Charlotte Bishop has beautiful soft pinky mauve flowers and is an outstanding recent addition to the Ipheion family which must be seen to be fully appreciated.
Iphieons are also known as the Spring starflower and are quite frost hardy and naturalise well over time. Ipheion are also low maintenance so do not need deadheading or weeding! The leaves give off a faint odour of onion when brushed against.
Ipheion are very attractive hardy plants from South America.
Bulbs should be planted 6-8cm deep and 6cm apart in a well drained soil. They can be planted in heavier soils, just add a bit of grit to the hole before planting to aid drainage.
They are ideal for edging a spring border or naturalising under deciduous trees and shrubs, where they soon spread to form impressive colonies.
Flowering time: March-April
Flowering Height: 4-6 inches (10-15cm)
Aspect: Semi to full sun in the warmer parts of the garden
Soil type: Free draining humus rich soils that do not dry out, acid through to alkaline. Split clumps in early autumn to late spring to help naturalisation.
In early spring ensure young shoots are protected from slugs and snails.
Using Bulb Starter when initially planting out to help boost the growth of the root system.
New season top quality bulbs supplied from September onwards