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A picture of a Spring Squill

Spring Squill

Scilla verna

Also known as

Crusader's spears, Red squill, White squill, Sea squill, Sea onion

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

10cm

10cm

Min

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Spring Squill Overview

This species will produce several broad, wavy edged grey-green leaves about 60cm long. In late summer to early autumn, each bulb sends up a stout spike about 30-90cm tall, bearing a large number of starry white flowers.

How to propagate Spring Squill

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Spring Squill

Suitable for coastal conditions.