Ipheion 'Wisley Blue'
Ipheion 'Wisley Blue'
Ipheion 'Wisley Blue'
Ipheion 'Wisley Blue'
Ipheion 'Wisley Blue'
Ipheion 'Wisley Blue'
Ipheion 'Wisley Blue'
Ipheion 'Wisley Blue'
Ipheion 'Wisley Blue'

Ipheion 'Wisley Blue'

"Spring starflower"

Ipheion 'Wisley Blue'

25 bulbs — £5.25

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Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in September 2024

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
You can expect your order in October 2023

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

With the common name of spring starflower, we don’t really need to tell you much more—except that Ipheion 'Wisley Blue' is stunningly beautiful! Violet blue star-shaped flowers are produced over several weeks in spring, and each petal has a darker stripe through the middle. The flowers have a light but sweet perfume, too. Ipheion 'Wisley Blue' is reliable and easy to grow in a sheltered spot—it really is the perfect plant for garden beds, borders, pathways and pots.

Try it also in generous swathes across the garden—and it’s a natural for gravel gardens or rockeries and alpine beds. Crush the open clumps of green, strap-shaped foliage and it will give the feint aroma of garlic—well, ipheion is a member of the onion and garlic family! 

This is a stand-out bulb, perfect for the front of the border where it will happily naturalise.  Don’t just take our word for it: Ipheion uniflorum 'Wisley Blue' has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit for its outstanding qualities. Better still, if you live in a rural location, this ipheion seems to be left alone by animal pests such as deer and rabbits! 

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Naturalising

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Ipheion uniflorum 'Wisley Blue'

  • Flower colour

    Blue

  • Bulb size

    5/+

  • Established height

    10-20cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    100 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial, Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun, Partial shade, Dappled shade

  • Position

    Exposed
    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

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

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Clay
    Loam
    Loam-based compost
    Multipurpose compost
    Sandy
    Stony

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Ipheion 'Wisley Blue' 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 'Wisley Blue' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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