Ipheion A Constellation of Blue Stars
Ipheion A Constellation of Blue Stars

Ipheion A Constellation of Blue Stars

SKU: F340434
50 for $13.95
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Spring Starflower
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/10W Exposure: Full or Part Sun
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Blooms In: Apr-May
Height: 3-5" Spacing: 3-4"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BULB
Deer Resistance: Yes
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Product Details

Product Details

This mixture is a great way to get to know some of the best blues in the bulb world. We include 'Rolf Fiedler' and 'Froyle Mill,' with pure white 'Album' to add sparkle. They make a stunning underplanting for late-season Daffodils and midseason Tulips. The bulbs are small, quick and easy to plant, and inexpensive, so there's no reason not to give this superb mixture a try. Not labeled. 50 bulbs fill 5 sq. ft.

Ipheion makes cheerful carpets of sweetly fragrant, 1″ star-shaped flowers beginning here in northern Connecticut in April. Plants grow just 3–5″ tall, so they're ideal for edging a spring border or naturalizing under deciduous trees and shrubs, where they soon spread to form impressive colonies. The foliage will persist until hot weather arrives, and then may appear again in fall, similar to Muscari, but don't be alarmed.

For more information on the planting and care of Ipheion, click Growing Guide.

Shipping

Shipping

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Lovely but a problem

Sally the Squirrel Feeder from Swansea, MA

These guys are just totally lovely. I planted them at the feet of a large maple tree, with visions of swathes of blue stars covering the impossible-to-mow root lumps. Unfortunately, the squirrels like them too. In fact, the squirrels seemed to be preferentially eating the Ipheion, which was good news for the crocus and daffs, but still kind of sucked. Only about 4 came up of the 50 I planted. Sad.

In the end, these are great but take extra precautions to keep them away from squirrels.

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Not close to blue

A viewer from Ohio

While a novice, I know that there can really be no true blue in gardening. Still, these were awfully purple to my eye. And man oh man, the squirrels love them. But they are really quite cheap, and good quality. It will be interesting to see if they do indeed propagate.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Pronunciation: if'ee-on 

Bulb size: 3-4 cm 

Plant 3-4 in. apart, 2 in. deep (10-15 per sq. ft.), in sun or shade. Ipheion performs well in the lawn or along the edge of a border and may naturalize and spread around the garden.

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