Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) are very popular for allowing to naturalise. The nodding, bell-shaped, royal blue with white flowers and their narrow shiny green leaves look great amongst perennials. The vibrant blue of the flowers forms a carpet of colour in the garden. Expect them to return every year in the spring again!
|Latin name:||Scilla - siberica|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||100% growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||March - April|
|Growing Height:||10 - 15 cm|
|Planting distance:||5 cm|
|Planting depth:||5 cm|
|Bulb circumference:||6 cm|
As soon as possible after receiving your Siberian squill (Scilla Siberica) bulbs plant them in the garden, pots or planters. If not planted right away, do store frost-free. Potted bulbs are not normally frost resistant. Plant the bulbs in a hole three times deeper than the size of the bulb - a 2 cm bulb should be planted in a 6 cm deep hole. Planting distance is about 2 to 5 cm. Loosen the soil well and plant the bulbs point up. Refill the hole and avoid walking over the soil. Plant the bulbs singly with a small trowel. For larger groups make a wider hole scatter the bulbs in that. Siberian squill grows best in loose, permeable soil in full sun or a part shade.
Just plant the bulbs of Scilla Siberica and enjoy the beautiful results year after year - just allow them to naturalise and the bulbs can be left undisturbed for years on end. They will produce more flowers each year, creating a glorious natural feature in the garden. After flowering, leave the foliage to die down naturally and cut back only once it has turned yellow. If you want to replant these small bulbs then do so immediately after flowering. To protect the bulbs grown in a pot against frost, place the pot in a frost-free area or cover it with bubble wrap. Water in dry periods.