A genus of small bulbous perennials from South America with star-like honey-scented flowers. They are members of the 'Alliacae' family - so not surprisingly: the leave smell strongly of onion when crushed. Frost hardy, they are ideal for rock-gardens and under-palnting, where they are bets grown in a moderately fertile, well-drained soil with a winter mulch applied if you live in a frost-prone area.

Ipheion

<p><span>A genus of small bulbous perennials from South America with star-like honey-scented flowers. They are members of the 'Alliacae' family - so not surprisingly: the leave smell strongly of onion when crushed. Frost hardy, they are ideal for rock-gardens and under-palnting, where they are bets grown in a moderately fertile, well-drained soil with a winter mulch applied if you live in a frost-prone area.</span></p>