Ornithogalum saundersiae forms an erect rosette of dark green, shiny, sword-shaped leaves of up to 500 mm long in spring. Flat-topped, many-flowered inflorescences of up to 1.5 m tall are produced in summer . The star-shaped flowers are ivory or white with a pronounced black ovary in the centre. Plants are usually gregarious and the bulbs multiply rapidly to form dense stands.
It prefers a dry spot in the garden and is a good addition to a rockery. Use a sandy soil. Plant in groups for the best effect. Keep the bulbs dry in winter.
It is very susceptible to rot if overwatered.
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