A picture of a Squill

Squill

Puschkinia spp.

Pushkinia scillioides - in Budapest by Takkk (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

10cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Squill

Squill Overview

There are 3 known species of bulbous perennial plants in this genus belonging to the Scilloideae (Hyacinthaceae) subfamily within the Asparagaceae family. Native to Central Europe and the Caucasus, they are found in the wild in mountain meadows and stony slopes. They are dwarf plants with erect narrow leaves and spikes of star-shaped striped blue flowers in Springtime. Known colloquially as squill, in cultivation they are tolerant of full sun or partial shade as long as they have well-drained soil.

How to propagate Squill

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Squill

Grown for their early spring flowers.