Is there anything more delighting than the sight and scent of a Bluebell wood in spring? Just writing these words and looking at the photos makes us think…
Scilla genus (Squill). This genus consists of about 90 species of bulbous perennials with strap-shaped leaves, which will produce terminal racemes of blue flowers in early spring to late autumn. Some species will bloom in pink, purple and white and will produce tiny, usually star-shaped flowers which are clustered.
Perennials, Herbaceous or Bulbs
Europe, Africa and Asia
Grown for its flowers.
They are fully to half hardy, but will need an open site, sun or partial shade and well drained soil. They should be planted in the autumn.
You should divide in late summer when clumps become crowded, or propagate from seed in autumn.
Prone to viruses.
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