Seeing autumn squill in bloom in early September is always a surprise, because all of its cousins bloom in the spring. Numerous spikes of starry rosy to lavender flowers densely cover spikes to 10 inches in height. The leaves are narrow and strap-like. Although it is native to North Africa, these bulbs have proven quite hardy in the Chicago area. We have patches of it displayed in the Graham Bulb Garden and Landscape Garden. Honeybees swarm to this late bloomer.
July - August, September - October