Circa 1796, the Siberian Squill bears up to six, drooping, vivid sky-blue flowers on strong stems to emblazon woodland floors, rock gardens and garden borders. It is particularly lovely planted underneath white Narcissi. One of the most widely planted of all special miscellaneous bulbs, Spring Beauty naturalizes readily in areas of light shade or dappled sunlight. When it’s really happy where planted, it can naturalize by both bulb offsets (baby bulbs on the sides of the mother bulb you’ve planted) and self-sowing seed. You’ll need about nine bulbs per square foot. (Square footage is determined multiplying the planting site’s length times its width.) In woodland settings, you can also scatter-plant the bulbs for a more natural look.
This year’s harvest has produced top size bulbs 7/8 cm. Full to partial sunlight. Bloom time in horticultural zone 5: April. Plant 5″” deep and 4″” to 6″” apart. HZ: 3-8. Height: 5″”. (Scilla are also good for forcing: pot them up in mid-October, pre-cool them at a consistent, dark 38° to 45°F for six to eight weeks with moderate watering. Bring them into the house~they will bloom about two to four weeks later.”
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.