Amethyst Meadow Squill
DetailsThis rare Scilla is native to the Balkans in Eastern Europe and blooms in late spring with blue grape-hyacinth like flowers. Deer resistant, it blooms much later than its other Scilla relatives. A good naturalizing species for sun or part shade. Plant in moist but well-drained soils.
|Common Name||Amethyst Meadow Squill|
|Botanical Name||Scilla litardierei amethystina|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Ships As||Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||6-8" tall|
|Bulb Size||6+ cm|
|Bulb Spacing||16 bulbs per sq. ft.|
|Planting Depth||Plant 2-4" deep|
|Bloom Time||Early spring|
|Plant Type - Bulb||Perennial|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Poisonous||Yes - Leaves, stems, berries, and bulbs all contain toxic compounds.|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. Shipping begins Sept. 18. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2018 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2018.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Scilla litardierei:
I planted these sweet bulbs in a woodland setting, as our southern sun plus heat can really burn plants that are recommended as part sun for areas with more gentle light. They appeared in a lovely grouping and bloomed enough fore me to stop and enjoy along the path, but they would not have stopped traffic. They are wonderfully subtle and timed to bloom after many of my narcissus have finished. I consider these a real find, and I only hope they make themselves at home. With bulbs, it is hard to know until the second or even third season if they will be perennial.
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