Ornithogalum longibracteatum

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Heinie
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Country: South Africa
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Gardening Interests: I grow Clivias, Daylilies and numerous bulbs from the Amaryllidaceae family.
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Ornithogalum longibracteatum

Post by Heinie » August 28th, 2013, 11:50 pm

I have a few Ornithogalum longibracteatum bulbs, or perhaps better known by its common name of Pregnant Onion, flowering now. This common name was given because little bulbs form on the main bulb. The bulbs look like an onion. The flower scape grows to almost two meters high full of flowers.

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Re: Ornithogalum longibracteatum

Post by mikhurram » August 29th, 2013, 12:05 am

True to their name they tend to multiply fast and are very heat tolerant. Ornithogalum thyrosides are also quite pretty.

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Re: Ornithogalum longibracteatum

Post by Tahir Khan » August 29th, 2013, 1:01 am

Interesting plant :)

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