Scilla siberica is one of the earliest spring bloomers, producing intense blue, bell-shaped nodding flowers (1-3 per stem), each bulb producing 3 to 4 flower stems above a grassy foliage in March or April. A wonderful way to add a sea of blue to the rock garden or the border front.
- This is one of the most winter hardy of the scillas and can be found in hardiness zone 3.
- It combines nicely with Chionodoxa (Glory-of-the-Snow), which flowers a bit earlier and overlaps with Galanthus (Snowdrops). And it stays around to greet the earliest daffodils!
- This is one of the best bulb plants for naturalizing.
- 'Spring Beauty', a very popular selection that can be vegetatively propagated, has larger, intense blue flowers and sturdier stems. A real charmer! 'Alba' is a rare, white form.
- Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
- Stunning when massed around shrubs or trees, in sweeping drifts in woodlands or wild areas or naturalized in the lawn.
- Eating may cause severe discomfort.