SCILLA peruviana

Commonly known as Portugese squill

Large heads of blue flowers
Further Reading....

SCILLA peruviana

 

 

  • Evergreen
    Has a basal cluster of 5-15 semi-erect, lance-shaped leaves 40-60cm 16-24in) long which develop in autumn as older leaves fade.
  • Blue
  • Height
    15-30cm (6-12in)
  • Spread
    10cm (4in)
  • Herbaceous Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Clump-forming bulbous perennial. Produces tall, conical racemes of of 50-100 flowers 1.5cm (½in) across.
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - viruses
  • Place of origin
    Portugal, Spain, Italy, northern Africa.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
15-30cm (6-12in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  10cm (4in)
 

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