Scilla- Bluebell, Squill

A bulbous plant with attractive drooping flowers, suitable for naturalisation.

Situation:

Early species are excellent in combination with other bulbs and tubers. Bluebells flower at the same time as many shrubs.

Soil:

Standard garden soil, not too dry.

Propagation:

From bulbils or from seed.

Scilla bifolia: Height 10-15 cm; small, deep blue flowers in early to mid spring. As a rule each plant has two leaves. Scilla hispanica syn Scilla campanulata, garden bluebell: Height 20-30 cm, bell-shaped flowers in dense clusters, blue, rose red or white, in late spring. Scilla sibinca: Height 10-20 cm; sky-blue or white flowers in early to mid spring. ‘Spring Beauty’, dark blue, is one of the finest strains; may be left in situ for years on end.

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