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

Ipheion A Constellation of Blue Stars

Shipment begins in Fall 2020

SKU: F340434
50 for $16.00
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: 3-5" Spacing: 3-4"
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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. 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.

Reviews

Reviews

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Great bulb

Great plant. There bulbs have spread prolifically over the years and are one of the highlights of my spring garden. They reliably sprout green leaves in fall which persist and add good winter and early spring interest. Good spread even in areas with heavy clay soil.

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Disappointing

I planted these with daffodils, tulips and allium last fall. Out of the 50 bulbs, I had about 4 bloom and all are white.

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White Flower Farm

Only 16 of the 50 bulbs are in the 3 cm size range and several of those are cut/split, the rest are 1 cm at best. At least 1/3rd of the bulbs are soft but I don't know if that is an issue with this type of bulb. Since I am only just planting these I cannot say how they will actually do so I will stay optimistic and presume that I will still get some reasonable number of flowers from these next spring.

We are sorry to learn the overall quality and size of these bulbs was marginal and a representative of the Customer Service team will be contacting you directly.
Thank you,
Cathy

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Poor quality bulbs

Only 16 of the 50 bulbs are in the 3 cm size range and several of those are cut/split, the rest are 1 cm at best. At least 1/3rd of the bulbs are soft but I don't know if that is an issue with this type of bulb. Since I am only just planting these I cannot say how they will actually do so I will stay optimistic and presume that I will still get some reasonable number of flowers from these next spring.

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Really looks like blue stars!

These adorable little flowers were my first bloomers in the Spring. They ranged from pure white to the most brilliant blue and had a very long season of bloom. They seemed to bloom by color, lightest first through the darkest which extended the bloom time for months. They really do look like a constellation of beautiful stars and shine at the front of any spring garden. Low-maintenance and trouble free.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
Print Grow Guide

Latin Name 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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