IPHEION uniforum ‘Charlotte Bishop’

Small
Sun
Pink
Well drained soil
Spring
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Description

Height x Spread: 10cm x 50cm

In the very last days of winter 'Charlotte Bishop's' delicate starry flowers start to open, initially dark pink they gently fade to a paler pink.  Whilst the flowers themselves are sweetly scented, the fragrance of the narrow strappy leaves betrays this plant's membership of the onion family.  Picking the blooms helps to prolong flowering.   

Preferring a fairly fertile, sunny free draining site that does not dry out, they are ideal for a rock or gravel garden but look equally at home in a spring container, or most usefully as underplanting to deciduous shrubs before their foliage appears.  In colder areas, the plants will need a layer of some protective mulch in the winter.  Please note that this plant dies back completely after flowering, only to reappear the following spring.