Siberian Squill

Scilla siberica

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Scilla siberica by Adventice2000 (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Some Scilla siberica with green leaves and blue flowers
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Scilla siberica by Adventice2000 (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Scilla siberica is also known by the name Siberian Squill, it is a deciduous, bulbous perennial plant in the Asparagaceae family. It typically grows to a height of around 20cm, producing between 2-4 narrow, strap-shaped leaves from the base, the leaves are around 10-15cm long. Flowers appear with the foliage in spring, they are bright blue in colour, measuring approximately 1.5cm in diameter, with 6 petals marked with a darker blue line down their centres. Usually, 4-5 blooms are produced per plant and these flowers are held on loose raceme structures, the flowers are bowl-shaped and they hang pendently. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. It has a tufted habit and is hardy to -20 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full sun to partial shade, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Division

Divide when dormant

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Central Europe

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Asparagaceae

Flower colour

Blue