MARCH THROUGH MAY
DUBIUM MEANS DOUBTFUL OR DUBIOUS—MEANING “UNSETTLED IN OPINION: DOUBTFUL“.
Tall spikes that host a constellation of star-like florets with definitive centers. Flower clusters are at the top of long, leafless stems.
NAME: Ornithogalum Dubium, Snake Flower, or Sun Star.
LASTING: Blossoms will last an amazing 2 to 3 weeks as the blooms progressively open from the base of the cluster up to the tip.
HEIGHT: 16” to 22”+.
FAMILY ROOTS: Native to South Africa. Common relatives: onion, Alstroemeria, Hyacinth, Tulip and Star of Bethlehem.
HISTORY: The bulbs have been prepared and used as food in the Old World and it is believed the ancient Greeks ate the young shoots as a substitute for asparagus.
DISPLAY: A truly fabulous and artistic cut flower. A dramatic enhancement to an arrangement.
CARE & HANDLING: Upon arrival cut stems and place into a clean container with fresh, tepid water with fresh flower food solution. Remove any foliage below the water. Keep in cool location out of direct sunlight and drafts. Replenish water as needed.
BUT OF DUBIUM’S BEAUTY OR LONGEVITY—WE ARE SURELY NOT DUBIOUS!