Often confused with wild garlic or onion, the Star of Bethlehem is a native of Europe that is widely naturalized in the United States. Unlike its edible look-alikes, the Star of Bethlehem is poisonous to small animals and even to cattle. However, its delicate white flowers, rhythmically clustered into its grass-like leaves, make it an attractive ornamental.

Visit Monticello’s Online Shop to check for seeds or plants of Star of Bethlehem.

Typical Blooming Dates: April-May
Growth Type: Bulb
Blossom Color(s): White
Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Location at Monticello: West Lawn
Planting Conditions: Full Sun