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Other common names
starflower 'Alberto Castillo'
Ipheion are small bulbous perennials with onion-scented, narrowly strap-shaped leaves and sweet-scented star-shaped flowers in late winter and spring
'Alberto Castillo' is a deciduous perennial to 20cm tall, with narrow light green leaves and white flowers 4cm wide, each petal with a faint green central stripe, flowering in late winter and spring
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Plant 8cm deep in autumn in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil that does not dry out. Provide protective winter mulch in colder areas. In containers best grown in loam based compost such as John Innes No. 2 with added leafmould and grit. Under glass grow in bright filtered light
Propagate by seed, sown in pots in a cold frame when ripe (cultivars may not come true from seed) or by division in summer when dormant
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Susceptible to damage by slugs and snails
Generally disease free
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starflower 'Alberto Castillo'
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