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Scilla Siberica

Siberian Squill

Location:

The Main lawn under the Horsechestnut

Description:

A bulbous perennial to 20cm in height, with narrow strap-shaped leaves and purplish stems bearing short racemes with 2-5 nodding, bowl-shaped bright blue flowers 1.5cm in width. Here they are inter-mixed with S. siberica 'Alba' the white variety.

Site and Care:

Plant bulbs 8-10cm deep in late summer or early autumn in a moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil, of any type, in full sun or partial shade. They do well under deciduous trees.Propagate by seed or divide offsets when dormant