Cuban Lily, Hyacinth Of Peru, Pyramidal-Flowered Squill, Peruvian Jacinth
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A bulbous perennial species with striking blue circles of flowers in Spring. The lily arrived at the naming botanist, Carolus Clusius, from a ship with the name Peru and not the country! It originates from the Mediterranean.
Divide the bulbs while dormant and replant.
Attracts useful insects
Nectar-rich blooms attract bees and other pollinators.
Survive dry summers by going dormant and only resume the growth cycle after winter rain starts.
Italy and North-West Africa
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference