3 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Spring Starflower Overview
A member of the onion family that has simple, yet beautiful star-shaped flowers on short flowering stalks. It looks like it is quite a fragile species, but is actually a very hardy clump-forming bulbous plant that needs very little attention.
Common problems with Spring Starflower
Caterpillars eat the foliage so perform routine checks when the plant emerges in winter to ensure damage is low. Watch for slug and snail damage and deal with it with organic or purchased remedies.
Spring Starflower Companion Plants
Attractive companions are other "minor" bulbs such as muscari, dwarf iris, snowdrops and scillas, planted in drifts to provide complementary form and colour in springtime.
How to harvest Spring Starflower
Flower stalks are generally too small for floral arrangements, but being planted in shady spots can cause the flower stem to elongate. To harvest seeds, allow the seed heads to dry on the plants, then remove and collect the seeds.
How to propagate Spring Starflower
Divide bulb offsets in summer months and plant them again 5 cm deep and 5 cm apart.
Sow seed in Autumn in pots or prepared beds.
Special features of Spring Starflower
Attracts useful insects
This species attracts bees and butterflies.
This plant requires very little water during its growing phase, making this species water-wise.
Due to this plant's small growth habit makes it a perfect specimen for any sized pot with adequate drainage.
Other uses of Spring Starflower
Walls, rock garden, can also be grown in pots.
Grown for the beautiful spring flowers.