Scilla peruviana produces large spikes of violet blue star shaped flowers and lance shaped leaves.
Scillas are also known as the squills and are mostly blue in colour although we do have some lovely whites.
The scilla family of spring-blooming bulbs includes some of the best bulbs for naturalizing. When planted beneath shrubs and shade trees, in woodlands and beside streams and ponds, they multiply quickly and will give you waves of color year after year.
Scillas can be grown in many areas of the garden but really prefer the hotter spots were they will get plenty of sun. Soils should be fertile and not prone to drying out. Cultivate soils to a depth of 15cms and plant bulbs 10cms deep and 10cms apart. The best planting effect is from groups of 3 or more. Can be left to naturalise from year to year but do not forget to feed them during the leaf and flower stage.
Flowering height: 3 feet (90cm)
Flowering time: April-May
Aspect: As much sun as possible
Soil type: Free draining fertile soils that do not dry out
When scilla has finished flowering, it is important to let the foliage continue growing until it has lost its green colour and fades away. Bulbs use their foliage to generate energy for next year’s flowers. Once the foliage is gone, the bulbs will stay dormant underground until they begin growing again the next spring.
New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September onwards.