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Scilla siberica (Siberian Squill)

Siberian Squill, Wood Squill, Bluebell


One of the earliest spring bloomers, Scilla siberica is a bulbous perennial boasting intense blue, bell-shaped, nodding flowers (2-5 per stem) in early to mid spring. Each bulb produces 3 to 4 flower stems above a grassy foliage of narrow strap-shaped leaves. Easy to grow, this is one of the most winter hardy of the scillas and can be found in hardiness zone 2. A great naturalizer, it multiplies and comes back year after year, turning the landscape into a sea of blue. Looks best when planted in large drifts.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 3-6 in. tall and wide (7-15 cm).
  • Thrives 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.
  • 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!
  • Propagate by seed or divide offsets when dormant
  • Eating may cause severe discomfort.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, A2, A3
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" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 4" (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, Edging, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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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 2 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, A2, A3
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" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spacing 2" (5cm)
Depth 4" (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, Edging, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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