Scilla peruviana / Portuguese Squill / Garden Hardy / 3 Bulbs

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Scilla peruviana / Portuguese Squill / Garden Hardy / 3 Bulbs

A wonderful garden and pot plant, with beautiful big deep-blue flowers in spring, typically April/May to June.  Plants have semi-evergreen lance-shaped leaves, which die down in cold winters, and grow to a height of 20-30cm.  These are an excellent investment plant, as they spread naturally once established and create a wonderful display.  They are good pot plants for outside.


Portuguese Squill grows best in full hot sun and rich, well-drained soil.  They will tolerate part shade.  They need some water in spring while growing and flowering and can be left dry in summer after flowering.  Portuguese Squill plants are hardy and can be left in the ground in most UK gardens over winter.


Pack of 3 bulbs.  These are good-sized nursery-raised bulbs which flower in the first season.  Plant in autumn, from September to November/December for flowering the following year in late spring.


Caution:Harmful if eaten


Available now for autumn 2017 planting.

Hardiness Hardy semi-evergreen bulbous perennial (RHS Hardiness H4)
Flowers April/May to June
Height 20 - 30cm
Spread 20 - 30cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and rich,well-drained soil
Plant

Plant September to November/December 10cm deep and 10cm apart directly into the garden.  Or plant into pots in a glasshouse in a gritty well-drained compost.

Grow Remove dead flowerstalks.  Leave the plants/bulbs in the ground over winter.  Remove untidy or dead leaves as necessary.  Lift and divide congested clumps of bulbs in the summer. Remove and re-plant the offsets that form alongside the mature bulbs.  Bulbs flower for many years and spread naturally.