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Ipheion uniflorum


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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour





Half hardy

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Plant details

This vigorous, spring- flowering bulb from South America hlas vivid blue, star-shaped flowers which are usually highly scented and blue-green, strap-shaped leaves that smell of garlic when crushed. Plant it in well-drained soil in full sun and protect the bulbs in winter with a thick mulch. Suitable for container planting as well as a useful addition to the border or beneath trees.

Family: Alliaceae

Genus: Ipheion

Species: uniflorum

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 15cm

Spread: 15cm

Time to plant: September to November

Flowering period: March to April

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