Siberian Squill - Scilla siberica Description
Love blue flowers? You can’t beat Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) for its color or durability! Year after year after year, this reliable spring-blooming bulb pops up out of seemingly nowhere in spring with dainty pure blue blooms. It often spreads to create lush blue carpets that shimmer in the spring sunshine. We love this bulb planted alongside other spring bloomers, but it’s also magical when planted in the lawn. Deer and rabbit resistant!
Our pack of 50 bulbs may seem like a lot, but these tiny bulbs plant up quickly. They only need to be buried about 3” deep, and can be layered into the hole when you plant tulips and daffodils. In full sun conditions, Siberian squill will increase each year, creating a beautiful, natural-looking display and giving you plenty to enjoy in sweet little bouquets indoors as well as out.
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- Zone:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
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Sun (5+ hrs/day)
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Thrives in any soil
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Dry, Average, Moist
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Border, Massing, Naturalizing, Specimen
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CAN, HI, PR
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All bulbs are shipped with planting instructions attached to the bag
Soil: Easily grown in any average well drained soil. Bulbs can rot in wet, soggy soils.
Light: Full sun to partial shade. At least six to eight hours of sunlight is best. In warmer zones, morning sun and afternoon shade is preferred.
Water: Water bulbs after planting if the soil is dry. Bulbs will grow their root system in the fall so the soil will need to be kept moist. Avoid overwatering. Once the ground freezes do not water until spring.
Spacing: Spacing can vary depending on preference. Bulbs should be spaced about three inches apart. For maximum impact, dig one hole about 10" wide and place 5 bulbs in it. This creates a nice full cluster. Siberian squill bulbs should be planted about 3" deep in the soil.
Fertilizing: A granular 10-10-10 or bulb specific fertilizer can be added to the top of the soil after planting. Reapply fertilizer in the spring when the foliage appears and again in the fall. Bone meal is not recommended.
Winterizing: If desired, an inch or two of mulch can be added after frost and removed before the plants emerge in the spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Leaves should be left on the plant until they have died, then trimmed to ground level. Pruning green foliage will reduce the nutrients available to the plant the following year.
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