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Ledebouria socialis

Silver squill

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.05m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPurple green

Description

Ledebouria socialis (Silver squill). An upright evergreen perennial clump from South Africa. Bears lance-shaped, grey-green leaves and purple-green flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers and makes good pot plants in cool greenhouses.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They need gritty, well-drained soil, with a position in the full sun. You can propagate from seeds or by division of established clumps.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds or by division of established clumps.

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