Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Featured Plant of the Day: Spring Starflower

Ipheion uniflorum 
Spring Starflower

Type    Perennial
Hardy range    7B to 9A
Height    4" to 8" / 10cm to 20cm
Spread    24" to 30" / 60cm to 75cm
Growth rate    Average
Form    Irregular or sprawling
Exposure    Partial shade or partial sun to full sun
Persistence    Deciduous

Bloom Color    Blue and white
Bloom Time    Spring

The flowers are fragrant and showy.

This plant will grow in moist soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy or sandy.
The pH preference is  a neutral soil.

Leaf Color    Green
This plant has fragrant foliage.

Landscape Uses
-    Container plantings
-    Alpine garden
-    Rock garden
-    Border
-    Massing
-    Groundcover

Attributes and Features
-    Naturalizing

Propagation and Root Form
Propagation is from  division and  seeds.
Best propagation time is in the  winter.
This plant grows from a  bulb.

Culture Notes
This plant is easy to grow and should be left undisturbed for as long as possible.  In areas of prolonged frost, mulch Ipheion for winter protection.  Plants have an onion like odor.  Plants go well with: Tulipa, Phlox subulata, Narcissus, and Crocus.