Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'

ipheion bulbs

10 bulbs £4.99 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March
  • Flower colour: white
  • Other features: slender, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)
  • Bulb Size: 5/7

    In spring, the low-growing tufts of slender green foliage are topped with dazzling white, star-shaped flowers. If you look closely, you can see each of the six petals has a faint grey stripe running through its centre towards the darker eye. This is a large-flowered and robust form, which multiplies to form generous clumps over time.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs 10cm deep and 10cm apart from September to November. Provide a generous layer of protective mulch in autumn. In colder areas plant them into a pot so they can be over-wintered in an unheated greenhouse.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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