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Scilla mischtschenkoana (White Squill)

Misczenko squill, Early Scilla, White Squill, Persian Squill

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Squill Tubergiana,Scilla Mischtschenkoana, Spring Bulbs, Early Scilla, White Squill
Squill Tubergiana,Scilla Mischtschenkoana, Spring Bulbs, Early Scilla, White Squill
Squill Tubergiana,Scilla Mischtschenkoana, Spring Bulbs, Early Scilla, White Squill

Native to the mountains of northern Iran, award-winning Scilla mischtschenkoana (White Squill) is the earliest to flower, generally in late winter or early spring. This bulbous perennial features charming racemes of starry ice-blue flowers, about 1 inch wide (2.5 cm), with a dark stripe through each petal. The blooms last as long as 2 months! Specimens that receive what they need often continue to flower year after year in the same location. White Squill has long been a popular species for the garden where it is planted to enhance early season interest.

  • Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 3-6 in. tall and wide (7-15 cm)
  • Thrives in full sun to part shade in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soils.
  • Tolerates a lot of shade and is beautiful when planted together with winter aconite and snowdrops.
  • Spectacular in groupings in borders, containers, underplanting of shrubs or rock gardens.
  • Deer resistant
  • Plant in fall
  • Propagate by seed, sown, when ripe, in containers in a cold frame or separate offsets when dormant
  • The whole plant is poisonous. Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 6 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 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 Asparagaceae
Genus Scilla
Common names Squill
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 3" - 6"
(8cm - 15cm)
Spread 3" - 6"
(8cm - 15cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Scilla sardensis (Lesser Glory of the Snow)
Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Violet Beauty’ (Glory of the Snow)
Scilla madeirensis (Madeiran Squill)
Scilla mischtschenkoana ‘Tubergeniana’ (White Squill)
Scilla litardierei (Amethyst Meadow Squill)
Scilla siberica ‘Alba’ (Siberian Squill)

Recommended Companion Plants

Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite)
Stachyurus praecox (Early Stachyurus)
Helleborus (Hellebore)
Crocus vernus (Dutch Crocus)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 6 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 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 Asparagaceae
Genus Scilla
Common names Squill
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 3" - 6"
(8cm - 15cm)
Spread 3" - 6"
(8cm - 15cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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