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Commonly known as Squill

The squills. Can be naturalized under trees and shrubs and in grass.

Genus of about 90 species of bulbous perennials found in a wide range of habitats including subalpine meadows, rocky slopes, woodland and sea shores in Europe, southern Africa and Asia.

The epithet "peruviana" was born of confusion. This western Mediterranean bulb was transported on a ship named "Peru", certainly not from South America.

The carpets of blue seen particularly on western coastal slopes are S. verna, the spring squill. The more uncommon autumn squill, S. autumnalis is also found on dry grasland near the sea in the south of England.

Further Reading....

  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perennials
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - can be naturalised under trees and shrubs or grown in an alpine house.
  • Pests & Diseases - susceptible to viruses
  • Place of origin - Europe, South Africa, Asia
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus-rich

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SCILLA peruviana

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Commonly known as: Portugese squill.
Large heads of blue flowers
individually £11.50 each , 3+ £9.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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