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Scilla siberica (Siberian squill)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Scilla siberica

Other names

Siberian squill

Genus

Scilla Scilla

Species

S. siberica - S. siberica is a bulbous perennial bearing tiny, nodding, blue, star-like flowers.


Scilla siberica is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

Eating may cause severe discomfort.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Bright-blue in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Can suffer from viral infection

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Scilla siberica (Siberian squill) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant 10cm deep in late summer or early autumn in any moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Scilla siberica

Other names

Siberian squill

Genus

Scilla Scilla

Species

S. siberica - S. siberica is a bulbous perennial bearing tiny, nodding, blue, star-like flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

Eating may cause severe discomfort.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Bright-blue in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Can suffer from viral infection

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Scilla siberica (Siberian squill) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant 10cm deep in late summer or early autumn in any moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

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

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