Country of Origin: South Africa - northern and western Cape
Habitat: sandy flats in winter rainfall areas
Description: Ornithogalum thyrsoides has a pyramid-shaped cluster of white flowers.
Uses: Chincherinchee is usually grown as a source of long lasting cut flowers.
Culture: The plant does not have sufficient cold tolerance to be left in the ground through the winter. The white flowers are produced on one-foot stems in early summer. When the flowers are cut and cared for properly, they can last for months. At the end of the growing season dig the bulbs and store them as you would other tender bulbs. Chincherinchee may also be grown in pots.