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Spring Starflower

A perfect partner for daffodils, spring starflower grows just 3-4 inches tall and is decorated with white or purple-blue spicy-scented flowers in spring. Plant the bulbs near clusters of daffodils to carpet the soil around the sunny bloomers with pretty star-shape flowers. Spring starflower naturalizes rapidly. Its grasslike foliage makes it a pretty complement in a meadow where its naturalizing habits are often encouraged. It is considered one of the easiest bulbs to grow.

Plant spring starflower in well-drained soil and full sun or part shade. Plant bulbs 2-3 inches deep and about 2 inches apart. The plants will go dormant in late spring. Foliage will die back, and the plant will essentially disappear underground until the following spring.

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  • Ipheion uniflorum
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  • Under 6 inches
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  • To 6 inches wide
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Plant Spring starflower with

Yellow daffodils are especially striking when paired with violet-blue spring starflowers. Choose a naturalizing variety.

Grape hyacinth's flower spikes are especially striking paired with star-shape spring starflower.

Continue the color show in summer by planting spring starflower alongside prairie natives, such as purple coneflower.

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