Scilla siberica/Siberian Squill

Scilla siberica / Scilla siberica
A ground covering of royal blue flowers in early spring
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A ground covering of royal blue flowers in early spring

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Scientific Name: Scilla siberica
Common Name: Siberian Squill
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The Siberian squill is a very early flowering bulb that has been grown in gardens since 1796. It performs best and multiplies best in the more northern range of the country, rather than the hot, humid South. It is among the earliest of the spring flowering bulbs to appear in late winter through early spring. This bulb naturalizes well in places where conditions are favorable and are not troubled by insect and disease pests. Flowers have a slight fragrance and do attract honey bees.