Scilla siberica - potted bulbs
- 6 × 9cm pots
- available to order from spring
- 9cm pot (4 per pot)
- Standard £5.95
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March to April
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Dainty spikes of up to five nodding, bell-shaped, violet-blue flowers in March and April and slender, strap-shaped, glossy, mid-green leaves. Siberian squills are perfect for naturalising in areas of semi-shade underneath deciduous shrubs. To achieve a naturalistic display scatter bulbs in bold drifts on the ground, planting them where they fall. They originate from the area around the Black Sea so they are extremely robust.
- Garden care: After flowering feed with a balanced fertiliser and allow the foliage to die back naturally, so it can store energy for the following year.
- Harmful if eaten