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( Ipheion )

Ipheion is a collection of bulbs that bear star-shaped spring flowers in blue, white or purple. After flowering it dies back for the summer. Likes a protected location, with filtered light and well drained soil. They are best planted in the fall and make a good container plant in a cold greenhouse.

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Size:Height: 0.5 ft. to 0.67 ft.
Width: 0.5 ft. to 0.67 ft.  
Plant Category:bulbous plants,  
Plant Characteristics:low maintenance,  
Foliage Characteristics:medium leaves,  
Foliage Color:green,  
Flower Characteristics:erect, single,  
Flower Color:blues, purples, whites,  
Bloomtime Range:Early Spring to Late Spring  
USDA Hardiness Zone:6 to 9  
AHS Heat Zone:Not defined for this plant  
Light Range:Dappled to Dappled  
pH Range:6 to 7.5  
Soil Range:Sandy Loam to Clay Loam  
Water Range:Normal to Moist  

Plant Care

How-to : Fertilization for Annuals and Perennials

Annuals and perennials may be fertilized using: 1.water-soluble, quick release fertilizers; 2. temperature controlled slow-release fertilizers; or 3. organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion. Water soluble fertilizers are generally used every two weeks during the growing season or per label instructions. Controlled, slow-release fertilizers are worked into the soil ususally only once during the growing season or per label directions. For organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion, follow label directions as they may vary per product.

Conditions : Dappled Light

Dappled Light refers to a dappled pattern of light created on the ground, as cast by light passing through high tree branches. This is the middle ground, not considered shady, but not sunny either. Dappled remains constant throughout the day.

Conditions : Moist and Well Drained

Moist and well drained means exactly what it sounds like. Soil is moist without being soggy because the texture of the soil allows excess moisture to drain away. Most plants like about 1 inch of water per week. Amending your soil with compost will help improve texture and water holding or draining capacity. A 3 inch layer of mulch will help to maintain soil moisture and studies have shown that mulched plants grow faster than non-mulched plants.

How-to : Plant Bulbs

It's time to plant bulbs.

Glossary : Bulbs

A bulb is a modified, underground stem.

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