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Scilla bifolia (Alpine Squill)

Alpine Squill, Early Spring Squill, Two-Leaved Squill, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers


Blooming heartily from early to mid spring, Scilla bifolia (Alpine Squill) is one of the earliest spring bloomers, producing two strap-shaped, semi-erect basal leaves and 1 to 6 upright scapes, each of which is topped with a one-sided 2-10 flowered raceme of starry gentian-blue flowers. Alpine Squill is a beautiful and reliable addition to the landscape, where it will happily multiply in optimum growing conditions. A wonderful way to add a sea of color to the rock garden or the border front. This bulbous perennial is native to lower mountain areas, from central and southern Europe south to Turkey and Syria.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Typically grows up to 3-6 in. tall (7-15 cm). Foliage will disappear by summer as the plant goes dormant. This plant will spread by offsets and self-seeding.
  • Easily grown in moderately fertile, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Performs well in average garden soils and thrives in sandy loams.
  • This plant is rarely affected by pests or diseases and is resistant to deer and rodents. Just plant it and forget about it!
  • This charming naturalizer provides color and contrast to the woodland garden, beds, borders, rock gardens, under deciduous trees or shrubs and naturalized areas. Spectacular when planted in large drifts. Combines beautifully with other flowering bulbs or perennials. Excellent edging plant.
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Eating may cause severe discomfort

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Scilla - Squills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spacing 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Scilla - Squills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spacing 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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