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Ipheion uniflorum ‘Wisley Blue’

Spring star flower

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourLight blue
  • Leaf ColourBlue green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Ipheion uniflorum ‘Wisley Blue’ (Spring star flower). Has pale green, basal leaves and light blue flowers borne in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Bulb, Fragrant

Origin

Argentina, Uruguay

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, can also be grown in pots.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Plant at a depth of approximately 9cm.

Propagation

Propagation is by offsets in late summer or early autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails may be problematic.

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