Ixiolirion tataricum
Ixiolirion tataricum
Ixiolirion tataricum
Ixiolirion tataricum
Ixiolirion tataricum
Ixiolirion tataricum
Ixiolirion tataricum
Ixiolirion tataricum
Ixiolirion tataricum
Ixiolirion tataricum

Ixiolirion tataricum

"Lavender mountain lily"

Ixiolirion tataricum

25 bulbs — £3.75

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Description

Ixiolirion tataricum or lavender mountain lily is a stunning, low-growing ornamental perennial. This wildflower is native to the steppes and mountains of the former Soviet Union, but can now be found in gardens around the world. It is easy to grow and requires minimal care, making it a great choice for both experienced and novice gardeners. The flowers of Ixiolirion tataricum appear in early summer, with long, delicate stems of bright purple-blue flowers, each with six petals.

The foliage is a soft, blue-green, and the plant can reach up to 40cm in height. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil, and is an excellent choice for rock gardens, borders, and other areas with limited growing space. It is also drought-tolerant, making it an ideal choice for dry, sunny spots. Ixiolirion tataricum is a beautiful, hardy plant that is perfect for adding low-maintenance colour and texture to any garden. With its bright, vibrant flowers and easy-care requirements, this wildflower is sure to bring beauty and charm to any landscape.

Commonly known as the Siberian lily or lavender mountain lily, this unusual hardy perennial bulb will produce electric blue umbels of delicate funnel shaped flowers above long slender stems, trumpeting your attention from May into July, dancing a jolly tune above grass like foliage. A dark stripe down the centre of each petal simply adds to the depth of the violet, indigo blue, and contrasts with the bright yellow stamen. Once flowered, this regal triumph will retreat for the hottest periods of the summer into dormancy and rest, ready to proclaim its return for years to come!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Ixiolirion tataricum

  • Flower colour

    Blue, purple

  • Bulb size

    5/6

  • Established height

    30-40cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    30 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Full shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Meadows
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Damp
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

  • 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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