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Ipheion

Ipheion (Starflower)

Ipheion is a South American genus of perennial wildflowers that produce a charming blue or white flower in spring at the same time as early daffodils.


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Ipheion (aka Tristagma or Nothoscordum by some) is a South American genus of perennial wildflowers that produce a charming blue or white flower in spring at the same time as early daffodils. Like daffodils, ipheion plants go dormant for the summer and sprout anew the following winter. Ipheion is an allium relative, a relationship apparent when you crush the leaves and release an onion odor...a scent that repels deer and rabbits from the Ipheion in your garden.

Ipheion naturalizes readily from seed and bulb offsets and you will soon have plenty to share with the neighbors. Its small size makes Ipheion perfect for rock gardens, the front of the border, and along walkways. Ipheion grows well in most of the continental US and prefers full to part sun. Ipheion is a little spring charmer that combines well with muscari, narcissus, baptisia and other small spring bloomers for best effect. When you are ready to buy ipheion for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online offering of ipheion for sale.