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Ipheion uniflorum 'Alberto Castillo'


Ipheion uniflorum 'Alberto Castillo' is a choice cultivar with larger, white, star shaped flowers scented of violet.

Ipheion uniflorum 'Alberto Castillo' is a choice cultivar of this very long-blooming species. It has larger, white, star shaped flowers scented of violet, bearing faint green, central stripes on their petals, grassy, grey green foliage, and enjoys more sun than the species. Flowering is not affected if the foliage is frozen. Named for the collector who found it in an abandoned Buenos Aires garden in the 1980s, it naturalizes easily. Foliage has an onionlike scent when crushed, deterring deer and rodents.

Common Name: Spring Starflower

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Green

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Winter - Early Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Alpine regions

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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