Sunday, July 18, 2010
Giant Chincherinchee Flower
This is a bulb from South Africa that you don’t see too often growing in the garden but is sometimes available as a cut flower. I have never grown it myself but would like to someday. Since it tender it would have to be lifted out of the ground here every winter and stored in a cool dry place.
Ornithogalums are mostly native to South Africa and Europe. Here is a good reference page of the different species with pictures. Bulb Society dot org. It should be noted that this plant is considered poisonous to both farm amd domestic animals.
See more flowers from all over the world at Today’s Flowers .
For a bonus picture here is a Black and White Bee on Butterfly weed.