Jessie Starflower - Pack of 10

Multiplies readily into glorious drifts of gentian blue.
Pack of 10
Item # 07080-PK-10
$8.95
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This Allium relative releases an oniony aroma when the foliage is brushed!

Boasting the deepest, richest blue tones of the entire Ipheion family, this seedling of 'Rolf Feidler' is a joy in the mid- to late spring garden, its cupped 6-petaled blooms glowing like jewels on the garden floor. Resistant to deer and other pests, long-blooming, and so easy to grow, it is a necessity in the sunny to lightly shaded border.

Ipheion is related to Allium, and though the flowers have a sweet floral scent, the leaves retain the heady spice of the onion family. 'Jessie' is the showiest member of the family, with broader, healthier foliage than others, in addition to its exceptionally vibrant blooms. The foliage will last until summer, then go dormant for several weeks, reappearing in the cooler weather of fall.

The blooms are exquisite on this little plant, which reaches just 4 to 6 inches high out of bloom, 9 to 12 inches in flower. Deer and rabbits leave them alone, and they remain for many weeks, set beautifully among the grassy foliage.

'Jessie' was developed from the popular variety 'Rolf Feidler' by Tony Hall of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and we are delighted to make it available to Wayside gardeners this season. Native to South America, it naturalizes readily in its zone 5-9 hardiness range, and should be deadheaded to prevent seeding if desired. You will come to treasure its show in the spring bulb garden! Zones 5-9.

Genus Ipheion
Species uniflorum
Variety 'Jessie'
Item Form Pack of 10
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Early Spring - Late Spring
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 4 in - 6 in
Plant Width 4 in - 6 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fragrance, Long Bloomers
Bloom Color Dark Blue
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Ground Cover, Naturalizing, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands