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Scilla (any variety) (Squill (any variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Scilla (any variety)

Other names

Squill (any variety)

Genus

Scilla Scilla

Variety or Cultivar

Scilla (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Scilla (Squill), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Scilla (any variety) are compact, bulbous perennials with semi-upright, linear, elliptic, or strap-shaped, sometimes channeled, mid- to dark green leaves and, primarily in spring, an erect stem bearing loose racemes of star- or bell-shaped, blue, purple, pink, or white flowers.


Scilla (any variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Toxicity

Eating may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

Pink, Blue, White, Purple in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Can suffer from viral infection

General care

Pruning

Remove leaves only after they have completely died down.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Scilla (any variety) (Squill (any variety)) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Gravel, Garden edging, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant 8cm deep in late summer or early autumn in any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Best in a cool site.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Scilla (any variety)

Other names

Squill (any variety)

Genus

Scilla Scilla

Variety or Cultivar

Scilla (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Scilla (Squill), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Scilla (any variety) are compact, bulbous perennials with semi-upright, linear, elliptic, or strap-shaped, sometimes channeled, mid- to dark green leaves and, primarily in spring, an erect stem bearing loose racemes of star- or bell-shaped, blue, purple, pink, or white flowers.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Toxicity

Eating may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

Pink, Blue, White, Purple in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Can suffer from viral infection

General care

Pruning

Remove leaves only after they have completely died down.

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Scilla (any variety) (Squill (any variety)) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Gravel, Garden edging, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant 8cm deep in late summer or early autumn in any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Best in a cool site.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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