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Spring Starflower - Tuber

Ipheion uniflorum  
The small flowers of Triteleia Ipheion Uniflorum have an attractive star shape and an exquisite scent. The leaves are similar to blades of grass and chives. Excellent for naturalizing along paths or garden borders. Once planted they are low maintenance as they prefer to be left undisturbed. Very rewarding plants for years of garden pleasure.
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As soon as possible after receiving the Triteleia Ipheion Uniflorum bulbs they can be planted in the garden, a flower pot or in a planter. If not they must be kept in a frost-free area. Bulbs planted in a flower pot are not usually frost resistant. Loosen the soil well and plant the bulbs approximately 10 cm deep and 5 cm apart with the point facing upwards. Refill the planting hole with soil. Ipheion Uniflorum grows well in a normal garden soil in a full sun or partially shaded area.

Ipheion uniflorum in the garden

Plant Triteleia Ipheion Uniflorum in groups of at least 15 bulbs, or divide around 30 or more evenly in the border. The leaves of the Ipheion take up very little space, so ideal for planting between other border plants, such as columbines or campanulas (Campanula). These divine flowers are brilliant grown in a flower pot or patio planter.

Triteleia Ipheion uniflorum is a small distinguished bulbous plant which forms clumps that produce several flower stems. The pale blue star-shaped fragrant flowers appear in March. The leaves are very narrow, grass-like and smell of garlic when rubbed between your hands. The Triteleia flowers for a long time.

The Triteleia Ipheion Uniflorum bulbs are ideal for naturalizing and can remain in the same spot for years. Deadhead the faded flowers and this will direct the energy back into the bulb. For a healthy growth, we recommend sprinkling Bakker's flower bulb fertilizer around the base of the leaves immediately after the flowering period. This will ensure a rich flowering for the following year. After flowering, leave the foliage to die down naturally and cut back when it has turned yellow. The following spring you will once again be rewarded with an abundance of flowers.


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Growth height: 15 cm