Plants We Love: Siberian squill

A blue-flowerd bulb that naturalizes easily.
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Plant name:
Siberian squill

Botanical name: Scilla siberica

Virtues: This bulb blooms early in spring; naturalizes easily; tolerates shade.

Flower: Drooping and star-shaped. Can be white, pink or lavender, but most common color is a lovely deep blue.

Foliage: Straplike green leaves.

Habit: Colonizing bulb; 4 to 12 inches tall.

Season: Early spring.

Origin: Asia

Cultivation: Plant bulbs in the fall, 2 to 3 inches deep. Likes average soil and moderate moisture. Grows and blooms in full sun to full shade. USDA Zones 3–8.

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