All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Ornithogalum nutans (Nodding star of Bethlehem)


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Aspect: Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Well-Drained
Colour: Green

A tough and easy spring-flowering bulbous plant which naturalises well. Very pretty soft silvery grey-green flowers in May, bluebell-like in stature. Sweetly scented. Originally from Bulgaria and SW Turkey.

Good for cutting and last very well. Perfect for planting in mixed borders, pots and containers or even in grass as the foliage can be mown when it dies back after flowering.

Prefers a sunny or lightly shaded position in well-drained to average soil.

Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Height: 40cm

Common name(s): Drooping star of Bethlehem; Nodding star of Bethlehem

Picture: Florian Siebeck (flo) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
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