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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
spring starflower 'Wisley Blue'
Ipheion are small bulbous perennials with onion-scented, narrowly strap-shaped leaves and sweet-scented star-shaped flowers in late winter and spring
'Wisley Blue' is a perennial to 10cm in height, with narrow, light green leaves and erect stems bearing solitary, fragrant, lilac-blue flowers 3-4cm in width
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 or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
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
Propagate by seed, sown in pots in a cold frame when ripe 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 Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Susceptible to damage by slugs and snails
Generally disease free
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