A low-growing delight whose little flowers are the bluest of blues. This vigorous variety of Siberian Squill naturalizes readily, spreading by seed and offsets. Early spring.
Scillas have the agreeable habit of self-propagating freely in full sun or light shade and well-drained soil, living long, trouble-free lives. They naturalize readily in low grass or at the feet of deciduous trees and shrubs. The short stature of most makes them welcome at the front of a perennial border or in a rock garden as well.
For more information on the planting and care of Scilla, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
Average Customer Rating: (4 Reviews) Write a Review
a brand-new gardener from Arkansas
I have a new home with a shady side yard where nothing has grown yet. I ordered 50 of these bulbs to kind of fill in that area, only to discover instead of proper dirt I had a bunch of wet clay construction fill. I planted them anyway, as I had no place else to put them, but I did not have much hope. So far, they have pretty much all sprouted and many are blooming already. I have heard these flowers can become a nuisance, but since it doesn't look like much else can even live in this wet clay/shade area I'm not worried about them taking it over. I look forward to them spreading into a carpet of blue.
Michele, 40 acres never enough gardner from Stoughton,MA
I use it for Flagpole decoration,keeping with an American Red,White & Blue theme. True Blues are hard to find. The Veterans loved it at my Sportsmen's Club. Comes up every year in greater color & needs to be matched with similar whites & reds.
I love the "glowing blue" effect. It seems like someone put on a blue lightswitch and you can't seem to stop looking at the flowers.
Mimi from Washington DC
I have tried many other miniature spring bulbs in my impossible garden (shady conditions, clay soil and an aggressive sprinkler system during the dormant season, when most bulbs don't want much water). This bulb is the only one that has taken off. It's amazing. Only drawback is that the bloom season is short, but it certainly makes me feel better in late March/early April when everything else looks drab!
Cook-E from Philadelphia
Oh, I love these beauties. Simple as it gets, they seem to thrive on neglect. Reliable, vibrant blue carpet, looks dazzling with miniature yellow daffodils. Some are in shade, others I put in a sunny area - they all come up and bloom happily.
Latin Name Pronunciation: sill'uh
Bulb size: 8-10 cm
Plant 3 times the height of the bulb deep and 3 times the bulb's width apart (bulb size varies depending on cultivar; it is hard to be more specific). These woodland plants thrive in full sun or shade.