Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'
Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'

Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Spring Starflower
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/10W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Apr-May
Height: 4-7" Spacing: 4-6"
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These showy, white flowers with stripes on the reverse are noticeably larger. They appear in great profusion over blue-tinted foliage—a delightful combination. Discovered in Argentina and named for its finder, 'Alberto Castillo' is more vigorous than other Ipheions and performs well in partial shade or full sun. The leaves give off a slight scent of onions when bruised.

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 re-emerge from dormancy in late-September. Seedlings may not retain the same color as the parent, so remember to deadhead if you wish to keep your planting intact.

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




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.


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Alberto Castillo

A viewer from Charlotte, NC area

I bought these about 5 years ago when I was building a perennial garden in less that desirable conditions. Soil is orange clay. I amended the soil a bit. We get a good amount of rain in the spring but very dry summers. These flowers don't seem to mind. These sweet little plants have come back every year in early spring. They have gotten pretty full so I am wondering if I should divide them.

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