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Scilla siberica

Siberian Squill

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Description

Siberian squill is a common and distinctive little minor bulb that blooms in April. Electric blue, nodding, open bell-shaped flowers with six petals grow atop 4-inch scapes. There is usually only one to three flowers per stalk, but each bulb produces several stalks. This is a true blue, with a darker central stripe and with stamens of ultramarine. The leaves are narrow and slightly shorter than the flower stalks. To make up for their dainty size, they are usually planted in masses. You may see lawns in older neighborhoods that are a carpet of blue from Siberian squill. They are great for naturalizing, and they will naturalize whether or not you want them to do so, slowly spreading until they reach a barrier. They should not be planted on borders of native habitats. They are ephemeral, with the foliage dying back in summer. Their native range extends from Russia to Turkey and the Caucasus region.

백합과(科) 무릇속(屬)의 구상(球狀) 비늘 줄기가 있는 초본. 짙은 감색(紺色) 꽃이 하향으로 핍니다. 원산지는 러시아부터 터어키와 코카서스 지역 일대 입니다.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April
Bloom Color
Blue
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Understory
Wildlife Interest
Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Bulb
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8