‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass

Star-of-Bethlehem photograph by Ulf Eliasson

Star-of-Bethlehem, another spring bulb to try

Judith Adam

The star-of-bethlehem flourishes in dry soils under maples or at the feet of large evergreen shrubs. Fat clumps of white upturned flowers (several to a stem, and with a pale green stripe to each petal) shine in spring.