Portuguese Squill

Scilla peruviana

Cuban Lily, Hyacinth Of Peru, Pyramidal-Flowered Squill, Peruvian Jacinth

1 of 3
1 of 3
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.
Free download for your phone or tablet
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Spring

Propagation

Division

Divide the bulbs while dormant and replant.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Nectar-rich blooms attract bees and other pollinators.

Drought resistant

Survive dry summers by going dormant and only resume the growth cycle after winter rain starts.

Pot plant

Special features

Origin

Italy and North-West Africa

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Asparagaceae

Flower colour

Blue

Scent

None

Problems

Problem free
Free download for your phone or tablet
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Knowledge and advice

Search our ever-growing knowledge base to find plants and information. Find out about pests and diseases you should be keeping an eye out for. Watch How to videos or follow step by step guides for tasks in the garden. Free download for your phone or tablet.
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play