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.
Divide when dormant
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral