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What you need to know as a florist about the Ornithogalum

  • Colourful splendour

    The Ornithogalum is mainly white with a hint of green at its heart. This makes the flower visually attractive and attracts attention.

  • Stylish applications

    Ornithogalum, also known as bird's nest, has six white petals with a green heart in the centre. The shape of the flower is reminiscent of a bird's nest.

  • Symbolic meaning

    The Ornithogalum symbolises purity and innocence.

All about the Ornithogalum

Few flowers are as slender and elegant as the Ornithogalum. This striking bulbous flower deserves to be put in the spotlight! The botanical name Ornithogalum is said to be composed of ornis or ornithos (bird) and galum (milk). This explains the name Bird's milk.

This flower symbolises purity and innocence and is therefore often used on occasions such as weddings and christening ceremonies. In the vase, the Ornithogalum lasts for a long time. The star-shaped flowers open gradually and remain beautiful for up to two weeks. The flower does well both as a mono-bouquet and in a mixed bouquet. A versatile flower that you can go either way with.

Sales inspiration for the florist

The Ornithogalum is a beautiful flower often used in bridal and funeral bouquets. You can find more inspiration here.

Sales advice for the florist

In-store sales advice for Ornithogalum

There are several techniques you can apply to the Ornithogalum. Think of making arrangements, a bouquet, a mono-bouquet or drying.





When choosing the right bouquet, it is important to consider the meaning of the Ornithogalum. Ideal for special occasions. Read the meaning of the flower under 'Product information'.

Give care tips

Give advice on caring for Ornithogalum, so the customer knows how to keep the flowers fresh for as long as possible. Read the care tips under 'Care' for the best advice.

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