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Common Squill

Ledebouria spp.

Also known as

African Hyacinth

Ledebouria socialis 3 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Common Squill Overview

Ledebouria is a genus containing approximately 61 bulbous perennial species in the Asparagaceae family. They are native to India, Africa and Madagascar and are typically grown for their attractive patterned leaves. This genus was described in 1821 by Roth, although the history of the genus dates back even further, with several authors placing it in other genera. The oldest record of these is by Linnaeus the Younger (abbreviated "L.f."), from 1782, who placed it in the genus Hyacinthus (Venter 1993).

Special features of Common Squill

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Other uses of Common Squill

Grown for its flowers and makes good pot plants in cool greenhouses.