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Flower of the Incas

Ipheion spp.

Also known as

Spring star flower

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Ipheion uniflorum Alberto Castillo
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Flower of the Incas Overview

A small genus containing only 2 species of small, bulbous perennial flowering plants in the Amaryllidaceae family native to Argentina, Uruguay and Southern Brazil with some species naturalised elsewhere. Known commonly as Spring starflower, they have clumps of narrow, onion-scented leaves and fragrant honey-scented star-shaped flowers in late Winter and early Spring.

Common problems with Flower of the Incas

Other uses of Flower of the Incas

Excellent for pot plants (containers) in cold greenhouses.