Ipheion uniflorum ‘Alberto Costillo’
Bulbous perennial, closely related to Alliums. Grown for sweet scented white flowers that open in late winter and spring, they provide welcome early colour.
Flowers in late winter and spring.
Slightly lax-leaved habit. H: up to 15cm, S: up to 8cm.
Leaves are green and strap-like though slightly curved inwards. Some stand straight whilst others curve. Crushed leaves smell of garlic.
Flower stems are straight and green.
Flowers are white, scented, star-shaped, with six petals facing outward. Bright yellow stamens show at the centre.
Sheltered position in dappled sunlight.
Mulch bulbs in winter for protection. May need protection from slugs and snails.
By offsets in late summer or early autumn.
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