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Scilla siberica Spring Beauty

Circa 1796, the Siberian Squill bears up to six, drooping, vivid sky-blue flowers on strong stems to emblazon woodland floors, rock gardens and garden borders. It is particularly lovely planted underneath white Narcissi. One of the most widely planted of all special miscellaneous bulbs, Spring Beauty naturalizes readily in areas of light shade or dappled sunlight. When it’s really happy where planted, it can naturalize by both bulb offsets (baby bulbs on the sides of the mother bulb you’ve planted) and self-sowing seed. You’ll need about nine bulbs per square foot. (Square footage is determined multiplying the planting site’s length times its width.) In woodland settings, you can also scatter-plant the bulbs for a more natural look.

This year's harvest has produced top size bulbs 7/8 cm. Full to partial sunlight. Bloom time in horticultural zone 5: April. Plant 5" deep and 4" to 6" apart. HZ: 3-8. Height: 5". (Scilla are also good for forcing: pot them up in mid-October, precool them at a consistent, dark 38° to 45°F for six to eight weeks with moderate watering. Bring them into the house~they will bloom about two to four weeks later.)

Scillas are The Art & Soul of Spring.

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