Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'
Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'
Flower BulbsAlberto Castillo (Starflower) Bulbs UK - 3
Flower BulbsAlberto Castillo (Starflower) Bulbs UK - 3
Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'
Flower BulbsAlberto Castillo (Starflower) Bulbs UK - 1
Flower BulbsAlberto Castillo (Starflower) Bulbs UK - 1
Flower BulbsAlberto Castillo (Starflower) Bulbs UK - 2
Flower BulbsAlberto Castillo (Starflower) Bulbs UK - 2

Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'

"Spring starflower"

Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'

25 bulbs — £4.50

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Orders placed before 1 September 2022
You can expect your order in September 2022

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
You can expect your order in October 2022

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

If the name Ipheion doesn’t roll off your tongue easily, the blooms will certainly be easy on the eye, making its common name, ‘Spring Starflower’ much more memorable (and easier to pronounce). Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo' is rated as being the most worthy of the Star Flower hybrids thanks to its big, truly star-shaped white blooms and delightful scent. As early bloomers, they’ll be a welcome addition to your garden – and quite possibly a permanent one – since Star Flowers generally settle in nicely. Provide Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo' a sunny position, and get ready for an irresistible display of blooms. The fine foliage isn’t messy at dormancy, and by planting bulbs, you’ll be beating gardeners with less foresight who buy them in pots only after seeing how beautiful the blooms can be.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    5/+

  • Established height

    10-20cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Spreading
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Borders
    Ground cover
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Rockery
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Large containers

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

    • Plant your Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your "Spring starflower" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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