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Scilla hyacinthoides (Hyacinth Squill)

Hyacinth Squill, Nectaroscilla hyacinthoides, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers


Native to the Middle East, Scilla hyacinthoides (Hyacinth Squill) is a bulbous perennial boasting tall flower spikes bearing hundreds of small star-shaped violet-blue flowers adorned with white bracts. Blooming in early to mid spring, they rise above a rosette of long, narrow, strap-shaped, green leaves. Very hardy and shade tolerant, Hyacinth Squill is a beautiful and reliable addition to the landscape, where it will happily multiply in optimum growing conditions. Excellent for naturalizing in borders, rockeries, wild gardens, woodland and between shrubs and trees.

  • Typically grows up to 1-3 ft. tall (30-90 cm). Foliage will disappear by summer as the plant goes dormant.
  • Easily grown in poor, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Provide little irrigation.
  • This plant is rarely affected by pests or diseases.
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Eating may cause severe discomfort

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Scilla - Squills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
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 4 – 8
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Scilla - Squills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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