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Scilla Genus

Squill

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy
  • WaterMoist

Description

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.

Characteristics

Perennials, Herbaceous or Bulbs

Origin

Europe, Africa and Asia

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers.

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

You should divide in late summer when clumps become crowded, or propagate from seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to viruses.

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