Scilla peruviana


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Description :

Portuguese squill, Peruvian scilla, hyacinth of Peru, or Cuban lily.

Squills are members of the lily family and, in April-May, produce sculptural flowers 15 cm in diameter of a beautiful, luminous, steel blue.

Contrary to what some of its names suggest (*), Scilla peruviana is native to the Mediterranean. It is dormant throughout the summer, with its foliage reappearing during the first days of autumn.

Scilla peruviana prefers to grow in the sun in good garden soil that is not too dry.

Height of the umbels: 30 cm. Hardiness: -8°C. In colder climates, it can overwinter either in a pot in a frost-free location or preferably with a good mulch.

(*) It was named by the French botanist Charles de l'Ecluse, known as Clusius (1526-1609). During a visit to Bristol in England when this newly-introduced bulb was flowering, he was told that this plant was apparently brought back on a ship called the 'Peru' that traded with the Orient.

Découvrir les bulbes, mois par mois by Jerôme Goutier, La Maison Rustique.

- 1 litre pot

- Hardiness zones : zone 9-10
- Height: 30 to 50cm
- Plant spacing: 60 cm

- Flower colour: blue
- Flowering period: spring flowers
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