Spring Starflower is one of the world's most beautiful Spring flowers with its late Winter/early Spring masses of foliage and pastel blue blooms. Perfect for naturalizing, spring starflower grows equally well in sun or shade and is very hardy and drought resistant. It's not picky about soil either as long as it gets good drainage.
In Texas, spring starflower starts its showy display the first week of March, around the same time as daffodils, making it one of the very first Spring bloomers and a very welcome sight after a long, cold Winter. Spring starflower foliage goes dormant in the hottest part of Summer and puts out new foliage immediately when cooler Fall temperatures arrive. In zone 8, the foliage stays green all Winter even after temps down to 8 degrees F. and a foot of snow (yes, it does snow in Texas). It makes a good companion planting for other flowers.
Spring starflower multiplies by its roots and by seeding itself at a fairly rapid rate. It transplants extremely easily with no shock. You can dig a clump and transplant it while it's blooming and it will keep on blooming uninterrupted. This is a bulletproof plant with minimal care.
We sell Spring Starflower bulbs year-round, weather permitting. The bulbs can be planted anytime the soil can be worked. Depending on the time of the year and the care you provide, you may not get blooms until the following Spring after planting. This means that if you planted in Spring 2012, you might not get blooms until Spring 2013, but you WILL get blooms.
The spring starflowers available are an unknown variety. The common varieties out there are 'Wisley Blue' and 'Rolf Fiedler' but it is unknown if this crop is one or the other. It is suspected that they are 'Wisley Blue' but it cannot be said for sure. You'll have to view the gallery photos to decide if you want to purchase or not. These are consistently the colors you see year after year. These have been naturalized for many years and the name is unknown.