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Scilla litardierei (Amethyst Meadow Squill)

Amethyst Meadow Squill, Dalmation Scilla, Scilla amethystina, Scilla pratensis


Native to Croatia, award-winning Scilla litardierei (Amethyst Meadow Squill) is a clump-forming, bulbous perennial with up to 5 narrowly strap-shaped, semi-erect, basal leaves. In late spring to early summer, dense pyramidal spikes packed with tiny, star-shaped, violet-blue flowers can be enjoyed. They last for about 3 weeks. A great naturalizer, Amethyst Meadow Squill multiplies and comes back year after year. Easy to grow, this is a lovely and useful plant that begins to bloom when there is often a lull in flowering between the spring bulbs and the summer perennials.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 4-10 in. tall (10-25 cm) and 2-3 in. wide (5-7 cm).
  • Easily grown in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade. Water freely during the growing season and keep dry during summer dormancy.
  • Keep an eye out for stem and bulb eelworm and slugs.
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Propagate by seed or division

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Scilla - Squills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 4" – 10" (10cm – 25cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Depth 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Scilla - Squills
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 4" – 10" (10cm – 25cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Depth 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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