Botanical name: Ipheion uniflora /Tritelea uniflora Family: Amaryllidaceae Plant/bulb type: True bulb Planting time: Late Summer to Autumn Height: 10-12cm Depth & spacing: 4-5cm deep & 5-10cm apart Aspect: Full sun to light shade. Soil: Well drained is ideal although very hardy and tolerant. We've even seen them growing through bitumen! Watering: Start watering when growth appears and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies off after flowering. It is ideal to keep bulbs relatively dry whilst dormant. Fertilising: In poor soils top dress with a complete fertiliser each Autumn. Eg: Blood & Bone. Flowering time: From early Spring for many weeks. After flowering care: No care required! These bulbs are self-sufficient. Simply ensure the bulbs don't become completely dried out during periods of active growth. Comments: Extremely cheerful and just as hardy. Plant where they can naturalise. They will quickly develop into dense clumps of star-shaped flowers. Climate: Tropical to Cool.
Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:42 AM Keywords: Spring Star Flowers, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb