Native Wild Flowers Shrubs and Trees
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
46:   Mediterranean Natives and Introduced Plant Seeds
77:   Central European Native and Introduced Plants
78:   South Eastern European Native and Introduced Plants
107:   South West Asian Native Plant Seeds
165:   Shady Condition Plant Seed List
464:  Liliaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.
860:  Hyacinthaceae


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Germination guide for Ornithogalum nutans

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Ornithogalum nutans seeds will usually germinate in 30-180 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Ornithogalum nutans seeds about 2mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 15°C.

Ornithogalum nutans seeds will mostly germinate as the weather warms up in Spring, some may germinate during the Summer or Autumn but are more likely to stay dormant until the following Spring.


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