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Ipheion 'Jessie' (Spring starflower 'Jessie')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ipheion 'Jessie'

Other names

Spring starflower 'Jessie'

Genus

Ipheion Ipheion

Variety or Cultivar

'Jessie' _ 'Jessie' is a compact, clump-forming, bulbous perennial with narrowly strap-shaped, onion-scented, dark green leaves and, in spring, erect stems bearing fragrant, upward-facing, star-shaped, deep blue flowers with darker midribs.


Ipheion 'Jessie' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are honey-scented and leaves smell of onion when crushed.

Habit

Compact, Clump-forming

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs Snails , Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Tends to go summer dormant so cut back as the leaves start to wither.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Ipheion 'Jessie' (Spring starflower 'Jessie') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Underplanting, Rock, Mediterranean, Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Gravel, Flower Arranging, Cottage/Informal, City, Beds and borders, Banks and Slopes

Cultivation

Plant 8cm deep in autumn in moderately fertile, humus-rich moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Do not allow soil to dry out during the growing season. Apply a winter mulch in cold areas. Sutiable for planting under roses & other open shrubs.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Ipheion 'Jessie'

Other names

Spring starflower 'Jessie'

Genus

Ipheion Ipheion

Variety or Cultivar

'Jessie' _ 'Jessie' is a compact, clump-forming, bulbous perennial with narrowly strap-shaped, onion-scented, dark green leaves and, in spring, erect stems bearing fragrant, upward-facing, star-shaped, deep blue flowers with darker midribs.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are honey-scented and leaves smell of onion when crushed.

Habit

Compact, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Tends to go summer dormant so cut back as the leaves start to wither.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ipheion 'Jessie' (Spring starflower 'Jessie') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Underplanting, Rock, Mediterranean, Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Gravel, Flower Arranging, Cottage/Informal, City, Beds and borders, Banks and Slopes

Cultivation

Plant 8cm deep in autumn in moderately fertile, humus-rich moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Do not allow soil to dry out during the growing season. Apply a winter mulch in cold areas. Sutiable for planting under roses & other open shrubs.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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