Spring Starflower (Ipheion uniflorum)

Botanical names:
Ipheion uniflorum Accepted
Tristagma uniflorum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 4- 5 inches (10-15cm)
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: pale blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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The Top 50 Most Popular Spring Blooming BulbsThe Top 50 Most Popular Spring Blooming Bulbs
By dave on March 28, 2015

We made it! Winter is over and it's springtime! Let's celebrate with a special week dedicated to these beautiful bulbs that brighten our gardens every spring, and we open that week with a look at the most popular of these plants.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 5, 2015 10:44 PM

Ipheion is a true bulb. Originally from South America. Onion scented.

Forcible - Pot up in the fall, about 5 buls per 5 inch pot. Amend the potting medium with one part sand to three parts mix. Cover the bulbs. Needs 10 to 12 weeks of cold period (35 to 40 degrees). Should bloom within 3 weeks. (Best if kept on the cool side around 60 - 65 degrees after removed from cold cycle.)

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Posted by piksihk (Texas - Zone 9a) on May 4, 2013 3:38 PM

Very early blooming; one of the first to bloom here

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