Genus Ipheion (starflower, spring starflower) are small bulbous perennials with onion-scented, narrowly strap-shaped leaves and sweet-scented star-shaped flowers in late winter and spring. These started flowering later than the accompanying blue muscari, but together they make a wonderful sight. As they are all planted in shallow terracotta pots they can be moved around the garden, but they do seem to love being in a sunny spot. Next year I think I will add some of the blue and purple ones to the mix.

Plant Portrait

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    • Lovely little stars and such a clear white too. My best buy last autumn were the smaller bulbs. The tulips have not done so well this year.

      • There are years for everything, aren’t there? The amelanchior has been gorgeous this year, but often it’s just starting to flower and we go to the Algarve and miss it. Our rhodies are just starting to open up. Love it! Going to YSP on Sunday, with James. Hoping for rhodies. And I must get up to Cragside this year. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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