Bath Asparagus

 

 

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     Native British 

Bath Asparagus Bulbs 

Latin:  Ornithogalum pyrenaicum

Other Names:  Wild Asparagus, Spiked Star of Bethlehem
Distribution:  It is now rare in the wild, but was once abundant in woodland around Bath.
Habitat: 
Prefers a moist site in sun or semi-shade.
Description:  Perennial.  It is a
tall plant (up to 60cm), with white flower spikes from June to July.
Other Notes:  The edible flowering shoots were once sold in the food markets of Bath as an asparagus-like delicacy.

Planting Instructions for Bulbs:  Bath Asparagus bulbs should be planted in the autumn as soon as received.  They are best planted where they can be left undisturbed.  Plant with about 10cm of soil above the bulb, so that the soil covering does not dry out during the Spring.  If the soil dries out, the plant may not have sufficient moisture to build up the bulb for flowering the following year.

Plant the bulbs as soon as possible upon receipt.  

These bulbs were grown in Britain from cultivated stock.  

1 bulb @ 5    

5 bulbs @20 

All prices include VAT.

Please contact us for larger quantities

 

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