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Puschkinia scilloides 'Alba'

White Lebanon Squill

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Description

This white form of Lebanon striped squill is classed as a minor bulb because of its size, but it is a major asset to a well-rounded bulb garden. Tucked between tulips and narcissus, it covers the ground with six-inch spikes of white flowers with a show that lasts for up to three weeks beginning in late March in the Chicago area. The bell-shaped flowers measure about 1/2" across, with six petals that are pure white. The stamens in the center are fused into a little crown that helps separate it from the true squills in the genus Scilla. Each stiffly upright spike can have up to about 20 flowers. It is very long-lived and not bothered much by squirrels or chipmunks. The only problem with this species is that it tends to re-seed into lawns, often popping up 20 feet away. This species is native from the Caucasus to Turkey and Iraq.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
White
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Bulb
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8